#1
http://www.rondomusic.com/spadred.html
Making this more based off a shred/metal guitar aka ltd mh 400

And this more like a fender.
http://www.rondomusic.com/sstsecar.html

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.
#2
you do know that both of those aren't agile right?
Peavey 6505+
Fender Hot Rod Deville 410
Fender Telecaster Blacktop
Gretsch G5120
#3
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.