Summer NAMM 2008 has just wrapped up in Nashville, Tennessee and here are some of our favorite from the show. There were no real scoops from the show as a lot of the news trickled out leading up to the show.
If you are a Jaguar or Jazzmaster fan this is great news for you. Affordable Mexican models probably right down at your local guitar shops soon. You no longer have any excuses as to why you can’t find a Mustang, Jaguar, or Jazzmaster any more. But don’t even ask about jag-stangs… lol
Fender has introduced new Jaguar and Jazzmaster guitars in the Classic Player line. The Classic Player Jaguar and Jazzmaster are Mexican made with some very nice updates and improvements.
Notable updates/improvements are:
Adjusto-Matic Bridge (somewhat like a tune-o-matic)
9.5″ fretboard radius (compared to the 7.25″ radius previously)
sustain/stability improvements – increased back angle, tremolo plate moved closer to bridge
dual humbucker option on the jaguar
These new Classic Player models should nicely fill the gap left when the Japan made models became no longer available. Just the bridge and fretboard radius improvements alone will make this guitar look very attractive compared to the much higher priced American Vintage Jaguars and Jazzmasters.
The dual humbucker sunburst jaguar will also undoubtedly be a favorite of the Cobain fans. Who will no longer need to go through the hassles and expense of getting one of the “Kurtified” Fender Japan Jaguars.
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We plan to have a hands on review posted in the future.
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