That sounds perfect, I need something beefy and weighty, again people these days dont get how a thick neck can also impact physics and ultimately susatain, tone, resonance etc. Im not sure why in the last couple of years there is this cult following of a guitars tone is only pickups. I mean, yeah if you only play with gain and a Black Winter bridge.
That is a pretty glowing review imo of this tele. Given its price point.
RE dropping a floyd/gotoh in, not hard if you know how, in fact you can learn off youtube within an hour, or use one of those templates available all over the place and know how to use some tools. Id say its a 7/10 difficulty..... at a quick esimate. The thing is its definitely easier on pre routed strat block and spring space, but if you are just doing a floyd, you save some meat as the string space is narrower.
I have heard of those HB p90s and Im sure Ive listened to them before but will again, cheers. I did a HB p90 marathon hunt and compare a couple years back. What it is that they lose, isnt so much the ability to sound like a single coil, its more that unrullyness a p90 offers, almost like an imperfection that sounds nice, if that makes sense. But yeah, close enough could be good enough. Obviously Id rather a real HB/P90, at the budget end you have the Yammy 311 and slightly more the Gretsch Streamliner JR, which is a bit of a copy of the naked Gibson, but who cares, it still sounds bonkers good for its price. But its $700 https://www.rockshop.co.nz/gretsch-g221 ... ric-guitar
I can buy this chunky Ash tele and drop the electronics (including a kill switch) and still end up slightly under likely. The outcome is a little bit like an EVH Wolfcaster, except Im aiming for Blues tones of all kinds in the neck and pure Metal in the bridge. Ultimately thats what I play so its likely to end up a highly used piece of kit.