What say you about these two vintage Craigslist Jaguars?

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What say you about these two vintage Craigslist Jaguars?

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Re: What say you about these two vintage Craigslist Jaguars?

Post by terminalvertigo » Wed May 12, 2021 7:08 am

the first one needs a refin and pickup covers.
i see original pickguard. single line klusons. etc.

the second one is more work for less benefit IMO
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Re: What say you about these two vintage Craigslist Jaguars?

Post by SignoftheDragon » Wed May 12, 2021 7:18 am

Wow. Sad that good money can only get you jags that are pretty badly beat- even though they are both really cool in their own way.

I guess I'm only a casual observer, and haven't been paying attention to vintage Jag prices of late. But damn- $2K+ for a played-to-hell refin seems steep.

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Re: What say you about these two vintage Craigslist Jaguars?

Post by Highnumbers » Wed May 12, 2021 12:51 pm

Both of them look promising, but just a little overpriced. I wouldn't say they're priced totally out of reality given the market right now, but maybe 10-15% too much. They both need to be restored.

The first one would be my pick of the two, though it's hard to look past a seriously terrible refin. hopefully the finish is original on the back of the neck?

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Re: What say you about these two vintage Craigslist Jaguars?

Post by N0_Camping4U » Wed May 12, 2021 1:35 pm

Highnumbers wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 12:51 pm
Both of them look promising, but just a little overpriced. I wouldn't say they're priced totally out of reality given the market right now, but maybe 10-15% too much. They both need to be restored.

The first one would be my pick of the two, though it's hard to look past a seriously terrible refin. hopefully the finish is original on the back of the neck?
Divots on the fretboard, I didn't notice it till I looked at it super intently.
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Post by Highnumbers » Wed May 12, 2021 2:34 pm

N0_Camping4U wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 1:35 pm
Highnumbers wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 12:51 pm
Both of them look promising, but just a little overpriced. I wouldn't say they're priced totally out of reality given the market right now, but maybe 10-15% too much. They both need to be restored.

The first one would be my pick of the two, though it's hard to look past a seriously terrible refin. hopefully the finish is original on the back of the neck?
Divots on the fretboard, I didn't notice it till I looked at it super intently.
Good eye. Hard to see details in the small low-res CL photos.

Somebody would have to weigh-out the cost of a proper restoration against what decent examples are selling for. These might still be an ok buy, but they will need more $ and time invested.

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Re: What say you about these two vintage Craigslist Jaguars?

Post by Pacafeliz » Wed May 12, 2021 11:04 pm

:-* whoa my kinda guitars!!!

Compared to the prices here in the EU both of them are killer deals/steals :(

It's a hard choice, i wouldn't know which one to pick!

I might suspect the red one has an A neck? It looks so narrow.
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Re: What say you about these two vintage Craigslist Jaguars?

Post by FrankRay » Wed May 12, 2021 11:40 pm

The 63 is by the far the better deal IMO; the brass blocks alone (and presumably after market guard) are problems on the 66. The mint guard and the chance to turn it in to a proper 63 custom colour - choose wisely- would far outweigh the 66's desirability. Also there might be the original finish under that red. Possibly an original dakota red. I'd go for it.
A bargain, in UK terms.

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Re: What say you about these two vintage Craigslist Jaguars?

Post by N0_Camping4U » Thu May 13, 2021 6:15 am

The fretboard divots scare me too much on the 63, I don't even know how much that would be to fix.
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Post by mbene085 » Thu May 13, 2021 7:20 am

Brass blocks are definitely a first. I'm surprised it wasn't a walnut stain, you could win late 70's bingo with that combo. Throw in a burnt orange shag strap and you're done.

I just don't know how the hell to evaluate prices anymore. I wouldn't have the stomach to pay that much for those guitars.

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Post by Highnumbers » Thu May 13, 2021 8:59 am

Whoa crazy, I didn't even notice the brass inlays on the '66. I figured they were just discolored original inlays.

It's kind of cool, but not at that price.

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Re: What say you about these two vintage Craigslist Jaguars?

Post by LVC » Thu May 13, 2021 9:00 am

I'm in love with the second one, brass blocks, peeling finish and all.
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Re: What say you about these two vintage Craigslist Jaguars?

Post by Jaguar018 » Fri May 14, 2021 6:04 am

I don't think those are bronze inlays at all on the second one. They just look yellowed.

As I prefer B&B Jags, I'd love to get that second one and get it all fixed up. :w00t:

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Re: What say you about these two vintage Craigslist Jaguars?

Post by marqueemoon » Fri May 14, 2021 6:19 am

LVC wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 9:00 am
I'm in love with the second one, brass blocks, peeling finish and all.
I like this more than I should too.

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Re: What say you about these two vintage Craigslist Jaguars?

Post by N0_Camping4U » Fri May 14, 2021 9:04 am

Jaguar018 wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 6:04 am
I don't think those are bronze inlays at all on the second one. They just look yellowed.

As I prefer B&B Jags, I'd love to get that second one and get it all fixed up. :w00t:
I thought the same thing.. Surely they're just yellowed to hell, right? It would be insanely expensive for little 'gain' to rip out blocks and replace with !@#$ing BRONZE right? But there are weird gaps in the blocks which make me think... Maybe?
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