Ok so, as some people may be aware, I'd been torn between the Fender Jaguar and Jazzmaster for my second guitar (wanting something a bit more "experimental" than the PRS, but that'll also have a "poppier" single-coil tone).

Anyway, I finally settled on the Jaguar for a variety of reasons. However I'm now unsure which type of Jag to buy.

The two I'm currently looking at are:

Fender Classic Player Jaguar - http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/79097


Fender Jaguar 62 Reissue - http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/fender-jaguar-62/8913

So has anyone had any experience with either or both these guitars? The 62 Re-issue is moderately cheaper, and can be made in white, which is probably the colour I'd want most.

However, I've heard the vintage style bridge, especially on the MIJ Fenders can cause string slippage when played with force (which is a somewhat given, huge fan of the Omar Rodriguez-Lopez school of guitar spazzery). I found this problem when testing one in Glasgow (the Classic Player wasn't available).

The Classic Player appears to boast a number of "modern improvements", but are these actually noticable/important, or do they somewhat ruin the tone of the instrument itself? The bridge does seem infinately more stable however.

So yes, any help appreciated. If you've had any experiences with either or both, could you please share and help me decide.

If it makes a difference, I am at some point planning to change the pick-ups, perhaps for Seymour Duncans. So therefore a pick-up difference between the 2 models isn't too important (though I'd rather the "out the box" tone is as good as possible, may take a while to pay for new pick-ups).

Anyone? Even if you've just found problems with similar components on other guitars?

I'm just generally wondering how much of an issue the bridge will be, and whether these Classic Player mods are actually an improvement or just an illusion of progress?