I just purchased the JTV-59 Sunburst. Have been playing on and off for 45 years. I am very impressed with this guitar. Action seems a little better then my 1972 Goldtop LP I owned when I went to Berklee College of Music. The only other one I currently own is a 2002 Jackson Soloist SL1 USA. I find the Variax playability runs a close second to it. And when considering the library of guitars sounds its has, it almost evens the score. No cosmetic issues, selection knobs work fine and the intonation is dead on. I have loved working with the power of the HD 500 with the Jackson. Looking forwrd to exploring the use of it with the Variax going forward.
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