Category Archives: Guitar News

New Fender Vintera Series Guitar Range

Today Fender has announced a new range of vintage inspired Mexican made guitars. The models represented in this new range are the Stratocaster®, Telecaster®, Jaguar®, Mustang®, Jazzmaster®, Jazz Bass®, Precision Bass® and Mustang Bass and the decades represented are the 50s, 60s, and 70s. The prices range from $899.99 to $1149.99. (US Dollars)

The guitars that jag-stang.com visitors will most likely be interested in are the 60s Jaguar, 60s Mustang, and 60s Jazzmaster. (see photos in this post)

There are also ‘modified’ versions of the 60s Jaguar (2 humbuckers and modern neck shape and radius) and the 60s Jazzmaster (modern neck shape and radius).

More information at the following links:

Favorite Guitars From Namm 2019

We’ve had a few weeks to reflect on this years NAMM announcements / demos and here are some of our favorites from this year’s show!

The Fender Squier Classic Vibe line sees some great updates for 2019 including new ’60s Jazzmasters, ’70s Jaguars, and ’70s Mustangs!

There are also a couple interesting new guitars in the limited ‘Alternate Reality’ series. They are the Meteora HH and the Powercaster.

See photos of these guitars below. For more details check out the Fender Shop at https://shop.fender.com or your favorite retailers.

Classic Vibe ’70s Jaguar – Surf Green
Classic Vibe ’70s Jaguar – Black
Classic Vibe ’70s Jaguar – 3 Color Sunburst
Classic Vibe ’60s Mustang – Vintage White
Classic Vibe ’60s Mustang – Sonic Blue
Classic Vibe ’60s Jazzmaster – Sonic Blue
Classic Vibe ’60s Jazzmaster – Olympic White – Left Handed
Classic Vibe ’60s Jazzmaster – Olympic White
Classic Vibe ’60s Jazzmaster – 3 Color Sunburst
Alternate Reality Powercaster – White Opal
Alternate Reality Powercaster – Surf Green
Alternate Reality Powercaster – 3 Color Sunburst
Alternate Reality Meteora HH – Lake Placid Blue
Alternate Reality Meteora HH – Candy Apple Red

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