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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Bones, Apr 16, 2016.
$350 a good price for a used one in decent shape?
Sounds like a pretty good price to me, if it is in good shape. The only caveat I would have is the V-neck. If you like it, it's a pretty good deal. If you don't like the neck, not so much. Do you have the opportunity to audition the guitar in person?
That's a great price, assuming as always there's no problems with it. Plus it's not a cheaper version of his, JLV actually plays them. I like a V-neck, so that wouldn't be a problem for me, but you need to like the Texas Specials they come with.
Then you can save up for a Fender Coronado like his!
Play it first to see if you like the pups, but that's a great price. Got one years ago (2000 SB) about that price but I still struggle to like the Tex-Mex pups. Very bright, harsh and thin compared to my '88 MIJ Strat with MIA vintage pups. Finally got them sounding decent by de-staggering the poles, and I have the pups lowered almost flush with the PG. I love the fat V neck, which is far different than my MIJ Strat (ST67-EX) with a very thin 7.25 D ('67 style) but it's very fun to play one, then the other. Yin-yang.
Great price if you that's your neck shape. Even if you don't like the p'ups you can replace them and still come out fine.
The JV Strat comes with Tex-Mex pick up not Texas Specials.
This is what I was thinking.
great guitars ...awesome v neck and that price is a steal...
I had a real nice one that I loved , unfortunatly my back didn't concur....
i wouldn't call the neck on these fat. they're alright though. marginally better than a thin c.
Far left is a thin (modern) C (CV50), far right a Jimmy Vaughan. More than "marginally fatter" IMHO
Left to right: CV50--------------------'52 AVRI----------------Squire '51------------2000 Jimmie Vaughan
The earlier models had a pretty sharp V, at some point they became shallower like the '50s classic series.
Mine is a MSN6 neck. I think many JV necks were made in '96, then put on bodies in later years. The date stamp on the back of my stock PG is Oct 2000. It is a pretty pronounced V.
I later put a thicker single-ply '50s PG on. The stock one is very flimsy, also was damaged from the stickers being left on for years (left white spots).
That's what I thought too. Tex-Mex pups sound awesome screwed down low to the pickguard. Higher up they can be a bit harsh. $350 is a great price, GRAB IT!
Is that a regular v shape or that a "soft-v"? I was under the assumption that the Vaughan strat had a soft v like the EC strat, but that side profile looks huge!
I haven't held an EC Strat so can't compare the two. I can say it's a similar feel to a typical vintage Martin acoustic V neck, also similar the V neck on my Silver Creek T-170, though not quite as sharp. I'd call it a soft V.
I learned on a '70s Korean Martin D copy with a fat soft V neck so am very comfortable with fatter V necks, though I find most all necks fun to play for various reasons.
if that's true, they either reshaped the jimmie vaughan necks or your neck is an early model, which isn't indicative of recent models. the one i played a few years ago wasn't anything special.
As beyer160 said, they have changed. I haven't seen or held the newer ones, only mine, so have no idea what they're like. Body on mine is multi piece poplar with maple veneer front and back. Later ones are multi-piece alder with alder veneer, I believe.