During my wanderings on the Internet I discovered a series of videos produced by Allen Hinds (allenhinds.com) on his YouTube channel entitled: What Makes This Guitar Great and Affordable. It is definitely a must-watch as Allen tells some cool stories about his guitars.
When Allen Hinds talks about his guitars
Here is the first video of the series:
Note that Allen presents a guitar that is an assembly of various parts from Strat Vintage. In the end, this gives a guitar worth about 5 to 6,000$ (he talks about it in another video from the series) so the affordability is relative. You actually have to compare it to a fully original Strat from the same era which is in the $20,000 to $30,000 range.
Allen Hinds interview during the 2019 Winter NAMM
During the 2019 edition of the Winter NAMM I had the pleasure to do an interview with Allen:
Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar!