Total speculation thread! But hey, why not? Wondering if anyone thinks some elements of the ME V will filter down to a Core model? I’m thinking elements of the electronics (more the pups, and switching options - not necessarily the 500k to 250k switch). They made a very specific design choice in placing the single coil pup in an unusual, but helpful position. Plus that single coil pickup itself doesn’t seem to exist (or have existed) on any model that I can think of (save, maybe some iterations of the Swamp Ash Special?). Why not throw a 305 pup there? Or NF? Why create a new pickup just for a limited PS guitar? Just seems like a lot of design effort into something with a very small marketplace. Of course, I imagine upholding the Modern Eagle lineage is important to the company. And the design and electronics may not a big deal for a PS team that turns out masterpieces daily. And obviously creating a single coil pup isn’t rocket science. But seeing features that might make sense on the 509 or Paul’s Guitar makes me believe (or hope) that they might be integrated into those models, or that we may even see a slightly streamlined and stripped down version of the ME V, but with the same pickup setup and majority of switching options - hopefully the push/pull allowing all 3 pups. Thoughts?