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Fender Artist Series Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex Stratocaster Electric Guitar Olympic White

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The Fender Artist Series Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex Strat Electric Guitar reflects Vaughan's deep roots, traditional style, and preferred Strat features. This smoker comes armed with three Tex-Mex single-... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Fender Artist Series Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex Strat Electric Guitar reflects Vaughan's deep roots, traditional style, and preferred Strat features. This smoker comes armed with three Tex-Mex single-coils including an extra-hot bridge pickup, a special tinted maple V-shaped neck, vintage machine heads, original synchronized tremolo, and custom tone control wiring. Alder body, Schaller straplock-ready buttons, and medium-jumbo frets. Includes Fender deluxe gig bag.

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FEATURES

  • Three Tex-Mex single-coil pickups
  • Special V-shaped neck
  • Vintage machine heads
  • Original synchronized tremolo
  • Custom tone control wiring
  • Alder body
  • Schaller straplock-ready buttons
  • Medium-jumbo frets
  • Fender deluxe gig bag
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FenderArtist Series Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex Stratocaster Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 25 reviews)

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Great value - very good guitar

The JV Strat is a fine guitar for anyone from a beginning guitarist to a regular working musician [and I've been both]. The tremelo could be improved [as with most 6-screw...Read complete review

The JV Strat is a fine guitar for anyone from a beginning guitarist to a regular working musician [and I've been both]. The tremelo could be improved [as with most 6-screw units], and the single-ply pickguard is a little warped [apparently a common problem for single-plys], but its a great-sounding, well-made guitar that's fun to play, especially if you're a fan of v-shaped, 9.5" radius necks. [Neck profile and fretboard radius are of varying importance to different people. If you don't know about those topics, get someone to show you the difference between a 7.25", 9.5", and 12" fretboard radius, and a v-, c- and u- shaped neck, about all of which you can get on a strat in this same price range. I bought mine earlier this year because I've been wanting a sunburst/maple strat that I could modify without too much regard for its future value, and I didn't want to spend too much on a guitar that was likely to get different pickups, pickguard, etc. Now that I've gotten it, however, I'm not sure that I'll change anything. I've blocked the tremelo, and may get a different pickguard some day, but the sound and playability are wonderful - actually better than my 1986/87 American Standard [that I don't plan to modify one bit]. This guitar isn't going to hold anyone back from being a great guitarist.

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Its a No Go

The Jimmie Vaughan Strat fell short :( Looks Great! Feels Great! Sounds Great!......except it will not stay in tune!!! After receiving it I researched it a little more...Read complete review

The Jimmie Vaughan Strat fell short :( Looks Great! Feels Great! Sounds Great!......except it will not stay in tune!!! After receiving it I researched it a little more and found a few other folks complaining about the same issue. If im going to spend more money to fix the tuning issues , I might as well just slam down a couple more hundred dollars for a Standard American Strat.

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(29 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great value - very good guitar

By Anonymous

from North Carolina

Comments about Fender Artist Series Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

The JV Strat is a fine guitar for anyone from a beginning guitarist to a regular working musician [and I've been both]. The tremelo could be improved [as with most 6-screw units], and the single-ply pickguard is a little warped [apparently a common problem for single-plys], but its a great-sounding, well-made guitar that's fun to play, especially if you're a fan of v-shaped, 9.5" radius necks. [Neck profile and fretboard radius are of varying importance to different people. If you don't know about those topics, get someone to show you the difference between a 7.25", 9.5", and 12" fretboard radius, and a v-, c- and u- shaped neck, about all of which you can get on a strat in this same price range. I bought mine earlier this year because I've been wanting a sunburst/maple strat that I could modify without too much regard for its future value, and I didn't want to spend too much on a guitar that was likely to get different pickups, pickguard, etc. Now that I've gotten it, however, I'm not sure that I'll change anything. I've blocked the tremelo, and may get a different pickguard some day, but the sound and playability are wonderful - actually better than my 1986/87 American Standard [that I don't plan to modify one bit]. This guitar isn't going to hold anyone back from being a great guitarist.

(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Comfortable

By Jason

from port saint lucie, FL

Comments about Fender Artist Series Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

This is by far the most comfortable guitar I have. It's hard to explain, but the second I started playing it I knew it just felt right to me. The tone is beautiful and very diverse. It's perfect for any blues/jazz style, but can easily hold its own when it comes to rock and even hard rock. The value alone is worth it and right now it is by far my favorite guitar.

(11 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Guitar For The Money

By flyboy11

from Jaxsonville, FL

Comments about Fender Artist Series Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

This Jimmie Vaughan Sig Strat is in my opinion the best strat. The TEX-MEX pickups have great clarity with a wide field of use. There good for country, rock, blues, or anything you can think of. Also the neck is a perfect fit. It is a soft "V" neck which in my opinion is the best feeling neck fender can make. Another thing is the PRICE. How can you bet that. I think that fender hit this one on the mark and is one of there best strats. Thanks Fender and Jimmie for such a wonderful guitar.

