ShortScale Forum Index www.shortscale.org
Head 'n Neck Above
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
UploaderUploader   ShortScale WikiBuilder

Classic Player Jaguar Neck Profile Question

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    ShortScale Forum Index -> Short Scales
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
taylornutt
.
.


Joined: 17 Sep 2009
Posts: 4626
Location: Dallas, TX

PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:43 am    Post subject: Classic Player Jaguar Neck Profile Question Reply with quote

I have played CP Jaguars before and today I went to the store to play 2 CP jaguar HH guitars.

The thing that stood out was the the necks seem very thin near the headstock and gradually widen as it approaches the body.

I don't remember the neck feeling this way on the other CP jags I played. I thought they were thicker and more even.

Has Fender changed the neck profile or is my memory bad on this one? Probably me.

For comparison, I played a vintage '68 Mustang and the neck seemed fatter and more even.

It would be great to hear from current CP Jaguar owners on this one.
_________________
J Mascis Jazzmaster | Baja Telecaster
AVRI Jaguar | 1967 Fender Coronado II |1977 Mullet-stang | 1973 Fender Bronco
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jcyphe
.
.


Joined: 20 Apr 2006
Posts: 16568

PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whatever happened to a paragraph?
_________________
paul_ wrote:
When are homeland security gonna get on this "2-piece King Size Snickers" horseshit that showed up a couple years ago? I've started dropping one of them on the floor of my car every time.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Reece
.
.


Joined: 14 Jan 2008
Posts: 10347
Location: Kent, UK

PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jcyphe wrote:
Whatever happened to a paragraph?

Pfft no-one

uses
paragraphs
anymore.

Get with

the times


old man.

_________________
http://alligatr.co.uk/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
MMPicker
.
.


Joined: 24 Aug 2008
Posts: 210

PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MY CP doesn't really feel much thinner near the headstock to me.
If anything it feels a tad beefier than my '65 Musicmaster II neck.
But perhaps my senses deceive me.

If I get a chance I'll wrap some string around each & measure, but not sure when I'll get to that, kind of busy now.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
taylornutt
.
.


Joined: 17 Sep 2009
Posts: 4626
Location: Dallas, TX

PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess I am too used to writing emails---thats why no paragraphs

The two CP Jag HHs I played are both newer stock... One still had the price tag from when Fender raised their prices this earlier this year and the other was newer than that one.

I may have to go play a used one at another Guitar Center to compare.

I have larger hands, so I notice when necks are really small at the nut. I pulled my Jagmaster and Squier Duo Sonic off the wall the necks seemed more even.

All the Guitars have the 9.5" C shaped neck.
_________________
J Mascis Jazzmaster | Baja Telecaster
AVRI Jaguar | 1967 Fender Coronado II |1977 Mullet-stang | 1973 Fender Bronco
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
taylornutt
.
.


Joined: 17 Sep 2009
Posts: 4626
Location: Dallas, TX

PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MMPicker wrote:
MY CP doesn't really feel much thinner near the headstock to me.
If anything it feels a tad beefier than my '65 Musicmaster II neck.
But perhaps my senses deceive me.

If I get a chance I'll wrap some string around each & measure, but not sure when I'll get to that, kind of busy now.


What year model is your CP Jag?
_________________
J Mascis Jazzmaster | Baja Telecaster
AVRI Jaguar | 1967 Fender Coronado II |1977 Mullet-stang | 1973 Fender Bronco
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
MMPicker
.
.


Joined: 24 Aug 2008
Posts: 210

PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2008.
Maybe your senses are tricking you. You can do the same thing i was thinking of doing; wrap a piece of rope/string/cord around each guitar neck at the 1st fret, then 5th fret, then measure the length of the string in each case. You can even bring the string to the store & do the same thing on the CPs, measure at home. If they've changed the neck specs then it doesn't really matter to you what mine is.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Thomas
.
.


Joined: 09 Oct 2008
Posts: 3216
Location: Glasgow, UK

PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Every Jaguar I have has a totally different neck. There was one year when they reissued the seafoam/surf green with matching headstock and that model had a neck like you're describing. Very small at the nut, so much that it was too cramped even for me and I like small necks. I wouldn't be shocked if they tweak the Mexican models from year to year.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
taylornutt
.
.


Joined: 17 Sep 2009
Posts: 4626
Location: Dallas, TX

PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MMPicker wrote:
2008.
Maybe your senses are tricking you. You can do the same thing i was thinking of doing; wrap a piece of rope/string/cord around each guitar neck at the 1st fret, then 5th fret, then measure the length of the string in each case. You can even bring the string to the store & do the same thing on the CPs, measure at home. If they've changed the neck specs then it doesn't really matter to you what mine is.


