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I just saw this on Musician's Friend...A Buddy Guy Fender Strat for $399 (I like the white with black polka dots).

I wonder if it's a MIM or MIJ? I know it's not a MIA at that price! Does this sound like a good deal?

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Primeta
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It's Mexican judging from the reviews on Harmony Central. The reviews are a hard to sort out because there's an American version as well. At least it looks different from you're regular strat, but the pick-ups are the same as the standard ones. So if you want the 'proper' pickups it'll cost another $200 or so for the lace sensors. You're paying for the paint job and I think medium-jumbo frets and V shaped neck. But what $30 difference, I can see it being worth that to some.

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It's a Mexican. I am sure that there is nothing wrong with it, though. the MIM Fenders that I have played are well built and sound fine.

I have no idea if that is a good price for that guitar or not, but MF seems to have good deals in general, so I'd say it is probably fair. Their return policy is awesome.

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Did you end up buying that Agile you were eyeing as well? My Christmas guitar buy was the coco satin finish Highway One Fender Strat. So many pretty guitars out there.

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Primeta
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My Christmas guitar buy was the coco satin finish Highway One Fender Strat. So many pretty guitars out there.

I must admit, I've liked the sound of the Highway 1s I've played :D . One of these days I'm going to go looking for a proper strat. But I want to have enough money to try everything from an American reissue on down. The ones I'd really like to try are the 80s Japanese models, they aren't really that expensive.

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