I've always wondered if it's not better to buy a cheaper guitar and put awesome pickups in it, or just buy the more expensive one. For example, that dilemma came as I was looking at Jackson Kelly guitars. I was thinking on buying a cheaper JS version (400 CAD) and put Seymour Duncan Pegasus and Sentient pickups in it. Or just get the X series, which has Jackson Volcano whatever pickups in it. I know the X series also has a through neck design instead of bolt-on and also has a different wood construction. But, I would think the playability is similar on both models. Yes, better wood and neck-through construction has better resonance, etc. Yet still, tone comes a lot from the pickups. So anyway, I was just having this reflexion in my mind. When you compare both alternatives, the final cost is almost the same. A set of those SD pickups is around 300 CAD, the guitar is 400. The X series is like 750 CAD. So all in all, almost the same price. What do you guys think?