Jump to content

New JTV-59 purchase but is everything there?


Recommended Posts

Hi all!

 

Just ordered a JTV-59 Standard from Musician's Friend and the description of accessories includes only the gig bag - no battery, charger, etc.   Am I to assume that these are going to be there?  Musician's Friend can't answer the question.   Guitar Center has the same description and they didn't know either.   

 

Thanks! 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 9/26/2022 at 11:13 AM, PierM said:

Since the Variax, without battery, charger and interface, would just be an expensive boat anchor, they will (should) be all there in the package. ;)

Well,  not quite a boat anchor. All Variax guitars beginning with the JTV series have mag pickups so they operate as a normal electric guitar. But yeah, value is greatly diminished without those parts.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 9/26/2022 at 6:06 PM, silverhead said:

Well,  not quite a boat anchor. All Variax guitars beginning with the JTV series have mag pickups so they operate as a normal electric guitar. But yeah, value is greatly diminished without those parts.

 

Of course. I do call boat anchors any electric guitar above 9lbs. :) My JTV 59 is almost 11lbs. :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 9/26/2022 at 7:36 PM, psarkissian said:

They are typically no more than 8 lbs, 9 tops. Never seen one 11 lbs.

 

 

 

Mine is an early batch, from 2011, maybe those days they were heaviest? Anyway, not complaining. ;)

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Don't recall any of the early ones,... hmmm. Interesting.

Both of my early ones are around 8 and 9 pounds, one from late 2010, the other mid 2011.

Used to crew for a notable rock band in the mid to late 1970's, and the guitar player had

a '53 or '57 Led Paul. They were rather heavy, I got used to that, so I love heavier 59's.  :)

 

Have an early 2019 Cherry Sun on the bench right now, feels like a 7.8 to 8.2 pounder.

Good feel to it, plays good.

 

 

  • Upvote 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 9/26/2022 at 8:57 PM, psarkissian said:

Don't recall any of the early ones,... hmmm. Interesting.

Both of my early ones are around 8 and 9 pounds, one from late 2010, the other mid 2011.

Used to crew for a notable rock band in the mid to late 1970's, and the guitar player had

a '53 or '57 Led Paul. They were rather heavy, I got used to that, so I love heavier 59's.  :)

 

Have an early 2019 Cherry Sun on the bench right now, feels like a 7.8 to 8.2 pounder.

Good feel to it, plays good.

 

 

 

To be honest, mine has a tripleplay with bracket, and nickel covers mounted on pickups. Maybe, without all that stuff, and without the battery, stays in the high 9, early 10.

 

Feels good tho. I'm used with my Les Pauls Custom, which are not really any lighter... (apart a '54 Custom that it's just 8 pounds)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...