Hi, Ive had my kinda broken schecter omen 7 lying about for nearly a year now and i want to do it up and make it playable again. It's got a broken nut so thats a must buy so could somebody recommend me a good replacement?

And the neck is in a slightly bad shape its got dents and marks all over it, so would some sandpaper do the trick or something else?

Im looking to get some new pickups for it also, i was looking at some EMG 707TW pickups. The coil tapping seems like it could make it a more versatile guitar but if anybody has any other recommendations ill be happy to consider them.

And ill be painting it aswell but i have no idea of the kind of paint needed, ill be looking to paint it a dark purple colour, so again any recommendations in the paint department would be appreciated!