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Pawn shop necks, Mustang special vs. Jaguarillo

 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:39 am    Post subject: Pawn shop necks, Mustang special vs. Jaguarillo Reply with quote

Hey everybody,
Considering selling one of my guitars to pick up a Jaguarillo, but was wondering how the necks on those compared to the necks on the Pawn Shop Mustangs. I have one of the Mustangs and absolutely love that guitar. It has instilled in me a deep love for the short scales, which is why I am considering grabbing a Jaguarillo for my single coil sounds. I don't want to be disappointed with the Jaguarillo though and I haven't been able to actually lay my hands on one to check it out. Insight would be appreciated.
Thanks guys and gals!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find myself using the humbucker or humbucker + middle the most on my Jaguarillo. I don't love the singles very much- they're okay just not great IMO.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to know. Would you recommend a CIJ Mustang over the Jaguarillo or even one of the Squier VM Mustangs? These are other options I have been considering.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't played a VM Mustang, but if you are looking for the single coil sound, you do a lot worse than an MIJ Jaguar. The Jaguarillo sounds more like a mix of Stratocaster/Jaguar than a pure Jaguar.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Coolio, I have always wanted a jag, but they don't seem to go for under 600 on eBay. I could probably swing a loaded body though, and then pull the neck off my mustang, and use it on the jag. That would give me a good excuse to do some mods I have been thinking about for the mustang and I could just play the jag while they were being done.

This might be a workable plan.
Thanks man.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VM Mustangs are shit imo. Horrible shaped and chunky necks. Pickups sound shit to.

Get a CIJ 69 Reissue Mustang. They're ace but the pickups are kinda crap but okay I suppose.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both are good. The Mustang is prolly the better way to go. The Jaguarillo is great if you want to mod. It has a swimming pool route for numerous options. The Enforcers in the Stang are way better than whatever they us in the Jaguarillo. They sound top out of phase when using a fuzz.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should play a Squier Vintage Modified Mustang. I have one and I find the neck to be perfect for my taste with a nice 9.5" radius. The Duncan Designed pickups sound great and I don't plan on changing them. To me it's a fun and well made guitar.
BTW, been playing since 1965 and have lots of other guitars to compare it to.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome. Thanks for all the suggestions, I will definitely be looking into them.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want to try a Jaguar, look into the Squier VM Jag. They are really ace guitars, especially for the price. Pickups sound great IMO, and I love the neck. Call me crazy, but I actually preferred the Squier to my old AVRI in terms of both feel and sound.

If you'd rather try a Mustang, I'd say MIJ/CIJ. They are not much more than the Squiers and seem to be higher quality. The general opinion of this board is get a 69/73 RI if you want a thinner neck and contours; however, you'll probably want to swap the pickups. Get a 65 RI if you want something that sounds nice with no mods, but keep in mind that it has a slab body and slighty chunkier neck.

I'm also thinking about picking up a Japanese Stang and can't really decide which model...
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i found the jaguarillo to be a bit redundant. sounds ok, but for the price there is a lot of more options. I personally like the fender modern player mustangs. Just give it a go.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I thought about the MP mustang and the B90 blacktop jag also since the guitar I would be selling currently has P90's, but haven't been able to put my hands on those either. The town I live in doesn't get a whole lot of variety in the guitar shops.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And, might I say you guys are awesome. Thanks for all the suggestions.
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