So I've got a cheap Strat copy and as a beginner with guitar electronics and repair, I was wondering what upgrades to do to it. I was thinking of going with the David Gilmour black Strat look, so:

Black Pickguard
New pickups and pots
Maple Neck/fretboard.

Is there anything else and are there any factors I need to take into consideration when doing any of these upgrades?

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make sure the neck fits and the scale length fits your guitar, and makesure that the pickguard will fit unless you dont mind making a few modifications
My Rig:
American Standard Telecaster
Fender Starcaster
Sp. Edition Jack Daniels Strat (Modded)
Vox AC15CC1

Stuff I've Built:
Telecaster Deluxe
Telecaster Junior
Pedalboard (from a shelf )
the odd pedal
If it were mine i'd change the nut, tuners, and bridge as well.
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