thickness of a top with set pickup

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Tommaso Poggi
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thickness of a top with set pickup

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I'm building a new guitar and this one will have a set humbucker/mini humbucker (i'm still not sure which one).
How thick should the top be around the pickup cavity? is it different for x or parallel bracing? the top is italian spruce.
i'd like to use the x but i'm a bit afraid of weakening it with the pickup route

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