Okay, so its not exactly a guitar. Anyway, I have a fairly cheapo mandolin that I'd be interested in making an electric mandolin. Now, if I buy the pickup and jack and all that, I know how to wire and and such, I just want to know, if I drill a hole into the side of that mandolin, is it gonna asplode?
Use a strap button jack plug like they have on the accoustic/electric guitars, you just need to widen the existing hole a bit.
it can be done
not at all, use a brad point bit and go slow. If you can, put some scrap behind the side where the bit is going to come out to avoid tearout.