Are you a maple or rosewood fretboard kind of WhiteStrat? The former is possibly my favourite Strat type. I'm not going to hold that against you if you're the rosewood kind though
Well, that's an interesting question, Scarebear.
Mine started out with a one piece maple neck, with the skunk stripe (3 bolt, micro tilt).
Sadly, a couple of things happened.
Firstly, after not many years, I noticed that the lacquer on the neck/fret board was chipping off.....
I expected it to wear down smoothly, but it didn't. I started to chip away leaving hard edges, both on the fret board and on the back of the neck, notably where my naughty thumb hangs out, on the top edge (yeah, I know it's bad technique, but if it's good enough for Jimi and Jeff, it's good enough for me).
After 35 years, the areas that were/are exposed became both rough on my fingers and dark/black because of finger oils/sweat and atmospheric stuff. Having black dots on a black background and sometimes having to transpose on the fly on stage, in half dark, do not go well together.
Secondly, it was wearing out! The frets were getting very uneven.....
So, I took it to a local, friendly luthier, who said he could fix it up for me, but it would be tricky, because of the thinness of the neck.
He did have, however, have a Strat neck, authorised but not Fender, which was almost new and at a lowish price. Thing is, it's Maple with rosewood fretboard and a 4 bolt fitting.
After he assured me he could do the swap and have it retro refittable for the old neck, I decided to take the plunge.
So, to answer your question........
After playing the new neck for a few years, yeah, I like it, a lot! It has a nice warm, sustaining sort of sound, with nice body. But, I also liked, and sometimes miss, the thinner brightness of the old neck.
Which am I?
Can I be be both?