Here's a recent acquisition of mine.
This guitar used to belong to a good friend who I met when I had just started playing. He's an amazing guitarist who really inspired me when I was a teenager. I was lucky to have him answer my many questions when I was just starting out. Even now, much of my music mindset is based on things I learnt from him.
This was his project guitar. It's a '93 Japanese Fender strat that he bought from a mall in Germany (! ?). Over time he's added new pickups, a wilkinson trem, gotoh tuners, an active preamp, extra routing for everything, and it's been personalised with some vinyl stickers. It used to be a white guitar but it's been stripped back and had a light spray of nitro. It looks like it has come straight out of the 80s - Not normally the colour combination I would go for, but because of all the history and my own memories of this guitar, I absolutely love it. I think it looks quite unique, and it's got lots of wear from being played over 26 years.
The specific set of tuners and trem are at the perfect height for this instrument - You can abuse the floating 2 point trem and it stays perfectly in tune. The other thing I really like is the active preamp. I've never actually had one before because I always thought they were a bit of a waste of time. You can get HEAPS of different tones out of it, and boosting the bass frequencies, I no longer feel the need to have a humbucker in the bridge position. Normally I find myself wanting an HSS strat, but then end up wishing I could get that authentic strat quack out of position 4... so I like this very much. It's a keeper!
What a cool guitar. I am toying with the idea of trying some other pickups, otherwise I feel like I should keep everything how it is.