why not save up and get a nice guitar with pickups you don't to replace?
cost about the same as what you want to do...
Warmoth Strat w/ Lace Holy Grails
'07 Roadhouse Strat
Washburn WD-21 all Koa Acoustic
Marshall JCM-2000 TSL-122
Bugera V-5
I wouldn't even bother with that tbh
Save your money for something better
You owe that much to yourself
I shouldn't post when drunk..

15 Jackson SLATHX-m 3-7 Slime green
Squier std tele (modded to hell)

Engl Powerball
Laney Ironheart 60h
Zilla Superfatboy 2x12 v30's

If you really like that shape and strapped on cash, I'd reccomend this: http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Dean-ML-Electric-Guitar-w-Matching-Headstock?sku=511856

If nothing else you would have good hardware like Grover Tuners. A dealer in the area bought a set of these in B-Stock, pretty good guitar to mod since it does come with Grovers
Endorsed by Dean Guitars 07-10
2003 Gibson Flying V w/ Moon Inlay
2006 Fender All-American Partscaster
SVK ELP-C500 Custom

1964 Fender Vibro Champ
1989 Peavey VTM60

[thread="1166208"]Gibsons Historic Designs[/thread]
Find a mysterious guitar on ebay! Seriously, have a look around on it before you buy anything first hand, i bought a really cheap guitar which has no brand and it's pretty good, needed setting up abit but for £48 i can't complain.

Just my thoughts on the matter :P