Making this more based off a shred/metal guitar aka ltd mh 400

And this more like a fender.

I mean i have bought and agile before but these i haven't
both guitars are made out of alder so any opinions on that ?
Also isn't fender strats made out of alder?

Any pickup suggestions as well ?
My amp for now is a crate but probably will be switched to a vj
with a bunch of pedals.
you do know that both of those aren't agile right?
Peavey 6505+
Fender Hot Rod Deville 410
Fender Telecaster Blacktop
Gretsch G5120
You can make most guitars better but is it worth the cost. The Douglas IMHO is the better of the two and with a pup swap and a set of better tuners would probably be as much as you could do to it. Now, your talking a couple hundred bucks and change, so figure you would have to spend $500.00 all together guitar and parts. IMHO you would be better off getting an Ibanez or any other $500.00 guitar. I like the specs on the Douglas and would try it out. I just got a similar Douglas and I love it the more I play it the more I realize it's a good guitar as is.