I am really surprised at how much Fender/Charvel is getting behind Warren and Jake.....I am happy to see it for sure. Those dudes deserve it. I couldn't think of two more deserving players......but besides guys like us....who are these guitars appealing to? Are the 'Bark At The Moon' and "Out of The Cellar' albums having some kind of revival that i am not aware of?
Ultimate Sin yay!
The Jake is pretty darn nice, what a warm colour.
I'd never realized that Jake's original blueburst was poplar and not alder...?
Might be cheap, but it sounds good. Ernie Ball used it a lot, at least on the Steve Moorse guitars, maybe some Silhouette models, and my USA RR is made of it. Basswood is cheap too, sounds good.
Didn't mean to imply that poplar = bad coz it's not (classic Peavey Vandenberg Signatures were made with poplar).
But as many here have pointed out, planks of poplar are less expensive than alder or ash. I was just literally thinking out loud my surprise that Jake's original blueburst was not alder...and then I guess the corollary is that this new custom shop guitar will be made of poplar (based on "painstaking" recreation efforts) with custom shop pricing as well.