I recently bought a JTV-69 and find myself still struggling to love it as much as I do my PRS/GK-3/GR-55 setup. First of all, I guess I'm just used to the slimmer neck on my Paul Reed Smith which isn't as fat as the JTV. Second of all, there is a kind of ringing or clanging or buzziness, for lack of a better word, that just seems to permeate the sound of the JTV-69 and shows itself particularly in certain models and in particular on the 5th and 6th strings from the 5th fret and up. For instance, when I play one of the Les Paul models, the tone doesn't sound like the tone coming off a fixed bridge guitar. It has a buzz-like quality that is okay with a Strat model but completely ruins any illusion I try to sustain of playing a Les Paul. I talked to the salesman at GC that I purchased this from and tried a candy red JTV-69 at the store and not only did I not hear the buzz but the neck didn't feel as fat as the sunburst JTV-69 I have.
Is anyone else experiencing where the JTV is too resonant or buzzy? Maybe I just need a decent setup to be done on the guitar. Still, I can't get over how different the candy red JTV I played felt. Does anyone know if there might be differences between production runs on these guitars?