I'm looking for a cheap guitar to take to smokey bar gigs and other gigs of that nature. I am also going on tour this summer and want to bring a guitar that I wouldn't mind getting a little banged up. I don't want to ding up my American Strat (my #1 guitar). I have always loved fender offset guitars like the Jag, Mustang ect, but I can't bring myself to drop around $1000 on a guitar that is made in Mexico so the VM jag seems to be the better deal at the moment. Anyway, I am going to sell my Epi Les Paul Standard and I think I'm guna get a VM Jag. They look cool and the pickups aren't too bad IMO. I am going to replace the bridge, however.