Price paid: $ 899
Purchased from: Sam Ash
Sound — 10
I play lots of blues and jazz, as well as some rock. I hook it with a Peavey bass amp. In the lead circuit with the tone selector in the up position, I can get a nice bluesy twang. In the rythym circuit I have been able to get some nice Acoustic tones, as well as some good distortion without too much tone. The pickups make almost no noise and have a wide variety of sounds.
Overall Impression — 10
I play lots of jazzy stuff, and some bluesy rock so I find this guitar to be a good match for my playing style. The only style of music I wouldn't really recommend it for would be metal, although it does get some good distorted sounds. I just love all the controls, and the way it sounds. My favorite thing about it is probably the bodies shape. It makes it very comfortable to play while sitting down. If somebody stole this I would definately buy another one.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This guitar seems very durable, but I haven't had it long enough to drop on the floor yet. The finish seems like it will last for a few years to come, and the strap buttons are on pretty strong. All the hardware seems pretty solid, and I would definetly bring this guitar to gig without a backup.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
The action, and the pickup height was set up perfectly at the factory. All the electronics worked, except for the rhythm circuit switch, which was acting more like a kill Switch until I brought it back to Sam Ash to get fixed. One of the white inlays on the bridge is also slightly misaligned, but other than that I have had no real problems with this guitar.
Features — 10
I purchased this guitar about a month ago from Sam Ash. It came with a gig bag and two allen wrenches. + Made in Mexico in 2008 + 22 medium jumbo frets. + Alder body, and a maple "c" shape neck. + 3 color sunburst finish + Jaguar offset body + Adjusto-matic bridge with Vintage style floating tremelo tailpiece and tremelo lock button. + One volume knob, and one tone knob for the lead circuit. One on-off Switch for each pickup, and a two position tone Switch. One Circuit selector Switch and one volume and one tone roller for rhythm circuit. + It comes with 2 Special Design Hot Jaguar Single-Coil Pickups. + None locking Fender tuners. + Gig bag, and two allen wreches, one for adjusting intonation, and one for the truss rod.