I'm a noob here, but I had the same question. I moved into electric guitars from acoustic by purchasing the cheapest squire I could find on craig's list, and I've gradually turned it into an entirely new guitar piece by piece. Just need to replace the body and it'll be literally a different instrument. Now I'm seriously considering ordering up a 1960 LP 'special'-looking rig (that was an upgrade from the Jr with 2 pups), with that junior style wraparound. Two p-90s in a one-piece mahogany log. The Gotoh 510 would totally ruin the vibe. Would I pay extra to have that style drilled? Would I need to order a non-compound radius fretboard?
Actually, while I'm at it, I have a couple of other questions:
1. Fret wire. The best frets I've ever played on, besides really played-in old LPs and old Martin and Gibson acoustics, are PRS McCartys. What fret wire is gonna get me closest to that and farthest from a Jackson feel?
2. Neck Shapes. Which neck shape most closely approximates a) 1960s LP, and b) PRS wide-fat neck carve. I'm aware these are different.
3. Personal curiosity: Why are there so few people building Gibson-inspired guitars here? Or PRS-inspired? Is it the bolt-on neck thing that makes Gibson fans less likely to make their own? Or are Fender-type guitars the best, in everyone's considered opinion? Just can't help noticing that Strat-type guitars outnumber everything else like 10 to one in the guitar-building community, but I've always preferred the Gibson way myself. Just curious, please ignore if this question is inappropriate to the board.
You all seem like a great community.