- Feb 12, 2010
- Somewhere Over The Rainbow
As soon as I can determine which one. They both have their charms and neither has any deficits. The 57 NOS has a clarity and chime that is wonderful and I think it better looking. The neck has aged is darker now. The neck is a mid 60s C, same as the 61 Relic but it feels slightly thinner. The 61 has more growl. I'm so so, on it's particular relic treatment but it's still a great guitar. I vacillate on which one I like more. I'm just at the point where I'm tired of maintaining multiple instruments. I'll still have a Strat, Tele and LP. (I'm also getting down to one acoustic).