Way back in the day, we bought cheapo guitars and changed all the parts, and learned to adjust by what worked. The only requirement was a straight neck. No big loss if we made a booboo.
As an example, I start with the bridge low enough to get a bit of a buzz when fretting, then I raise it up til it goes away, and that's where I play it. Didn't read it anywhere but it's worked for me since I did my first Aria LP in '72. We didn't do anything fancy, just put American electronics in, and it sounded great. I now take the solder work to someone that solders more often than once every 5 years! I burnt out 1 too many pots thinking I would just pick where I left off 30 years ago!