Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:23 pm Post subject: NGD - My valentine's day gift (Squier Vista Goodness)
My fiancée is the best.
She asked me what I wanted for valentine's day. I say "pay my medical bills for me", and she says "No. We're fighting with the hospital and insurance company" (tl;dr, had a diverticular flareup in late December, hospital billed insurance incorrectly, and now I've received approximately $15k in medical bills which my insurance should mostly cover. She's writing the appropriate letters for me because she's an insurance attorney and this is what she does for a living).
Anyway, so I told her, I want a new guitar.
"Give me a few minutes"
So I go on GC's Used website, looked through a few guitars I thought were interesting, until I found a unicorn. I log in, add the unicorn to my cart, and give her my login info.
15 minutes later, I get a receipt in my inbox. This morning, I get a shipping notification.
Here's the guitar: Sonic Blue Vista Jagmaster, with a mustang trem (!!!), and what I assume are different pickups (or stock pickups in covers). I've had three other Vista Jagmasters before, which I loved and had to get rid of when I moved to the states. Also, this would be my first sonic blue one (others were CAR, Oly White, and Sunburst)
I'll know more once it arrives next week and I examine it. For now, here are pics:
The downside... I know how much this cost, so I need to upgrade her present :X _________________ 10 PRINT "Bite Me!"
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It is here... took some specific pics, and more in the coming days.
Why no more tonight? It's late and I had a long day. But beyond that, I think something got shaken loose in shipping. I have to slam the cable in the jack to get any sound, and the tone pot and pickup selector are both scratchy as hell. I spoke with GC customer service, and they told me to bring it in to the store. It's within its 45 day guarantee period, so they'll try and fix it for free.
In the meantime, the mods and some details on the guitar.
It's got mojo all over, but the good kind. Some wearing on the pickguard which wasn't noticeable on the GC pics. Neck is comfy - similar to my previous Vista Jagmasters and my old 65RI Mustang. There is some fretwear, but nothing to worry about - the frets still have plenty of life in them. Minor dings and scrapes all over, and one spot where it was touched up with nail polish.
Also, the inside of the back cover smells like... a lovely weekend in Denver.
Mods: Mustang trem with a jag/jazz bridge, SD 59 neck and bridge pickups (this was a surprise), and coil split on the neck pickup.
Tones are usable - not my favorite, but definitely usable. The shorter scale length and 59 pickups
And now, pics of what's in the back cover, and the pickups.
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