I'm primarily a Bass player , and stand steadfast by my Ibanez GSR 390 , but I've been interested in buying an electric guitar , primarly to replace my Hobmer (yeah i know....crappy) . The thing is I seem to be getting a Givson Blue Diamond in what seems to be an ok deal considering it's buying price . The thought thats occured to me is that it might just be a good deal to buy that guitar and then change the strings and the pickup , and use good pickups , rather than buying a 12 or 14 k Ibanez and changing picks 3 years down the line . I think I can get a set of 3 fender standard pickups (Stratocaster ones) for about 8 k or something . I could install those . It seems like a good idea to experiment with things , and I get an electric guitar in the process , which even if it does does out crappy , I could sell it off , or something , and keep the pickups for future use . I would like some of the IGT pro's to handle this thread and let me know if it's a good idea or what ?? Givson Blue Diamon facts (Stuff I got from their site which seemed to be important) 1 Rosewood Fretboard - This seems cool , since lot of the professional guitars use this ; 2 Toon Wood Neck and Body - Bit worried about this , since im not aware of the quality of Toon Wood ; 3 Strings and Pickups - Plan to change so doesnt matter .