I always wanted one of these since getting the 50's American Original. More accurate 50's specs. It's also interesting how they compare, the difference is like night and day. The fourth pic shows the colour differences between the AV and the AO: When at the seller's house, I contemplated selling my AO after purchasing the AV. Got home... nope, keeping both! They are two completely different guitars, the only similarities are that they're the same shape, same pickguard and pickups look the same. Tone pot crackled and jumped around in value as you turn it. Got home and applied CRC 2-26, smoothed out the feel of the pots, but now the tone pot isn't working at all! I'll try something else if I can before I replace it, trying to keep the original.