Picked up an SE Paul's Guitar last week in Trampas green and I'm a huge fan. Bigger than I hoped, actually - I like it more than the Tele I spent dozens of hours building. My only complaint is the tuners - they're stiff as all hell. They hold fine but tuning is an exercise. I'd prefer locking tuners even if they were nice, though. Im not digging the black plastics and wanted to change. My question is whether the pickup rings are the same size as the core model - my guess is no but I can't find confirmation. I've seen someone else use regular square plastic rings but wanted to see if anyone knew something I didn't.