building a guitar. help me design!
i am about to build a guitar. i've decided certain aspects, but i want your input on a few things.
here's what i know i want:
body- es-335 shape, but built just like my old silvertone. so it will be hollow, with no f-holes, and a flat top and back. painted sparkly black, with a white pickguard. the shape of the pickguard has yet to be decided. also a white vinyl strip along the sides.
neck-bolt on telecaster neck. rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays. im not sure what headstock shape i want yet. i was thinking a 70's strat headstock would be cool, but im unsure. as for tuners, i just want some simple vintage style chrome tuners.
and that's all i've really decided for sure. i only want one pickup, and i was thinking of a tele bridge pickup along with a bigsby for a tele. one volume, one tone. but i was also thinking of some different pickups and bridges. perhaps a floating bridge with a trapieze tailpiece and a gfs surf 90 between the neck and middle positions?
what do you think would be a good single-pickup/hardware combination on this body and neck? throw out any idea you think would be cool. price is an issue, so i cant be spending a hundred bucks on a pickup. cant wait to hear what you guys think!