If it's indeed a legitimate vintage reissue, odds are that also the pickguard has been changed. I could be wrong, but I doubt that even a limited-run '52 reissue would have a three-ply pickguard.
A very cool-looking guitar, though.
I gave this a test with both my 7.25"-radius Telecasters. No issues whatsoever, the note rings very clearly - even when bent to C.
My frets are not vintage-accurate, though. Musikraft's 6105 wire has a height of 0.047 and width of 0.095.
EDIT: Messed up the decimals.
Well, he does usually play a Stratocaster.
The delivery isn't quite my cup of tea either. Ditto for the musical genres represented, although I must say I'm glad they stick to what they know and enjoy rather than make half-arsed, at times cringe-worthy attempts to dive into genres they appear to...
Lately I've been doing it imagining a tuning video on Youtube. The results vary, but not too dramatically and I usually get quite close. Nothing else matters by Metallica is a song I used to use, given the use of open strings.
I'm not familiar with manufacturers in Europe, but Musikraft does allow you to have modern frets on a thick neck, be it a C, D, V or U, and vintage radius at no extra cost. If your search closer to home yields no results, it'd be the one I'd turn to.
I've been mulling over this very question for some time now, as I sense that the end is nigh for my pandemic-fuelled partscaster binge. I presently have three, with an assortment of parts ready for another three, but it's proving increasingly difficult to justify completing the builds--I'm...
The shipping costs should come back down once airlines start restoring frequencies. The options are limited at the moment, and at least I'm not aware of any new piece of regulation affecting shipping.
Also, cool to hear about your Vanzandt. A few have caught my eye, but I've yet to pick one up...
As mentioned above, P90s in Humbucker casing are pretty readily available. Creamery has not only a humbucker-sized P90, but also a humbucker-sized Charlie Christian and a humbucker-sized single-coil called Sonic-Six.
Porter's Richochet, I believe, is also fundamentally a single-coil pickup...
I'm sure more accurate and helpful replies will follow, but I think I'd like the look -- though I'd be tempted to try an anodized gold pickguard first, like they did with the road-worn 50s Precision Bass.
I have a '52 AVRI from 2007, but I've never tried a complete MJT guitar. Based on the couple of MJT bodies I've had, though, I'd probably go with MJT - partly because of the minor adjustments I have made or would like to make--pickups and frets, respectively-- to my AVRI.