Yup. very much so; in this particular case.Sorry to hijack but I just watched James Brown live from House of Blues in Vegas last night on VH-1 classic. What an awesome band and James was one of a kind.
On the gear, i'd think any fender with good clean headroom and a Jazzbox Gibson guitar will get those tones. The guys last night used a PRS and a Strat FWIW, not sure on the amps. I figure 80% of that kind of guitar tone is MOJO!!
I love that jangley clean, anyone know what amps were likely used by Bootsy Collins(?) and whatever other guitarists were featured on some of the classic JB recordings?
EDIT: I guess Jimmy Nolen was the early guitarist. Anyway...