Just finished the new Alligator build today. It's a hardtail Warmoth swamp ash body with a "Lite Ash" Strat birdseye neck. The bridge is a 1980s Dimarzio trem bridge -- the screwholes for the trem block lined up perfectly with the hardtail hole pattern, and the string guides are just a bit off. Strings go through just fine, though. The control plate is from Leo (thanks, Leo!), and the jackplate I made myself. I wanted to do some brasswork just to have a hand in, but my advice to anyone who wants to try it -- just pay Leo! Unless you have a good workshop it's a royal PITA.
The pickups are a CS69 in the neck, a RWRP Dimarzio SDS-1 middle, and a Fralin Steel Pole 43 in the neck. The (master) tone pot is no-load. The toggle controls the bridge pickup, for wacky new pickup combinations.
After playing it for a few minutes, the biggest disappointment is the Dimarzio, which is really surprising . I'll try a different amp with more tone-shaping options, but through a modded (brightened) 5F1 head and a K110 in an open-back cab, it is way
too warm and muddy. It sounds good, just not the good I'm looking for.