my next guitar, in that color too. i had one come thru my shop recently for a setup, and compared to the real '55 i had on extended loan i liked the korean reissue Better. yeah, i did; slightly beefier neck and frets, better neck/ body angle, tunamatic instead of the wood bridge, and spot on perfect pickup heights. and the asian pickups are Great. done dealHere's mine. It's a Korean reissue. Finish and fretwork is flawless. I believe the black one's are a limited edition of 40 guitars. They've also done a limited edition of goldtops.
I really like the clean rhythm sound. Lead tone has a trebley edge to it, not at all like a Les Paul.
Pickup height is not easily adjustable, though I have heard that many aristocrat players put shims underneath to raise them closer to the strings. I have yet to try that, they're already quite close by my standards, anyway.
if you respond to my request ....it`s BECAUSE it`s hollow that I ask . I have a 69 that`s hollow and some notes can lay flat sometimesno, but just because it Looks like a les paul clone doesn't mean it is. it's a fully hollow archtop in every way. archtop as in "look honey, i shrunk the L-5!"
P90's won't fit without modding the guitar, and they'd have to be dogear P00's at that