Squier Standard Series Jag-Master Reviews 3

Although I'playing any styles of music, I've attracted by this Jaguar/Jazz-Master hybrid, due effectively to his charming '60s vibe and the funky reverberation crash, heard on many '60s records, and I did't have purchased this marvelous guitar yet!

Blend Jaguar with Jazz-Master, powerful humbucking pickups with trusty vintage hardware, and you got instantly an extremely versatile guitar! The Squier Jag-Master was inspired by the famous Fender prime electric guitars of the '60s, the Jaguar and the Jazz-Master. Imagine bikini's, surfing boards, and crashing reverb! And they do many much things: funky instrumental leads, chorused new-wave string-bendings, powerful chiming chordal effects... This guitar features a single 3-way pickup toggle selector instead of the complex slide control knobs found on the Jags and Jazz-Masters: it looks almost easier to use, especially for those novice surfers who want to sound like Gavin Rossdale, Dick Dale, Kurt Cobain and Bernie Butler, but also required a more friendly electric guitar with much simpler features for easy playing.

Limited tonal variations are the only weakness found on this Japanese-made Squier hybrid, due effectively to the absence of the lead and rhythm circuits, but, despite that ubiquitous illness, the guitar is almost comfortable to play, of course. All the other features are fairly similar to those American and Japanese-made Jag and Jazz-Master original re-issues.

Excellent construction and good quality in a fairly cheap price. One of the cheapest Squiers made in that last decade!

Although the original Jaguars and Jazz-Masters (American and Japanese re-issues) are better and subsequently featured much wider tonal options, the Jag-Master is indeed a good instrument. This Japanese hybrid guitar was firstly appeared in the cheap Korean-made Vista Series, featuring 5 different astonishing finishes and a tortoise-shell scratchplate until the first half of 2001, when he had moved to the Indonesian-made Standard Series range and gained a silver-sparkle finish and glossy black hardware. It's evident that the original Jaguars and Jazz-Masters sounds better and features tons of tonal variations than the hybrid Squier model, but the Jag-Master is much simpler and easier than her two big sisters, because it had a 3-way toggle switch instead of the more complex lead and rhythm circuitries.

John D. Constantinides rated this unit 3 on 2002-12-18.

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