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RE: JS1600

What ever happened to this model?

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I had one and loved it. Main reason I got mine was because I had a JS6 back in the day.

I've even seen at least one person post where they stripped the body to look like a JS6.

Mine had some tuning stability issues on the B string, which I'm guessing may be nut related, unless the tuners are a known issue - still a great guitar.

My assumption is it may boil down to pure economics and maybe not a big seller?

Steve
 

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I sanded mine back and oiled it, looks just like a 6 now.... in fact I sold my 6... the neck on the 1600 is nicer, locking tuners and for me a better guitar..... love to see Joe do an updated version (24 frets)..... depending on who you talk too, some say Joe didn't even know the 1600 was being released (true?) either way it was only out for a short time
 

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I love my JS700 and JS6000TR guitars. I loved the look of the 1600 with the silver but didn't have the disposable loot for it when it was new. I'd buy a used one if I found a deal and I had money.
 

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depending on who you talk too, some say Joe didn't even know the 1600 was being released (true?)
That's odd considering "Joe's preference" was often the reason given whenever anyone asked why the 1600 had a non-color matching headstock.
 

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I had a JS1600 a few years back and sold it because I wasn't using it. Big mistake

There aren't many JS1600 around for sale and I'd prefer it to the JS2000.

Are there any alternatives to the JS1600?
 

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I had a JS1600 a few years back and sold it because I wasn't using it. Big mistake
There aren't many JS1600 around for sale and I'd prefer it to the JS2000.
Are there any alternatives to the JS1600?
I really dig my JS1600 and the sparkle silver is awesome (I don't need another natural axe) except the control pots insufficient linearity. But I picked up earlier this year a swirled SCA220 for my daughter for xmas it's MIJ & similar she was playing my JS1000 since outgrowing the mini Strat. Cheap AF minty used... MIJ litters online retailers & reverb look around!!!
 

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Re: JS1600

JS1600's are like unicorns - they seem very sparse.

I miss mine as well, but I should have my JS6 on Monday. (Winning)

Steve

I had a JS1600 a few years back and sold it because I wasn't using it. Big mistake

There aren't many JS1600 around for sale and I'd prefer it to the JS2000.

Are there any alternatives to the JS1600?
 

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Why on earth would you bother fitting locking tuners to a hardtail guitar, it's completely unnecessary.
I disagree. Having locking tuners on a guitar (be it hard tail or not), ensures that the string isn't going to slip, thereby losing its ability to maintain tune. This, coupled with a properly fitted nut will ensure that the guitar doesn't go out of tune when bending strings.
 

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Why on earth would you bother fitting locking tuners to a hardtail guitar, it's completely unnecessary.
I disagree. Having locking tuners on a guitar (be it hard tail or not), ensures that the string isn't going to slip, thereby losing its ability to maintain tune. This, coupled with a properly fitted nut will ensure that the guitar doesn't go out of tune when bending strings.
However did all those legendary artists from the 50's, 60's and 70's cope without them?
They wrapped the string round the tuning post properly is how, but ok, I know some people can't string a guitar properly.
I think they're essential on strat type trems, optional on hardtails and positively pointless on double locking trems.
 
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