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Old 10-11-2011, 09:10 AM   #1
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Default Jazzmaster vs. Jaguar

Pros / cons? Differences? Similarities? Notable players? Notable genres? Personal encounters?

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Old 10-11-2011, 05:50 PM   #2
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I think notable genres would be surf music. They are cousins to the Mustang, which are notable in Grunge/Alternative/Punk with Kurt Cobain using them. Both guitar players from Sonic Youth (Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo) both have signature Jazzmaster models. All three of those guys are idols of mine.

Here are a couple non-Fender guitars that are similar in body shape to the Jazzmaster/Mustang/ Jaguar, by Agile, which is a pretty good guitar company. The first one just looks awesome, the second guitar, however, is an extended range guitar that has a 30" scale, instead of 24.5 or 25".
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I don't recall playing either.
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So true. Believe me, I've felt it myself.
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There are some differences, most notable being as stated the scale lengths, and the pickups. One uses a p-90ish style pickup, the jag, and the other, the jazz uses a slightly squarebodied singlecoil.

The original Jags have a bunch of slider switches for pickup selections and phases and both have that really strange vibrato assembly. The new reissues with Hummers are pretty much nothing like the originals.

I have never owned either, but a band mate had an original sunburst late 50's jag that I never bonded with, course this was before they went from flatwounds to roundwounds and it was pretty difficult to play. That sound when you hear Carl Wilson playing Chuck Berry style on their early records is pure flatwound with Hercules bends..they were really hard to make bends and hand vibrato was pretty impossible.
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I don't recall playing either. I know that the Jazzmaster has a 25.5 inch string length and a lot of switches and the Jag has a short 24 inch string length. Seems like the Jag would require a light touch to play.
i have a jag and it really doesnt need that light of a touch. if you dont like the twangy bluesy kind of sound i would not suggest the jag. if you do its a great guitar
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Yeah, I don't care about Jaguars but I have a couple uf Teles and a Strat so I know about blusey twang. That was the main reason I deleted that post.
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Who are you to bust my chops? The forum police? Seriously.
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