superfuzz said: mim strats are great to learn on......by great i mean fairly cheap for what they are.
Jap Strats are cheaper.
Jap Jazzmasters are $30 AUD more than a Mexican Strat. 😎
A Standard Mexican Strat is $826.
http://www.musicianswarehouse.com.au/de ... 3-4600-532
The Jazzmaster from Ishibashi is $856 delivered.
Shipping is cheaper to Australia from Japan than it is from Japan to the States.
Also, in the States everything is cheaper.
It's also cheaper to buy Mesa amps/any amp over $2,000; from the States and get them converted to our power voltage.
Someone mentioned a Road King in one of the other threads.
They retail here for $8,400. Everyone here in their right mind buys from overseas stores.
There isn't that many that ship, but there's still a fair few without having to go through eBay.
Christ it's even cheaper to get a Gibson SG Special from Ishibashi shipped, which is made in the USA, than to buy one new here! It's total bull####.