Played one. Light. Stupid fret access. Just didn't feel organic.
I had an early JP7 with those pickups and kinda regret selling it, but I recently found a set that'll be going into my XI this week. Should be the best of both worlds in playability and sound. I do agree that those early JP's were fantastic guitars. Hope one day I can buy that one I had back lol.If I'd be on the market for a JP guitar I'd want one of those very early JP6 guitars with the slick necks and the original JP custom pickups. The newer guitars are great and amazing but for me the first design was perfect. I love how it looks. I love how it sounds. I love the playability.