It works! I painted the headstock on this Squier strat neck and I think it looks pretty good. I actually like the flat black more than the glossy black body, but I’m not ready to repaint the body.
Anyway, I’m still considering shielding the control cavity and putting a wood block behind the tremolo bridge block to basically make it a hard tail.
And I still have to have the owner pick out which of his metal military insignia he wants on the headstock, but I’m basically done with a better looking and playing guitar!