Is the Classic the most profound, best playing and best sounding vintage double cut-away electric guitar on Earth?
Clearly undisputed, "Yes!" is the answer.
The whole story:
When something remains as an unrealized dream for long enough it becomes a fantasy. A fantasy is the belief that there is no such thing in the real world. This is a mindset that surrounds the legend of the "vintage guitar." That it is unobtainable. That you cannot have a vintage instrument that will play like lightning, sing like angels and be reasonably priced.
But when we look deeply, we see that this is a mistaken perception and once perception is corrected, bliss returns. Bliss is restored to the musical world in the form of: The Classic.
The Classic is the vintage guitar of your wildest dreams, and beyond, the one you always knew should exist but you were unable to touch in physical form, until now.
For a pure vintage vibe, an Alder or Swamp Ash body is hand-selected and kiln dried to perfection.
Alder: Is the first and most popular choice among players, as an alder body bestows it gifts of full and boosted low-mid frequencies accompanied by predominate upper mid prominence. It is these qualities that bring big single coil tones effortlessly forward in the mix, when paired with the right amp for you. Humbuckers enjoy a lower end bump and slightly less all-middle-only tone.
Swamp Ash: The open and ethereal, delicate, airy and complex "S" tone. Soft, soothing open middle lays the groundwork to showcase rich low, lows; highlighted with sparkling and softly sweet, musical highs.
Basswood: Soft and bountiful midrange makes itself abundant as this is the wood (when done just right, and of course that's how we do it) that defined the core humbucker sound of the 80s in a 25 1/2-inch scale length guitar.