The Fender Pawn Shop Jaguarillo Electric Guitar hot-rods traditional Jaguar design through the roof with a scorching HSS configuration in which all three pickups - two standard Stratocaster single-coi... Read More
The Fender Pawn Shop Jaguarillo Electric Guitar hot-rods traditional Jaguar design through the roof with a scorching HSS configuration in which all three pickups - two standard Stratocaster single-coils and an Atomic humbucking bridge pickup - are angled for enhanced bass and treble response. The Jaguar scale length permits the use of heavier gauge strings for a fuller sound while also still making string bends a breeze. Other unusual touches include a streamlined control layout (volume knob, tone knob and five-way blade pickup switch) and an Adjusto-Matic bridge with vintage-style floating tremolo tailpiece. This is no ordinary Jaguar.
Pawn Shop Series guitars are inspired by the more eccentric Fender creations of the mid-’60s to mid-’70s, which sometimes found their way to the outside world and into the more esoteric pages of Fender history. Crafted for thoroughly modern sound and quality, they present a creative alchemy of diverse Fender elements. New for 2012, the Pawn Shop Series introduces an unconventional new assortment of “guitars that never were but should have been.”
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First, I never give 5's. I always leave room for the impossible perfect guitar. I bought this on sale. I was not optimistic, and planned to replace all pickups. I also assumed I would have to pay my Tech for a complete set-up, as with many of my new Fenders. The guitar arrived with a good set-up. The finish is impeccable; as good as my new American Jag. The neck and action are very nice. I owned a '60s era Mustang and bought a newer reissue. I also own several Jags and Jazzmasters. This guitar compares favorably with all. It certainly does not have a traditional Jag sound, but it is versatile. It has a sound between a Strat, a Tele, and Jag. Rock, Blues and almost Surf. Clean is acceptable, but it is best with overdrive. Of course, it is not a metal guitar. I am afraid to change anything. I do not want to lose any of the tone or action. This guitar is unique and excellent. I have not gigged with it yet, but I am sure it will perform well. One of my best Mexican guitars. Better than some of my American Fenders. Good value.
This is a great guitar. i LOVE 24 scale guitars and this one doesnt disappoint. I bought this to travel with and that way i could leave my prized mustangs at home. i really love it. very cool faded blue and plays really easy. i recommend it for sure!!
I played one of these a few months back at the Guitar Center in Nashville and I loved it. It has a beautiful finish and the neck is really smooth. Overall really good looking, feeling, and sounding guitar. If I had the money you better believe i'd buy it, and you should as well.
This guitar is amazing. It is a very high quality guitar. I own the Candy Apple Red finish and it is gorgeous. The "mint" colored pick guard gives it a vintage feel as well. When I first actually played it, I fell in love with it. It has the HSS pickup configuration and it is amazingly versatile! This Jaguarillo is not an ordinary Jaguar though. Obviously, the pickups are different than on a classic Jag, and also, there is a 5-way blade pickup switch like on a Strat. So in a way, this guitar reminds me of an HSS Strat with a Jaguar-shaped body design, but in other ways it is completely its own thing! It's a great choice for someone who doesn't want a Strat and wants an awesome-sounding versatile guitar.
I ordered my Jaguarillo online, never having seen or played one -- it's a new model as I write this (early June 2012). So, I was anxious to see if this new guitar was awesome, a joke, or somewhere in-between. I've played it for 10 days now, and I'm impressed! First: At $799 retail, I expect a decent guitar and this delivers: you get a guitar with VERY nice workmanship, a distinctive look, and sonic capabilities that make it unique and well worth the price. Some observations: SETUP: Maybe I lucked out, but mine came out of the box with a very straight neck, good intonation, and strings set medium-low. For me, this required basically no set-up. Bravo! YMMV. PAINT/FIT/FINISH: I bought the Sonic Blue model, and the color is gorgeous, with a uniform, flawless paint job. The neck and headstock is a nice light amber with gloss urethane coat; neck is fast, not sticky at all. The frets are nicely dressed, neck sits tight in pocket, nut is perfectly cut... Again, I expect something decent at this price, but I've paid more for guitars that aren't this nicely put-together. SHINY BITS/SWITCHES/KNOBS: All good -- tight input jack, tuners smooth and consistent. IT STAYS IN TUNE WELL! (Even after some fairly aggressive tremolo work.) The 5-way switch and volume- and tone-controls work well... volume and tone knobs roll on-and-off in a consistent manner, giving you nice control. SOUND: So, I'm stoked about the quality and fit-and-finish... how does it sound? Great, I think, and the HSS configuration (humbucker/single-coil/single-coil) shines here. First, it's loaded with Strat neck- and middle-pickups, so as you may expect, you get a Strat-like tone in those positions. A very nice Strat tone, I might add, and the output is pretty hot. A/B-ing it against my American Strat, both pickups are slightly louder than my Strat, with a slightly different but equally pleasing (to my ears) tone. Things get interesting when you add the Atomic Humbucker bridge pickup into the mix, either by itself at Position 1 on your 5-way, or in combo with the middle pickup in Position 2. The bridge humbucker alone has a nice compressed growl which works well alone or can get really crunchy with pedals. 'SHORT SCALE': Just a note for players who haven't played a shorter-scale guitar like this... Don't let it scare you off! Preferably, try before you buy: some people don't like 'em but the 24" scale is just 3/4" shorter than a Les Paul. OVERALL: I am really enjoying this guitar: I love the retro-cool look and funky color, the good build quality, and the variety of tones/sounds I can get with the HSS pickups and tremolo bar. It's suitable for a WIDE variety of music styles. I think it's a keeper and will become and remain one of my most-played, 'go-to' guitars.
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