I'm thinking about getting another Les Paul.
I have two 7-string guitars with two humbuckers that have split coils.
I would prefer the neck pickup to be in the middle position.
I've been thinking about just routing the middle position and put the neck pickup in there, then just covering up the other pickup hole with some cool piece of something.
No new parts needed.
I was thinking you could do this with a Les Paul, too.
Route out the Middle position, put a Super 2 in there (and swap wires with the neck Pickup), then just leave the neck puckup in there, not hooked up.
No more neck pickup[shrug], but I personally didn't use the neck pickup on my old Les Paul much, unless we were playing "Spooky".
Just a thought.
Also, I picked up a new fine tuning tailpiece for a Les Paul for $25 bucks the other day (those TP6's are getting pricey), so now I have my eye out for another Les.
Some 3-pickup model Les Pauls include the Custom Black Beauty, the Ace Frehley model, the Peter Frampton Model, some of which are avialable by Epiphone.
Here's a Chinese nock off (dig the Blue Sparkleburst with Lightnin' Bolt fret markers). Are these guitars actualy playable I wonder?
http://www.tradetang.com/for-sale/New-A ... 60099.html