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Fender Cyclone II Electric Guitar  

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    Retro — with a difference.

    This version of the Cyclone electric guitar features 3 Jaguar pickups (single coils) and switching for classic tones with a retro-vibe appeal. It also sports a competition stripe for an additional vintage touch. The Fender Cyclone II has a poplar body, 24-3/4" scale length, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, and jumbo frets for easier play.

    Features

    • Poplar body
    • Bolt-on neck
    • 24-3/4" scale
    • Maple neck/rosewood fingerboard
    • Dot inlays
    • Jumbo frets
    • Competition stripe

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    4.7

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    What a Great Guitar

    I bought a Daphne blue Cyclone II on eBay about a year ago. When I got it, it needed a lot of work, and I don't know what was due to the previous...Read complete review

    I bought a Daphne blue Cyclone II on eBay about a year ago. When I got it, it needed a lot of work, and I don't know what was due to the previous owner's neglect/abuse versus what was just intrinsic to the factory setup. After a good cleanup and home adjustment, I found the guitar just misery to play and pretty weak sounding. I let it sit around for months. Finally, I took it to a pro for setup, and now it's my favorite guitar. The chief adjustments made were correcting the neck angle and raising the pickups. These two changes made it supercomfortable to play and gave it a monster tone. My main issue is a common complaint about Jaguar selector switches: If I'm not paying attention, I'll often just switch all the pickups off. Would it really have been so hard to make down on and up off? I'm thinking about reversing the switches myself to solve this problem. I use it with a Fender Blues Jr. either with or without a Digitech RP 1000 processor, and either way, it sounds fantastic. It's a beautiful guitar to look at, it's fun to play, and it sounds like a million damn dollars. If you can find one, get it, but get a pro setup from a tech you trust to get the most out of it.

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    Fender Cyclone ll

    I purchased this guitar about a year ago. It was a factory blem but I never expected the blem to affect the tone and playability. Instead of returning it I tried to correct the...Read complete review

    I purchased this guitar about a year ago. It was a factory blem but I never expected the blem to affect the tone and playability. Instead of returning it I tried to correct the problems my self. I was able to correct the neck missalignment, the crooked pickups, the saddle adjustment screws that dug into my right palm but I have not been able to correct the poor tone, low volume of #1 E string or string buzz even after trying three different types of strings and two additional sets of saddles. I previously owned a Squire Affinity Strat that sounded just as good as the Cyclone at half the price. I have purchased other guitars from M.F. that I am very pleased With and you will still be my main source for gear.

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    5.0

    What a Great Guitar

    By hallcommajon

    from Austin, TX

    I bought a Daphne blue Cyclone II on eBay about a year ago. When I got it, it needed a lot of work, and I don't know what was due to the previous owner's neglect/abuse versus what was just intrinsic to the factory setup. After a good cleanup and home adjustment, I found the guitar just misery to play and pretty weak sounding. I let it sit around for months. Finally, I took it to a pro for setup, and now it's my favorite guitar. The chief adjustments made were correcting the neck angle and raising the pickups. These two changes made it supercomfortable to play and gave it a monster tone. My main issue is a common complaint about Jaguar selector switches: If I'm not paying attention, I'll often just switch all the pickups off. Would it really have been so hard to make down on and up off? I'm thinking about reversing the switches myself to solve this problem. I use it with a Fender Blues Jr. either with or without a Digitech RP 1000 processor, and either way, it sounds fantastic. It's a beautiful guitar to look at, it's fun to play, and it sounds like a million damn dollars. If you can find one, get it, but get a pro setup from a tech you trust to get the most out of it.

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    5.0

    Genius

    By N-Dogg

    from Middletown, RI

    This guitar, is just plain great. I played it through a fender amp and it had the best tone, the jaguar pickups really make a difference. The mustang body is just slick. The jazzmaster neck makes it nice to play. I thought the strat trem system was a little out of place on this guitar but it really works out nice. This guitar is a great fender combo, its great on distortion as well, if youre thinking of getting it... get it!

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    5.0

    Cyclone II

    By That guy-w4yj0

    from Cleveland, OH

    I bought this guitar as my first electric about 9 months ago. So far, it's been great. The pickups are really good quality, they're Vintage American Jaguars for crying out loud! They have a great twangy bright tone, great for ska. The finish is flawless, and the only set-up I had to do on my own was adjust the saddles because they were crooked. The only problems with this guitar is my bridge pickup switch has a short [no big deal, just annoying] and the tremelo bridge goes out of tune really easy. Put some Ernie Ball Slinkys on it, and you've got a great guitar.

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    5.0

    this guitar is amazing

    By Cyclone989006785

    from Buffalo, N.Y.

    This is the best guitar I hae ever played for its price. Fender made the right choice with the Cyclone II. I like it beter than any tele, strat or anything .... cyclones are the best!!

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    5.0

    it has a new retro punchy feel.

    By Dslice

    from Houston, TX

    It has a new retro punchy feel.

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    5.0

    CYCLONE II IS AWESOME

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    I bought this guitar a month ago and i have fallen in love with it. I love how it's a combo of a mustang body, jazzmaster neck, strat trem., and the jaguar switches and pickups. it sounds great for just about anything and it has lots of tone options.

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    5.0

    yeea yeea...

    sweet guitar yo. i always thought it was GOOD electronics that dont get feedback, and the piece o **** ones do

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    5.0

    Great Deal For Jaguar Sound

    By MJ70

    from Carson City, NV

    Much better deal than a Japanese Jaguar Reissue because you get genuine American Vintage Jaguar pickups. 3 of them, even. Total control over each pickup on/off gives 7 different choices. Plus, the stripe is just cool.

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    5.0

    This guitar has extremely bright tone. I love it!

    By Chauncey_Peppertooth

    from Garden Grove,CA

    This rocks! This guitar has extremely bright tone. I love it!

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    5.0

    It's a good guitar, electronics could be better

    By ozzycr1

    from Corinth, KY

    The guitar needs better electronics. I can't get any feedback.

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