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JTV-59 hardware differences?

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I'm looking at buying a 2nd hand JTV-59 that was purchased new 2 1/2 years ago.

 

I was wondering if there are differences in the electronics from versions a few years older to more recent ones. I see references to "Variax HD" so I assume there has been an update of the electronics, or is this just firmware?

 

The serial number is W12031 368. The manual says "Rev A copyright 2010".

 

I know you can perform firmware updates on these but wondering if there are hardware differences too.

 

I currently have a very old Variax 300, so this would make a great upgrade.

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No - there have been no electronics changes just FW  changes which you can do yourself.  Your guitar was made in 2012. (Serial number W12....)

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 I know this is an old thread and I apologize ...

and I will start a new thread if I need to .

 

to the best of my knowledge there have not been any intentional design changes made to the JTV 59 since the original ,

but I was wondering if there are any  unintended differences between a 2016 model JTV 59 and the 2012 version .

was there any year JTV 59 model that had problems  -

such as the early JTV 69 problems with the bad necks and high e string fall-off .

 

is the fit and finish any better or worse  now that Yamaha has taken over ownership 

and putting Variax guts in their Pacificas and calling them Variax standards .

are they doing anything different to the JTV line ?

 

I have a chance to buy a used 2012 JTV 59 ... but it's from a private individual on the Internet , 

so I can't play it ahead of time or return it .

 

so any thoughts at all on a slightly used (allegedly) 2012 JTV 59 Korean .

any and all opinions are welcome and greatly appreciated .

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Have a Tobacco-59 and a Cherry Sunburst-59, both from early 2011.

No problems, love 'em both.

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Have a Tobacco-59 and a Cherry Sunburst-59, both from early 2011.

No problems, love 'em both.

I was hoping to hear that ... 

thanks a lot for letting me know .

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