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    Fender Guitars 50% Off Labor Day Sale

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    No one wants Squires.

    They want Johnny Marr specials


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    Squires are better than they used to be. I think some of the Mexican made Fenders are some of the best bargains out there. I love the Jimmy Vaughn Strat. You could get them new for about $800. Good to go out of the box. I mean if you want the best wood, the best finish, immaculate polished hardware and frets then of course it’s US made but it’s going to cost you. For a meat and potatoes work horse some of the Mex stuff can do it.

    Squires are starter guitars but the newer ones can be set up decently. Who needs a decent guitar more than anyone is the beginner and most start on cheap crap with poor action. They get frustrated and quit. If they had a light set of strings on a nice playing neck maybe they would have stuck with it.
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    I still play my 78 Strat I bought new in 78.

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    My wife bought me a Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex Strat for Christmas back in 97... love that guitar and it's still my number 1 to this day!

    Quality built that rivals any US made guitars as far as workmanship. The only thing of lesser quality might be the pickguard... but that doesn't effect playability, tone or function in any way!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZahZoo View Post
    My wife bought me a Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex Strat for Christmas back in 97... love that guitar and it's still my number 1 to this day!

    Quality built that rivals any US made guitars as far as workmanship. The only thing of lesser quality might be the pickguard... but that doesn't effect playability, tone or function in any way!
    I have one. I leave it in the living room to play around on. They make a US made version now but the Hecho En Mexico version is fine for me. I love the neck and you only can get that shallow V neck on that guitar. The pick guard is a one ply 50ís style pickguard. They were flimsy on the originals and the original ones turn green because they are nitrocellulose plastic. The pickups are perfect, I like the wiring scheme better than a regular Strat. Nice to have a tone control on the bridge pickup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristy View Post
    No one wants Squires.

    They want Johnny Marr specials


    No thanks. A $1000 mark-up just to have a punk's endorsement.
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    I have two Hecho en Mexico guitars - the EVH Frankie and Bumblebee. I am happy with both. I'll buy Hecho en Mexico any day over Hecho in China.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitro Express View Post
    I still play my 78 Strat I bought new in 78.
    Show a picture, or it didn't happen! No seriously, tell more about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitro Express View Post
    I have one. I leave it in the living room to play around on. They make a US made version now but the Hecho En Mexico version is fine for me. I love the neck and you only can get that shallow V neck on that guitar. The pick guard is a one ply 50’s style pickguard. They were flimsy on the originals and the original ones turn green because they are nitrocellulose plastic. The pickups are perfect, I like the wiring scheme better than a regular Strat. Nice to have a tone control on the bridge pickup.
    My pickguard has a yellowish tinge to it now... not sure if that's natural due to the material or from hanging out in my buddies' smoke filled studio for too many hours. I call it contact-buzz™ yellow... LOL

    Without a doubt the V-shaped neck is one of my favorite aspects. I have all my Strats wired the same... to me that's the "correct" way a Strat should be wired with tone control on the bridge and neck pickups with the middle wide open with noise cancelling in positions 2 and 4 on the 5-way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZahZoo View Post
    My pickguard has a yellowish tinge to it now... not sure if that's natural due to the material or from hanging out in my buddies' smoke filled studio for too many hours. I call it contact-buzzô yellow... LOL

    Without a doubt the V-shaped neck is one of my favorite aspects. I have all my Strats wired the same... to me that's the "correct" way a Strat should be wired with tone control on the bridge and neck pickups with the middle wide open with noise cancelling in positions 2 and 4 on the 5-way.
    Mine hasnít turned yellow yet so it might be the smoke. Yeah the bridge pickup is too bright without a tone knob. I have a Warmoth parts Strat I built with a reverse headstock and reverse bridge pickup. It sounds great. Itís a right handed guitar but with a Hendrix setup. I had the body sprayed metal flake purple.

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    Yeah but the Tex Mex Jimmy Vaughan Strat is a great guitar and I play mine a lot because itís out and about. My nice Gibsonís are safe in their cases in a climate controlled room and itís too much trouble to break them out. I mean If the grandkids ding my Jimmy Vaughn itís no big deal and I know nothing is going to easily snap off of it. The more that neck breaks in the better itís going to be and I hope it looks like a burned out whore ten years from now. Maybe I should keep it in a smokey room too.

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