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  1. Thanks for posting! The first time I saw this particular article was Feb 2017. https://www.facebook.com/jagstangcom/posts/article-on-fender-com-by/10155035166462630/ If i had to guess I would saw they "bump" articles like this from time to time.. maybe they are trying to get more interest going for that new Powercaster as well. Hard to say.
  2. Hey! This project looks very cool! Thanks for sharing your experiences with it as you progress.
  3. Hello! The differences are very minor and the majority of people will not notice them. Here's the main differences. Primary difference is that the reissue has an alder body and the original issue has basswood body. The reissue pickups are also called something different but I've not heard anyone saying they prefer one over the other. The reissue pickguard may have a more "shiny" material in it than the original. I do not believe there are any neck differences. Someone please jump in if you have this answer. Here's some more info to help your research. Original specs - Winter NAMM 1996: https://www.jag-stang.com/guitars/jagstang/jagstang-technical-specs/ Original press release - Winter NAMM 1996: https://www.jag-stang.com/guitars/jagstang/press-release-winter-namm-1996/ Re-Issue press release and specs - Summer NAMM 2003: https://www.jag-stang.com/guitars/jagstang/reissued-jagstang-debuts-at-summer-namm-2003/ Also if you're just having issues with fret wear and really like that neck I would recommend looking up a well respected luthier near you and get an estimate for fixing it up. Thanks and let us know how it goes!
  4. Hello! We also came across this in our Jag-Stang Registry where we order the jag-stang's by serial number. If you look at this page of jag-stangs in the Registry you can see the transition from MIJ to CIJ with a V+6 serial number. (ignore the V999999 number) https://www.jag-stang.com/registry/view/39/2 We know that japan production moved to a new plant in the 96/97 time period. See wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fender_Japan So best guess would be that these CIJ V+6 are "transitional" serials and not really unique. From the limited number of guitars in the Registry it looks like the cutoff between MIJ/CIJ is around the V028000 range of numbers. Although there are some overlapping that number on both sides the cutoff is right around there. The lowest CIJ V+6 we've seen is V028339 and the highest one is V039576. Your's fits right in that range. This should not impact the value however. Great looking guitar!
  5. Looking forward to seeing what you put together!
  6. Hello! It's normal due to the slant of the stock humbucker. Probably looks like this right?
  7. It looks like a great overhaul! Dig the color. How do those pickups sound?
  8. Hello and welcome! Have you taken the bridge out to make sure there are no screws showing at the bottom of the posts? The screws are not really visible from the top of the guitar. Here's an example of what you should see. (see the bottom of the bridge post) If you're still looking for small parts (like screws and washers) after verifying they are not there I always recommend going to your closest guitar repair shop / luthier. They usually have a bin around with extra parts they use and will help you out at fair price.
  9. I noticed the serial number thing too. But I am assuming (could be totally wrong) that prototype models do not adhere to any production serial number stamping and standards. The listing also says the serial number is stamped on the neckplate which is not standard for the production run. As you know the serials are stamped on the back of the neck above the neck joint. This guitar and included material in this auction is essentially what was on display at the Fender Museum. Fender Museum of the Arts Foundation is noted as providing provenance. Back in 2008 a forum user sent us some photos (link and photos below) from the Fender Museum exhibit. And the exhibit included the prototype guitar, drawing, and the body shape cutouts. These look like the same cutouts and design drawing. The lack of more detailed guitar photos is disappointing though. Prototype jag-stang at Fender Museum [blog link]
  10. The Fiesta Red Jag-Stang prototype is up for auction at Juliens at this url: https://www.julienslive.com/m/lot-details/index/catalog/261/lot/102285 Blog Post with details: https://www.jag-stang.com/2018/05/fiesta-red-fender-jag-stang-prototype-up-for-auction/ Auction closes at 05/19/2018 10:00 AM EDT. UPDATE The auction has now closed with a winning bid well above the estimate. Winning Bid: $93,750
  11. Hi! We don't have the extra server disk space to allow forum uploads. I would recommend an image sharing site like imgur, photobucket, instagram, etc... And then you could link the image to the post.
  12. Hello! The Fender spec sheet for VM Jag says that the following string gauge was used from factory: .009-.042 Since you've went up to 11's the first thing to check is if the string is getting stuck in the nut. This is a very common issue when putting bigger strings on a guitar. Normally you should be able to bend the string on either side of the nut and it will stay in tune. My advice is to go visit a guitar tech who has the appropriate nut files and can get it set up for the 11's your are using.
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