Joined: 06 Jan 2012 Posts: 305 Location: United States
Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:34 pm Post subject: Marr Jaguar: how thick is the neck? EDIT: just thick enough
I may spend my end of the year scheckels on a guitar. I've had my eye on the Marr Jaguar. I know there is that long thread from months back about it, but it is 90% speculation and commentary, a few pics and nearly zero information based upon first-hand experience.
My question is specific: have you played the Marr Jaguar? If you did, what was the neck like? How different in terms of thickness is it from the 62 AVRI neck? I have a 62 AVRI JM; that's my preferred neck thickness. I could get along with a slightly thicker neck but I do not like baseball bat necks (e.g.: the 2012 American Standard Strat necks, which I find barbarously too thick).
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Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:39 am Post subject:
Haha seriously. That's a rare sight, least in the shops near me.
My shop's had 2 '66 Classic Jaguars (one I bought, and one just like it), one Blacktop Jaguar, one Mustang ('round 2004), a Blacktop Jazzmaster, an Elvis Costello Jazzmaster (around '08-'09), and a Classic Player Jaguar HH and Jazzmaster. That covers all of the offsets/shortscales my local stores have had in since I started looking around 1994. _________________
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Joined: 01 Jun 2012 Posts: 2491 Location: bottom of in a hell
Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:48 am Post subject:
Nearest GC to me only ever had a Blacktop JM (with all of the saddles falling off/ not even intonated), two Blacktop Jags, teh KURDTZSTANG in lefty and eventually righty, teh KURDTZ Jag, and two old style VM Jaguars. All at separate times though. _________________
Tone is stored in the balls
That's why there's two: one for pee, one for tone.
I played the Marr in a shop recently, I found the neck thicker than I am accustomed to, and I didn't care for that aspect, in the brief time I was checking it out.
My personal guitars are a 65 Fender Musicmaster II and a CP Jaguar.
In the video, Johnny spends a fair amount of time discussing the neck specs. He modeled it after a particular 1965 Jaguar neck he has. He describes as chunkier than a standard Jaguar neck and adding to the sound.
Feature wise, Johnny's Jaguar is awesome and I want to try one out myself. _________________ J Mascis Jazzmaster | Baja Telecaster
AVRI Jaguar | 1967 Fender Coronado II |1977 Mullet-stang | 1973 Fender Bronco
Joined: 10 Dec 2010 Posts: 4050 Location: San Diego
Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:10 am Post subject:
A friend of mine tried the Marr Jag at GC San Francisco. He said he loved the neck and felt it was more comfortable (read: thinner?) than other Jag necks he'd tried before.
I will say I've found that there's a big difference between AVRI Jag and JM necks. Jag necks always feel thicker to me (may just be shape, as Owen has said). Kinda like comparing apples and oranges. This has kept me away from Jags for the most part.
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