My first guitar project that I tackled myself that wasn't just set ups or pickup swaps in my guitars was a partscaster Esquire. I bought an unfinished ash body from USA Custom Guitars that was on clearance (that's actually why I bought it since it was so cheap), and a maple neck. I decided to teach myself how to finish the guitar and assemble it, not the most ambitious process compared to some of the amazing work you guys do here, but a nice start that got the itch of guitar building going. My original plan was for the guitar to be an Esquire with a piezo pickup (using the Graphtech Ghost system since again I found a great deal on eBay). I ended up scrapping the piezo when I built it and just put a Don Mare tapped pickup (it is wound to vintage hot/Broadcaster on the lower tap and his Twangzilla on the higher one which is P90'ish) in the bridge. However, recently I got the idea to make a crazy versatile T shaped guitar, so I wanted to come to you for advice if I should mod my current guitar to do this. For gigging, it can sometimes be difficult to change guitars between songs, especially if you have people dancing, so I like to be able to conjure up a lot of tones from my guitars to So, here is the plan: Route the guitar for a neck humbucker and Strat middle pickup, which would give me four classic sounds with the tapped Don Mare. Install the piezo bridge to get faux acoustic sounds Install a Roland GK-3 pickup internally and get a GR-55 (I love the sounds they got doing this with a T style guitar on That Pedal Show, and it could replace several synth pedals I own and do the sounds better) What do you think of this? I would probably need at least another knob, so would it be better to use a stacked pot or drill a hole for a third knob? I'm fine not having a tone and just having volume for the magnetic pickups, piezo, and synth pickup, unless you can think of a creative way to add a fourth knob that looks okay (I like using TBX tone controls so can't stack that). I obviously would need to drill a new output for the MIDI cable, but I also need to fit the piezo and GK-3, so do you think it would be better to make a rear route or just route a large hole in the area under the pickguard to fit that stuff? Thanks for humoring this crazy idea. Part of the benefit of modding my existing guitar means I have to buy/make far less stuff (would only need to buy the GK-3 pickup and GR-55), and it doesn't add another guitar to the collection. My wife is pretty understanding, but she doesn't want the house taken over with guitar gear. It's not a hard and fast rule, but I generally try to get rid of something if I get something new, but that's harder with guitars, so I generally try to not up the collection by more than one a year without selling off something, and I'd rather like to add a 12-string, baritone or semi hollowbody before another 6 string Telecaster. I know there's no way of knowing, but my one hesitation of modding my guitar is I wonder how much the sound could change doing all these mods. If you read all this and have an opinion, I greatly appreciate it!