Torn between JP models
– JP6 w/ Piezo, Mystic Dream finish – The classic that I always wanted. I had the knock-off OLP version back in the day and I’ve yet to play a more comfortable guitar body. That little forearm scoop is magical. I see on Sweetwater that they claim that they could get their hands on one of these for me if I requested it (can anyone here confirm that? I see there’s one on sale in the vault but it lacks the piezo system which is a must-have for such a pricy guitar IMO).
– JP 13 in Mystic Dream from the vault – I see that there are a few of these available in the EB/MM Vault store produced in a limited run in Mystic Dream! Incredible, and I see also that it has some similar features to the majesty re: onboard gain boost and pickup splitting. It doesn’t have that forearm scoop that the JP6 has but it does appear to at least be tapered, so is it a similar feel? It seems to me also that this one got quickly overshadowed by the JP15, are there any major differences?
– JP Majesty – What else can be said about it, we all know it’s a work of art. I’m sure I would not be disappointed in this guitar, it’s just different than the other 2 and AFAIK not available in the Mystic Dream finish that I love so much. I’ve seen some pics of the Arctic Dream version but I can’t find it for sale anywhere other than ebay, which I don’t particularly trust for a boutique guitar purchase.
What I want to know is: for a player like me (decidedly average- I can hang in there but I don’t have any illusions about being able to shred like JP), are the gain boost/pickup splitting options in the JP13/Majesty going to make a big difference for me? What are the differences between the two models other than body shape? It sounds like they offer more or less the exact same features. Or would I be best off going with the classic JP6 I always wanted back in the day and skip the JP13/Majesty altogether?