Maple neck/Maple fingerboard.
With satin finish: $325
With no finish: $250
|$157.00||Neck, Replacement Strat Warmoth "Pro" Construction|
|$75.00||Finish, Clear Satin|
|SS6105||$20.00||Frets, Stainless Steel|
|$20.00||Nut, GRAPHTEC GRAPHITE|
|SMLC||$48.00||Schaller Mini Locking Tuners|
Going this route is far less expensive then building a whole Explorer!
Stainless steel frets for sure! Man, they would last forever! As for the finish, way back when I was putting together my main guitar (Warmoth; Soloist-style body; Explorer-style maple neck w/ ebony fingerboard) I experimented with a wipe on statin finish on some scrap maple. I got some really good results. I think I could do it again, and I am sure the neck would turn out well, but I'm not sure how the fingerboard would fare.
We'll see. I'm not in any hurry to part with any more funds probably at least until next year...