October 12, 2000 at 8:59 pm #43264
PREFACE: ALTHOUGH I WOULD LIKE A VINTAGE 1962 Jazzmaster, I CANNOT AFFORD ONE.
There, having said that, I am considering trading my 94 Epiphone LP100 for a ’00 Squier Jagmaster. Does anyone have any Jagmaster experience? If so what’s your opinion. The LP100 plays great for a cheapo, but I’l like as J-esque an axe as I can afford, and the Jagmaster looks cool. I want the FR Tremolo too.
Chris [img]http://www.freakscene.net/ubb/smilies/earl.gif[/img]October 13, 2000 at 3:50 am #55543
sorry to change the subject, but what is a squire jagmaster 00 worth? and does it look as cool as the real thing? askin cause im in hunt for a new guitar at the moment………..
October 16, 2000 at 12:50 am #55544
To answer my own question for the benefit of all interested, I have decided that if you really cannot afford vintage, it’s okay to go reissue. Japanese Fenders are fairly high-quality, and can be found used for under $500. Here’s what my own father had to say about my brilliant Squier idea:
"I wish I had good news for ya…I’ve seen local pro’s play Epi’s, but no player would be caught dead living on the same street with a Squire, anything!! Sorry Chris….bad move. I had a Squire strat some years ago, and it played rather hard….Also, the very cheapest hardware and pickups known to man are the hallmark of the squire.
If you want a Jag….don’t buy the squire jag. You can’t even sell them when you realize what a mistake you’ve made. Sorry if this sounds too …honest, but I’d hate to see you make that mistake, Son…."
Guess I’ll go reissue untile I hit the bigtime…
Chris [img]http://www.freakscene.net/ubb/smilies/earl.gif[/img]October 30, 2000 at 10:56 pm #55545
hager, i just bought a Maton mastersound guitar for $700 aus second hand and i gotta say it is money very well spent.
so if you are still thinking of buying a new gee-tar give Maton a play and you will not be sorry. These guitars will blow your epiphone away.
check em out: http://www.maton.com.au
ps. my guitar looks like the one on the opening page.
"its better than a kick in the face with a golf shoe"
[This message has been edited by antipop (edited October 30, 2000).]
[This message has been edited by antipop (edited October 30, 2000).]November 5, 2000 at 8:09 am #55546
I have a sonic blue Jagmaster. The only thing I see wrong with it is the pickups. They are humbuckers (J hates humbuckers) and are very trebly sounding, but for the $150 I paid for mine, I can afford better pickups. It plays every bit as good as a reissue Jazzmaster (I have one of those as well – pickups on that guitar are a little weak as well).
Try to find one of the Old Squire Jagmasters (there are a few up at ebay now I think).
They were made in the Japanese factory before it closed down from left over Jaguar and Jazzmaster reissue parts. The neck on the Japanese ones are short scale (24") like a Jaguar, while the newer ones have a strat length neck (25 1/2").
Here’s a few of them:
Good Luck [img]http://www.freakscene.net/ubb/smilies/face-icon-small-smile.gif[/img]
November 26, 2000 at 10:31 pm #55547
I have a Squier Jagmaster and it is my main guitar even over my Fender Cyclone. I highly recommend it. The neck is awesome and it feels great to me. Also I had the pick ups changed to a JB in the bridge and hmmm I forgot what I put in the neck at the moment oh well. Anyway I bout it because it the answer to moding your Jaguar and it doesn’t have as many switches as a Jaguar or Jazzmaster does. Plus this guitar takes a pretty good beating as well. }=0)>
May 31, 2001 at 11:39 am #55548
Well, I happen to have a recently produced Squeir Affinity Strat ($170 US brand new) and when I first got it the frets along the site of the nect protruded and were kind of rough. Now they are much smoother and it playes considerably well.
The downsides are of course that, then there’s the weak pickups. I have a fat strat config (sing sing humm) and the two single pickups are way to quiet for my liking. Then, the humbucker can be described only as whiny and trebbily. Thats cool some times but I prefer a gibson range pickup more with a lot more balsy bass range. I’m probably gonna raplce one of the singles with a Seymore Duncan mini hot rail and then the humbucker with a standard JB.
If you are a decent player, dont insult your self with Squier, unless you already have 1 or 2 good guitars. Squiers are starter guitars like I got mine for. Now that I’ve gotten better, I’ve got my eyes on a wine red les paul studio (gibson of course…. epi’s play like crap). Also my fender frontman 15r ain’t cutting it anymore. So a new amp for that is in order and a lot of people would critisize for it but I plan on buying the Line 6 Flextone 2 xl modeling amp. It’s a cut above the other cyber modelers by far and the built in effects are great. But, staying on topic, Just wait a while and buy a good guitar, you can hold onto the money if you really want it.June 20, 2001 at 11:49 pm #55549
Im afraid im gonna have to disagree a little. Ive owned several Squier guitars and I really like them better than the Lonestar my cousin has. The paint on "real" fenders rub off way to easy and Ive had to beat the paint off my squiers. Though Im a small person and the Jagmaster swallows me, I really like them, except for the silver finish on the new ones, I loved the blue ones. Id about trade my Tele for one. I dont think I would own a Fender unless it was a Mustang, Jaguar, Jazzmaster, or a bass. But I think Squier all the way.
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