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Permalink Why is the jaguar so magical???

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I love Jaguars, but I have little use for the rhythm circuit. I've been doing a lot of guitar building, and built some of these bodies and pickguards. The guitar below is kind of the prototype of the concept. I sold it, and am currently building one that will be a keeper.
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"You can't tell where you're going if you don't know where you've been"

That's a beautiful-looking guitar! LOVE the wood grain!You do awesome work, Chris!
Yes

Matt "tha Kat" Lentz
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Matt22 wrote:

That's a beautiful-looking guitar! LOVE the wood grain!You do awesome work, Chris!
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Thanks Matt! That guitar body is poplar, if you can believe it. And the finish is super easy and fast to do. Water based white oak stain over raw wood with a semigloss polyurethane top coat. I might try it with a better topcoat soon.

"You can't tell where you're going if you don't know where you've been"

Chris, very sharp! I'm debating doing a similar build. An all black neck with an ebony board on that thing...

Love the guard shape, like a Ventures Jazzmaster.

Jags just make me smile and go wowwwww! Dunno why. I think it's just the last cool guitar design, it went downhill after that. IMNSHO. I love my classic player in spite of the haters, I dig it and I don't give a good God damn

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JakeDobner wrote:

Love the guard shape, like a Ventures Jazzmaster.

Ha! I stole the upper guard shape directly from an Electric XII template, screw placement and all. But I think seeing the Ventures JM a long time ago got subconsciously stored in my head, as I'd forgotten all about it until someone else mentioned it on OSG. I did a similar JM last summer, and was convinced I was the first to do it....until the Ventures JM reminder.

Jags rule!

"You can't tell where you're going if you don't know where you've been"

Chris,
That is a beautiful build.
Way to go!

Cheers,
Jeff

http://www.facebook.com/CrazyAcesMusic
http://www.youtube.com/user/crazyacesrock
http://www.reverbnation.com/crazyacesmusic

All this alliteration & anthropomorphism has me thinking of the Strat as a lean turbo'd sports car, the JM as a luxury touring sedan, and the Jag is that bad-ass muscle car Wednesday nights on Van Nuys Blvd. Maybe Hollyweird could make an animated movie called "Guitars." I'd probably take the grandkids to see that one.
Laughing

Wes
SoCal ex-pat with a snow shovel

DISCLAIMER: The above is opinion/suggestion only & should not be used for mission planning/navigation, tweaking of instruments, beverage selection, or wardrobe choices.

On the Jag again...

My love for the Jag has kind of been two fold. There was the obsession brought on my surf music having become my favorite style of music as a teenager. But now as a guitarist/musician it is so different. I don't see the Jag as a 'cool' guitar, the two cooleset guitars are own are my ES-355 and my 1959 6120, those ooze cool. I don't play the Jag because of the ultimate surf tone, I'm just as happy to play my ES-355 or Gretsch tone-wise.

I love the Jag because it feels right. A Fender can't hold its own against the build quality of a Gibson, that is the ceiling for potential with a good setup. But the scale length combined with the break angle/string length over the bridge makes the Jag feel like something special. That lowered tension of the scale-length really allows for me to dig in and be expressive. I also perceive extra dynamics achievable because of this.

If I have to choose one, I'm taking one of my Jags. Now the question is, which one... 4 out of my 5 are just fantastic for a Jag. Once they get dialed in, hard to beat 'em.

Sonichris wrote:

I love Jaguars, but I have little use for the rhythm circuit. I've been doing a lot of guitar building, and built some of these bodies and pickguards. The guitar below is kind of the prototype of the concept. I sold it, and am currently building one that will be a keeper.
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FMIC, are you paying attention? This player/builder knows an appropriate custom build better than a whole flock of trendsniffers and hipmongers.

Squink Out!

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Jaguar is magical because it is made in heaven..

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james14000 wrote:

Jaguar is magical because it is made in heaven..

Winning answer!

Cheers,
Jeff

http://www.facebook.com/CrazyAcesMusic
http://www.youtube.com/user/crazyacesrock
http://www.reverbnation.com/crazyacesmusic

james14000 wrote:

Jaguar is magical because it is made in heaven..

Exactly! Agree

Umar
The Mentawais
The Rentones

It was the last cool guitar design IMNSHO

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