I have both. '62 Thin Skin with RW AO50s with Maple like both, though the '62 has a more comfortable neck than the AO 50's (though I tried AO 60's Tele and the neck was much chunkier than the 50's, even chunkier than AO 60s Strat). AO sounds a bit crunchier. '62 is slightly more mellow (which can be due to a number of factors). As said, love both and both have an application. Nevertheless, I dare to say AO 50's is more of an all-arounder.