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A special-edition Fender Jaguar with alt-rock/grunge mods.
Just as Kurt Cobain modified his '65 Jag with humbucker pickups and a fixed bridge, this Fender Jaguar electric guitar has two special-design MIJ Dragster humbuckers to reduce noise and produce fatter, darker tones and an Adjusto-Matic bridge with anchored tailpiece in place of the tremolo. Classic Jag features are still onboard including the short 24" scale for easier string bending and a unique set of controls that include pickup selector on/off sliding switches and switchable lead and rhythm circuits.
Own a hot rod Jaguar that's affordable and built for the long haul.
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I was drawn to this guitar because it was on sale and the frontman of my band plays a Japanese made Jazzmaster. I bought it thinking that I would return it if I didn't like it. After about 5 minutes of playing, I knew that this would be my guitar for a while. I have been playing an Epiphone Les Paul for about 6 years now and this was a HUGE upgrade. This guitar is incredibly versatile. You can control pickups, tone, volume, lead, and rythm with the 8 knobs and switches. As far as I know, there is no other guitar that is as versatile as this. I get fat rhythms and screaming hot leads with the flip of a switch. If you buy this, make sure you learn what all the knobs and switches control--they are the magic behind this guitar. High quality and great tone--at a great price.
This is an impressive guitar for the price. Fender always seems to satisfy, they do a good job, and you get no less than what you pay for. Cons:The Jaguar has a smaller neck, which takes some getting used to if your not familiar with the smaller scale. the saddles on the bridge dont hold on to the strings very well, but thats easily fixed with a simple mod-replace the bridge with the bridge from the jazzmaster. it fits right in, and does a much better job. Also, for some reason, the HH model does not have a tremolo, which is only a downside if your comparing this to the SS model, or if you actually play surf. also, the strings have been known to buzz, but that is also easily fixed.All of those cons are very minor, and dont hold a candle to the pros:Pros: The Dragster humbucker pickups on this baby shine and sparkle like only few others. There is clarity and depth of note very rare for this price range. The neck pickup is warm, clean and round, while the bridge pickup is shiny and punchy. Together, there is a litte bit of quack and pop, but not much, and the combined tone is really something else. they are extremely high output, so there can be some feed back even with light distortion in certain situations, but this does wonderful things for tone, distorted or clean. when clean, this guitar does have a very unique sound, partially due to the alder body. the result of this is a very surf-like sound, in all setrings. personally, I like it, but check out the youtube demos of this guiar before picking it up if your in the market for a more standard les paul sound. the Lead boost/rythm switch next to the pickup selector switches also adds tonal punch and gives the player much more freedom and control over sound than most guitars. the upper controls (circut switch, volume and tone wheels) are a bit unnecesary, but act well as a kill switch if you turn the volume wheel all the way down and use the lower controls for all pickup switching. These controls are confusing at first, but once figured out, are much more luxurious than your standard 3 or 5 position switch, and 2 or 4 vol and tone knobs. the smaller neck makes the strings a bit looser, so they bend easier, which can be nice. the pegs keep the guitar in tune very well. The matching painted head is also great for looks, as in general, this is a beautiful guitar. the finish is beautiful, and the metal plating is dashing. easy to keep clean as well. the alder body provides a great tonal core. All in all, I love this guitar for what it is. It sounds great, it's versatile, it's well made, and although there are some draw backs, they are nothing that cant be fixed easily, and they certainly dont hold this thing down enough to ify its otherwise greatness. For the price (especially on clearance), definitely a steal!
Just bought this guitar as a xmas present to myself (selfish, i know:(, but i had to have it) Got mine in Gunmetal Red Burst! looks sooooo much better in person! this guitar is made in japan. great build, very solid, holds tune, sounds amazing, looks awesome! this can pretty much nail any kind of rock or whatever youre into. GREAT GUITAR! GREAT PRICE! BUY IT!
I got the HH in the black, and it looked amazing. Very shiny. All of the options on it are amazing. When i changed the sets, i never got the same tone twice. Stayed in tune very well. i think that, at one point, i didnt tune it for about 3 weeks. Even though this is a GREAT guitar, i sold it because i started to play metal, and this guitar couldnt get the crunch i wanted. Still a great guitar.