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NGD: 1975 blackguard Jaguar - LOTSA pics on pg.2
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must be the only person in the world that really doesn't like black scratchplates on sunburst Jags.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I must be the only person in the world that really doesn't like black scratchplates on sunburst Jags.

nope.

when i got the CIJ from fran i had the black scratchplate off and the tort one on in minutes.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it looks like a coffee table with a coaster on it or something.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

there's another one here with no bids sitting at $1200.

ebay link

mike, have a pop at this 'un at that price and replace the guard, no? you'll have your chunky B&B neck for less than a 60s job.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nah, could never buy without playing.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stewart wrote:
it's an aria diamond 1803T.



oh thanks for that!!! i thogyt the 2 switches were a mod! what do they do?



expect massive jag porn later today!!! Razz

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I'm a sucker for block inlays and bound necks.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hell yeah pat, nice find. do replace that guard would ya.

ah the 70's. would love to have a go on that neck.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

F*ing great deal! Don't sweat the market price of either piece - there is NO doubt that Jag is special, and if you'll use it more, you WIN WIN WIN (I totally would've done it). I love my beat-to-shit CIJ Jag, but I'd really like to try a B&B someday. . .
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stewart wrote:
there's another one here with no bids sitting at $1200.

ebay link

mike, have a pop at this 'un at that price and replace the guard, no? you'll have your chunky B&B neck for less than a 60s job.


wow... sold for only $1,255.99! Shocked
...someone here, hopefully?

btw, sorry guys but i LOVE the black guard.
hopefully, i'll be able to take/post pics today and an in-depth review. of course the guitar has certain details/flaws; i.e. missing the pickup "sawtooths", and non-original neck pickup (the owner said he'd look for 'em cuz they used to be in the case). and she's HEAVY.
but i love 'er. every inch of it. heh

stay tuned!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i like black guards on sunburst too, i think it looks quite elegant.

how does the neck feel on it? huge?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stewart wrote:
i like black guards on sunburst too, i think it looks quite elegant.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stewart wrote:
i like black guards on sunburst too, i think it looks quite elegant.

how does the neck feel on it? huge?


it is VERY different from the neck on my '65 and '66 jags. it's thicker and the whole neck (and guitar) feels way more SOLID, so to say. i'd say it's almost more U- than C-shaped. very unique.
it'll take some time to get "used" to this guitar because i've been playing my 60s fender for so long now... especially because of the weight. but this thing vibrates and resonates so nicely. somehow the string tension on this one is SO much better/harder than the others. weird.

i'll rip the thing apart now and take pics.

btw, does anyone know how the bridges on these looked like? i can't seem to find any good pics, and i don't know if this is a reissue or original bridge.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok finally get the time to post them pics. it's mexico's independence day. i'm brutally hung over but work-free...

last weekend i took both the new '78 tele deluxe and the jag to rehearsal. just as a sidenote, MAN that deluxe is one hell of a rock machine. those WRHB are insane sounding... incredible! but i might post about that one in the other section.

the jaguar... ok she's REALLY heavy, and requires extra man strenght. at the end of the rehearsal (2-3 hours) my feet and back hurt, yes, like an old man.

but i must say... it's all worth it. for the feel, the looks and THE SOUND. though i must mention it sounds different from the other jags. and i was to realize why.

came home and ripped the thing apart. to my (a bit bummed) surprise BOTH pickups are non-original. the guy told me he's still got the claws and one pickup somewhere, as they used to be in the case. hopefully he'll find them for me.

neck pickup sounds surprisingly good, and i say surprisingly cuz it turns out to be an el crappola strat pickup. since they are shaped differently than jag pups there was a small portion of wood, salvagely chizzled out. geez.

the bridge pickup is interesting, cuz it's one of them old (i think dimarzio) "stacked" humbucker pickups; 2 single coils mounted one another, basically.
this pickup sounds great and very interesting too, but it squeals like a mofo at high volumes.

other than that the guitar is all nice and quiet and all original.

i've got a set of old AVRI jag pups lying around, so i guess i'll put those in the guitar for now, and when i have some $ i'll get some from curtis novak. i'll be needing the claws, though. or maybe the guy finds 'em. i hope so.

of course i get 2nd thoughts about if i did the right thing... and still, i think i did ok. cuz i wasn't using/gonna be using that marshall that much anyways. maybe i should've kept the "Big M" cab and/or sold it separately. but oh well...

$200 will get me some decent Novak jag pups and it'll be if nothing happened. i love the guitar, and i can't take my hands/eyes off it.


ok pics now... or it didn't happen! Razz













looks like a resissue bridge to me, but what do i know? anyway, i put an old mustang bridge on it now...




















yeah looks REAL good eh? heh... but does SOUND good! (will have to go anyways!)


there's various knicks and dings where you can see a VERY red undercoat... i guess from the sunburst, right?

oooh but she's so nice!!!



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i like to put new strings on with new guitars, so it gives me an excuse to take the neck off and have a nose about. the coronado was a bit of a pain with that floating bridge thing though, had to mark it all with tape and it was a right pain getting it back together again.

shame about the pickups pat, but that stacked humbucker actually looks... dare i say... quite interesting.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that the original neck on pat's guitar? How come it says Webright and it doesn't have a date stamp? That I can see anyway.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gavin wrote:
Is that the original neck on pat's guitar? How come it says Webright and it doesn't have a date stamp? That I can see anyway.


why, what's wrong with webright?

the blackguard jag that just sold on ebay didn't have a date stamp either...
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who are webright?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gavin wrote:
Who are webright?


i suppose the guy who put the guitar together. like the usual TORRES or GASTELUM stamps on 60s fender necks...

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, I just googled it and apparently it's common for '75-'76 Fenders to have Webright on them and no date stamp. I've never heard of that until now.
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