Deep breath, no need to freak out. You have a fine guitar there. The neck should be just fine. As for the pickups, don't worry about what people here do. Listen to them and if you like them, keep them. If not, then change them. Pretty simple.
Thanks guys, and Jason Stone, I appreciate that, good point. The grass seems always greener when it comes to pups, right? Especially if you spend too much time on forums.
I may try out a few different neck pups, neck is where I play most. Then again maybe not, sure sounds incredible as-is.
$425 with case and candy, it's a molded J Craft case, a 2004 axe, I did okay?
Didn't really know what I was getting, was a 550 player just expanding my horizons from Strat-land.
Saw the words "Prestige", "Japan" "2004" and almost zero fret wear. Plus saw that case and candy and thought there's no way this is overpriced so I just went for it.
The Strat necks feel like telephone poles now. But I can go back and forth it just takes few minutes to adjust, using classical left hand position anything can be adjusted too.
Thing is now I gotta have 24 frets there are no two ways about it. Period.
I feel like if anyone were to lightly sand the back of that neck the truss rod would be exposed, lol!
(No I ain't sanding anything, love the neck finish).