Paul ... OMG , you set that down on bare concrete !!
I have a '95 Strat cuz I always wanted a Strat, but for
real kicks I have a Line6 Variax which has 23 digitally
modeled guitars. Strat, Tele, Gibson LPs, ES 335s,
Firebird V, Rickenbackers 6 and 12 string, Guild and
Martin 6 and 12 strings, banjo and sitar. Run thru Line 6s
multi FX processors (HD500 and an Amplifi TT) with 23
different amps and over 100 pedal effects to choose from
and it's almost too much to play with.
I swapped the stock Variax neck (rosewood) with a
Warmoth 16/10 radius maple. Couldn't ask for much more
Anyone wanting to learn or improve their guitar playing
should jump onto Youtube. Beginner stuff (this is a guitar pick)
to any level above that , and it's free.