Re: Pimp'n out cheap guitars?
It really depends on the guitar. I've done it a few times, but only to cheap guitars that had "potential." if that cheap guitar has a decent neck, then it's a candidate. If the guitar has a crappy neck, then there is no point. I once found a cheap Les Paul copy on the Bay that was really decent. It was made by Manito, and had a mahogany neck and body. I replaced the cheap bridge and tailpiece, threw in some Zakk Wylde EMGs, and installed some Sperzel locking tuners. I compared it to my friend's Gibson Les Paul Standard, and it blew they real one away! I paid about $170 for the guitar, and spent another $300 on upgrades--a really good playing/sounding end result.