Bruce, don't fake it till you make it.... guitar wise.
Maybe Bruce can run his equipment by you for your approval. Obviously he needs the credibility that you provide. Truly absurd.
Sorry to sound harsh, but you voiced your opinion, and now I'm voicing mine. I believe that a musician of Springsteen's reputation and experience gets to buy whatever guitar he wants without in essense being accused of being a faker. Whether you or I like or dislike him is unimportant. It's his decision, and it's logical--he wants the precision of a newly-built instrument with the feel and vibe of an old one.