I've got good things to say about Warmoth bodies. My homemade Strat went through different incarnations. Bought in '88, it came with a body of unknown origin, with a humbucker routing and the trem loosely attached by two screws. Not too great overall, pretty crappy pickups also. I messed it up by drilling the missing four holes freehandedly and did it crooked. So in '92, I decided to replace the body and went for an ESP ash body with a striking grain pattern, changed the pickups to Seymour Duncans, but there still was something I didn't like about it, the sound was way too bright for my taste. I wanted to recreate the warm sound and feel of a '61 Strat that I once had had a chance to play, and I figured part of the secret must have been the wood. Alder was definitely a requirement. So in '99, I finally got a Warmoth body, two-piece alder, and never regretted it. It's a lot warmer and fuller sounding, it's light, well balanced and resonant, I couldn't have got a better one. Of course it's still not completely like that elusive '61, but I can honestly say it's as good, if not better, than any Custom Shop Reissue I've ever tried.