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  • Three Tex-Mex single-coil pickups
  • Special V-shaped neck
  • Vintage machine heads
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Simple in design, hot as a pistol, and affordably priced.

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.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

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

If you want to play as hot as Jimmie, get a guitar that's as hot as Jimmie's.

 
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FenderArtist Series Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex Stratocaster Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 103 reviews)

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    (89)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Spicy Geetar!

Plug one of these into a Fender reissue Bassman, slap some flatwound strings on, roll the volume knob back a hair, and voila! Instant JV sound! Well tone anyway, of course you...Read complete review

Plug one of these into a Fender reissue Bassman, slap some flatwound strings on, roll the volume knob back a hair, and voila! Instant JV sound! Well tone anyway, of course you gotta do 50+ years of homework studying old blues and R&B records , and just be an all around badass, to actually SOUND like JV, but hey, thats the fun right? The fact that Jimmie Vaughan is still playing these on his albums and tours says a lot about the quality and craftsmanship that Fender puts into them. Great quality components, such as an American Vintage style bridge assembly, heavy duty trem block, good quality tuners, medium jumbo frets and strap-locks along with the hot Tex Mex pickups, custom V to C shape tinted neck, custom wiring and just a cool retro vibe make this honey the best deal Fender offers. I read in some magazine that Jimmie changes out the bridge pup with a better one (I put a Fender CS Texas Special in mine) and then swaps the position of the bridge and middle pups (leaving the wiring as is) so that you can basically get the hot open bridge sound coupled in any position, pretty clever, and cool he shared that with fans.
Ive spent a lot of money on guitars over the years, and sold almost everything off except for my JV Sig Strat. I love this guitar, you will too. Pick one up and keep em in production!

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MIM quality

It's made in mexico as a mass produced piece with little quality assurance and the product shows. The neck plays great and that's about where the good ends on this guitar. I got this...Read complete review

It's made in mexico as a mass produced piece with little quality assurance and the product shows. The neck plays great and that's about where the good ends on this guitar. I got this guitar two years ago and after inspecting it closer after doing some mods on it I'm very disappointed with the quality of it. The finish is cracked at every hole where a screw went in (they obviously torqued it out) and the quality of the wiring and electronics is laughable. I like the look and feel of the guitar but I was not happy with the pickups and the electronics... and the hardware. So I've replaced the bridge pickup with a Lollar Special S changed the volume pot to a 500K and added a mini toggle switch which adds the neck pickup to positions 1-3. I'm a lot happier with the guitar after the mods but I'm going to replace the rest of the pickups with Lollar Blackface's, replace all of the rest of the electronics (including adding a treble bypass circuit) and changing all of the hardware to callaham parts. I've also already changed the pickguard to an anodized gold pickguard. This is a good guitar to mod.

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5.0

Jimmie Vaughan Stratocaster

By BluesObilly

from Michigan

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Components And Neck Shape
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Making Music

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

Had lots of Fender guitars over the years and this guitar is great. Nice fit and finish, with real nice fretwork. I prefer vintage features, with medium jumbo frets to the american series strats, or any guitar with vintage or jumbo frets. I also have a CP50's in nitro, and I wish that guitar had the vintage correct bridge instead of the two point trem. To me the tex mex pickups sound similar to the 57/62's just a little hotter and hairier. They're not really midrangey, so both work good with a tube screamer type pedal to my ears. The vintage tuners on the JLV work great, simple to restring and hold tune really well.

I really like the neck shape, I find the american strats too hard to wrap my thumb over and the Baja, SRV and Cray model necks just too big. I also prefer the vintage spaced bridge which is not used on the standard model strats.

Jimmie and Fender should introduce a new guitar based off this one but with a rosewood fret board, kind of a tex mex tribute to his brother. Or at least start offering some new colors on this guitar. Spice if up for 2014, so I have a reason to buy another one.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Don't judge this guitar by the MN!

By sweed69

from Venice, FL

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

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

    This is a 1996 model. I purchased it used in 1997.It is still with me and aged nicely. The Olyumpic white color, now has a cream look. I found no issues with the quality of work at Fenders plant in Mexico. Great strat!

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    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Spicy Geetar!

    By 24Hr Coyote

    from Idaho

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

    Plug one of these into a Fender reissue Bassman, slap some flatwound strings on, roll the volume knob back a hair, and voila! Instant JV sound! Well tone anyway, of course you gotta do 50+ years of homework studying old blues and R&B records , and just be an all around badass, to actually SOUND like JV, but hey, thats the fun right? The fact that Jimmie Vaughan is still playing these on his albums and tours says a lot about the quality and craftsmanship that Fender puts into them. Great quality components, such as an American Vintage style bridge assembly, heavy duty trem block, good quality tuners, medium jumbo frets and strap-locks along with the hot Tex Mex pickups, custom V to C shape tinted neck, custom wiring and just a cool retro vibe make this honey the best deal Fender offers. I read in some magazine that Jimmie changes out the bridge pup with a better one (I put a Fender CS Texas Special in mine) and then swaps the position of the bridge and middle pups (leaving the wiring as is) so that you can basically get the hot open bridge sound coupled in any position, pretty clever, and cool he shared that with fans.
    Ive spent a lot of money on guitars over the years, and sold almost everything off except for my JV Sig Strat. I love this guitar, you will too. Pick one up and keep em in production!

