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KNNZ wrote: Sun Dec 31, 2023 2:36 pm the one on bookface recently looks nice!
Squier Classic Vibe 60's in seafoam green $850
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I have a Squier classic vibe JM and its pretty cool.

Looks the part, plays well, the trem does some fun things. Pick ups are reasonable. Wasn't cheap, not even for a Squier (in fact I was a bit amazed they are making/selling Squiers that expensive), but also got me a cool looking JM for not paying Fender JM $$.

No lock on the trem, and the usual Squier thick poly finish are the downsides.

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KNNZ wrote: Sun Dec 31, 2023 2:36 pm the one on bookface recently looks nice!
Squier Classic Vibe 60's in seafoam green $850
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It does
I really have no experience with squiers so I just can’t comment
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No lock on the trem is fine, but I’d want to feel the spring in those squiers. Even the MIJ ones benefit from an upgrade. And the guage steel in the plate is town flimsy in comparison to the American iterations. Probably minimal issue for most players but when you’re refining your gear totally towards surf sound then it starts to matter more

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Heres mine - Squier classic vibe 70s jazzmaster
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Unfortunately, over the years, I have learned that buying cheap guitars tend to lead to losing money on my way up to better models. Sure, there were times I stopped before too far. I am perfectly content with my Player series strat with the body and pickguard being the only original bits. Not willing to take that gamble on a sizzling hot offset market at the moment.

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codedog wrote: Sun Dec 31, 2023 3:39 pm Unfortunately, over the years, I have learned that buying cheap guitars tend to lead to losing money on my way up to better models. Sure, there were times I stopped before too far. I am perfectly content with my Player series strat with the body and pickguard being the only original bits. Not willing to take that gamble on a sizzling hot offset market at the moment.
I think an ishibashi offering for a used MIJ is a good call and you’re not likely to take a bath if you on sell it. Infact I’d be surprised if you didn’t make on it. And in reality you won’t be spending much more than you would on a new squier
I keep looking at that CAR jag….

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StrummersOfThunder wrote: Sun Dec 31, 2023 3:46 pm
codedog wrote: Sun Dec 31, 2023 3:39 pm Unfortunately, over the years, I have learned that buying cheap guitars tend to lead to losing money on my way up to better models. Sure, there were times I stopped before too far. I am perfectly content with my Player series strat with the body and pickguard being the only original bits. Not willing to take that gamble on a sizzling hot offset market at the moment.
I think an ishibashi offering for a used MIJ is a good call and you’re not likely to take a bath if you on sell it. Infact I’d be surprised if you didn’t make on it. And in reality you won’t be spending much more than you would on a new squier
I keep looking at that CAR jag….
You're probably right.

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I'll stop now though, lest I bring back everyone's traumatic memories of a certain former forumite.

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MIJ Offset in my suitcase me thinks, so.... I find strats pretty much perfect for me, the jags and jazzies look quite huge, would a mustang be a better fit? or should I just man up!
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Mustang is actually a bit longer overall than a Strat, despite being a shorter scale length, though probably a little narrower overall.

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I’ve never really understood those who say a Mustang feels small, but then I’m a slim tall boy, not a beefcake.
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codedog wrote: Sun Dec 31, 2023 3:39 pm Unfortunately, over the years, I have learned that buying cheap guitars tend to lead to losing money on my way up to better models. Sure, there were times I stopped before too far. I am perfectly content with my Player series strat with the body and pickguard being the only original bits. Not willing to take that gamble on a sizzling hot offset market at the moment.
I totally get this. The journey for my 335 went through 4 other 335esque guitars, and lost money on most of them before I got the guitar I wanted, and none of those were ever going to measure up.

But then you probably already have a couple of nice guitars and this isnt going to replace one of them, so really its about getting a feel for whether this is something you need to have. If you grab the cheap squier 2nd hand, you're not going to lose much on resale, give it a lash, work out if an offset is for you.
StrummersOfThunder wrote: Sun Dec 31, 2023 3:46 pm I think an ishibashi offering for a used MIJ is a good call and you’re not likely to take a bath if you on sell it. Infact I’d be surprised if you didn’t make on it. And in reality you won’t be spending much more than you would on a new squier
I keep looking at that CAR jag….
Absolutely this - I imported my 1st Jag - CIJ, candy apple red, matching headstock - best looking guitar I have owned, but sadly not great to play. Eventually flicked it, and made a good margin on what it cost to bring in.

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jeremyb wrote: Sun Dec 31, 2023 5:05 pm MIJ Offset in my suitcase me thinks, so.... I find strats pretty much perfect for me, the jags and jazzies look quite huge, would a mustang be a better fit? or should I just man up!
That's right... you're off to Japan next year, aren't you? Or was that sty? Would be a great chance to buy a Fender over there, it seems! That CAR Jag or 3 tone burst JM looked superb.

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codedog wrote: Sun Dec 31, 2023 5:13 pm
jeremyb wrote: Sun Dec 31, 2023 5:05 pm MIJ Offset in my suitcase me thinks, so.... I find strats pretty much perfect for me, the jags and jazzies look quite huge, would a mustang be a better fit? or should I just man up!
That's right... you're off to Japan next year, aren't you? Or was that sty? Would be a great chance to buy a Fender over there, it seems! That CAR Jag or 3 tone burst JM looked superb.
Off mid April, can't wait!
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codedog wrote: Thu Dec 28, 2023 6:29 pm Been thinking heaps about offsets recently. Checked out some Squier options... ouch! They're not as cheap as last time I looked.
How does this sound: (Quote about a certain offset)
playability is ubercool, the neck is a little more thick than av65 (1 mm more or less), the sound is more jazzmaster than jag but different (hard to describe, clearer and grittier too), the comfort is a pleasure, the trem is better than fender trem
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Starfire wrote: Sun Dec 31, 2023 5:11 pm Mustang is actually a bit longer overall than a Strat, despite being a shorter scale length, though probably a little narrower overall.

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I’ve never really understood those who say a Mustang feels small, but then I’m a slim tall boy, not a beefcake.
That picture is doing my head in. I've always thought of Mustangs as being tiny. I guess it's just that I always compare them in my head to the JM/Jag body.

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