In a few short weeks (or less!) I will have a new #1 guitar, which means I can take my current #1 - the trusty Epi SG Special - apart and not regret it. I'm a tinkerer at heart and want to do something unique with this thing. Currently it's relatively mildly upgraded: new wiring and pots, Kent Armstrong P90 in the neck, nice Seymour Duncan in the bridge, push-pull volume knob which coil taps the humbucker, and pickup covers on both. Started out as a cheap guitar but it sounds and feels way nicer than it did originally. Have played (and owned) "nicer" guitars but never felt the need to upgrade from this one, until now at least. But now I can do whatever I want to it and not worry about it being out of commission for a few weeks while I experiment. My current thought is to route out a third pickup hole, mount the P90 in the middle, and get a pair of nice humbuckers to surround it. The wiring shouldn't be that difficult since I never intend to use the buckers together with the P90 - worst case I'll add a mini switch to toggle between humbuckers and P90, and keep the three-way in the standard setup (bridge, neck or both). Probably going to add at least two pots to bring it up to four-knob SG standard config, or possibly three volumes and a master tone. Maybe coil tap the HBs for maximum flexibility. Question 1: does this all make sense? It's basically two separate pickup systems inside one guitar, but if something else makes more sense I'd love to hear it. Any suggestions to make it even nicer are welcome. Question 2: If you had a blank slate like this, what would you do? Ideas are good... I am by no means completely decided on what to do, and a forum full of folks are way better than one guy for thinking out something like this. If it matters I'm trying to go at this from an aesthetic point of view too; i.e. it's gotta look nice. As entry-level as the SG Specials are, the clean lines of an SG without a pickguard really appeal to me. Not worried about cluttering it up with a few extra knobs, but something like a diagonal Strat pickup would mess up the whole look. Trust me, it'll come out OK. Pics will be taken. Sort of a clean art-deco meets Darth Vader look is my goal, if that makes any sense. By the way, long-term this is intended to be sort of a showcase of what I can do, since I've done rewiring and electrical work for friends and family (and myself) but would like to maybe make some money at some point. Being able to show a really clean, full-custom guitar that's obviously my own work would definitely help down the road. So that's just as much of a goal here as wanting to get some solid tones. What do you think? Lemme have it.