Couple months ago I got a Johnson By AXL Strat from a Pawnshop along with another guitar I really wanted. This guitar was marked for 40 bucks and they threw it in on the deal I was working for a DeArmond Bluesbird that they wouldn't move on the price of. I was needing a Strat to put a set of pickups in that I got from TDPRI Member Deneb, so I took the deal. It had Johnson Pickups by EMG Select and they're good, but I'll put them in another project I'm working on. The Tremolo block was puny, so I got a steel block trem from GFS. After a good clean up of the neck and body, I installed a Tusq Nut. The body is Black and I wanted to keep it that way to go with the Black pickguard and Orange pickup covers and knobs, but the body had too many deep scratches to deal with. I have a can of nice Blue paint, so it will get some blue paint on the body. Pickguard and plastics will remain the same. I put the 3 pickups in the new Black pickguard. I wired them to 3 mini toggles. The neck and bridge pickups go to a volume and tone to jack while the middle goes to a volume only and to jack. T he mini toggles will give me series/parallel option for the middle pickup paired with another pickup and I can choose bridge/neck or all 3 pickups. Gives me about 10 choices of pickup options.