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  • #16
    carve its niche... it didn't. It pretty much died out.

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    • #17
      carve its niche... it didn't. It pretty much died out.

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      • #18
        The Jaguar was supposed to be the top of the line Fender replacing the strat and Jazzmaster as Fender's premium solid body. It has some very cool features that actually work well like the pickup shielding and grounding design. But it's an expensive design to manufacture (ever look under the pick guard?) and most players didn't care for the elaborate switching system or the rhythm circuit. The shorter 24" scale gives it a slinky feel, but this is another feature that players didn't care for.



        The pickups are voiced like a typical strat with output about the same (around 6 k dc resistance). But the large chambers for the wiring and trem cavity and the bulky metal parts have a strong impact on tone. The design of the trem with top loading strings shortens sustain and helps give the jag its signature tone which is bright, plinky, and great for Indy pop and Coldplay style alt crap:-).



        Personally, I love my Jag. It's an MIA 62 RI. I installed some Tusq saddles and it really helped tuning stability and increased sustain slightly. But it's a helluva fun guitar that will set you apart from the strat/tele crowd.



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        • #19
          The Jaguar was supposed to be the top of the line Fender replacing the strat and Jazzmaster as Fender's premium solid body. It has some very cool features that actually work well like the pickup shielding and grounding design. But it's an expensive design to manufacture (ever look under the pick guard?) and most players didn't care for the elaborate switching system or the rhythm circuit. The shorter 24" scale gives it a slinky feel, but this is another feature that players didn't care for.



          The pickups are voiced like a typical strat with output about the same (around 6 k dc resistance). But the large chambers for the wiring and trem cavity and the bulky metal parts have a strong impact on tone. The design of the trem with top loading strings shortens sustain and helps give the jag its signature tone which is bright, plinky, and great for Indy pop and Coldplay style alt crap:-).



          Personally, I love my Jag. It's an MIA 62 RI. I installed some Tusq saddles and it really helped tuning stability and increased sustain slightly. But it's a helluva fun guitar that will set you apart from the strat/tele crowd.



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          • #20
            I have always been a bit curious about the controls and the possibilities they offer.

            The short scale has been my main issue.

            Nice guitar Doc, is there anything you don't have in your collection.Wow

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            • #21
              I have always been a bit curious about the controls and the possibilities they offer.

              The short scale has been my main issue.

              Nice guitar Doc, is there anything you don't have in your collection.Wow

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              • #22
                24 scale? i'm starting to feel 25.5 is too short after owning 27"s
                Good trade with: branjispad

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                • #23
                  24 scale? i'm starting to feel 25.5 is too short after owning 27"s
                  Good trade with: branjispad

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                  • #24
                    I don't mind the short scale and I'd really like one. I have over 40 guitars and not one of them is a Jaguar or any Fender off set guitar.



                    I might get one after I get rid of 20 or so guitars. It's time to clean house and declutter my gear room.
                    member of the sg army

                    in rock n roll alliance with the mazi bee militia

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                    • #25
                      I don't mind the short scale and I'd really like one. I have over 40 guitars and not one of them is a Jaguar or any Fender off set guitar.



                      I might get one after I get rid of 20 or so guitars. It's time to clean house and declutter my gear room.
                      member of the sg army

                      in rock n roll alliance with the mazi bee militia

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                      • #26
                        Just get a Strat, disconnect the middle pickup, drive over it in a truck and then check you damaged the vibrato unit enough.......you got a Jaguar



                        Unless it's a Johnny






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                        • #27
                          Just get a Strat, disconnect the middle pickup, drive over it in a truck and then check you damaged the vibrato unit enough.......you got a Jaguar



                          Unless it's a Johnny







                          Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. - Plato

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                          • #28






                            Quote Originally Posted by docjeffrey
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                            The Jaguar was supposed to be the top of the line Fender replacing the strat and Jazzmaster as Fender's premium solid body. It has some very cool features that actually work well like the pickup shielding and grounding design. But it's an expensive design to manufacture (ever look under the pick guard?) and most players didn't care for the elaborate switching system or the rhythm circuit. The shorter 24" scale gives it a slinky feel, but this is another feature that players didn't care for.



                            The pickups are voiced like a typical strat with output about the same (around 6 k dc resistance). But the large chambers for the wiring and trem cavity and the bulky metal parts have a strong impact on tone. The design of the trem with top loading strings shortens sustain and helps give the jag its signature tone which is bright, plinky, and great for Indy pop and Coldplay style alt crap:-).



                            Personally, I love my Jag. It's an MIA 62 RI. I installed some Tusq saddles and it really helped tuning stability and increased sustain slightly. But it's a helluva fun guitar that will set you apart from the strat/tele crowd.







                            That's a good looking guitar!



                            Everything you said is spot on. It's funny about the scale....since it's similar to the Gibson scale, but no one calls those short scale.
                            good deals with: nearly everyone.
                            Previous Moniker tiles: JoshuaTSP, Science! & GAS KING

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                            • #29






                              Quote Originally Posted by docjeffrey
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                              The Jaguar was supposed to be the top of the line Fender replacing the strat and Jazzmaster as Fender's premium solid body. It has some very cool features that actually work well like the pickup shielding and grounding design. But it's an expensive design to manufacture (ever look under the pick guard?) and most players didn't care for the elaborate switching system or the rhythm circuit. The shorter 24" scale gives it a slinky feel, but this is another feature that players didn't care for.



                              The pickups are voiced like a typical strat with output about the same (around 6 k dc resistance). But the large chambers for the wiring and trem cavity and the bulky metal parts have a strong impact on tone. The design of the trem with top loading strings shortens sustain and helps give the jag its signature tone which is bright, plinky, and great for Indy pop and Coldplay style alt crap:-).



                              Personally, I love my Jag. It's an MIA 62 RI. I installed some Tusq saddles and it really helped tuning stability and increased sustain slightly. But it's a helluva fun guitar that will set you apart from the strat/tele crowd.







                              That's a good looking guitar!



                              Everything you said is spot on. It's funny about the scale....since it's similar to the Gibson scale, but no one calls those short scale.
                              good deals with: nearly everyone.
                              Previous Moniker tiles: JoshuaTSP, Science! & GAS KING

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                              • #30
                                Are they as heavy as jazzmasters? My new Mascis JM weighs 8.8 lbs.
                                "The blues is the recognition of a tragedy, and the optimism to deal with it" (Fruteland Jackson)

                                "You may think you're playing your instrument, but what you're really playing is the audience" (anonymous)

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