July 28th, 2012, 11:31 AM
And I'm a happy Camper. The picture doesn't do the color justice though.
I owned a Fender Japan Shoreline gold Jaguar a few years ago and this one costing around half what I paid for that one blows it out of the water, I can't believe how fat this one sounds compared to the other.
Those who are suspicious of the Duncan Designed pickups, no need: they sound killer.
I'll record some clips later.
July 28th, 2012, 11:43 AM
Outstanding! Love me a Jaguar.
July 28th, 2012, 12:06 PM
July 28th, 2012, 01:13 PM
That's a beautiful guitar.
The color and the chrome together are very cool.
I can't wait to here it.
July 28th, 2012, 01:14 PM
Got mine last week, talk about bang for the buck
July 28th, 2012, 01:18 PM
Well I already made the first modification: I replaced the stock bridge with a Tune-o-matic and shimmed the neck to increase the angle from the strings going over the bridge into the tailpiece.
It made a HUGE difference in the way the guitar feels, it's now much stabler, the strings don't pop out anymore. I have to press though, I have 15 years of experience. Performing a mod like that can easily be screwed up if you don't have the right tools or don't know what you're doing.
July 29th, 2012, 11:29 PM
I played one in Surf Green the other day at Sam Ash, and thought I was going to hate it, because I generally don't like Jaguars, but this thing was very, very nice. It looked great and was very well made. I'm going back to play it again tomorrow. I could hear nice 60's garage rock tones in there, and of course, it sounds great for surf music (not that I play any). Overdriven, it was just OK, but it excelled on a clean setting.
The reason I thought I didn't like Jags is because I play with a guy who owns a pre-CBS model and in his hands, it sounds horrible; shrill and trebly, with no fullness. It's just the way he sets his tone up, I think. At $299, I might have to pull the proverbial trigger.