Well, I´ve to say that my JTV 89 came in so perfect shape that all the nerves I had because I´ve read so many horror stories went away in two minutes.
The neck is perfect. The action, much better than my Standard Stratocaster (USA). NO FRET buzz that I have noticed either. Smooth from the neck to the bridge.
As for the sound..... Some models are so good that I don´t really think you would need those (physical) guitars anymore.
The Tele...... Love it!!!!!!!
The Stratocaster....... It´s sounds a bit different than mine, but after only two days, and comparing them in a recording environment, I have to say that the Variax settles better in the mix. It sounds a bit more smoother, without having those peaks I hear in my strato (lows and highs) that are a bit piercing to the ear.
I find it less microphonic as well and a more compressed, but not in a bad way. Honestly, I didn´t thought it was going to sound so good.
About the cuack.... yes, I agree with others, in my opinion it´s to polite, should be more aggressive. Right now there´s no much difference between this ( 2 and 4) position and the others.
The gibsons are stellar as well.
So far, the ones I think need more attention are twelve strings and acoustics.
My guitar came with 1.72 version, I upgraded to the latest without having listened to it with the actual firmware. Everything was right at first attempt .
Overall, I´m happier everyday I play this guitar, and when you connect it to Worckbench HD, then you loose any sense of time .... it´s so much fun that I forget to play anything concrete.
So, I hope to be around here for a long time and I can´t wait for the next generation (maybe in two years....), because for me, this is the future of guitar.
Thanks everybody for been so helpful all this time. I´ve learnt a lot reading this forum and it helped me to convince myself that I had to try one.