Not sure how to ask the question, but hope it makes sense. And, yes, it is somewhat theoretical, so I understand that "it depends". Given that, generally speaking... I want an electric guitar with a good overall tone/sound - a lot of mids and not too bright or bass'y - a good, full-bodied sound - that would be used to play lead/rhythm about 75/25. If I only want a single pickup, what would be the optimum location for the pickup? Near the bridge, near the fretboard, in the middle??? I appreciate all the guitars and players among us but sometimes things get overwhelming and, for me, a single pickup with a single volume and a single tone control is the way to go. So, I'm hoping to get some input on this topic to help me decide if it is reasonable to build or buy a really great single pickup solid or semi-hollow body guitar.