If they changed the neck in 09, then I need to find an 08 or older with the thicker neck near the nut.
_________________
J Mascis Jazzmaster | Baja Telecaster
AVRI Jaguar | 1967 Fender Coronado II |1977 Mullet-stang | 1973 Fender Bronco
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
MMPicker
.
.


Joined: 24 Aug 2008
Posts: 210

PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok this is what I have for you.

I measured the circumference of my 2008 CP Jaguar neck as 11.2 cm just behind the first fret, and 11.7 cm just behind the 5th fret. While my 1965 Musicmaster II's neck circumference measured 11.05 cm just behind the first fret, and 12cm just behind the fifth fret.

Results, and measuring skills, most definitely not guaranteed. It was very scientific, I used the wrapper from the chopsticks I ate dinner with.

Hope this helps.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Sloan
Sexy Predator


Joined: 20 Apr 2006
Posts: 11794
Location: Atlanta GA, USA!!!

PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reece wrote:
jcyphe wrote:
Whatever happened to a paragraph?

Pfft no-one

uses
paragraphs
anymore.

Get with

the times


old man.







_________________
Record your next album with me in Atlanta, GA. It'll be a good time.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
taylornutt
.
.


Joined: 17 Sep 2009
Posts: 4626
Location: Dallas, TX

PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That does help thanks.

I may run out to Guitar Center tomorrow and try a used Candy Apple Red CP Jag they have. I played it a couple of weeks ago. Hopefully that will help me determine if this is in my head or real.

I love the 9.5" C shape of my Jagmaster and the Modern C shape of my Squier Duo Sonic. I really prefer the neck to be more even all the way down.

I don't think it would prevent me from buying the Jag, but it would make me rethink it some. I played a vintage 1968 mustang with complete worn down neck. I now understand the love affair with vintage guitars.
_________________
J Mascis Jazzmaster | Baja Telecaster
AVRI Jaguar | 1967 Fender Coronado II |1977 Mullet-stang | 1973 Fender Bronco
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
MMPicker
.
.


Joined: 24 Aug 2008
Posts: 210

PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

taylornutt wrote:
That does help thanks.

I may run out to Guitar Center tomorrow and try a used Candy Apple Red CP Jag they have. I played it a couple of weeks ago. Hopefully that will help me determine if this is in my head or real.

I love the 9.5" C shape of my Jagmaster and the Modern C shape of my Squier Duo Sonic. I really prefer the neck to be more even all the way down.

I don't think it would prevent me from buying the Jag, but it would make me rethink it some. I played a vintage 1968 mustang with complete worn down neck. I now understand the love affair with vintage guitars.


y'know, at the end of the day, if you don't like the neck, that can be important.
And yeah, i can fly around on that old worn neck with the little frets, set for low action. But I can get good vibrato a heck of a lot easier on the bigger frets of the CP, and I'm no speed wizard these days anyhow. They each have their merits.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
taylornutt
.
.


Joined: 17 Sep 2009
Posts: 4626
Location: Dallas, TX

PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went and played a used 2008 CP Jaguar in Candy Apple Red today and the neck felt like I remember it playing. Nice and full. Not punny at the nut like those 2009 CP Jag HH I played on Friday.

Maybe they changed the neck for the 2009 models. I was starting to think I was just making it up in my head, but it was noticeably thicker and felt good in my hands.

They also have a white CP Jag HH I played before which is still at repair. I am hoping to do a side by side comparison. The pickup configs are so different, its tough to judge when not right next to each other. I actually liked the rhythm circuit on this one. I will definitely check the year models if I buy online.

Does anyone on Shortscale have a CP Jag HH who would be willing to do a demo on Youtube? Maybe a Classic Player Jaguar shootout. I have only seen one demo of the CP Jag HH and it had so much delay and reverb is was impossible to hear the dry tone or with distortion.
_________________
J Mascis Jazzmaster | Baja Telecaster
AVRI Jaguar | 1967 Fender Coronado II |1977 Mullet-stang | 1973 Fender Bronco
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    ShortScale Forum Index -> Short Scales All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB 2001, 2002 phpBB Group

Anti Bot Question MOD - phpBB MOD against Spam Bots
Blocked registrations / posts: 631553 / 0

Guitars at Musician's Friend

Help support this site by clicking the above link!