So I am getting ready to make a road trip to spec out my first private stock and I'm having a hard time deciding on a couple things. Let me give you a quick rundown on what I'm thinking. I am for the most part a hard rock/metal kind of a guy but I appreciate alot of differant music which is why my #1 is my PTC modded Siggy. I am going with a 24 fret guitar with either a 2 piece bridge or maybe the one piece bridge like on Paul's guitar. The neck is gonna be crackwood of course with a McCarty body and Siggy switching. Where I am getting hung up on is to go with 408's or 59/09's. With the 59/09 I could always swap out the pickups if I want to try something else but I know I like the 408's because I have them in 2 other guitars. I don't have a guitar that has 59/09's in them but I understand that they are a very good pickup but not sure if they are close or in the same realm as the 408's.
Then my other decision is the color scheme. I have narrowed it down to 3 differant options. I have always loved the look of the slate on the ME1 in the satin finish but I was thinking of putting my own twist on that with some kind of a smokeburst. Second is the Zombie fade that Brian @ Brian's guitars did ( kinda fitting seeing as how that's who I'm doing this with ). Then the 3rd is the FROSTBITE finish.
I figured where better to go to look for help than from my friends here on the forum. So let's hear it . Give me your thoughts.