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Jag-Stang serial numbers

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Simply add your jagstang's serial. Feel free to submit a pic of the serial and the back of your headstock if you wish, as this is going to be a database for the jagstang.

Serial #: V 004490

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V003037

Will be posting pics soon as. Got the "Fender 50th Anniversary" badge.

Colour: Sonic Blue

As yet no new pickups (been stored since bought really)

This is a cool idea, gettin everyone to post their serials. :-P

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mine's a cij from '97, so the serial's much newer:

A005139

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haha

well... i still have the neck thats has the # on it.. so that counts right?

U021663

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CIJ 1997 Lefty

s/n: A 017226

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(updated January 10, 2007)

#U023314

Sonic Blue

Modified with EMG PIckups

Black Switches

Gotoh Sealed Tuning Machines (Black)

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(added July 07, 2007)

My Jag-Stang Story

I wanted one initially after they first came out in late 95'/early 96'ish, I remember getting the Guitar Player magazine with the first review for it and immediatley wanted one, except I wanted to put EMG pickups in it because they "looked like Mustang versions of a single coil and humbucker" due to their smooth flat tops, remember, this is before the invention and/or widespread knowledge of "Robroe" covers. To try the idea out, I drew up a Jag-Stang using the photos in the magazine as a guide, and did a picture of a Sonic-Blue Jag-Stang with an EMG 81 and the EMG "single style" pickup in the neck, that I would later learn was the SA-1.

Anyway, about 2-4 years later, I think it was 99ish or so, I walked to the guitar store one morning to check out what they had in stock, and saw a suspicious looking headstock peering over the edge of the table for the window display with unlabeled kluson style tuners, a gold anniversary sticker, and the letters "ain" on the headstock. Something about it's shape screamed one of my 4 favorite guitars, Jaguar, Jazzmaster, Jag-Stang, or Mustang. Anyway, I come back an hour later, they were open, and sitting in the rack was the same EXACT guitar I drew a picture of several years before. Of course, I tried it out, and fell in love with it right away...the tone, the playability, the fact that I could rub it in everyones face that the Fender Dynamic Tremelo actually DOES stay in tune, plus the fact that if the bar falls out I can still use it (unlike a Floyd Rose, which is next to impossible).

For almost a year, I was the only one who touched the guitar in the shop, as most Alternative kids were put off by it having "heavy metal active pickups", and the Metal Kids didn't like the "fruit-loopy 60's looks" of the thing despite the pickups, making it the perfect guitar for me as I'm pretty much non-polar in the argument. Finally someone from San Francisco expressed interest in the instrument, and it was right there I got a good deal on it on layaway, complete with hardshell case. Mom finished payment on my birthday and brought it home, it immediately took over as my main guitar, and has remained so since.

So far it remains highly unmodified, the only changes have been done to either replace something worn out, or to take care of the only one or two drawbacks the instrument had (mainly very muffled sound with the volume down, and cutting myself off mid-song with the individual pickup switches, which are virtually useless with active pickups due to the nature of their wiring). The addition of a Treble-Bleed capacitor allowing the guitar to go from full metal sludge to a nice clean airy tele-like twang with the volume cranked back, and some switching modifications (one's a pickup selector, the other a special tone-switch). I also replaced the original knobs with screw on dome knobs when I had to replace a 25K volume pot and it came with a solid shaft instead of a split knurled shaft. Only one output jack replacement in almost 8-9 years. Also, the Trem bar is slightly modified to keep it level with the pickguard when the trem is centered, as the tailblock leans back at about a 45 degree angle because of the way I set it up, I also have a stock 60's-style Mustang bar I use with it interchangeably (which ironically, came with my Fender Jaguar, go figure). Also, the tuning machines were replaced in 2005 because the old ones were worn plum out to the point it would not stay in tune anymore, especially the E and A that I drop down to D/C, and G respectively nearly half the time. The tuners I have now are black plated Gotoh's, but I have plans to put on some of those "New Klusons" or "Tonepros" that look like a hybrid between the old and new style tuners.

I have only ever used 9 gauge strings on the guitar. I once accidentally bought 13's and I did not like how they made the trem more Bigsby-like without some readjustment, so I went back to the 009-042 strings.

I also have a special setup for the trem that I outlined in the thread "How I Set Up My Jag-Stang for Heavy Whammy Abuse" or something like that. It's sort of like a high-performance car overhaul, except for a non-locking trem to keep it in tune. I only do that about once every 2-3 years, mostly to clean the gunk, inspect the pivots for wear, and see if the springs need replaced eventually. So far, unlike my Floyd Rose guitars, the Jag-Stang's original trem is still on the guitar, still working properly, and staying in tune. Shoot, the pivots are rather worn, like my floyd rose style trems, but unlike the floyds with worn pivots, it centers right where it should and stays in tune, go figure. It's one of the best guitars I've ever owned.

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i got bored enough to look at the original neck (i didn't think you wanted S819356). Q040658

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Made in Japan...pics to follow

serial # T 017046

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Japanese Dates according to http://www.fender.com

JV+ 5 DIGITS 1982-1984

SQ + 5 DIGITS 1983-1984

E + 6 DIGITS 1984-1987

A + 6 DIGITS 1985-1986

B + 6 DIGITS 1985-1986

C + 6 DIGITS 1985-1986

F + 6 DIGITS 1986-1987

G + 6 DIGITS 1987-1988

H + 6 DIGITS 1988-1989

I + 6 DIGITS 1989-1990

J + 6 DIGITS 1989-1990

K + 6 DIGITS 1990-1991

L + 6 DIGITS 1991-1992

M + 6 DIGITS 1992-1993

N + 6 DIGITS 1993-1994

O + 6 DIGITS 1993-1994

P + 6 DIGITS 1993-1994

Q + 6 DIGITS 1993-1994

S + 6 DIGITS 1994-1995

T + 6 DIGITS 1994-1995

U + 6 DIGITS 1995-1996

N + 5 DIGITS 1995-1996

V + 6 DIGITS 1996-1997

Crafted in Japan A + 6 DIGITS 1997-1998

Crafted in Japan O + 5 DIGITS 1997-2000

Crafted in Japan P + 5 DIGITS 1999-2002

Crafted in Japan Q + 5 DIGITS 2002-2004

Crafted in Japan R + 5 DIGITS 2004-2005

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Jag-stang (reissue `03),

Crafted in Japan,

Red fiesta.

Modified pickups:

Fender Texas Special (Neck),Seymour Duncan JB (Bridge).

Q 039873

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i haven't got a camera but my serial number for jag-stang is Q059418

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I am seeing more blue ones than red. Do we know the production numbers--how many of each were made? You'd think Fender would want a tally of who owns what from every guitar they ever built. It would be useful to know what people have and like.

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I am seeing more blue ones than red. Do we know the production numbers--how many of each were made? You'd think Fender would want a tally of who owns what from every guitar they ever built. It would be useful to know what people have and like.

no such thing exists, hence this thread.

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Mine is in non-italic writing:

"MADE IN JAPAN"

V024145

OCT '96

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serial number: Q 086488

edit: mine is red by the way

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