Here are some guitar highlights from NAMM 2016. If you’re looking for more in-depth coverage off all the NAMM happenings please check out news sites like MusicRadar.
We posted these guitars to our facebook page over the last week and it was interesting to see which guitars received the most interest and engagement. The order below is from most interest to least according to our facebook stats.
1 – Squier – Ryan Jarman model – There was no “official” info on this guitar but a lucky instagram user got a look.
“In order to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Mustang guitar, Fender is proud to introduce the celebratory Limited Edition American Shortboard Mustang. This stylish homage to the original Mustang evokes the spirit that brought the guitar from the classroom to the stage.”
BODY MATERIAL: Ash with Walnut Competition Stripe
BODY FINISH: Gloss Polyurethane
BODY SHAPE: Mustang Bass
NECK MATERIAL: Rosewood
NECK FINISH: Hand-Rubbed Oil
NECK SHAPE: Modern “C”
SCALE LENGTH: 24″ (610 mm)
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Rosewood
FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 9.5″ (241 mm)
NUMBER OF FRETS: 21
FRET SIZE: Medium Jumbo
NUT MATERIAL: Synthetic Bone
NUT WIDTH: 1.685″ (42.8 mm)
POSITION INLAYS: Black Dot
TRUSS ROD: Bi-Flex™
BRIDGE PICKUP: Black Dove™ Single-Coil
NECK PICKUP: Black Dove™ Single-Coil
CONTROLS: Master Volume, Master Tone
SWITCHING: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickups, Position 3. Middle Pickup
BRIDGE: 6-Saddle American Strings-Thru-Body Strat with Bent Steel Saddles Saddles
Every 6 months or so we like to take a look back at how the Registry has evolved during that time period. And we like to say a big THANK YOU! to all the jag-stang owners out there who have participated by adding their guitar info. It’s been very interesting to get a feel for just how many jag-stangs are out there and where they’ve all ended up.
Below is the summary of data with the changes from the last 6 months in bold. Some of the interesting changes are: +76 new guitars over the last 6 months plus the percentage of left handed models has dropped even lower that before.
Total guitars: 274 (+76 guitars!)
Handed – 95.3% right handed – 4.7% left handed (left dropped -0.8%)
Color – Sonic Blue is the most popular color at 55.8%. (+0.8%)
Modifications – around 41.2% of the guitars are listed as modified. (+1.2%)
Countries – currently in 35 unique countries with most in the United States at 40.5%. (+4 new countries)
Oldest – T016701 [Made In Japan] (no change)
Newest – R010452 [Crafted In Japan] – This is the only CIJ we’ve seen with a leading ‘R’ serial number. (no change)
We plan to continue adding features and tweaks to The Registry and welcome input from everyone on desired features. If you haven’t yet added your jag-stang click the link below to get started.