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  1. Hello, I recently found this ad (https://m.mercatinomusicale.com/mm/a_permuto-fender-mustang-1965_id6185447.html) on an Italian website very similar to reverb.com. It should be a 1965 Mustang, but there are some differences that do not properly match with a ‘65 Fender Mustang, by exemple: - the color, because a lot of sites say that at that time the only available colors for mustangs were white, blue and red. The only othere reference I found around about a ‘65 sunburst american mustang is here, but the author shows the same doubts about the color (here: https://planetbotch.blogspot.com/2011/11/1965-fender-mustang-sunburst.html?m=1- ) - the neck plate shows a L serial number. The ‘65-‘66 models had the engraved big F in the neck plate, the ‘64 (to ‘65?) had the L serial number without F, but they had the small headstock! - no “offset contour body decal” on the headstock... but the decal disappeared not before ‘67. - NOTE: do not consider the tuners, because the owner, answering to a question on a facebook market page where this guitar appeared a month ago, said that the original plastic tuners has been changed due to the bad condition of the plastic keys. Is it a Frankenstang? Have you ever heard of a 1965 fender mustang sunburst? I know that online pages can help to indentify an instrument (like this: http://www.fendermustangstory.com/) but sometimes a direct experience can give some more hints. Thank you, Andrea
  2. You are welcome. But, hey, I could be wrong: by exemple the "95" in the neck could indicate the year of production of the neck (or, I suspect, the model of jagstang, JT95) and not necessarily the year of your jagstang. Looking into the Jag-stang registry, by exemple, I noticed that 95 is stamped in the bottom neck and neck pocket of a 1996 Jagstang, this one: https://www.jag-stang.com/registry/guitarinfo/1236/o2 . BUT, Always in the registry, we see that another 1996 Jagstang, (this one https://www.jag-stang.com/registry/guitarinfo/1061/o2) saying '96 in the bottom neck BUT jt95 in the neck pocket. And here, https://www.jag-stang.com/registry/guitarinfo/1051/o2, we see both JT95EX and '96 in the neck pocket.
  3. Hello SynapticGroove, this is what I know about the fender japan codes (*) JT=Jagstang, '95 is the year of manufacturing EX stays for exported (and not EXTRAD: check here for what Extrad means http://xhefriguitars.com/page9.html ) T is maybe the serial number letter (T in MIJ guitars was the letter for the '94-'95 models). Your Jag-Stang is Made in Japan (and not Crafted in Japan), isn't it? (*) I have a MIJ Tele Reissue '62 of mid-ninties: sadly it was a transition model (between MIJ and CIJ), without any serial number anywhere, so I checked a lot of time inside the neck pocket and the neck bottom to find the exact year of manufacturing (the serial number on the bridge plate isn't trustworthy, because the A serial was used in '85-'86 and reused in the mid-ninties japan reissues). Sadly, as sometimes happens, there wasn't any handwritten inside. Considering that I am talking of a reissue model, my Telecaster stamps are: TLC-62B (neck): in this case TL stays for Telecaster, C62=cutom 62, B...well, I don't remember if B stays for bounded or for a Color palette code (3tone sunburst). C-62B EX (neck pocket)
  4. Hi, I am not very skilled in electronics and wirings, but I recently upgraded my jagstang with a Texas special bridge pu at the neck and a Seymour Duncan JB pu at the bridge. Can you please tell me if my work is correct and if the double ground (the B was an old ground from a previously owner, while C is mine) in the bridge switch can be a problem or nonsense? Link: https://imgur.com/a/38I2q0c Thank you!
  5. Thank you for your accurate and plain answers, Mad-Mike! I found them very useful for better understanding what I need, expecially when you talk about the compensation at the base of the choice of two different pickups. At this point I'll search for a classic Fender Texas Special Bridge to put in the neck. Your solution, with active pickups+ph2, sounds really interesting and easy, but I had in my past too many problems with active electronics (my faults, I admit) and these events led me to prefer passive solutions. I have still one doubt, and I found it hard to search an answer on the web: it's about the out-of-phase setting. If two pickups get rid of each other when they are out-of-phase, giving us that funky/weak sound, I suppose that two different pickups (let'say a p90 and a Dimarzio Superdistortion) in neck and bridge position will give a different answer compared to two identical pickpus (I don't know, two p90 by exemple, or simply the Mustang standard pickups) mounted on that same guitar. I always thought that two identical pickups could have a lesser and drier sound in out-of-phase than two different pickups, but I don't know if that's correct or not.
  6. Hi jag-stang community. I have some thoughts and questions to share with you about a future pickup upgrade on my sonic blue jag-stang. Many people dislike the out-of-phase setting but I found it very useful for some experimental music some years ago, mostly turning the tone on 0: I had at that time a late ‘70s fender mustang with two fender texas special instead of the standard mustang pickups. That mustang was sold 8 years ago. Recently I bought my jagstang looking again for that out-of-phase sound, but I noticed that the out-of-phase on the jagstng is a much more brighter and high-oriented compared to the mustang. Is there someone between you guys that have ever compared the out-of-phase of a fender mustang with the one of the jagstang? What’s your impression? Do you think that a couple of fender texas special could give a deeper, rounder out-of-phase sound on a mustang? We know that the original jagstang prototypes had a fender texas specilal bridge pickup at the neck. What happens if I put a fender texas special NECK pickup at the neck (with a jb seymour duncan at the bridge)? Thank you, bye M.
  7. You're welcome: I am very happy to be part of this community. Now, I don't know if this thing I'm going to write should need its own right topic, but I start to write it here. After reading the interview I contacted Larry Brooks, and I asked him a confirmation about the Mustang wiring on the original two Jagstangs prototypes. He very kindly answered (and sent an image of the mustang diagram too, because my Jagstang was really in bad shape when I bought it on ebay). "I hope this helps...but as far as the Curt’s guitar..he already owned a Mustang and wanted the wiring to be just the same because he was so familiar with switching already". I asked him if I could share this information with you guys in this forum and he gave me his authorization, and so I'm doing now.
  8. Hi to everyone, I am a new user and a new owner of a 1997 CIJ Sonic Blue Jagstang. Soon or later I'll add it to the registry. I recently found this magazine in my bookshelf, "Guitar Shop" magazine, May 1997 issue: it has an interview with Larry Brooks about the making of the Jag-stang side by side with Kurt Cobain. I found it interesting, by exemple because he says that the jag-stang prototype had a fender mustang wiring (instead of the stock jag-stang wiring, the one without the crossed wiring on the bridge selector). Is it of any interest for the users of this (wonderful) forum? Here is my scan (hoping that the link works): https://ibb.co/cSOMjd If this interview is widely known to the forum and stuff users, erase this post without remorse. Bye, M.
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