Guitar Review

Squier Jagmaster Review

Author: Phil

I have had my Squier Jagmaster since 2010 (new) and am still extremely happy with it. It is still my preferred instrument for gigging. I originally bought it because of its low cost, wanting an instrument that did not worry me in the way my '72 Strat did at night in iffy parts of town.

Mods:
I have not touched the electrics at all - unless rotating the P/U switch 90° to match the position of the P/Us counts. I also changed the pot knobs as I wanted a slightly different look and specifically a larger volume control knob.

The most important adjustment was to file to a rounded shape the sharp edge on the hole in the anchor plate between the anchor of the string and the saddles which created enough metal fatigue to break a couple of strings. With the tremolo being synchronous, this knocks all the strings out of tune and when it happened on stage, mid solo, I was a little put out. Because of the way I sometimes play, the first string has got caught underneath the bottom edge of the neck P/U and it takes a second to pull it back into position.

I feel that I'm scraping the barrel for possible improvements here because, as I indicated at the outset, I really do like this guitar. One day, I may possibly change the P/Us, but I'm in no rush. I live in Mexico City and paid Ps 3,150 when I bought it - so definitely a bargain.

Phil's Ratings
Sound:9 out of 10
Features:8 out of 10
Action/Finish/Feel:10 out of 10
Reliability/Durability:10 out of 10
Overall Rating:9 out of 10

Submitted: 2012-11-10   Number of views: 5166