- Aug 27, 2010
- Reaction score
I’m wondering about neck feel as much as anything.The general consensus seems to be that original 59s sound the way they do due to aging as much as the PAFs and wiring etc. What always pops in my head is: If it's aging then they didn't sound that way in 59 so.... you can't have both tones. I'd guess are cheap China copies don't have that nice "woody" sound that a vintage original does, but like you I'd love to hear a comparison.
I love the carve on these new ones, but the finish makes me wonder about how she’d nitro feels.
move played several newer Gibson’s and a 66 Sg, but the 66 was refinished so I can’t tell if it’s close to the feel or not.
my guess is as it’s not nitro it probably doesn’t feel like a 59 would.
Not complaining, mind you, just comparing.