Re: Is J-Custom the way to go for the 'perfect guitar'?
i thought i have answered it in another thread.
anyway, the best or ultimate guitar for me so far is : RGR1220 BK.
the guitar is simple, basswood body, maple neck with bound rosewwod fingerboard, reversed headstock, hum-hum, 1 vol, NO tone knob, 5 way line switch. the stock pups are : DMZ steve's special and air norton.
the only modification i did is:
change the pups to Seymour duncan parallel axis trem distortion bridge, and original neck.
change the 5 way switch to 3 way switch, which in no.2 position is in-split model.
what do i like about this?
naturally, the guitar itself is amazing, the body fell so much comfortable than any other RG, trust me, I know what I'm saying. somehow, the body curve is slightly different than any other RG.
the neck is super wizard with bubinga stripe, feel so fast and thin.
again.. it feels different than any wizard neck in my other RGs.
the tonewood is good, play it unplugged, I can feel the natural string vibration, how do i describe it? is 'singing' a good word? i don't know.
I don't keep it too long with the stock pups, so I don't recall any memories with the stock pups.
After I changed to duncan :
the bridge pup so powerful (PATB2B), singing, screaming, hot low end, punchy and tight, whatever I want, she delivers.
the neck pup (PATB1N) sounds like any other duncan '59 neck humbucker, open, has a little edgy like single coil, liquid, smooth overdrive.
is it a 'perfect' guitar for me?
yes it does.
is it a J custom?
it has two serial numbers, one indicated as 'Fujigen' serial number, another one indicated that the guitar manufactured in the same production line as J custom.
I believe it was manufactured by the same production line as J custom, but Fujigen did the final assembling.
I choose it as my primary weapon any day any time.