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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An demo:


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Noisy Cat wrote:
That REALLY needs rosewood.

False. Enough with the rosewood. Fuck a rosewood.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BearBoy wrote:
An demo:




Nice! That color looks even better in the Video. Still don't like where they placed the pickup selector switch, but I could move that and cut a new guard.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

to bad he had to play really fucking slow so he didn't hit that switch on accident
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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to bad he had to play really fucking slow so he didn't hit that switch on accident


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're up on Fender's website now:









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SLIGHTLY DANGEROUS

An eye-catchingly adventurous design—an exercise in chrome, plastic and wood—the Jaguar guitar’s delightfully off-kilter aesthetics and unique sound made it a darling of underground artists from the ‘70s to today. Though it was the pinnacle of guitar technology when it was released in 1962, time (and technology) marches on so we updated the Jaguar with modern features and materials, hot-rodding it for today’s players. The result? The American Professional Jaguar—a dangerous instrument with bite.

FEATURES

    Two Michael Frank-designed single-coil V-Mod Jaguar pickups
    Jaguar bridge with brass Mustang saddles and vintage-style "floating" tremolo with screw-in arm
    New modern "Deep C”-shaped neck profile
    Bone nut; 22 narrow-tall frets for easier bending
    Treble bleed circuit maintains highs when reducing volume
    Includes Elite Molded hardshell case


V-MOD PICKUPS

V-Mod Jaguar pickups are voiced specifically for their position, creating high-output tone with vintage warmth and the crisp, clear sound that made Fender a legend. The redesigned pickup claw is constructed from nickel-silver for hot output that easily pushes a tube amp into overdrive.

NEW “DEEP C” NECK PROFILE


Designed for comfort and speed, the new American Professional “Deep C” neck profile sports more substantial shoulders—somewhat between a “Modern C”- and “U”-shaped profile. The increased mass and altered geometry creates a more natural feel that’s perfect for chord and single-note playing alike.

NARROW-TALL FRETS

Narrow-tall frets are taller and narrower than their medium jumbo cousins, making them especially effective for bending notes and playing chords up the neck with perfect intonation.

NEW BRIDGE

Engineered for ultra-stable performance, the American Professional Jaguar bridge features brass Mustang saddles and a screw-in arm. The new saddles keep the strings where they belong, even when the bridge is pummeled, while the new arm lets you dial-in the arm tension that’s perfect for you.

TREBLE-BLEED CIRCUIT

The treble-bleed circuit maintains the high end when turning down the volume knob to reduce gain, letting your tone shine through, no matter where the instrument’s volume is set.

NEW HARDSHELL CASE

The Elite Molded Case features body-hugging contours to protect your cherished instrument, TSA latches for increased security and nested stacking ability for easy storage and secure transport.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The full American Pro range can be found HERE
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the Jazzmasters:









Fender wrote:
SOPHISTICATED STYLE AND SOUND

Originally intended for sophisticated jazz guitarists, the Jazzmaster was quickly embraced by musicians attracted to its left-of-center looks and fat sound. A direct descendent of the guitar that powered underground music from the late-‘60s to today, the American Professional Jazzmaster is ready to lend its unique sound to your playing.

FEATURES

    Two Michael Frank-designed single-coil Jazzmaster pickups
    Jazzmaster tremolo bridge with brass Mustang saddles and screw-in arm
    New modern "Deep C”-shaped neck profile
    Bone nut; 22 narrow-tall frets for easier bending
    Treble bleed circuit maintains highs when reducing volume
    Includes Elite Molded hardshell case


V-MOD PICKUPS

V-Mod Jazzmaster pickups are voiced specifically for their positions, overwound for high-output tone with vintage warmth and the crisp, clear sound that made Fender a legend.

NEW “DEEP C” NECK PROFILE

Designed for comfort and speed, the new American Professional “Deep C” neck profile sports more substantial shoulders—somewhat between a “Modern C”- and “U”-shaped profile. The increased mass and altered geometry creates a more natural feel that’s perfect for chord and single-note playing alike.

NARROW-TALL FRETS

Narrow-tall frets are taller and narrower than their medium jumbo cousins, making them especially effective for bending notes and playing chords up the neck with perfect intonation.

NEW BRIDGE

Engineered for ultra-stable performance, the American Professional Jazzmaster bridge features brass Mustang saddles and a screw-in arm. The new saddles keep the strings where they belong, even when the bridge is pummeled, while the new arm lets you dial-in the arm tension that’s perfect for you.

TREBLE-BLEED CIRCUIT

The treble-bleed circuit maintains the high end when turning down the volume knob to reduce gain, letting your tone shine through, no matter where the instrument’s volume is set.

NEW HARDSHELL CASE

The Elite Molded Case features body-hugging contours to protect your cherished instrument, TSA latches for increased security and nested stacking ability for easy storage and secure transport.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want the green Jag, but the prices of US Fender guitars are just dumb. Could get something vintage for not much more.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still can't figure out who these are supposed to be targeted toward, or how they could possibly ask $1500 for them. They don't have a lacquer finish, and the changes they made, nobody asked for. So, mark up the price just because it's made in the US? Great idea. I would take a Classic Player over one of these any day.

Then again, the current price of $2400 for an AV model is also unbelievable.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the mods, wiring and switching on the jaguar is pretty nifty.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Over here they're only £90 cheaper than an AV65.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Huh. I don't know how Fender isn't going bankrupt, between skyrocketing prices and the whole fiasco with Guitar Center.

The Jag wiring is pretty cool, but IMO also looks silly aesthetically. Too much negative space on the top plate, and a blade switch just doesn't seem right. I wouldn't care except you could get the same combo by using a kurdtz plate with a 3-way and switch for phase. Add a toggle for series somewhere if you want. That would be far less confusing than having position 4 on the blade switch be a combination of neck and bridge.

Ah, so the American Special series is replacing the American Standard models. I guess that makes sense. They're like a modern Strat or Tele for people who don't want a Strat or Tele.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dillon wrote:
Huh. I don't know how Fender isn't going bankrupt, between skyrocketing prices and the whole fiasco with Guitar Center.


What fiasco? I'm behind on my music instrument industry gossip.
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I recall reading that Fender agreed to pump inventory into Guitar Center to keep them in business, and they're unable to sell it fast enough. So GC is massively in debt. Effectively, then, Fender gets a portion of that debt. But now I can't find any articles to back that up. Anyhow, if GC goes bankrupt, what happens to all that inventory? Fender has to buy it back? Though, doing some research now, it seems they're doing better since the last time I checked.
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Sometimes a chain store will have purchased their stock from the manufacturer, so if the chain goes under, the manufacturer has already been paid.

In quite a few industries, the stock has been either partially paid for, has been paid for on debt contracts (credit), or payment is rendered on retail sale. In those instances, the manufacturer might take back the merchandise. Generally, however, when a chain gets liquidated, its assets are taken and sold off at sales to inject liquid cash into the bankruptcy estate to pay off creditors.

If you're interested, here are a few articles on recent chain failures.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/sports-authority-accelerates-store-closings-amid-bankruptcy-1468944693
http://www.clark.com/sports-authority-closing-liquidation-sale
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The olive Jaguar *needs* rosewood.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i see what you mean, but a mint/parch guard might also sort it out.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In hindsight, these are pretty boring now. Maybe if they were Squiers or Modern Players it'd be cooler.

What more can they do with these? apart from offer more colours and fuck about with switching options.
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