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Anyone have any experience with the G&L Doheny. That's their Jazzmaster style model. I've been playing a Strat for a long time, mostly because that's what I've had, and I like it a lot, but I want to dip my toes in the Jazzmaster waters, but definitely don't have big bucks to drop.

On that, are those sub-$500 Squier Classic Vibe 60s Jazzmasters any good?

My big thing is tuning stability and the tremolo working without extra "play" in the arm.

If you do a forum search, you will find some discussions on this gtr. if I remember correctly.

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Okay, I'm going to get a little fast and loose here.

I've never played a Doheny but I do own a G&L Skyhawk and an S-500, both with their Strat-sized MFD pickups. The Doheny also uses MFDs, thought they're larger JM sizes. But in character I believe they are pretty much like the other MFDS, which is really not much at all like Jazzmaster pickups.

I love how G&L's sound and I absolutely love how my Jazzmaster sounds but I would never expect one to stand in for the other. If you're wanting the Jazzmaster experience, you gotta get a Jazzmaster. Go for a used Squier Vintage modified like I did. There are so many little quirks to the design that make it what it is. The Doheny is not really a Jazzmaster at all in any way other than its shape. Great guitar, I have no doubt, but not a Jazzmaster.

Redfeather wrote:

Okay, I'm going to get a little fast and loose here.

I've never played a Doheny but I do own a G&L Skyhawk and an S-500, both with their Strat-sized MFD pickups. The Doheny also uses MFDs, thought they're larger JM sizes. But in character I believe they are pretty much like the other MFDS, which is really not much at all like Jazzmaster pickups.

I love how G&L's sound and I absolutely love how my Jazzmaster sounds but I would never expect one to stand in for the other. If you're wanting the Jazzmaster experience, you gotta get a Jazzmaster. Go for a used Squier Vintage modified like I did. There are so many little quirks to the design that make it what it is. The Doheny is not really a Jazzmaster at all in any way other than its shape. Great guitar, I have no doubt, but not a Jazzmaster.

Your reply is very much appreciated. What you said was what I was thinking after reading some reviews. Cheers.

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