Honeymoon is in full bloom.
Someone will chime in and mention the magnets have changed over the years and ONLY xyz magnets sound like a real FB.
This guitar has Fender chime and humbucker growl.
I happen to like the neck profile. The geometry of the body & neck works for my fat belly. I get a nice handle on the guitar and can attack to my hearts content.
I am cheap. So I got the pelham blue finish which is $800 less than vintage sunburst.
These pickups are very versatile. They are responsive and follow my lead well.
And even though the volume and tone wiring are "good enough" I may want to upgrade the harness since the chicklet caps make me squirm.
Any suggestions on that front?