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    (2 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Jimmy Vaughn Blues

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

    This is the first Mexican strat that I've bought and I have to say, I'd be hard pressed to buy another. First, it needed a setup very badly and the thing just sounds dead. I have a spalted tele and an American deluxe that are wonderful axes. They both really ring on clean and drive big time on crunch. I play through a Mesa 5:50 with a Boss od. Just can't seem to bring the JV to life. Maybe it's just mine, but I think I'll stick to American guitars. I also have a PRS custom 24 artist and love it also. Just wanted a Tex-Mex puped guitar to mess around with. It's going back and being replaced with an American Special. Ya don't always get what you pay for

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sharp Dressed Man

    By Terry Daniel

    from Shreveport, LA.

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

    Recently purchased the JV Strat. This is a great guitar at a good price. It came already set up and the playability is excellent. Has a good acoustical sound when chording and sounds great when soloing. A well balanced and comfortable guitar to play. The pickups were not as 'hot' as I thought they would be but this can be overcome with a little volume and with no sacrifice to the sound quality. Neck is fast and so far have had no problem with guitar staying in tune. I love this guitar. Olympic white is sweet, Highly recommended!
    Guitar sounds great right out of the box.
    Appears to be excellent
    Very good value

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Four Years Now...

    By Robert1950

    from Toronto, Canada

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

    Bought this in January 2007. The maple soft V neck with medium jumbo frets and a 9.5" radius was the deal maker for me. The Olympic White body had a really good acoustic ring. After trying out forty or so stratocasters, this is the one that spoke to me.After a year, I did replace the Tex-Mex pickups with Fender Hot Noiseless. I just have a low tolerance to 60 cycle hum - found the bridge pickup a little harsh and thin, the middle was good but just too noisy. Not a fan of staggered poles either. Not as much quack now, but the harshness is gone, sustain improved and now I can use the middle and bridge pickups. Neck pickup is phenomenal.I have no intention of letting this one go. It just feels so good and sounds great.

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    5.0

    Great Axe!

    By Bob D.

    from Belmont, NC

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

    My #1 guitar was my Gibson ES333 until I got my Jimmie Vaughn Strat. I just can't walk by the Strat without picking it up. I play all styles on it, from finger picking "Alice's Resturant", to Clapton's "Layla". Had a little trouble getting the higher octaves to speak on "Sleepwalk" but got her adjusted out just fine. Can't believe you can own a signature Strat for this price range. I play it through a Peavey 65 watt Transtube EFX 112. It sounds great, can't wait to hear it through a tube amp some day!

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Jimmie Vaughan Strat

    By Pnabur-pw69s

    from St Charles, MN

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

    I have the Olympic White purchased from my local guitar shop. I wasn't pleased with the pick up arrangement and sound after playing it awile. I guess I should have considered that when I purchased it, but I wanted a strat and this was available, and resonably priced. The quality of the body, neck, and tuners are very good, no complaints here. I replaced the pickups with vintage noiseless (includes new control pots)and rewired with Eric Clapton diagram from Fender. Replaced the pickguard with white pearl added D'Addario 9-42 strings and this guitar is awsome. What's nice is the ability to cutomize any guitar to your liking. Color, pick up style etc.

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    5.0

    What date is your Jimmie?

    By Bubbanov

    from Katrinatown

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

    There's already 96 comments, check them all out.I rank this MIM as #2, just behind the Classic Player Baja Telecaster, against all other Fender Ensenada products. This is a nice guitar.But what year is the one you got? MSN6 might mean 1996, or it might mean 2002. MSN7 might mean 2007 but it just as easily may not.Pop the pickguard off and you should find a date stamp on the under side. This is all you get, unless you read the codes on the volume and tone pots. If the pots say 0814, your guitar was manufactured after the 14th week in 2008. If the pots say 9918, your guitar was manufactured after the 18th week in 1999.2006 issue Jimmies usually have a tiny "60th" button on the back of the headstock. If you have this button, don't be telling people you have a "60th Anniversary Jimmie Vaughan" because that's not right; almost all Fender guitars from 2006 have that tiny button. The term "60th Anniv" is for limited edition models, only made in 2006.

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    5.0

    Great great guitar for anything

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

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

    The above title isn't quite true, but I have been quite pleased with my JV strat. The range of tones that you can coax from this thing is great - SRV/Hendrix is easier to approximate on this guitar than on any american strat i've played. Also, switching to the 'in between' pickup settings (i.e. positions two and four)with the knobs all the way down to zero gets the richest, smoothest, toastiest tone. The auditory equivalent of drinking Bailey's, i guess. The soft-v neck is just as awesome as everyone says it is, and i don't know why fender doesn't just stick them on every strat. The downsides, however, are a high amount of fret buzz. I got this checked out by a guitar repairman who was a total quack so i have yet to find out from whence this proceeds, but i don't know if it's a common problem. Anyway,its playability and tonal quality make this git-fiddle an incredible buy.

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