So, here is a topic to discuss... The age old wonder.. I have 2 pre-cbs strats. A 59 and 61 The 59 is faded two tone burst. Some wear. R/w board. Refretted with Jumbo frets. All stock otherwise. And has a deep fat woody tone. But is clear and perfect to me The 61, sonic blue, rw board, also jumbo frets. All electronics are stock. It produces a much higher register, clean, treble tone in all pickup positions. Just a clean clear bright sounding guitar. Pickups are all in the same relative range. Guitars are both setup same . The only differences, componenet wise, the 61 has the red circle cap, and springs through the pickup height screws instead of surgical tubing.. Any opinions as to why, two guitars of the same nature, can produce such opposite sounds???