Epi Valve Junior, it gets the job done.
pups I guess, though you could really do with a bigger, better amp
Dont get gold hardware, i'm not a fan of it, because it eventually tarnishes overtime. I'd probably go with the pickups or maybe a new amp.
The gold hardware is a waste of money, you will spend all that money to swap all the hardware and in 6 months half the gold is worn off, but its your money and your guitar get what makes you happy.
niether i dont like lace censors and its clear that gold hardware is a waste of money