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Do you think that it is wise to buy a low-end guitar like a strat or les paul and buy the same pickups thats in the high-end guitars in the same bodies to make them just as good? Or is that a bad idea? I think it would be cheaper because the pickups aren't that much by themselves compared to when you buy the high-end guitars with them already in them.

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Do you think that it is wise to buy a low-end guitar like a strat or les paul and buy the same pickups thats in the high-end guitars in the same bodies to make them just as good? Or is that a bad idea? I think it would be cheaper because the pickups aren't that much by themselves compared to when you buy the high-end guitars with them already in them.

lots of people do that its proberbly the most common mod (swapping the pickups), its also worth buying a nice neck (but a bit more complicated as the fit might not be good)

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There's not much difference between a lower end Mexican Fender than a US Fender other than electronics, and almost every production guitar needs some setup work out of the box to make it as close to perfect as possible. I have no problems taking a used Mex Fender and replacing the electronics. When you consider that you can often find good used or NOS (new old stock) pickups for cheap, it's a no brainer.

The nicest guitars I have bought are two of my Ibanez: An RG520QS and S470DXQM. Both have had the electronics upgraded.

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