I went to GC Monday night before a concert, and they had a Lake Placid Blue Jazzmaster American Performer. I'm a sucker for LPB. The satin LPB was gorgeous and felt perfect. Guitar was nice enough. Pickups were a little disappointing a Dlx Reverb RI - very trebly and shrill. And I really missed the JM vibrato - I guess I'm a traditionalist, but I also think that JM/Jag vibrato is the best one I've played. I kind of liked the jumbo frets - I don't have a guitar with them and found it really easy to get along with. Last night I had some time with my VM JM and realized I didn't need the Performer.