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I think I'd like to get this, after the recently graduated princess money pit gets a job and I clear a few debts away, maybe sometime in 2008. Gives me time try one out if I come across one. Many good reviews - pickups and neck especially noted. Good bang for the buck. I can live with 21 frets instead of 22. Jimmy Vaughan

 

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I think I'd like to get this, after the recently graduated princess money pit gets a job and I clear a few debts away, maybe sometime in 2008. Gives me time try one out if I come across one. Many good reviews - pickups and neck especially noted. Good bang for the buck. I can live with 21 frets instead of 22. Jimmy Vaughan

Boy can I sympathize. I've got three in University and two more in high school still. Those Jimmy V's are nice. A friend of mine grabbed one a couple of years ago used. Sweet playing and sounding guitar.
 

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I was doing some price comparison with the HIghway One strat - it was $750 US at MF and it was $800 at Steve's in Toronto. The SV strat was $650 US at MF. Seems like Fenders are well priced in Toronto anywho.
 

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The Jimmy Vaughnt strats are really nice guitars, regardless of price. I'm a tele guy myself, but I certainly appreciate that one, I especially like the color.

The highway one guitars sound a lot better to me now that Fender has upgraded the pickups, however.
 

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Well,... dropped into L&M Downtown T.O. and noodled on a half dozen different strats - Classic 50s, 60s and 70s,... all nice. Then I tried an American Strat w/ maple neck,,,, WHOA !! Then I tried a Clapton Strat,... WHOA! But not quite as much whoa as the one before. Then I tried a Highway One with RW neck,... WHOA!! - nicer and more resonant than the one I tried at Steve's the week before. But alas, no JVs.

As was leaving, there was 61 SG, for $5000. ???????? Definitely a player, and nonoriginal parts. Has a buckle rash a 1/3 the size of the back. No evidence of headstock or neck breaks. I noodled around the 17th fret and above for about 20 seconds,... WHOA !!!

WHAT IN GOD'S NAME AM I DOING TO MYSELF ?!?!?


Rob....you be getting the GAS pains again:sport-smiley-002::D ...I sympasize:mad:
AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH !!!!!
 

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I think I'd like to get this, after the recently graduated princess money pit gets a job and I clear a few debts away, maybe sometime in 2008. Gives me time try one out if I come across one. Many good reviews - pickups and neck especially noted. Good bang for the buck. I can live with 21 frets instead of 22. Jimmy Vaughan

on pure image that looks very nice, cream/white finishs with maple necks always look the best.
 

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Well,... dropped into L&M Downtown T.O. and noodled on a half dozen different strats - Classic 50s, 60s and 70s,... all nice. Then I tried an American Strat w/ maple neck,,,, WHOA !! Then I tried a Clapton Strat,... WHOA! But not quite as much whoa as the one before. Then I tried a Highway One with RW neck,... WHOA!! - nicer and more resonant than the one I tried at Steve's the week before. But alas, no JVs.

As was leaving, there was 61 SG, for $5000. ???????? Definitely a player, and nonoriginal parts. Has a buckle rash a 1/3 the size of the back. No evidence of headstock or neck breaks. I noodled around the 17th fret and above for about 20 seconds,... WHOA !!!

WHAT IN GOD'S NAME AM I DOING TO MYSELF ?!?!?




AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH !!!!!
I know how you feel. I was gassing for a particular axe and happened to find one. After very little debate with myself (some people call it impulse) I bought it...then broke the news to my better half. After just missing me with the frying pan and listening to my lame ass justification, she was very understanding. What a sweatheart.

Anyways, the moral of this story is BUY IT BUY IT BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!! :rockon:
 

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guitars are to guitarists like purses and shoes are to women...


they are an IMPULSE buy item a lot of times....

"hey! that pair of shoes would look so awesome with that dress over there...even though I dont really need it...ill buy it"

same way with guitarists...except guitars are just cooler and more important to life
 

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I want this too, but it's already owned by Guitar Center in the U.S.

 

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No problem. Just saw one of the reissues at L&M in Langley for around $15,000. What a bargain!!
 

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Strats Rule

Go for it!
I owned a 1974 Fender Strat White over 30 years ago and still kick myself for ever selling it.:eek::eek:

Its on my list when I find just the right one:rockon2:
 

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I got one of these.



CIJ Fender. Can't remember if mine is ST62G80TX or ST62G85TX. It's basically the Japanese SRV model. You can find these on Ebay or you can order them from Ishibashi (cheaper from Ishibashi, I think). Mine, with shipping and crazy duty ripoff (20% in Korea), cost me 730$ US from Ishibashi. Not trying to look like SRV, or pretend that I can play like him. I just loved the beautiful 3 tone. I'm not even that crazy about the gold hardware. But, dude. That is one fine guitar.
 

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