Today Fender has announced a new range of vintage inspired Mexican made guitars. The models represented in this new range are the Stratocaster®, Telecaster®, Jaguar®, Mustang®, Jazzmaster®, Jazz Bass®, Precision Bass® and Mustang Bass and the decades represented are the 50s, 60s, and 70s. The prices range from $899.99 to $1149.99. (US Dollars)
The guitars that jag-stang.com visitors will most likely be interested in are the 60s Jaguar, 60s Mustang, and 60s Jazzmaster. (see photos in this post)
There are also ‘modified’ versions of the 60s Jaguar (2 humbuckers and modern neck shape and radius) and the 60s Jazzmaster (modern neck shape and radius).
It’s time for another look back at how the Registry has evolved during the previous few years. (last update post was winter 2016) And we like to say a big THANK YOU! to all the jag-stang owners out there who have participated by adding their guitar info. It’s been very interesting to get a feel for just how many jag-stangs are out there and where they’ve all ended up.
Below is the summary of data with the changes from the last 24 months in bold. Some of the interesting changes are: 251 new entries over the last 24 months! That’s about 10.5 new jag-stangs per month added.
Total guitars: 677 (+251 guitars!)
Handed – 94.7% right handed – 5.3% left handed (left gained +0.1%)
Color – Sonic Blue is the most popular color at 55.8%. (-0.3%)
Modifications – around 40.6% of the guitars are listed as modified. (+0.2%)
Countries – currently in 45 unique countries with most in the United States at 44.5%. (+6 new countries)
Oldest – T016701 [Made In Japan] (no change)
Newest – R075779 [Crafted In Japan] (no change)
We plan to continue adding features and tweaks to The Registry and welcome input from everyone on desired features. If you haven’t yet added your jag-stang click the link below to get started.
The auction has now closed and the Fiesta Red prototype jag-stang has a winning bid of $93,750.
The Kurt Cobain Fender Jag-Stang Fiesta Red prototype is currently up for auction at Julien’s Auctions. This is part of a “Music Icons 2018 Auction Lot” with some other guitars and music related collectibles.
There are not any detailed photos included in the listing of the prototype jag-stang. Provenance is provided by “Fender Museum of the Arts Foundation”. The prototype apparently has a serial number of V069200 on the neckplate which is different than regular production jag-stangs that have the serial number on the base of the neck above the neck joint.
Also included in the auction is the design drawing done by Kurt for the Jag-Stang.
If anyone comes across more details of the prototype in this auction let us know!
If you’re a fan of alternative guitars you will probably like this guitar just announced by Fender at Summer NAMM. It’s an Ed O’Brien Stratocaster featuring Seymour Duncan JB Jr, Texas Special, and Fernandes Sustainer pickups.
New to the Fender Jaguar or just want to learn more about all those switches? Fender recently published an article detailing how the switches work with some nice images showing the various switch combinations.