#1
I'm building my own Jaguar. It's based on the 50th Anniversary, the Thinline, and the Johnn Marr.

From each, I'm going to take the following:

50th Anniversary - Trem moved forward to increase the angle, the bound and block neck, the burgundy metallic mist paint.

Thinline - The semi-hollow aspect.

Johnny Marr - The wiring.

Anyways, I have a guy making the body for me and I went with swamp ash.

The question is pickups.
I used to have a regular Jaguar, and I enjoyed it, but that's not what I'm going for with this guitar.

I'm going for pronounced, clean, warm.
I'd basically be using for... I don't know. Softer stuff. Softer post-rock, and the occasional soft blues.

So, I need to let the guy know what to rout the pickups for.

JAZZMASTERS, or P90s?

Yes, I could just get a jazzmaster, but I prefer the short scale and extra fret.
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#2
i wouldn't go P90's. i love the sound, but they aren't very versatile.

i can only really tell you what i'd do in your situation and then you decide for yourself, but i'd either go single coils and get a set of fralin or suhr pickups or i'd find some nice HB's that i could coil tap (so i could go SC or HB).
punk isn't dead, it's always smelled that way.

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#3
seriously recommend the johnny marr single coils, handwound by BKP here in the UK. by far the best jag pickups I've played with.
#4
Thinking about it, as far as the route goes, I'm just going to have it routed for Jazzmasters. That way, if I ever want to try P90s, humbuckers, or singles, it'll be an easy fit in... save for the having to buy a whole other pickguard thing...

Question still is, which do I go for at first. I'm thinking Lollar Jazzmasters?
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