Well, after having a stratocaster all my musical life I think it's the moment to change and try new sounds. I've been always in love with the fender Jaguar, but price has been a barrier. Now things are changing and maybe I will be able to buy an American Reissue. I'm from Spain and here most of the Jaguars you can see are japanese. I've tried some and it seems difficult to play with distortion effects, they usually squeals too much. On the other hand, in general we have the idea that American jaguar sounds better, quality of components is better... the problem here is that (unless you live in a very very big city) you can't try an american one.
Reading your messages (great dudes!) I've learnt a lot, but I'm still hesitating and one of my main concerns is the distortion, I wondered if the American Reissue squeals as easyly as the japanese.
Another different topic is the price, you are lucky, I've seen many on-line shops in USA where you can buy the AV Jaguar in 1399$, less than 1200