I have been thinking about building a guitar from various parts, but am not sure what exactly that involves. I dont mean from scratch, probably what I would do is buy a used epiphone les paul on ebay or something and I wanna put a Gibson 490R pickup in the neck position and a Gibson P-90 pickup at the bridge. Would I be able to switch out the pickups myself? or do I need to get someone to do that?
How much skill do you have with soldering? The pickups should swap in, I'm pretty sure P90's are a different size than a humbucker, but I don't know if that will impact if it will be able to fit the pickup rings on your LP or not.