This post is inspired by a forum post where Fender Jaguar owners are showing off their Jags.
Whether you have a new Mexican Custom Player Jaguar, Japanese Reissue Jag, American Classic, original vintage jaguar, or any other iteration, we would like to see it!
Just upload your photo to flickr or whatever your favorite image host is. And then go to the following forum topic and post your link to your jaguar image. [forum topic URL] (you may have to create a forum account if you have never used our forums before)
Below is just a small selection of some of the Fender Jaguar photos and photo links posted up by their owners.
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.
(Click pics for larger images)
We plan to have a hands on review posted in the future.
While Kurt wasn’t alive long enough for us to see him play the jag-stang very much there were some shows during the ’94 European tour where he did.
Below is one of the better quality videos of Kurt playing the jag-stang on the song Dumb from the Slovenia 2/27/94 tour date. Thanks to Ryan for suggesting us post this on our blog! If you see other cool jag-stang videos that we should post let us know.
[Edit: Hope everyone had a fun April Fools Day and didn’t believe anything posted today, April 1.]
It’s a Jaguar Bass. It’s a Mustang Bass. No. It’s a Jag-Stang Bass!
Similar to how the Jag-Stang was created it looks like Fender has taken features from both the Fender Jaguar Bass and the Fender Mustang Bass and created the Jag-Stang Bass. There are not many details available yet but we did get a hold of a couple images. Fender is expected to announce the Jag-Stang Bass at the Summer NAMM show.
It’s hard to believe the Fender Jazzmaster was first introduced 50 years ago, back in 1958. While it’s not one of the guitars that has it’s own section here at jag-stang.com we do have a strong affinity for the Jazzy.
It’s very likely that if there was no Fender Jazzmaster there would be no Fender Jaguar and thus no Fender Jag-Stang ! And oh how sad that would make us! 🙂
Are you a current or former Jazzmaster owner? We would love to hear your thoughts on the jazzy and how it influenced your playing over the years in the comments to this post.
If you’re interested in more of the inner details of a 1958 Jazzmaster you should visit this fantastic web page. [link] That page has a lot of detailed photos and descriptions of one.
And here’s a few vintage Fender Jazzmaster ads to enjoy while reminiscing. (Click the images for larger versions.)
Fender blogs about some custom DiMarzio BC pickups HERE. Being called BC80 and BC89 they also have a photo on the blog post. If anyone has a guess as to what DiMarzio model these might be based on let’s hear it.
On Jan 21 there was a post on the Fender blog with the following quote: “soon-to-be Fender signature artist Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins” Which would indicate an official signature guitar is on the horizon. Along with that post was a great video of Billy visiting the Fender booth at Winter NAMM 2008.
The blog post and video have since been removed by Fender so it appears the community team jumped the gun a bit in sharing the news of this signature guitar.
EDIT: the Fender blog post and video that were unavailable since Jan 24 have now returned. (Jan 29)