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Introducing the Jag-Stang Registry

Hello everyone! Today we are introducing a new section on jag-stang.com called the Jag-Stang Registry.

As the jag-stang becomes a rarer and more unique guitar the Registry aims to understand where all the jag-stangs have ended up around the world.  At the same time it intends to give jag-stang owners a place to show off their guitar no matter if it has been modified or is stock.

So we welcome everyone to check out the new registry.  And especially if you are a current or even former Fender Jag-Stang owner we welcome you to add your jag-stang’s info to the registry!

Fender Jag-Stang Registry

Jag-Stang Registry

Garagetone’s Jazzstang build

Forum member Garagetone recently posted up some info and photos about a Jazzstang project he is working on.  You can see a few select photos and quotes from his thread in the post below.

To see even more photos and information see the full forum thread HERE.

After I crafted a bunch of “standard” bodies, I decided to merge the guitars from my two favorite bands. Kurdt’s Jag Stang, with Thurston’s Jazzmaster. – Garagetone

Nice work Garagetone!

Jazzstang Build
Jazzstang Design
Jazzstang Build
Jazzstang Build Body Blank
Jazzstang Build
Jazzstang Build - body routed and shaped
Jazzstang Build
Jazzstang Build - hardware mounting
Jazzstang Build
Jazzstang Build - hardware mounting
Jazzstang Build Painted
Jazzstang Build - painted
Jazzstang Build with neck
Jazzstang Build - with neck

EDIT: Updated with demo video.

Check out more from Garagetone on his Myspace Page.

AJ’s Project Gold Top Jag-Stang (Warmoth body and neck)

We bring you another fantastic jagstang project in this post.  Comprised of a Warmoth made jagstang body and neck AJ put together a really nice guitar here.

Some of the specs from AJ’s “Gold Top” jag-stang are:

  • Warmoth jagstang body
  • Warmoth 24″ neck
  • compound neck radius – from 10″ to 16″ radius
  • Gibson style frets
  • Bridge pickup – Seymour Duncan: Duncan Custom SH-5
  • Neck pickup – Seymour Duncan JB Jr. SJBJ-1
  • Tuners – Schaller locking
  • Bridge – Warmoth; which is much more adjustable than the stock Jagstang / Mustang bridges

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AJ\'s gold project jagstang, warmoth neck and body

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AJ\'s gold project jagstang, warmoth neck and body

This photo includes an original (c 1974) Mustang neck that AJ intended to use, but he found the Warmoth neck much better for playability.

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AJ\'s gold project jagstang, warmoth neck and body, 74 Mustang neck

AJ’s guitar is a part of the Warmoth gallery.

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AJ\'s gold project jagstang

Do you have a project jag-stang or modified jag-stang you’re proud of?  Send us the photos and the specs and we may post it here! [Contact us here.]

Kurt’s red Jag-Stang @ Fender Museum

It’s been well known that there were 2 original prototype jag-stangs made by Fender at the time Kurt Cobain died. There was a sonic blue prototype that was played by Kurt on a few European tour dates. (see video in previous post) It was given to Peter Buck of REM after Cobain died. You can see Buck playing the lefty jag-stang flipped righty in the REM video “what´s the frequency kenneth”. Does anyone know where the blue jag-stang is today?

The fiesta red prototype never made it to Kurt. Fender was preparing to ship the guitar to Kurt when they got news of his death. It originally ended up in the Fender Museum. Forum member ‘prospect’ posted some of his great photos and information from the Fender museum which is shared below. [forum link]

These photos are from Fender’s Museum in California from a few years back. It is my understanding that this is now currently on display either in Seattle or Cleveland.

On Kurt’s drawing the surrounding information you see is for when it was scanned for “Journals”. The “blacked out” area is contact information for Kurt and his guitar tech which was to not be printed in “Journals”.

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If you have any more info on the current locations of the fiesta red or sonic blue prototype jag-stangs let us know.