This is an EXCELLENT starter project for opening up your world into DIY electronics. This too, was my first project when I was starting out, and knew NOTHING about what I was getting into, that was two or three years ago. I took some circuit analysis classes in college, and having started this a year prior, I had a leg up on EVERYONE in my class (a meager class of 12, but still....).
Everything you might possibly need to know can be found right here on the forum somewhere, an extensive archive of valuable data to process, and learn from.
I had an active pickup in my Yamaha Pacifica (my mod guitar), that required a 9V battery internally for power. I found a neat 10k audio pot with a SPST (i think...) switch, that allowed me to mount this starter project inside my guitar, great boost available anytime without a stompbox!!! Well worth the effort. For all of you who use an active pickup (or pickups) with a 9V battery stuffed inside your guitar, this would be an excellent project to stick inside for that extra boost we all crave so dearly. Just thought I'd launch that idea out there for others to enjoy as much as myself. My thanks again to everyone here who has helped me step into the addictive realm of DIY electronics