I while back, I found some discarded guitar parts including a Squire-Strat neck along with a Fender Mini-Squire guitar (a $99.00 guitar) in new condition. I discovered that the Strat neck could be mounted to the mini-squire body with perfect intonation.

The guitar still sounds tinny but it's a good, light knock-around guitar. My question is, what pickups should I use to replace the stock pickups or, should I consider a completely wired pick guard assembly (assuming it fits the mini-squire) from Stewart-McDonald?

Many thanks for your help.