Didnt the earlier JVs have the same pickups as the Fender 82-84 AVRI series? Ive seen several of the JVs have Red/Grey Bobbin pickups. The JV looks to be in good shape, and while the price may be a bit high, Id easily pay it if I wanted the guitar. IMHO its as nice as any current production Strat. I also love the early AVRI from Fullerton 82-84. Ive got 62 AVRI V002504 with 3 Red Bobbins, and have turned $4000+ for it. Several times. I got it new. I payed around $600-$800 for it. Cant remember. Still in great shape. I baby it. I also love the bodies on the early AVRI, and used a 7-13-82 57 body for a partscaster. Loaded it with 2x 66 pickups, and 1x 65. 2013 USA Custom Guitars neck. Ilitch Noise Reduction. Its my #1 Strat. The JVs are also more Vintage Correct, but doesnt make a hill of beans to me tonally. Fullerton Necks are thin. 1 11/16th nut x .79-84 thick. Maybe .83.