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That delay in being able to buy one is crazy, but not too dissimilar to the lengthy wait I had for the JMJ mustang and epiphone vintage pro thunderbird after they were originally announced. I suppose the initial stocks go to US customers first.

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I think the delay makes them pointless advertising them at the moment. Might as well just say they aren't available until next year and build up interest then.

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Cancelled my order too. Confirmed this morning that there are no Squier Mustangs until Feb/March.

I do have a severe Jones for one though so I may go Vintera in Fiesta Red. Lollipops...

 

 

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I have switched my order to a Green Vintera instead, should turn up next month 🤞.

 

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6 minutes ago, BassApprentice said:

So that's 2 Vinteras sold which were originally going to be Squier sales - Could this be sharp marketing from Fender 😅😂

Could well be. I'm not that sharp sometimes.

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They snared me as well with this strategy :biggrin:
I ordered a sunburst Vintera last week, arrived on Friday... heavier than I'd hoped (4kg) and more to the point, had some neck dive; but otherwise it played and sounded quite nice - but ultimately for whatever reason I didn't love it, so it's going back.
 

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Guess it looks like they are winning. I don't want one that much, the squier will do me if it turns up next year and our currency is worth anything!

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I'm having a day off next Wednesday and I'm going to try all the Mustang varieties.

No doubt I'll end up with the expensive option.

 

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6 hours ago, Low End Bee said:

I'm having a day off next Wednesday and I'm going to try all the Mustang varieties.

No doubt I'll end up with the expensive option.

 

Be sure and try the JMJ!

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8 minutes ago, krispn said:

Be sure and try the JMJ!

Yep - my JMJ is sublime, but then I'd been wanting a daphne blue mustang with lollipop tuners for ages so its pretty much perfect to me.

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3 minutes ago, Jean-Luc Pickguard said:

Yep - my JMJ is sublime, but then I'd been wanting a daphne blue mustang with lollipop tuners for ages so its pretty much perfect to me.

But once you get over the colour and the tuners it’s got a great feel and sound. Should be on the list as a consideration. 

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The JMJ is on the list. I far prefer a P to a J neck and I believe this is more of a hand filler.

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4 hours ago, Low End Bee said:

this is more of a hand filler

F'narr.

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Well the Vintera arrived and it's awesome. I needed to change the strings to some Labella flats, and that really brought it to life. The weight is just right, I've not weighed it but it's comparable with my lightweight ACG basses. And it sits well too, rests more horizontally than my other basses but it's no bother, so no neck drive issues.

 

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18 minutes ago, Grantd said:

Well the Vintera arrived and it's awesome. I needed to change the strings to some Labella flats, and that really brought it to life. The weight is just right, I've not weighed it but it's comparable with my lightweight ACG basses. And it sits well too, rests more horizontally than my other basses but it's no bother, so no neck drive issues.

 

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That looks lovely.

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That looks awesome! How do the pups sound? Aside from their shape, are they just P pups?

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They are similar to P pups in my view, but I think they have more mids and perhaps not as controlled as P bass pickups, but great character.

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On ‎29‎/‎07‎/‎2019 at 14:14, jrixn1 said:

They snared me as well with this strategy :biggrin:
I ordered a sunburst Vintera last week, arrived on Friday... heavier than I'd hoped (4kg) and more to the point, had some neck dive; but otherwise it played and sounded quite nice - but ultimately for whatever reason I didn't love it, so it's going back.
 

If it has the same neck as the JMJ I'm not surprised it wanted to be at least horizontal (the only mustang I've ever played that's happy with the neck at 45 degrees without assistance is my Mikey Way).  The P type profile, thicker front to back and thicker headstock is going to make it have that tendency.

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