I love this guitar. I bought it used so it came set up and Pau Ferro board has been well oiled. I honestly don't have a single complaint. I did swap out the tort pickguard for a mint green one. Everything fit except the tone pot which was a struggle to get through. I think the MIM stuff uses the same general size as their American counterparts, but relies on the metric system. Everything seems to be 1mm bigger or smaller depending on the part. Just enough to be annoying, but with a little glue or elbow grease, you can make it work. I had a 60's Classic Lacquer JM last year and from what I can tell, the pickups in the 60th Anniversary sound the same. I suppose they're the same materials as the AV65 pickups but wound in Mexico so Fender re-branded them to avoid having two of the same pickups on the market with different country or origins. For anyone hesitating on these guitars because of the Pau Ferro board, I'd say it's a non issue. They get really dark once you oil them even though it looks kind of washed out in my pictures. My assumption is PF boards are naturally lighter than Rosewood and dry out faster. Rather than apply oil at the factory and have them turn lighter by the time they get to their final destination, Fender just relies on us to figure that part on our own. The only turn off for me is some of those Pau Ferro boards have that asymmetrical grain running down the middle of the fretboard. That's not nearly as noticeable once the board is oiled, but I can see that being a turnoff. Luckily, mine didn't have that. I also thought I'd miss the vintage style neck of the Classic 60's more, but this guitar is set up so well that it's more than comfortable to play and bending takes considerably less effort. All in all, great guitar if you find one gently used.