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  1. Al(ex)

    eBay Jag-Stang

    Looking forward to seeing what you put together!
  2. Hello! It's normal due to the slant of the stock humbucker. Probably looks like this right?
  3. Al(ex)

    My 1995 Jag-Stang Overhaul

    It looks like a great overhaul! Dig the color. How do those pickups sound?
  4. 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.
  5. Al(ex)

    What size for the trem arm?

    Great! That screw is easy to miss.
  6. Welcome! And thanks for sharing that image with us!
  7. 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]
  8. 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
  9. Al(ex)

    Old guyatone

    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.
  10. Al(ex)

    Problem with VM Jaguar

    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.
  11. My case came with the jagstang new so I have little experience with aftermarket cases. However it's not very likely that a case that will fit a jaguar/jazzmaster will also fit a stratocaster well due to the very different body shapes. But since I have little experience I could very well be wrong. If you have a local shop that you can actually try them out would be best. Or online shop with good return policy. There is quite a bit of feedback on these cases at amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Gator-Jazzmaster-Electric-Guitars-GW-JAG/dp/B004PXOB26 Keep in mind the feedback is for all the models they have available and not just the GW-JAG model. Cheers!
  12. Al(ex)

    Lead circuit issues

    Hi and Welcome! I'm assuming you have checked all the solder joints to make sure everything looks solid. Also check those joints to make sure there is no solder touching "other" connections causing a short. Also check for any little strand of wire that may be touching something it shouldn't causing a short in that circuit. If this all looks good then the next step is to review a schematic and make sure everything is wired correctly. https://www.fmicassets.com/Damroot/Original/10001/Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar 0302000XXX Wiring & Control Diagram.pdf
  13. Even knockoff's have a certain amount of charm and historical significance.
  14. Al(ex)

    Is my Jaguar a fake?

    Hello! When I run you information through 'Guitar Dater Project' it returns: Fender Serial Number Search is NOT a reliable way to identify a serial number. Use their Japanese Dating info. https://support.fender.com/hc/en-us/articles/214343783-How-can-I-find-out-when-my-Japanese-made-instrument-was-manufactured- Also, a Stratocaster would have a different scale length neck. Measure from bridge to nut to get the scale length - Jaguar will have a 24" length. Strat will have a 25.5" length. http://www.stewmac.com/How-To/Online_Resources/Learn_About_Guitar_and_Instrument_Fretting_and_Fretw/Scale_Length_Explained.html Looks like a legit 2002-2004 jaguar to me.