Amen! And also, a 52 Reissue is going to sound different depending on who's playing it. A 52 Reissue will sound different when you play it, it will sound different if I play it, which probably sounded different than when Volitan played it. And I'm not talking about skill levels (which I need working on!), but on individual technique, feel and playing style. I think the 52 Reissue has one of the best bridge pickup sounds I've heard in a Telecaster. But I will say this, I have to agree on the sticky neck. I don't have a 52 Reissue, but I brought my Hamer Artist into the music store I go to. The tech expertly used steel wool and a light sandpaper and the neck feels much better now with a lot of that excess finish gone.