I got my JTV-69 a little over a month ago to use in my cover band. We have a few songs we play that normally have an acoustic guitar in the recordings but I have been using a clean tone for them. I have been pondering a Variax for a while but didn't think I could handle the thin nut width on the JTV-69. I took a chance on a scratch and dent special at Sweetwater. There were no scratches on the guitar other than the plastic on the pickguard. No big deal. I had found a really cool Warmoth birdseye maple neck on Reverb that had pretty much everything I wanted. 1 11/16" nut, '59 roundback profile, jumbo stainless steel frets, compound radius. I only had to install a tusq nut and it was ready to go. The new neck made a huge acoustic difference. This guitar sounds huge acoustically. Unfortunately, the stock magnetic pickups didn't do the guitar any favors. I found a Harmonic Design Z90 here on the Gear Page emporium and ordered a Dimarzio Heavy Blues 2 for the middle and a Dimarzio Satch Track neck with chrome blades for the neck. Everything sounds awesome now. The number 2 position on the switch is total Strat city. A tone of quack. The Z90 is great and the other two pickups sound great as well. Overall, very happy. After plugging it in at the first gig, the other guys in the band said it sounded great and we need to add more songs with acoustic in them. I should mention, I use a Line 6 Helix as well and these two are a gas together. Super flexible! Thumbs up!