RG570's--are some made of mahogany?
The CT's were made in 94 and 95. They had alder bodies with a fake picture flame top. AM is just the color code, the other one was a TB, transparent blue. I have one of each. I've got a DiMarzio SD 100 Super Distortion in the brigdge of my 94 AM and I still have the stock V8 in the bridge of my 95 TB. Stock pickups are usually just fine for me in the neck and middle. The former owner of my 95 TB put a DiMarzio of some kind in the neck. I'm not sure which model it is, but I measured the impedance with my DMM. I don't have the results handy though. It didn't match up to any of the pickup specs on the DiMarzio website. I eventually want to try a Tone Zone in the bridge of my 95. And if it makes a difference, the AM top looks much more believable than the TB top. In fact, until a thread popped up about a year ago, I though my AM top was real. The TB top, however, is obviously fake. I'm actually going to strip the TB down and give it a dark natural stain. It's got really nice grain.
Is pau ferro a relative of rosewood? My two fretboards look very similar to rosewood.