so I've had my new fairlane blue electromatic a few days now and I'm really wowed by this new generation electromatic. Its hands down the best electromatic that I've played. The new blacktop pickups are very true to the original Baldwin era ones. Imo It doesn't need any upgrades to make it better or more playable. The workmanship and finish is great. I'm very glad I spotted this on eBay and decided to put a bid in.