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Fender JV Modified '50s Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar, with Maple Fingerboard (and Gig Bag)

Featuring a pair of vintage Strat pickups with a humbucker in the bridge, this Stratocaster pays homage to Fender's Japanese Vintage reissues from the 1980s.

Overall User Ratings (based on 2 ratings)
  • Overall:
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Sound:
    3.5 out of 5 stars
  • Features:
    3.5 out of 5 stars
  • Ease of Use:
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality:
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Value:
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Manufacturer Support:
    4.5 out of 5 stars
  • The Wow Factor:
    4 out of 5 stars
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
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Submitted March 9, 2023 by a customer from GMAIL.COM

"Great Player"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Ordered this nearly a year ago from reviewing. Came perfect, needed some intonation and set to tune but is super easy with the locking tuners. Sounds great other than the split humbucker is a little less bity than a normal bridge single but that's just kinda to be expected from a split humbucker. The single-ply guard while vintage accurate is ugly as all hell lol. Easily the lightest guitar I own and most comfortable. The soft-v is now my go to neck profile. Excellent Japanese craftsmanship all around.
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Submitted May 28, 2023 by Rick Foxx in Shelton, WA

"Pretty to look at but feels cheap and sounds bad"

Overall: 2 out of 5 stars
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I recently played one of these guitars and it sounded plastic and dull so I figured it was just a bad set up, but no... all these Fender Basswood bodied guitars sound bad. The sad thing is, is that they look just WONDERFUL! However, when you play them with or without an amp (I play a lot without an amp in front of the T.V. to get my daily practice in whilst I relax) they just sound dull and lifeless like a toy plastic guitar. Beware the Basswood body guitars as this wood is subpar and super cheap to buy and many of the large companies would have you believe that this wood is just as good as alder or ash (if not better) and that is just not so! That is just marketing hype. It's really a shame, because everything about this guitar is good except the body and maybe the nut (I think it's plastic). It has nice thick soft v maple neck, a 9.5 radius, fair pups, not bad tuners and even comes with an o.k. gig bag...so if it weren't for the body you wouldn't have to change much to make it stage ready. C'mon Fender I know you can do better than this! Just put a decent body on this guitar and watch it fly off the shelf. Oh yeah and watch the overpricing will yuh! Just my 2 cents worth. Peace.
Sound
It really is a shame, because everything about this guitar is good except the body and (and maybe the nut if it's plastic). It has nice thick soft v maple neck, a 9.5 radius, decent enough pups, good tuners and even a gig bag so if it weren't for the body you wouldn't have to change much to make it stage ready. C'mon Fender I know you can do better than this. Just put a decent body on this guitar and watch it fly off the shelf. Oh yeah and watch the overpricing will yuh! Just my 2 cents worth. Peace.
Features
Most everything but the pups and body are o.k. and with just a few minor tweaks could be stage ready if not for the afore mentioned items.
Ease of Use
This guitar is priced way to high for what it is. This is an introductory instrument for beginners only. It should be priced around $300-$500.00. After all it's just cheap basswood.
Quality
All of the parts are in line with most of there MIM line except for the neck and the paint job which is above average but do to the cheap wood used for the body you will never, as a professional musician, get the tones out of this instrument you are seeking.
Value
This product is way overpriced compared to many of the overseas guitars being built today. If Fender keeps this up they will price themselves out of existence. Just my opinion.
Manufacturer Support
I have been buying Fender products for forty years but have stoped due to the high pricing, subpar woods and unusable necks or bodies on almost all of their guitars under $1,300.00.
The Wow Factor
The over all look of this guitar is beautiful. However, I am a pro. musician and need quality instruments for my craft. I like a beautiful instrument but prefer substance over beauty.

Musical Background:

Professional musician 44 years

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All types
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