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Fender Jaguar Controls – Classic and American Pro models

New to the Fender Jaguar or just want to learn more about all those switches? Fender recently published an article detailing how the switches work with some nice images showing the various switch combinations.

Please make note of the on/off colors in the key.

(from full Fender article here: Fender Tech-Talk – Jaguar Controls)

Classic Fender Jaguar Controls
Classic Fender Jaguar Controls
American Pro Fender Jaguar Controls
American Pro Fender Jaguar Controls

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The Jag-Stang Registry – Winter 2016 Update

Every so often we like to take a look back at how the Registry has evolved during the previous year or so. 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 14+ months in bold. Some of the interesting changes are: 152 new entries over the last 14 months! That’s about 10 new jag-stangs per month added.

  • Total guitars: 426 (+152 guitars!)
  • Handed – 94.8% right handed – 5.2% left handed (left gained +0.5%)
  • Color – Sonic Blue is the most popular color at 56.1%. (+0.3%)
  • Modifications – around 40.4% of the guitars are listed as modified. (-0.8%)
  • Countries – currently in 39 unique countries with most in the United States at 40.4%. (+4 new countries)
  • Oldest – T016701 [Made In Japan] (no change)
  • Newest – R075779 [Crafted In Japan] – This is the only CIJ we’ve seen with a leading ‘R07’ serial number. (new entry)

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.

Thanks!

–> Visit The Registry <–

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Fender Jag-Stang coming back in 2017??

Could the Jag-Stang be coming back in 2017? Maybe to join the new DuoSonics and Mustangs just released by Fender?

A little over a week ago Fender had an event an their new Hollywood location. Some photos came out of that event showing a unique jag-stang. Having black switches, a better fitting pickguard, a new color?, and who knows what else.

Below are a couple of photos showing the new jag-stang. The first photo was posted by otisserie on Instagram and the second photo posted by Fender on Facebook. You really have to zoom in on the Fender event photo and look at the guitars on the back wall near the new duosonics and mustangs. (look for the white-ish jag-stang nearby)

EDIT: Updated to include more photos from Fender Hollywood Grand Opening Event that show the jag-stang.

New Mustangs and Duo-Sonics announced at Summer NAMM 2016

Via Reverb.com video (embedded below)

New Duo-Sonics

  • single coil and humbucker pickup versions
    • coil split on humbucker
  • 9.5″ neck radius with medium jumbo frets
  • small headstock
  • hard tail bridge
  • 3 way toggle pickup selector

New Mustangs

  • single coil and p90 pickup versions
  • larger headstock
  • other features similar to new Duo-Sonic

New Mustang Bass

  • 30″ scale
  • P/J pickup configuration

NAMM 2016 – Guitars of Interest

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.


2 – Ibanez Talman line – new finishes and configurations

3 – Ibanez NDM4 – Noodles Signature updates

4 – Earnie Ball Music Man St. Vincent model

5 – Reverend Billy Corgan Signature

New! Limited Edition American Shortboard MUSTANG®

Revealed as #10 in Fender’s 10 for 2015 Limited Edition Collection is the American Shortboard MUSTANG.

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“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
  • BODY MATERIAL: Ash with Walnut Competition Stripe
  • BODY FINISH: Gloss Polyurethane
  • BODY SHAPE: Mustang Bass
 NECK
  • 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™
 ELECTRONICS
  • 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
  • CONFIGURATION: SS
 HARDWARE
  • BRIDGE: 6-Saddle American Strings-Thru-Body Strat with Bent Steel Saddles Saddles
  • HARDWARE FINISH: Nickel/Chrome
  • TUNING MACHINES: Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed
  • PICKGUARD: None
  • CONTROL KNOBS: Aged White Plastic
  • NECK PLATE: 4-Bolt

New Fender ’65 Mustang for 2015

It’s a new mustang for 2015. Just like the previous Classic ’65 Mustangs from Fender but this one has a gloss poly 3 tone sunburst finish. Full specs follow the image gallery below.

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BODY
  • BODY MATERIAL: Poplar
  • BODY FINISH: Gloss Polyester
  • BODY SHAPE: Mustang®
 NECK
  • NECK MATERIAL: Maple
  • NECK FINISH: Gloss Polyester
  • NECK SHAPE: “C” Shape
  • SCALE LENGTH: 24″ (610 mm)
  • FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Rosewood
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 7.25″ (184.1 mm)
  • NUMBER OF FRETS: 22
  • FRET SIZE: Vintage-Style
  • NUT MATERIAL: Synthetic Bone
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.625″ (41.3 mm)
  • POSITION INLAYS: White Pearloid Dot
  • TRUSS ROD: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
 ELECTRONICS
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Vintage-Style Single-Coil Mustang
  • NECK PICKUP: Vintage-Style Single-Coil Mustang
  • CONTROLS: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • SWITCHING: 2-On/Off Slide Switches, One for Each Pickup, 1-Series/Parallel Slide Switch (Operates Only When Both Pickups are On)
  • CONFIGURATION: SS
 HARDWARE
  • BRIDGE: Floating Bridge with Dynamic Vibrato Tailpiece
  • HARDWARE FINISH: Chrome
  • TUNING MACHINES: Vintage-Style with Aged White Plastic Buttons
  • PICKGUARD: 4-Ply White Pearloid
  • CONTROL KNOBS: Black Plastic
  • SWITCH TIP: Black
  • NECK PLATE: 4-Bolt

The Jag-Stang Registry – Summer 2015 Update

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.

Thanks!

–> Visit The Registry <–

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