If this sound and feels right, then it’s a guitar well worth considering.
Pickups can easily be replaced for a more desired tone but you can’t fix a dead resonance.
This has nothing to do with what models you choose or how much they cost.
You could very well build the guitar yourself from scrap metal but what’s important is that you’re comfortable with holding the guitar in your hands, playing it and the sound it creates.
In this feature we’ll look at a handful of models with David Gilmour’s tones in mind. You are the musician and the guitar is the tool you use to express your feelings and music.
It may sound like a cliché but you need to be at one with the guitar for the inspiration to flow.
However, over the last decade or so, the MIMs has gotten a considerable face lift and the overall quality is very high.
Although a soft wood, it has a rich and warm tone with a smooth sustain.
Basswood has long been favoured by jazz musicians and it can also help to balance a bright punchy maple neck.
Replace it with a Callaham Vintage S system for better stability and more sustain.
To take the guitar up to a pro level, replace the pickups with some Fender Custom Shop 69s or Fat 50s. From being the black sheep of the catalogue, the MIMs has gotten a thorough face-lift and are now great alternatives to the much more expensive US counterparts.