so I have a bit of a dilemma. Need help from a specific group. (Or at least 1 person!) I’m expecting delivery on my first Danocaster. (Double cut) I’ve wanted one of these forever and I decided a long time ago that I wanted to have it set up with the Ilitch system. I just can’t deal with the hum. I play with gain and regardless of how some people feel about that, or even myself at times. That’s the route I wanna go with this guitar. I have no problem with noiseless pickups for certain guitars, but not this one. Dan is installing Rocketfire total 60’s pickups with a baseplate on the bridge pup (his suggestion, based on my tonal taste) with a non reverse wound middle pickup. Dan is a purist and understandably doesn’t wanna deal with the ilitch system in his build. (I tried lol) So my dilemma is this...I want to keep the guitar as close to how it was built by Dan cosmetically. I’d like to avoid having the larger back plate. Part of Dan’s art is the aging of the guitar, including the pickguard. Ilitch makes a pickguard version of the system, but from what I can gather, he’d have to install it with one of his pickguards. (Or me) I really want to keep all Dans work intact. Do I explain this all to Ilitch and have the guitar shipped directly to him once it’s completed? Is this something I should try and do myself (I’m a good solderer and swap pickups and electronics pretty well) I’m not crazy about the idea of having this amazing guitar built and having it shipped from Nashville to California then back to NY. But I want it done right and would love to receive it ready to play. I would love to hear from some of you who may have had similar preferences or what compromises you may have had to make. This is kind of a dream guitar for me. I’ve had the plan in my mind for a long time, I just don’t know the easiest way to have it executed to completion. Any advice from those who have gone down this road would be appreciated.