My PRS guitars are wonderful but they're not going to satisfy that need to tinker and experiment (and genrally carve-up). That's what project guitars are for.
At the moment I've got a Fender Modern Player Telecaster (made in China but by God it plays well) which has a pine body. I've just found a traditional Telecaster bridge for it and a second-hand Phat Cat (essentially a P90) for the neck. Looking out for something cool for the bridge position. Going to paint it some or other vintage colour. Already taken all the plastic-feeling shine off the neck and fretboard (maple) with some fine-grade paper.
Also, got this Godin yesterday. Interesting for a Strat in that it's got a Les Paul scale length. 15" radius board. Nice quality parts seemingly too. Looking out for a second-hand EMG for the neck position then it's out with the router!
You folks got any projects on the go?