New Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

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    it's hard to argue with the price of admission. that is a sexy beast.
     
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    My old VM Jag was pretty solid stock, now CV status finally comes to the Offset models..
     
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    I'd buy that, and wire it like a Marrguar. Hope it comes in some other colors.
     
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    It sure does, but the usual suspects, Seafoam green and sunburst. Also a revamp of the Squier offsets and unique ones as well (Powercaster). I’m too lazy to post up all the links but they can be viewed at Thomann too.

    https://www.thomann.de/gb/fender_sq_cv_70s_jaguar_lrl_sfg.htm
     
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    I got really excited for a moment when features stated 25.5", but the description states 24" which is more likely. I'd be all over a full scale jaguar.
     
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    I'm not aware of any 25.5 jags....its traditionally been a short scale guitar with its sibling the jazzmaster having the 25.5
     
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    How does this differ from the VM jags?

    Squier is doing such a good job I wish they’d just put the big Fender logo on the headstock.
     
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    The new CV offsets come with a Mustang style bridge (I'm curious if they match the neck radius), otherwise there don't seem to be any obvious differences. We'll see once people start getting them in their hands, though.

    I've got a VM Jaguar (which I suspect won't be much different than the CVs) and a Marr. The VM is a fine instrument (not just "for the money," either), and a bargain at $400 US. The Marr is clearly many steps beyond it, though. Though some may argue the point, for my money the Marr is the best Jaguar Fender has produced since they were discontinued in the '70s.
     
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    Well, the colors are kind of underwhelming...
     
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    It has a poplar body (probably not an error) and it has a bound fretboard with block inlays (more factory time). The pickups are new, hoping it omits the overwound bridge pickup of the VMs. The nut is listed as bone, I don’t believe this. The scale is listed as both 24” and 25.5”, probably a typo (probably 24”). The bridge, as Beyer mentioned. Tall narrow frets. The tort pickguard also might actually be decent.

    No, rock the Squier headstock! :)
     
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    VMs come from Indonesia, CVs come from China... generally. The CV Jags also have the bound & blocked neck, which will thrill the offset crowd.

    I look forward to learning more as they actually reach the stores.
     
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    I believe these are coming from Indonesia as well. Probably a result of a political situation regarding China that we're not supposed to discuss.
     
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    This is yet to be seen, and I speculated that this was a possible photo editing error (it’s an ICS18 number with a skunk stripe, the CGS JMJM necks have no stripe). However, after eyeing all the new Squier offsets I’m starting to believe this idea.
     
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    Oh man, poplar is a GREAT wood for a Fender!
     
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    I thought poplar was nearly as soft as basswood?
     
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    I've played a VM Jaguar and even though it sounded nice and was fun to play it's low-budgetness was readily apparent.

    If the CV version is a step up from that I'd absolutely consider one. The binding and blocks are totally bitchin'.

    And yeah, let a Squier be a Squier! Loud and proud, baby!
     
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    I've got a CVC Tele and a '60s CV Strat in burgundy mist. But I'd love a surf green Jaguar.
     
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    Looks cool but I was hoping for bright, maybe sparkle, finishes with matching headstocks. But that is what I think offsets should look like. YMMV.
     
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