The new Squier Jagmaster Electric Guitar offers tons of tone and a rich vintage vibe. Tinted neck, parchment or tortoise pickguards, and pearloid dots put the Squier Jagmaster a cut above the crowd. It returns to the original 24" Jaguar scale for ...
The new Squier Jagmaster Electric Guitar offers tons of tone and a rich vintage vibe. Tinted neck, parchment or tortoise pickguards, and pearloid dots put the Squier Jagmaster a cut above the crowd. It returns to the original 24" Jaguar scale for ease of play and features a 6-screw tremolo bridge. Duncan Designed humbuckers dish out amazing tone.
Lene REALLY likes the sound of the Jagmaster, and it was my main humbucker guitar when we started touring in 2012, but I was very quickly forced to replace it with a Les Paul because this guitar, alas, doesn't have separate controls for each pickup, and on a humbucker guitar I tend to use the bridge pickup exclusively, so on the Les I can turn down the neck and use the pickup selector as a killswitch, so I can do Steve Jones-style morse code feedback effects. The Jagmaster does still have its place, and is the only humbucker I own with a whammy.
I had the Silver Sparkle 25.5 neck version. It was an okay guitar but certainly not my favorite (hence why I eventually sold it). It looks neat, in a gaudy sort of way, but the feel was rather cheap compared to other guitars. Sound quality was alright but wasn't going to blow you away.
I bought the Squire Jagmaster in May 2008. The color is sunburst. It's equipped with 2 white duncan designed pickups. It has 1 volume, 1 tone knob and a 3 way toggle switch. Great for punk rock tunes.
Big fan of Sonic Youth/Dinosaur Jr./Nirvana/My Bloody Valentine/The Smiths. All of whom use or have used either Jazzmasters, Jaguars, or both. I rarely buy guitars but this one allowed me to kill several birds in one stone. I have a special version of the Jagmaster. Obviously, the Jagmaster is a mix of a Jaguar neck and a Jazzmaster body. But the only difference between those two guitars is the neck length. My Jagmaster comes from a special line where they used a Jazzmaster neck. So really, I have a Squier Jazzmaster, but it says Jagmaster on it for no explicable reason. This combined with the connection to 80s-90s Alt-Rock made this a must buy for me. And at 200 dollars it was worth far more than the sum of its parts. I named it "Jay" after J. Mascis, Johnny Marr, Jazzmaster, and Jaguar.
I got this for a good price and it didn't feel as good as I remembered them feeling. I then ordered a bunch of parts, swapped the pickups and pots, rewired it, put on pickup covers, cut the pickguard and added a Jaguar-style control plate, and put on new tuners. It is now a monster, and I love it. Absolutely rips.
For what you might pay it's a hell of a guitar. The neck almost feels unfinished on the back, leaving the playability off the charts withs its 24'' scale. It's a better playing neck than the vintage modified jag and jazzmaster. pickups are ok.........great modding platform if you want.
if fender made a signature guitar for me, this would be it. mine has a Dimarzio Super Distortion in the bridge. ive used it on many 30th of Feb recordings and when its is set up nice it is an absolute JOY to play live
I wanted a guitar for cleans. I found this in a pawn shop. I enjoy the 24 inch scale length and the duncan designed pickups. It's a heavier guitar, but its shape and contour makes it very playable.
Pros- Simple controls, looks, and neck profile.
Cons- 21 frets (mine has 21.), cheap tuners, and it's pretty heavy.
Picked this up on Reverb for $200 with shipping. It's great for creating power-chord riffs, or even some blues rock type of stuff. The pickups aren't the clearest or greatest I've ever heard, but I really enjoy them for the type of stuff I play. Stays in tune, takes a beating, strings feel great. The one complaint is that the pots don't do a whole lots until you get into the really low settings.