It occurs to me that while some guitars are claimed be be for “doctors & lawyers,” a Gretsch is quintessentially an Engineer’s guitar.
If it ain’t broke—fix it.
Because engineers can never stop tinkering with any design, no matter how exquisite. Or compulsively modding guitars.
While it is fun to mod a guitar…I agree... I'd also like to add that Fenders are also extreme engineer's guitars. Leo was an engineer, the guitars were designed with ease of use and that kinda engineering pragmatism in mind. The parts could be swapped out constantly... there's a reason why partscasters exist.