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

MMM, MMM, Good!

By SlowhanderJake

from Seattle

Comments about Fender Artist Series Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

This is the best guitar I have ever played! The price for the quality is absolutely outstanding and anyone who buys this guitar will be totally satisfied. The neck makes for awesome playability and it is oh so fast! For the bluesy sound tex-mex is the only way to go and they are so versatile that a fuzzy Hendrix sound can be heard resonating from the neck pickup. What a great buy!

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

NO ONE WILL KNOW BUT YOU

By wicktana

from Taylor, MI

Comments about Fender Artist Series Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

Buying the Jimmie Vaughan Stratocaster wasn't an ax that introduced me to the Fender Family. I already have a American Delux Stratocaster with S-1 switching. I also have a American Delux Telecaster with the S-1 switching. To save time and space, let's just say that both of my American Fenders have proven themselfs time and time again. Why would someone want a cheaper guitar than what I already have? Simple. I wanted a Stratocaster with the TEX-MEX sound. After playing this Jimmie Vaughan Strat in the store I was amazed at how hot the pick-up's were. Not only that, but I found that by using the two tone knobs beside the volume. I could really make sounds happen that I couldn't on my American Strats. This is not a high priced guitar, yet notice how many great reviews it gets. I can't believe that my American Strat was twice the money. Thats OK, the American one has it's place also with some bells and whistles that the Jimmie Vaughan doesn't have. Dolar for dolar, I have to give the award to this $600.00 dollar strat guitar. The sound is so rewarding that you will catch yourself going to that strat as opposed to the more costly ones. Don't let the pice fool you. This is pure Stratocaster all the way and begs to be played. I feel like I can honestly make this statement because I have the American Delux. For some where around $600.00 hundered dollars you can own this strat, and unless you tell someone that it is a cheaper guitar. No one will know the difference! No one will know but you. I thank the guys at Guitar Center for showing me this guitar.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Bang for the Buck

By C-Rad

from Chicago

Comments about Fender Artist Series Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

As a player of over 20 years, I can't tell you what a pleasure this guitar is to play. A fast neck, screaming pickups, and overall great feel is what you get in a VERY reasonably priced package. Interestingly, I am somewhat surprised that this guitar screams as well as it does (as far as strats go) because Jimmie Vaughan's tone is much more tame than the axe bearing his name! I highly recommend that you give this one a try, as it is one of the nicest sounding strats I have laid my hands on. My only complaint is that the quality of paint, pickguard, and little cosmetic touches are slightly lacking, and that's what prevents me from giving it five stars. But, as far as tone and feel goes, this thing is first rate, whether ou are a pro or hobbyist. And yes, you will absolutely have to get it professionally set up before you get the most out of it because the factory setup is for the birds. (But that's pretty much true for all guitars, in my experience). Anyhow, if you are a blues or rock guy, this is probably the best guitar for the money I have played in a long time.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Its a No Go

By Disappointed

from La Porte, TX

Comments about Fender Artist Series Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

The Jimmie Vaughan Strat fell short :( Looks Great! Feels Great! Sounds Great!......except it will not stay in tune!!! After receiving it I researched it a little more and found a few other folks complaining about the same issue. If im going to spend more money to fix the tuning issues , I might as well just slam down a couple more hundred dollars for a Standard American Strat.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By stratboy267

from Birmingham

Comments about Fender Artist Series Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

Great guitar sounds amazing on clean for blues, but also has a great crunch for rock. My personal favorite part is the maple neck, absolutly amazing I just can't seem to put this guitar down. Go buy one you will not be dissapointed I garuntee it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My Number 1

By Bill Hein

from mi

Comments about Fender Artist Series Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

Got this guitar about a year ago now and has been my number one ever sense. I love the open middle pickup. It gives a great rock sound and works really well with distortion. Mine is the candy apple red finish, and its perfect. The neck plays like butter as well. My only complaint is the single ply pick guard. It warped(a common problem) and now sticks up about a half inch on one side. Thats no biggie though as i can always buy a new 8 ply guard.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Vaughn Sig Edition The Real Deal

By Dangeruxb

from Sacramento, CA

Comments about Fender Artist Series Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

This is an outstanding guitar, with killer tones and out-of-the-box playability. The quality/price/ratio is outstanding! The pickup tones and tonal choices just jump from the guitar when plugged in. Pinch harmonics are no problem -- kind of amazing with a single coil. The neck feels familiar and broken in, like an old conditioned glove. Nice choice of maple for my neck! My Olympic White version is very pretty with that slightly tinted neck. Lots of case candy and a very nice padded nylon case with the Fender logo stitched on it. It was clear this thing was thoroughly inspected and set up before it left the factory. I am mystified why this edition has a single ply pick guard instead of a triple ply pick guard, but that is a tiny issue that can be easily upgraded if I feel so inclined. Signature edition aside, this plays much "nicer" than my original 62 Strat. Thanks Jimmie, for watching out for the little guy on a budget with this guitar!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awsome!

