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Squier Classic Vibe '60s Jazzmaster Limited Edition Electric Guitar ~ Daphne Blue or Surf Green $330 @ MusiciansFriend.com

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Musician's Friend offers the Squier Classic Vibe '60s Jazzmaster Limited Edition Electric Guitar in Daphne Blue [musiciansfriend.com] or Surf Green [musiciansfriend.com] finish on sale for $329.99 (regularly $429.99 each). Standard ground shipping is free.

Note that the Surf Green guitar is backordered but is available to reserve now. You will not be charged until the item ships.
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I like that Daphne blue
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Picked one up. Thanks op!

It's been a long time since I owned a Squier. (Off white late 90s affinity, back when squiers were junk.) Worst case, I can sell it locally around cost if things don't work out and I want to dump her.
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I debated picking one of these up and while researching I came across a Fender TVL signature Oxblood MIM Jazzmaster that someone just happened to be selling in mint condition on Reverb for $1000 plus shipping. It was posted 18 minutes after I found it on Reverb and I bought it within the hour. So this post helped reignite my search to find the guitar I'd been eyeing for a couple years now. And at a reasonable price. So the deal is still slick for me but in a different way. So thank you to whomever posted it !
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I have a Squier Vintage Modified Jazzmaster that's similar to this, and I can attest that these are GREAT guitars. They are extremely comfortable and fun to play, as well as excellent mod platforms. I've replaced the pickguard, tone caps, knobs, and pickups on mine as well as shimmed the neck - maybe $60 worth of investment - and it's a serious sleeper guitar. I actually replaced the bridge with one of these newer, improved Classic Vibe Mustang-style bridges since they are better than most for the price and quite similar to Staytrem.
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i have a 1966 Jazzmaster, but i may get this so i don't bang it up.
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Bought this deal and they sent me a obviously used broke guitar. Musicans friend is a joke!
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I received one of these (in Daphne Blue) on Wednesday, and very I'm pleased with the guitar and think the price is a great deal, but everyone should be aware that you will probably not receive a brand-new guitar from Musician's Friend, you will instead receive an opened, previously touched, and repackaged guitar from a Guitar Center.

To be clear here, when I say "brand-new" I mean in a Squier-branded box that was never opened since the factory, and including all the warranty cards, wrenches, and extras from the factory. This is what every other online music store considers "brand-new" and this is NOT what you'll be getting.

Guitar Center, the parent company of Musician's Friend, only considers guitars brought in-store and sold to them by a customer as "used" guitars. That means demo gear off the Guitar Center wall or previously purchased and returned guitars are still considered "new" by Guitar Center. A lot of the "deals" on Musician's Friend are actually demo gear or has been previously-returned Guitar Center, with Guitar Center selling them as "new" through Musician's Friend. Since Guitar Center actually uses different SKUs and page listings for demo and scratch-and-dent gear, a lawyer has even told me selling such items "new" through Musician's Friend is likely a case of Fraudulent Misrepresentation (yes, that's a type of legal fraud).

Anyway, I received a generic cardboard box from a Guitar Center in Johnston City, NY (as the return address), with the guitar very well wrapped in bubble-wrap, and the only "extra" was the tone-arm. The shrink-wrap is still on the pick-guard and vibrato and the guitar was playable and reasonably set-up. (These will never be set-up well from the factory, as .09 strings are too small for Jazzmasters without neck shims.)

This isn't an isolated instance with this Jazzmaster, but it was much better than what I've received previously. I received a D'Angelico "deal" from them last year that was clearly a return or badly treated demo-gear with damaged neck-binding, the bridge completely unplayable (as in couldn't even be tuned up), micro-scratches and finger prints all over the thing (like a toddler had been handling it). If you get a dud like that, you can call up Musician's Friend and ask about returning it. They'll either cut you a discount, or let you return it free-of-charge within 30 days (which is also the legal remedy for Fraudulent Misrepresentation, which is how I think they're able to get away with this crap). YMMV.

All of that out of the way, I think these Classic Vibe Jazzmasters are pretty great value for the money, and especially if you get a good-condition demo guitar for $100 off like this. Most of the specs are true to original Jazzmasters (with real Jazzmaster style pickups) and comes with an upgraded Mustang bridge and a the nut is actually made of bone. You will definitely need to clean the fret-board (all of these reviewed online and mine came with some kind of gray wax on them) and like with all Jazzmasters the guitar will absolutely need a set-up (nut filing for string preference, and possibly a neck shim if you use strings smaller than 12's and like the action low).

All of this said, I would definitely steer away from the Surf Green guitars that aren't "in stock" - that means Guitar Center is waiting for someone to return a Surf Green guitar, then you'll get *that* one. At least with the in-stock Daphne Blue, it seems more likely the actually guitar sent to me was a relatively-unplayed floor model pulled off the wall at the at the Johnston City, NY guitar center. Again, YMMV.

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Just got mine today. Def a store demo, chipped paint , no tremolo bar, just chucked into a box. No tags

I'm returning it. What scummy selling practice.
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