Re: String Height, Neck Angle, Pick Guard
The question, is whether this is something you just have to live with; or whether the pick guard guitars are set up to compensate in some way. eg with the neck angled to give more clearance, or such ?
Counting my JEM-FP, I've got three RG's and I don't even notice which ones have a pickguard or not unless I'm swapping pickups. I would think that over time you'd probably get to where you didn't notice either.
Definitely seems to have a fatter tone with the pickups screwed straight into the body of the guitar though.