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#1 paltic

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 05:55 PM

wtf? is this for real? :-wow

new/unannounced cheaper Fender guitars (MIM)

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 07:05 PM

that Jazzy looks so freaking sick......
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Posted 01 September 2010 - 08:47 PM

that Jazzy looks so freaking sick......


...and for the awesome price and limited run(soon a discontinued model) = win
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 02:06 AM

this forum can be so slow :lol: I saw them a while back... but i didn't see the appeal really. I would rather a standard classic players jazzy anyday... the jags look cool though

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 03:44 AM

I dont like them. To me Fender have taken some classic models (in this case the Jag and Jazzy) and raped them so they can sell them at an affordable price. They look like glorified Jagmasters to me. The Jag is terrible; No rhythm circuit, no tremolo, no chrome... and wtf is it with odd pickups in the Jazzy?Posted Image

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 04:06 AM

I dont like them. To me Fender have taken some classic models (in this case the Jag and Jazzy) and raped them so they can sell them at an affordable price. They look like glorified Jagmasters to me. The Jag is terrible; No rhythm circuit, no tremolo, no chrome... and wtf is it with odd pickups in the Jazzy?Posted Image


'raped' :lol: i agree that nothing beats the jm classic player and yeah i can see the jagmaster resembance but it has a certain appeal for some people. i personally dig the jm...the jags suck though(its not worth calling 'jaguar')
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 06:12 AM

I don't care what you guys say. For me, this is a way to get the guitar I always wanted at a price I can actually afford (bearing in mind the Classic Player ones are still too expensive). I don't care about the pickups or the lack of rhythm circuit on the Jazzy either... Funny how everyone thought it was a good idea when the Thurston and Lee Jazzys came out. :lol:

I agree the Jaguar is crap though. No way is that a Jag at all.
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 07:38 AM

how much are these going to be in sterling then? can they really be that much cheaper than the classic players?

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 07:52 AM

$450 is about 290, so yeah, I guess you could say they're quite a bit cheaper. :lol:
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 07:58 AM

$450 is about 290, so yeah, I guess you could say they're quite a bit cheaper. :lol:


they wont be 290, once they are over here theyll be at least 325 i bet.

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 08:02 AM

That's ridiculous. Why do Americans get stuff for literally about half the price?
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 08:09 AM

That's ridiculous. Why do Americans get stuff for literally about half the price?


Mark-up for distribution costs most likely. They're probably made in Mexico like the classic players etc so import/ export isn't as costly as getting them to the UK or Europe. That's why Luke has trouble buying gear, 'cause everything's made elsewhere and it costs a fuckton to get it to Australia.
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 08:27 AM

What a load of ####.
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 01:26 PM

Use your brain dude and buy a second hand CIJ. These are sh!te and will cost you more anyways.

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 01:43 PM

Yeah, a secondhand CIJ would be cheaper but they're still too much. It's just annoying because apparently in the USA these are gonna be cheaper than the Fender standard line... Whereas here they're gonna be twice as much. Even if they have to mark up the prices because of shipping costs, how come you can get a standard (MIM?) Strat or Tele for like 300?
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 02:06 PM

Even if they have to mark up the prices because of shipping costs, how come you can get a standard (MIM?) Strat or Tele for like 300?


Simple answer: these are new.
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 02:08 PM

I guess. I wonder how "limited" they're actually going to be.
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 04:44 PM

already in evilbay: http://cgi.ebay.com/...e=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 05:36 PM

Pfffft.
God i cant wait for people to buy these. Its the beginning of the end.
Guitar manufacturing of late is like the KFC of the fast food industry, these blacktop models are like a 'family bucket'... Cant afford a proper meal? We'll throw some beans in with a sh!tload of fries and 4th rate chicken just about legally fit enough to feed your cat with.
No class, tradition lost, cheap, substandard garbage. First Highway One, then the CP range, now this... Fender is finished. Its 1980 all over again (Lou will remember).

Image over quality. Do yourselves a favor, buy Japanese made guitars from 78-84 (matsumoku, fujen gakki, matsumotu, etc) Fender and Gibson sh!t themselves back then, lawsuits were filed and eventually they bought these companies out Because they made better instruments. You can still buy old Tokai, Ibanez, Antoria, Cimar, Aria Pro II, Westone, Westbury, Yamaha fairly cheap as well... srsly, check em out. ;)

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 01:44 AM

i think the jag is meant to be like kurt cobains...ie no complex switches.




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