And just to show you how we all perceive things differently (and have different needs), my limited run 594 Soapy is one of my favorite guitars! The Duncan P-90s sound remarkably close to the original P-90s on my 1965 SG Special, and since what I was after was a vintage tone, they hit the sweet spot. For that reason I wouldn’t call them crappy or muddy. I’d call them an authentic reproduction of the original P-90. However, the 594 is a more articulate instrument when playing single notes or chording, probably due to its maple cap. Strummed acoustically, the 594 is also brighter and more articulate than the old SG, which is why I got it.