- Feb 9, 2023
I would have thought the same thing except just the other day I saw a 2009 6122-59 that had the butter bean tuners with full-eared plates* and it surprised me. Time flies, I guess. I bet it sounds great with those Magnatrons. I always had a half-baked plan to try a set of them out on my actual '59 but having removed the harness once for cleaning and enduring the nightmare of reinstalling it in a trestle-braced guitar with no access other than the pickup cavities, it was never going to happen.3) Tuners. 2007 models had Imperials. Butter beans came in somewhere in the mid-2010’s. So either the year is wrong or the tuners have been swapped.
JT09 means it was built in 2009. What does the label in the control cavity say?
For about $320 you can. A TV Jones Classic Plus in the bridge and a TV Jones SuperTron at the neck. I would say nobody wants to spend that kind of money on a guitar that they just bought, but some people can't wait to do just that. And you'll have the MagnaTron option if you end up liking that better or just for a different option. Or you could sell them and probably recoup much or most of the cost of the new ones.The guitar sounds incredible with the Magnatrons....but kind of wish I could hear it with original intended pickups (was definitely mislead in purchase).