- Jul 11, 2010
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Every now & then there is something special about a Guitar JJ & you're lucky you have that special one.I wish they didn't, but they do. Not each and every one, but in general, there's no comparison. Doug and Pat videos don't do it justice. As long as I have a vintage pickup, I've been able to match tones on '50s Teles with new builds. Haven't matched yet on Strats, but maybe with a vintage harness, I could. Dunno. But with Les Pauls, I've done the Custom Shop with real PAFs, I've done historic makeover with real PAFs, I've done the custom old wood, correct build with all '59 parts and vintage fretboard, and while they are all really good guitars, none of them do that thing my Burst does.
It's very inconvenient, but it's a fact. That thing comes alive in a way nothing else does.
As a side point, just recently, my ‘59 GT Replica (with real PAF’s but no other Vintage parts) was played against a Vintage ‘57 GT in England which is owned by a well known Vintage Guitar "person". Apparently he said my Replica sounded and looked better than his original. So go figure.