With its offset waist, contoured body, and 24" scale fast action neck, the new Vintage Modified Jaguar® gives a nod to its iconic forbearer but has other things going for it that make it truly 'modif... Read More
With its offset waist, contoured body, and 24" scale fast action neck, the new Vintage Modified Jaguar® gives a nod to its iconic forbearer but has other things going for it that make it truly 'modified'. The unique top-loading hardtail bridge features string saddles which are adjustable for intonation and designed to have a 9.5" radius when sitting flat on the bridge plate. The bridge is anchored at the rear of the plate while the front sits atop height adjustment screws which can be raised or lowered to achieve desired string height/action while subtle adjustment at the rear (anchor) achieves the correct bridge angle. The Jaguar HH is equipped with a set of Duncan Designed™ pickups which offer a multitude of "hot-rodded" humbucking tones. Other features include '62 Jazz Bass concentric volume/tone controls, vintage style tuners and a comfortable one-piece maple neck with rosewood fingerboard.
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As concerns the Jaguar shape itself: the offset body is strange. It's hard to prop it up against things or set it in a stand because it wants to lean toward the bass-side. It's also very low-waisted on the treble side, so that sitting down, the bridge is right over your knee--similar to an SG and very different from Strats (and Super-strats like Jackson Soloists or Ibanez RGs), Teles, and Les Pauls that have that waist indent closer to the neck pickup. This means that the lowest frets are actually quite a reach despite the shortscale, which surprised me. But that's every Jag, so we've had 50 years to learn that. On the other hand, it sits very comfortably in my lap. As for this guitar, the humbuckers are pretty good. I was surprised to find out that these Duncan Designed HB-102s have alnico 5 magnets. Cheap humbuckers can sound pretty sterile, but these have some real life in them. The electronics are very simple compared to a standard Jag--basically a Gibson setup, where the toggle is even where the LP has it. The hardtail bridge is a strange design, but I have no complaints about yet. This thing can't keep up with a Gibson or a Fender (I've been comparing), but it really sounds great for a budget guitar. Nice and bluesy in the neck, and wails in the bridge. The fit and finish were lackluster. I had to tighten the trussrod nearly half a turn to get decent action--though the intonation was accurate and the tuning was close. I had to reattach one of the concentric knobs--which actually is slightly tricky. There are several chips and blemishes in the finish near the sharp corners (the neck pocket area, mostly), and the fret edges are kind of sharp. The strings look way too old and worn to have come on a straight out of the box new guitar. And worst of all, there is some glue or lacquer or Pepsi or something on the fretboard near the body, which I'll need to scrub off when I change the strings. Fortunately for me, I don't care a whole lot, but some might. Still can't give it 5 stars, though. I had been thinking for a while about picking up a 24" scale guitar just to see what I thought about it. I actually kind of settled on a Mustang if I could get it cheap enough, or a Brian May Special if I needed to save up, at least partially because of the phase switching those guitars have. Anyway, I found this guitar on clearance for an excellent price, and went for it.
Let's see, less than $200, looks great (red one), useful pickups, comfortable neck, low action out of the box, not worried if it doesn't last forever, immediately useable to record the day it arrived, pairs up perfectly with my little fender champion 600 5 watt amp ?.. one of the better investments of the year for me.
My wife surprised me with this guitar in Fiesta Red for our Anniversary. It was well packaged and wrapped, and came fast! Finish was awesome and I really loved the finish on it. But when plugged in the neck pickup was lacking in output (about 70% output), and the bridge pickup was barely audible. Because I dig the features, it could have been a fluke with the actual unit I received - hence my review is a 3...GC's warehouse receives the units boxed and sends out unopened, so it came from factory that way. Online support answered my email query but called it a Jaguar BASS (?); so I called Support and was advised of return/exchange options. I called my local GC (where I would have tried out model first had it been in stock); Store manager Toby at Englewood CO was quite friendly and offered solutions. I took it in to fix, but played a Fender Modern Player Jaguar with P90's and ended up paying the difference and left with that.
I got this guitar in fiesta red as a joke and to look weird when I play in my band. At first it sounded bad and then I adjusted the action and this thing screams. I play indie/folk music, lay down solos, clean parts and they all sound good. Then I play pop punk and heavy metal. Sounds good, just adjust the action and your good. If you want a cheaper guitar, you cant go wrong, this thing is amazing!!!!
Ok, for starters, the only Fender guitar I ever played that felt and sounded really good to me was an early 90's Strat with a scalloped body and active Fender Lace pickups. The rest all seemed too noisy and tinny to me. Until now! Not only does this thing look like a million bucks but it sounds incredible! I really didn't expect a guitar in such a low price range to have the punch and clarity that this one does. I picked one up in a music store just out of curiosity, what with it's retro look and concentrically stacked volume and tone knobs. I was really blown away by the way this thing sounds! I expected a plain vanilla, muddy sound out of it but the Duncan Designed pickups are amazing! The neck feels great and mine played great right out of the box! I used to play with a small string of effects but I've found that I get the best tone and punch just by plugging into my 2 x 12" amp and tweaking it from there. Nothing else needed or added. Just a straight forward, beautiful sounding guitar. It seems the Squire brand has come a long way in terms of quality and value. Love it!
This is by far the best guitar I have played for under 350$. I am the lead guitars and lead singer of a two piece and I already had an Epiphone for the rich tone but I wanted some fender twang and speed so I went looking. THis is what I found. Not only does it look amazing but it plays amazing. The best thing about this guitar is by far the neck. I dont know how squier did it but this neck is the neck of a 1500 guitar. Even if everything else was awful, the neck would be worth the money you are paying. My complaints should not discourage you from getting this guitar, they are very minor. First, most likely you are going to need to get this guitar set up. Mine had very high action right out of the box from shipment. Second, when you strum very hard(I do often) sometimes the string gets stuck on the case of the pickup. Might be my string gage but i solved it with a little duck tape. Last is a little wire problem that has delay when i try to switch from my neck to the bridge but this can be solved easily at any guitar store or repair shop. I have had this guitar for almost a year. The pickups are very very hot. Not like a norm jag pickup. These have a lot of bite and tone but the one thing i wanted that this guitar didnt have is maybe more mellow tones. You can get some good tones out of this but i play blues so it would be good if I had more to choose from. All in all. Buy this guitar before they realize they have done something right and raised the price.
This is my first "short scale" guitar - I thought I would dip my toes in first by purchasing the affordable Squier Jag. I have to say that this guitar is extremely well built and of high quality - much more so than the price tag indicates. If I had known that I would have such ease up and down the fret board - I would have gone with a Jag or similiar shorter model years ago. I did lower the action from the factory preset - but that's easy enough.
Have only had this guitar for a week and can find no faults, cannot go wrong for the money. If your looking for a vintage look with modern humbucking pick ups, you gotta try this out.Nice paint job on the Sunburst and good comfortable solid feel. Been playing through a Vox and a Mesa Boogie amp and this guitar rocks, and looks cool!! Don't let the price fool you, will use this for jamming and playing out.
so i was saving all my money to get the fender blacktop HH jaguar, but i went to guitar center to actually play it for the first time. And this was laying right next to it so i thought id give it a try, first of all this thing sounds better than the fender, its more in your face and loud (better for punk rock) also it cost like $150 less. and the overall feel on it was more comfortable then the fender. so dont waste the $150 and just get this guitar.