Thanks for the kind words ... I won't know how it sounds till it gets here. Scott says it sounds great, and he's really taken with the 59 neck pickup.
Basically, I wanted to have a guitar with a wide variety of tonal options, but still serve as a backup (or primary) Grateful Dead guitar. I'm writing original music now, and playing with some guys down here in Texas, and my Tiger guitar just says Grateful Dead and nothing but.
So, the Lil 59 and the Lollar are for the Les Paul type arrangment ... which is also why there are individual tone and volume controls for each pickup, so you can set the neck pickup for a clean tone and get the bridge loud and overdriven by flipping the pickup selector.
The Super II is pure Jerry only ... it's wired single coil only.
The 59 and the Lollar are split so I can also get the inbetween positions going with the Super II single coil.
Originally, the buffer was going to be defeatable, but the pickups didn't like having the two volume control in series unless the buffer was active, so Scott put his new FET booster in that switch position instead.
I can also have the bridge, middle and neck pickups on all at the same time, but there's some weird phasing thing happening that Scott hasn't figured out yet. I'll post a wiring diagram and maybe the geniuses here can tell me why.
And yes, you can get a nickel cover for the Super II if you want.