#1
Well I'm ambitious (and some kind of organizing freak) and so I've planned several projects for guitar modding. Here they are (prices are in CAD):
Saga Strat Kit
Paint-job: Olympic white 90$
StewMac Economy Tuners 20$
GFS Pro-Tube Lipstick pickups 105$
Upgrade electronics 10$
Bone nut 10$
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235$

Squier Affinity Telecaster
Paint job: Ocean Turquoise with faux binding 90$
Traditional Bridge For Tele 30$
Upgrade electronics 10$
Bone nut 10$
Gotoh Oval Knob Tuners 40$
New pickups (Seymour Duncan not sure which) 150$

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330$

Squier Affinity Stratocaster
Paint-job: Material finish (like paisley) 90$
Gotoh Vintage Oval Knob Tuners 40$
Bone nut 10$
Gotoh Traditional Tremolo for Strat 60$
Upgrade electronics 10$
Lace Sensor Gold set 160$
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370$

Basically, these guitars are mostly for experience, so I could learn and have fun doing it.
As you can see, I'm going to be spending a lot of money for cheap guitars. Except I want to make these guitars as good as possible.
But is it overkill for a Saga kit and Squiers? The most expensive part are the pickups; should I buy something else cheaper instead? Like GFS?

Also if you have any recommendations whatsoever for these guitars please advise me!

Thanks
#2
Dont get the Saga kit.
Its a POS.

Squiers however, are great for modding.
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#3
No such thing as overkill! That said, don't get the Saga. Get a GFS kit if you absolutely need to hae a kit build.
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#4
Oh I already hve the Saga kit it was a gift from my parents

BTW I forgot to tell you this Brock... Thanks for the templates!!
#5
Hmm, then I suggest you replace everything on the Saga.
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#6
You're welcome, and do the kit first then. I want to hear those Protubes before I buy them.
R.I.P. Les Paul, 1915-2009

A man chooses, a slave obeys.
#9
I must've lucked out. I own a Saga kit from almost 10 years ago and it rules. Maybe it's just aged well but that thing plays as well/if not better then most the guitars I own. The stock pickups are junk but that's my only complaint. Great neck, solid tuners. Took some work to dial in but now I wouldn't trade it.
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#10
Ummm, can I ask why it will cost you $90 to do a finish? *scratches head*
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#11
^ ha yeah

I was going to ask the same exact thing. It like $10 for a can of paint and you need about 3 for a guitar (undercoat, colour, clearcoat)