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Ryder

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Butterscotch Blues
Dec 31st, 2016 05:03 PM        

Are these two that much different?<br /> <br /> I'm just getting back into teles after a while without one. But also have been interested in semi hollows with P90s.



Purple Valley

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Dec 31st, 2016 05:37 PM        

The big difference, is that the JA has a set neck and a Gibson scale length, so it's really a "Gibsonized" Tele.<br /> <br /> Funny enough, the JA has an ash body, while the MP is mahogany. You'd think it would be the other way around.<br /> <br /> Other than that, the JA is like an upgraded version of the MP. Seymour Duncan pups, better hardware, pots, etc. The MP is made in China.<br /> <br /> Also, the JA has a "modern C" neck carve, which is a little more contoured, and slightly thicker, I guess.



Mick Reid

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Dec 31st, 2016 05:40 PM        

No first hand experience with either of these, but the obvious differences are the pickups and the neck.<br /> Seymour Duncans vs Fender P90's, and set neck vs bolt on.<br /> Those *could* be very significant differences depending on personal pov/preference.<br /> Some would argue the set neck disqualifies it as a Tele ;^P<br /> <br /> I did a web search in hope of finding a direct comparison but it didn't yield much useful.<br /> <br /> FWIW, I had a FMT Tele with set neck & HH.<br /> I now have 2 Standard Teles and love 'em both.<br /> <br /> edit to add:<br /> Yeah, I missed the difference in neck scales. Thanks PV. That's another tick in *could* be significant difference column.<br />



Ryder

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Butterscotch Blues
Dec 31st, 2016 05:51 PM        

Right now I'm playing Epiphone necks...1995, 1998, 2015.<br /> Sorrento, ES-295, Casino Coupe.



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