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Jimmi Vaughan strat

wikur

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As an Telecasterplayer I`m lusting a bit for a strat........
The JV MIM strat has got a lot of praice.
Is it as good as they say?
There is none in my vincinity.........
Any comments on the JV MIM Strat are welcome.
Cheers!
 

the_guitarboy

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I have been looking for one as well as I hear they have thicker necks! They seem hard to find, none locally available for me.
 

wikur

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Yes.
It`s the V shaped neck I`m lookin for.
Is it about the same as the Baja Telecaster?......
 

PBC

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I've got one and love it, the real selling feature on it is the neck which is not necessarily thicker but is a different shape being that it tapers to a deep V. The neck shape is very different than what you would play on a new american standard off the rack, the deep V is more similar to the V profile from the 50's. Personally I love it but it can take some getting used to. The wiring is also a bit different and the texmex pickups didn't suit me so I replaced them with a Suhr silent backplate and a set of the Fender Custom 69 pickups.
 

evanjackson

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I've played one before. V neck is nice. I loved the Tex-Mex pickups, too. Very nice guitar!
 

wikur

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Thanks PBC.
Maybe I`ll Place an order with Thomann in Germany.........
They have a great return policy.
 

wikur

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Thanks evanjackson.
There`s non to be found in Sweden.
They don`t come up used on local sites.
Owners are prolly delighted and won`let go......
 

wikur

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Thanks MightyGuru.
Has the specs been consistent or changed?
It`s The fat V neck I`m lookin`for
 

Forgotten

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I also have a first year jv strat, it's my #1. I wouldn't call the neck fat, but the v shape can make it seem that way. I think the baja has a slightly fuller neck, therefore slightly bigger feeling.
 

jjboogie

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I had one for quite a while.....I miss it a lot. Probably shouldn't have sold it! LOL

Great guitars!
 

candid_x

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Yes.
It`s the V shaped neck I`m lookin for.
Is it about the same as the Baja Telecaster?......
I had a fairly early JV and liked it a lot, sorta regret trading it. I also have a Baja with a fat neck, and there's no comparison. In fact the JV couldn't be considered the least bit fat, but it was still nice.

The soft V on both are from the nut to about the 4th or 5th fret and transitions to a C, or the Baja almost to a U.
 

Wedge

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Had one a few years ago and traded up for an American standard and got the short end of it, the JV was better all around and the V neck rocks.
 

ProfG

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Great neck. Same hardware as the American Vintage series. The Tex-Mex pickups are very versatile and sweeten up if you lower them a bit. I've worn out the frets on mine--did I say that I love the neck?
 

standard24

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My nephew got his Jimmy Vaughn Strat signed by Jimmy. Nephew is a big fan (And a great player). He even has Stevie Ray's old table lamp.
 

FiestaRed869

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I love V necks, But the Vaughn feels more like a U. Not a very pronounced V, and has more shoulder then what I think about of a V neck. My favorite V is the 57ri, and classic series 50, but that's just prefernce
 

walterw

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the JV has the real-deal american vintage bridge, all-steel with the steel block. it also has fatter frets.

that one and the robet cray (great non-trem strat, also with fat frets) are two of the best mexi strats out there.
 

geodr

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Just picked one up, like the neck, and trying to decide if it can replace my Clapton Strat. Put Fralin Blues specials in it with a blender pot, which I like better than the stock. One issue is that guitar seems a little "dead" (not so resonant) and I'm wondering if its the wood or a nut or trem upgrade would help.
 

Joe Perry

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the JV has the real-deal american vintage bridge, all-steel with the steel block. it also has fatter frets.

that one and the robet cray (great non-trem strat, also with fat frets) are two of the best mexi strats out there.
I agree with this and the others. The AVRI hardware on it makes this a great value, especially used. Even if you are not crazy about the Tex Mex p/u's - it's a great platform for just a p/u swap/upgrade.
 

Yer Blues

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I purchased one second hand when they first came out. A few years ago I replaced the pickups with a pair of Fralin Woodstock pickups. It made an improvement to my ears, but I already liked the sound. Not sure on the neck, but it's pretty comfortable to me. I've noticed it's lighter than other Strat's I have played in the last few years.

I like it and have no plans to sell as it satisfies my Strat needs quite well.
 






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