There is tone. And Tone. And, there is TONE! I've been through a good few guitars in the decades that I've been a player. And I've been pretty excited by most of the new guitars that I've acquired. But recently, I acquired a guitar that cost a small fraction of what I usually spend for a guitar and I'm so blown away by the incredible TONES that come out of this instrument, that I have been truly inspired in creating new writings with this one. A great part of the incredible tones come from it having P90 pickups. This is my first and only instrument with P90s. I've had plenty of instruments with various Strat pickups and great humbucker pickups before, including some awesome Tele pickups and Fidelitrons, as well. All sounding pretty wonderful, really. But I've never had P90's before this one and the combination of semi-hollowbody construction and P90 pickups is yielding wonderfully rich tones that I've never had before from a variety of great Strats, Teles, and Les Pauls. Anyway, the guitar is an Epiphone ES-339 Pro P90 and I decided to create this thread because I am so totally blown away by the incredible tones coming from this instrument. As some of you may know, I have an ample number of great Strats, Teles, and Gibson Les Paul guitars. But in spite of all of them, the sound from this 339 is inspiring my creativity in great new ways that I never expected from it. And I just had to write to tell you about that. Has the tone from a particular instrument been so great that it's inspired your creativity in new and different ways? I must say that my eyes have REALLY been opened after hearing the P90s in this 339. Now I am on a mission to add another guitar with P90 pickups. It seems that P90's are a relatively obscure pickup option to most casual players and only on the radar of some of the more seasoned players who have already run the gamut of the typical Strat, Tele, and humbucker pickups. The tones from these P90's is remarkably rich, full, articulate, and simply beautiful. Moreso than I have heard from any Strat, Tele, or humbucker pickup. I don't know where my head has been all these decades, to not have discovered P90s until now. But this discovery is certainly better late, than never. In any event, I'd like to join the chorus of those who marvel at the tones coming from P90s... they are amazing sounding pickups and possibly my very favorite pickup option of all. At least when coming from a guitar such as the ES-339.