By bill johnson

from salt lake city, utaw

Comments about Fender Artist Series Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

great guitar, i bought it about 4 months ago and its been my number one ever since, american quality, but made in mexico. nice fat sound.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Thrilled!

By MARIO TRZINSKI

from Manteno, IL

Comments about Fender Artist Series Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I've had my Strat now for a month and I'm extremely pleased with my purchase. I ordered it thru my local GC and they were both quick and helpful thru the process. I found it was ready out of the box with no additional setting up. It has that wonderful bluesy/jazz sound I've been looking for without any additional purchases or changes. On playing blues I give it 5 stars. Classic rock 4.5 stars and on heavier rock and alternate Drop tuning maybe 3.5 stars. I'm not disappointed on that aspect because I bought it to play blues and it's awesome. The pick guard was a little warped but I was going to change it out anyways with a black pearl pick guard that makes the guitar look absolutely gorgeous! The color (black) is beautiful and I can't help but wipe it out down when I'm done playing it and just admiring the look. The guitar feels great, it's reasonably light, and the neck feels quick. I've played other more expensive Strats without having that blues sound I've been looking for but the tone I'm loving must be from the TexMex pickups. Save some money and check this one out.

 
5.0

My favorite Strat.

By The Helix Channel

from Austin, Texas

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Fender Artist Series Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    I've been playing guitar for 30 years, and have owned dozens of guitars over the years, but, never owned
    a real Fender Stratocaster. I tried a lot of Strats in my search, and to me, the Jimmy Vaughan signature has
    a great vintage feel and tone...I love it!!!

     
    5.0

    Simply awesome.

    By LDS

    from Gilbert, Arizona

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Great Worth Every Penny
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Flat Sound
    • Fret Buzz
    • None
    • Poor Pick Up
    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender Artist Series Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    Solid and well constructed. Got a minor set up after purchase and it's perfect.

     
    5.0

    Simply Amazing!

    By Jimbo

    from Reno, NV

    Comments about Fender Artist Series Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    I have owned the Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex Strat for over 3 years now. I am still amazed every time I play it. It is great for any kind of music. The quality of this instrument is superb, and the price is incredible. I love the sound and control I get from the pickups. They are a very nice upgrade from a regular strat. I also enjoy the custom wiring which allows for some unique sounds. Then, to top it off, this beauty comes with vintage hardware that looks stunning. The only thing that would make this guitar better would be to add a better pickguard. Other than that, it is the best guitar you can find for the price.

     
    5.0

    A win for the working class

    By Vaughan fan

    from Odenton, MD

    Comments about Fender Artist Series Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    I am not a full time musician. I am not even a part time musician. I am a hobbyist who loves to play guitar. So this is where I am coming from. I absolutely love this guitar. I had is in Olympic white and the beauty of this instrument was unforgettable. I had it for about three years before I sold it easily on ebay and have regretted that ever since. I have owned other more expensive guitars but this is the one that I lust for the most. The ease of play, the tone, the quality and feel were exceptional for a guitar of this price range. I am going to get another one in the same exact color and purchase a hard shell case to protect this baby. I will request to be buried with this guitar when I am gone. That is how much I love this guitar.

     
    5.0

    Tone to the Bone!

    By Hound Dog

    from Michigan

    Comments about Fender Artist Series Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    Unbelievable deal for such little cash! I chose the sunburst color. Man what a nice job Fender does with their finishes! The guitar plays like butter and sounds even better! I switch between a Super Reverb and a Vibrolux amp with this axe and can get all the tones of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix with a simple Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer! You have to work with the trem-system a bit to get it to stay in tune when used, but when you have accomplished that, you are golden! I highly recommend this guitar for the musician on a budget!

    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    An amazing guitar

    By K. Hall

    from Michigan

    Comments about Fender Artist Series Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    What a great guitar based on the style of one of the revolutionary guitarists of our time. The Jimi Hendrix guitar plays smooth and seems to never fall out of tune for me. I absolutely love it!

     
    5.0

    Great Guitar!

    By Macman

    from Austin, TX

    Comments about Fender Artist Series Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    This truly is a wonderful guitar. I have owned mine for 4 years and have never come close to selling it. These Tex Mex pickups are fantastic sounding and have a lot of tone to them. The build quality is superb on these guitars. I got mine in white and it is so sexy. I record with this guitar and it really sounds superb on my recordings. This guitar is extremely versatile. I would recommend this to anyone who loves to play guitar.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Budget guitar? Doesn't sound like one.

    By tietjen

    from Minneapolis, MN

    Comments about Fender Artist Series Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    Fender? Jimmie Vaughan Signature Tex-Mex Strat Electric Guitar. I really like this guitar. Tex Mex pickups are great! I wish I had a humucker option but I'm fine with out it. I have used one in live applications and it sounds great through my JMP & a tube screamer or rat. I will own one as soon as I can but for now it will remain on the tech ryder.

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