NGD: 1964 Lake Placid Blue Jaguar

Discussion of vintage Jazzmasters, Jaguars, Bass VIs, Electric XIIs and any other offset-waist instruments.
bossaddict
PAT PEND
PAT PEND
Posts: 31
Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:38 am
Location: Birmingham, Alabama

NGD: 1964 Lake Placid Blue Jaguar

Post by bossaddict » Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:05 am

Just wanted to share a new arrival to my house this week. It's a late(ish) 1964 Jaguar in original Lake Placid Blue metallic finish and matching headstock. I'm calling it late due to the serial number as well as the presence of pearl dots, whereas my earlier '64 Jag had clay dots and a lower serial. The neck on this one is a bit slimmer as well, but not by that much.

After raising the bridge pickup a bit, I'm really loving the both pickups in this one. The bridge has just the right amount of brightness and clarity and the neck is nice and sweet/chunky. The only thing I'm not digging so much is the out-of-phase sound with both pickups on. My previous '64 Jag sounded noticeably better on that setting, but I can get most of that sound from my Strat.

Here are some pics that I took on Thursday (actually, the first pic was from Wednesday night when I first got it and was taking it for a spin). Enjoy!

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

bossaddict
PAT PEND
PAT PEND
Posts: 31
Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:38 am
Location: Birmingham, Alabama

Re: NGD: 1964 Lake Placid Blue Jaguar

Post by bossaddict » Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:06 am

Here are a few dealer pics, courtesy of Mass Street Music...

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

User avatar
FrankRay
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 1405
Joined: Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:54 am
Location: east london

Re: NGD: 1964 Lake Placid Blue Jaguar

Post by FrankRay » Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:52 am

My favourite colour; congratulations, it's really beautiful!

User avatar
RIORIO
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 1581
Joined: Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:49 pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Contact:

Re: NGD: 1964 Lake Placid Blue Jaguar

Post by RIORIO » Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:53 am

Stunning!!!!

User avatar
Surfysonic
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 518
Joined: Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:22 pm
Location: Walkersville, MD
Contact:

Re: NGD: 1964 Lake Placid Blue Jaguar

Post by Surfysonic » Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:51 am

Congrats, she's a looker! 8)
The doofus formerly known as Snorre...

User avatar
terminalvertigo
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 3542
Joined: Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:08 pm
Location: Winnipeg, MB

Re: NGD: 1964 Lake Placid Blue Jaguar

Post by terminalvertigo » Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:19 am

looks great man, I own it's brother! :)

love the birdseye in the headstock.
GoodDeals:Jaguar018-Skip-Scotty66-Noirengineer-Panoramic-Soundhack-Tribi9-Stereordinary-Dug-Ginnungagap-Loomer-Eupat-FenderBob-Franco-AWSchmit-PeterHerman-TweedleDee-Diceman-Prospect-Danocaster-Glimmertwin-Jetset-Staytuned-ukfuzz-Aen-Atomicmassunit-MT,etc

User avatar
Maggieo
Expat
Expat
Posts: 10924
Joined: Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:36 am
Location: Nebraska, USA
Contact:

Re: NGD: 1964 Lake Placid Blue Jaguar

Post by Maggieo » Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:23 am

Absolutely fabulous! :-*
“Now I am quietly waiting for/ the catastrophe of my personality/ to seem beautiful again.”- Frank O'Hara
I am not an attorney and this post is for entertainment purposes only. Please consult a licensed attorney in your state for legal advice.

User avatar
algeriet
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 152
Joined: Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:29 am
Location: Leipzig, Germany

Re: NGD: 1964 Lake Placid Blue Jaguar

Post by algeriet » Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:51 pm

Yowza City 2000! 🔥

User avatar
spiffy chap
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 1076
Joined: Mon May 07, 2007 12:42 am
Contact:

Re: NGD: 1964 Lake Placid Blue Jaguar

Post by spiffy chap » Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:03 pm

Nice guitar

why using a buzzstop?

User avatar
kracdown
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 669
Joined: Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:40 pm
Location: Los Angeles
Contact:

Re: NGD: 1964 Lake Placid Blue Jaguar

Post by kracdown » Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:38 pm

that is AMAZING!!! Just need to toss that buzz stop in the trash ;D

:? :? :?
For the gear shots: https://www.instagram.com/elliotsgearsupply/

User avatar
BoringPostcards
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 5384
Joined: Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:50 am
Location: Newfoundland

Re: NGD: 1964 Lake Placid Blue Jaguar

Post by BoringPostcards » Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:42 pm

Phenomenal! One of my all time favourite looks for a Jaguar.
Also, what out of phase setting do you speak of?
Jags don't have that setting, unless you meant the strangle switch.

+1 on ditching the buzzkill
"Can you please pass me a jug of winter light?" - Lee Ranaldo 2000
Det er mig der holder træerne sammen.

User avatar
windmill
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 3228
Joined: Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:31 am
Location: South Eastern Australia

Re: NGD: 1964 Lake Placid Blue Jaguar

Post by windmill » Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:12 pm

Congratulations

Thank you for posting all the pictures of it.

Hope you enjoy playing it.

I'm jealous

:)

User avatar
JVG
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 722
Joined: Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:54 pm
Location: Sydney, Straya

Re: NGD: 1964 Lake Placid Blue Jaguar

Post by JVG » Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:33 pm

BoringPostcards wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:42 pm
Phenomenal! One of my all time favourite looks for a Jaguar.
Also, what out of phase setting do you speak of?
Jags don't have that setting, unless you meant the strangle switch.

+1 on ditching the buzzkill
Beautiful guitar!

Agree with the above comment - your pickups shouldn’t be out of phase, unless someone has changed one or altered the wiring at some point.

bossaddict
PAT PEND
PAT PEND
Posts: 31
Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:38 am
Location: Birmingham, Alabama

Re: NGD: 1964 Lake Placid Blue Jaguar

Post by bossaddict » Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:23 am

spiffy chap wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:03 pm
Nice guitar

why using a buzzstop?
kracdown wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:38 pm
that is AMAZING!!! Just need to toss that buzz stop in the trash ;D

:? :? :?
BoringPostcards wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:42 pm
Phenomenal! One of my all time favourite looks for a Jaguar.
Also, what out of phase setting do you speak of?
Jags don't have that setting, unless you meant the strangle switch.

+1 on ditching the buzzkill
:D The buzz stop was on there when I bought it. I'm planning to try it without it when I change the strings. You guys are a lot more knowledgeable on offsets than I am, so it sounds like there's a good chance that I'll like it more without it. :)
JVG wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:33 pm

Beautiful guitar!

Agree with the above comment - your pickups shouldn’t be out of phase, unless someone has changed one or altered the wiring at some point.
Hmm, I looked at the pots and the wiring seemed fine, but perhaps I need to check the switches. I'll report back. I'll try and put up a quick clip as well to demonstrate. It just sounds more choked and weaker than my other Jag that I had when both are engaged.

Thanks to all for all the nice comments!

bossaddict
PAT PEND
PAT PEND
Posts: 31
Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:38 am
Location: Birmingham, Alabama

Re: NGD: 1964 Lake Placid Blue Jaguar

Post by bossaddict » Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:12 am

Here are a few shots of the switch wiring. I'm still trying to find a clear image of original Jaguar wiring on the Google machine. :)

Image

Image

Image

Image

Post Reply