I wound up getting two of these, because I love them so much and the prices were so low. I agree with you on the pickup, though...it's pretty high gain, and I'm not sure that's a good match to the brightness of the guitar. It might be good if you're a metal player. I have an SD Antiquity I want to put in to tame it a little. But Bence's suggestion is good, too. I want to take one of them and put a neck P90 in it. But overall, just an awesome, awesome guitar. I love how well it plays for such a stripped down model. Love it.