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Alright so keeping in mind that this project would be a clone of this drool-worthy guitar....
Now,I wanna start off with this guitar cause it has the right exact kind of neck(except for the headstock which can be sanded off) and it has the exact same body shape...
Now,i know this project will be tricky but that's what I want:to challenge myself building my first guitar.
For pickups,Eddie used a vintage Gibson PAF pickup straight out of a ES-335(which you can find on eBay for at least 200$) but I won't do that since the budget is tight....
Instead,i'm gonna get myself a slightly better pickup(in terms of output) but same dynamics and everything....
A Seymour Duncan Custom Custom SH-11.
This pickup is renowed for getting that "brown sound" after my extended research.
Since this Hello Kitty guitar has a stop tailpiece,i'm going to convert to a Fender tremolo just like Eddie's.
May take a little routing but that's ok.
As for the input goes,I can get a pro shop guy to do the routing and the wiring and show me how to do for future projects I also have in mind.
For pickguards,I can always find one at pickguards.com or even get one at the downtown music store for even cheaper.
So wish me luck,I'm sure it'll turn out great.