#1
Well I've come to the conclusion that a Jaguar is the guitar for me, but discovered that there are two versions:

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

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/fender-62-jaguar/921

So which should I get, ie is there any real difference except for where they are made.
Also, will these have the newer bridges that dont cause low tension problems etc?
I can afford either btw



Originally posted by Lorddrg7
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#3
One is Japanese and one is American. I have played both and the Japanese is basically as good as the American. So get the Japanese!
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#4
After searching around a bit, I found this in wikipedia:
"As of 2007, the main difference between Japanese and American models is the electronics - American models use higher quality parts and have brass shielding plates installed in the cavities."
However that is not very specific, and unless it effects the guitars playing/feel or it's sound I don't think it matters.



Originally posted by Lorddrg7
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#5
Higher quality parts my ass, only difference is Japanese have mostly Alpha pots and Americans CTS pots. Brass shielding plates? No better than Aluminium. Japanese all the way.
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#6
Well if you want the same parts as the American it will cost you about £30 to get it anyway.
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#7
So I'll just go for a Japanese model then... try it out first of course



Originally posted by Lorddrg7
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#8
I've been going through the exact same thing the past couple weeks and I've decided to go with the Japanese Jag. If there are any differences then the roughly $750 that you saved can easily fix it or the bridge if its acting up or the pickups if you want. Good choice on a sweet guitar by the way.
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#9
i don't know man.
that price difference can't be justified by the country where it's made ! that's just silly.

the USA one has a hardcase with accesories, and it has a tremolo lock button.
it proabaly has better wood too. and it looks better

i'd definitely get the USA one.
#10
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it proabaly has better wood too. and it looks better

i'd definitely get the USA one.


Both are made out of alder now apparently, though the Japanese used to be made out of basswood. So if I buy the new models I'm fine... i was thinking of changing for a Mustang bridge as well if I didnt like the bridge it came with.



Originally posted by Lorddrg7
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#11
no i don't mean different woods, i mean the USA jag probably has better quality alder than the Jap one.

i'd get the vintage, but it's up to you.
#12
I've got a CIJ Jaguar and I love it, but I think it's really just opinion. See which one you think feels and sounds better.
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#13
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no i don't mean different woods, i mean the USA jag probably has better quality alder than the Jap one.

i'd get the vintage, but it's up to you.


Actually you are wrong.

Having played both the Amerincan AND Japanese Jags I can tell this. They were equal. Owning a Japanese Fender both me and my dad felt it was euqal to a much more expensive MIA Strat one.
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