Right, this is a project that is bound to go very wrong.
A while ago I've moved to a country where I literally have no access to interesting guitar stuff. I'm a small woman dreaming of a small and light offset guitar that is not a Mustang. I have a fairly lightweight Jag body, but it's far too big for me. My idea is to reshape it to a smaller body and have made a few shape designs that would work. I have access to tools and can even change the pockets for the pickups. I'm thinking of either Jaguar or Jazzmaster pickups, but can't quite decide what. I do like the sound of Jazzmasters more, but apart from not being able to test both in a shop I also don't know what a shortscale Jazzmaster would sound like. I'm looking at Creamery pickups, though the owner has so far not been very helpful. Well, he's very busy.
How can I make the right choice, and how do I chose exactly the right kind of pickup among many?
Oh yes, music I like: very much into very alternative bands that rarely play on the radio. Doesn't really help. I like both a bright sound that doesn't sound thin, but also a darker sound. Bit of sustain would be nice, possible to make some proper noise, but also play clean, beautiful sounds. Not into humbuckers, thus that's easy. Maybe Classic or Modern 58' Jazzmasters? Though the sound might get even warmer with a shortscale setup. Even more puzzled about Jag choices to be honest.