and accidentally started a collection
Mentioned my affection for MIJ 62 Custom RIs in another thread, sold a couple of higher priced guitars and went a little crazy
The black one was the original, I put a pair of Hot Rails in it, a 5 way selector and a kill switch and it's been a solid workhorse for a few years now
The red one is actually Candy Apple Red. I put on a gold pickguard and changed the knobs
The Gold is a Squier John 5 Signature. Didn't expect much from Squier quality and I'm not that impressed, a few small paint flaws, a wiring issue and the frets are tiny. Still plays decent and I'm going to put D Activators in it and replace the volume pots with better ones so the wiring issue doesn't bother me. I wish the toggle switch was an option on more teles
The Old Lake Placid Blue one just has different knobs. I bought a black pickguard for it but it doesnt fit. Apparently Japanses Pickguards arent interchangeable with American and MIM Fender parts
The White one is my attempt at a mirror image of the black one, this one has the fattest neck out of all of them, kind of disappointed with the neck, but that's what happens when you get stuff that isnt readily available here.
I bought the red one used and got a set of USA 62 Tele pickups so I will throw those in something.
Favorites to play
though the Red and Blue are very close, the white is a distant 5