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DPH

Massachusetts, USA

Jan 30th, 2012 11:15 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Changing the pickup switch to resemble the Baja Tele was brilliant. I'm surprised it's not a standard mod.

Johnny Marr Sig

(This message was last edited by DPH at 11:29 AM, Jan 30th, 2012)

barry.b
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australia

Jan 30th, 2012 03:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

@DPH

I agree. My Jaguar bass uses standard switching to do the same thing: P'up on/off for each and the third is series/parallel. The blade switch seems easier.

I'm loath to modify this on my 62 or 65 Jaguars though...

back breaker

eureka, usa

Mar 4th, 2012 10:06 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

is the johnny marr jag american made or elsewhere?

DPH

Massachusetts, USA

Mar 5th, 2012 05:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yes, it's a USA guitar. The Fender web site and Marr video describe it very well: My knee jerk reaction was to think that this was a modified '62RI Jag, but not so. It's got a custom, chunkier neck, and a body with Marr specific body contours.

windmill
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Australia

older,better
Mar 10th, 2012 05:33 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Everybody is in favour of the Marr Jag but not many have played one yet apparently

back breaker

eureka, usa

Mar 12th, 2012 06:28 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

watched the video of him describing the guitar and the making process.... i was a smiths fan as a kid. he does some great amp demos with the guitar. i am partial to the reissues (only because it is pretty much what i have played up to this point - an l series jag or a knock off of that). i like that both the 50th anni and the j.m. jag are trying to deviate from the standard path of the jaguar of yesteryear and there are specific things that they try to accomplish. i had pretty much thought that the jag was being faded out.. glad to be wrong.

Wilgore

USA

Mar 12th, 2012 11:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

He's such a badass..

6L6
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Lago, CA

Nov 4th, 2012 06:50 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The one I demo'd was a fantastic guitar. Everything about it was a step up from a Std Jag (except the rough edges of the fretboard).

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6L6
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Lago, CA

Nov 25th, 2012 06:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I see that Gryphon Stringed Instruments has a used white one for $1250...

Tom(2)

dot dee ee

but... it is one louder!
Dec 16th, 2012 08:00 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Fantastic guitar, but:
- The modded pu config will always pick up noise, since the polarity is not reversed.
- The mustang saddles have the groove deepened on one side only, be careful not to switch them around during changing strings. even with the deepened grooves, the low-e string will pop out, if you strum heavily (can even be seen in one of the demos on youtube)
- The modified trem collet needs more space - if you try to set up the trem for trem-loc usage, you'll have only a tiny way in downward movement until it touches the bottom of the trem cavity.
the neck, playability and the sounds are fantastic, though.

The HIgher Evolution of Off Set Waist Guitars

(This message was last edited by Tom(2) at 08:03 AM, Dec 16th, 2012)

windmill
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older,better
Jan 26th, 2013 07:46 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Any progress reports on the Marr jag ?

DPH

Massachusetts, USA

Jan 29th, 2013 06:34 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It's become my #1, although only competing with two other electrics. Occasionally I'll feel sorry for my strat or 335 clone and will play them for a bit, but it's only out of sympathy for them. The Marr Jag sounds, feels, looks, and plays excellent in every way.

One issue that I had with the guitar was that it was somewhat quieter than my other guitars. Still true, but overcome by the volume knob on my TRRI. Non issue. I've also come to appreciate the neck shape more than I did in the beginning. I first reported that it felt the same as my AVRI Jazzmaster, but I take that back. It is slightly chunkier, which feels good after an hour or two of playing.

(This message was last edited by DPH at 06:36 AM, Jan 29th, 2013)

windmill
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Australia

older,better
Feb 9th, 2013 04:17 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Have you had problems with hum ?

DPH

Massachusetts, USA

Feb 10th, 2013 08:22 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

No problems with hum. There is a slightly perceptible single coil hum, but these pickups are very quiet, much quieter than my former AVRI Jazzmaster. Btw, I do miss the Jazzmaster, hum and all.

windmill
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Australia

older,better
Sep 28th, 2013 05:22 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

There's one for sale in the neighborhood :)

Negotiations are in progress.

windmill
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Australia

older,better
Oct 5th, 2013 05:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The seller decided to keep it :(

Still lookin'

6L6
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San Francisco, CA

Oct 17th, 2013 08:40 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

While I LOVE the guitar, I'm not a big fan of the two colors offered. Wish they would give more options there...

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windmill
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Australia

older,better
Oct 18th, 2013 03:59 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well I got a call a couple days ago. He wanted the money after all.

I now have a metallic KO Maguar !!! :)

I like the orange colour



windmill
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Australia

older,better
Oct 26th, 2013 06:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I also like the feel, the sound, the neck, the case but haven't decided on the switching yet.

Slight hum due to some grounding problem but haven't had time to fix yet.

surfdog
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Lakeside, CA

Jim
Apr 25th, 2014 07:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Just bought a 2014 new Johnny Marr Jaguar. I like all of the changes that Mr. Marr made on this signature model. The sound to me is better than any Jaguar I've played in the past including my first guitar, a new 1962 Jaguar. I would use this guitar on a gig if I was still playing out. The case is high quality and I even like the vintage strap. If anyone else is considering purchasing a Jaguar I strongly recommend checking this one out. All of the 1960's surf tones are there plus some new ones. The Bare Knuckle Pickups sound very musical and even unpluged the guitar sounds good. Maybe the pickups being wound in the same direction does make a difference.

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