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Hi all (especially european guys)!

What is the best deal nowadays, if I want a jazzmaster in europe (union)?

price + quality

Thank you for the answers!

original compositions (low-level demo stuff /out of tune, etc) myStuff not my best, but i don't like to be in a musician community without anything to show

the cheaper fender is 864 EUR from a shop in Budapest, but I don't really like new guitars, I don't know why, I just like if it's used

original compositions (low-level demo stuff /out of tune, etc) myStuff not my best, but i don't like to be in a musician community without anything to show

I would say a classic player or a Squier vintage modified.

If you're looking for the best price and quality compromise I'd forget about an AVRI. Here in Europe they are very expensive, even secondhand ones.

I'd say check eBay for used Japanese models. Two years ago I got a CIJ Jag upgraded with AVRI pickups, bridge and trem for about 600 euros. It was a bit of a gamble since I don't like buying guitars without trying them first, but I'm very glad I bought it. The guitar plays great and sounds killer.

Many people on SG101 seem happy with their Squier VM Jazzmasters. Street price is about 320-350 euros here. Don't let the Squier name on the headstock deter you, try one if you get the chance and see if you like it.

Keep in mind that pickups, electronics and hardware can always be upgraded later, so the important question is whether the feel of the guitar suits you, and especially the neck. Japanese Jazzmasters have a 7.25" radius fingerboard like the AVRIs versus 9.5" for more modern models (Squier VM, Fender CP...)

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