Squier Contemporary Jaguar HH ST

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Squier Contemporary Jaguar HH ST

Post by kimson » Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:27 am

Available in Sky Burst Metallic and Shoreline Gold:

https://shop.fender.com/en-US/squier-el ... 50536.html

Edit: Added link to Fender.com, removed old links to CME.
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Re: Squier Contemporary Jaguar HH ST

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:39 am

The gold with the black and chrome is classy looking! I don't care for the blue one.
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Re: Squier Contemporary Jaguar HH ST

Post by MayTheFuzzBeWithYou » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:39 am

Shoreline Gold looks exquisit.
I really hope they do offer an option with a vibrato.

EDIT: Reminds me very much of my own recent build: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=118124
A black headstock would have been my final step...
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Re: Squier Contemporary Jaguar HH ST

Post by X-Ray Spex » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:45 am

These are both gorgeous, that Sky Burst is glorious.

Seems like a nod to the old Japanese Jaguars with the hardtails and the dragster pickups.

I'd love a JM scale equivalent model if it becomes available.
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Re: Squier Contemporary Jaguar HH ST

Post by mbene085 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:19 am

X-Ray Spex wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:45 am
Seems like a nod to the old Japanese Jaguars with the hardtails and the dragster pickups.
Yep, they mashed up two different colour schemes that came on the MIJs.

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I want to love the "sky burst" because it's been so freaking long since we had crazy coloured Jaguars available here, but that colour scheme looks like it was made for a surf guitar. It seems out of place on a hardtail HH Jag.

Having said that, these have black headstocks, interesting colours, and roasted maple necks - Squier is offering amazing things for Jaguar fans while Fender cut the Jag from the second AmPro line.

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Re: Squier Contemporary Jaguar HH ST

Post by Steadyriot. » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:35 am

mbene085 wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:19 am
I want to love the "sky burst" because it's been so freaking long since we had crazy coloured Jaguars available here, but that colour scheme looks like it was made for a surf guitar. It seems out of place on a hardtail HH Jag.
You are spot on; the Jaguar from Shermy from the Surfrajettes per example:
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Still, Marr switches and a hardtail, I'm pretty excited.
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Re: Squier Contemporary Jaguar HH ST

Post by ShatoonBringerOfCorn » Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:57 am

Andertons have them listed now: https://www.andertons.co.uk/brands/squi ... orele-gold

There's a contoured neck heel, a surprising feature on a budget guitar! I'm quite tempted.

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Re: Squier Contemporary Jaguar HH ST

Post by SAVEStheDAY » Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:03 am

The gold reminds me of the MIJ Jaguar Specials. I like it a lot, especially with the three position switch. The blue is not my thing.

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Re: Squier Contemporary Jaguar HH ST

Post by Ceylon » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:06 am

I think the Sky Burst could use a white or parchment pickguard but otherwise I think I might be sold.

EDIT: Thomann has them listed now too, right around 350€, expected to be in stock in 7-8 weeks.
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Re: Squier Contemporary Jaguar HH ST

Post by Axl Sicc » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:15 am

Im losing my mind for the Skyburst Anyway i think i Would liked it more with the Black Hardware but i think i can work on that, btw does anyone knows why All the HH Jaguars uses Pickup rings Over the pickguard? I dont really like it, feels to much plastic.

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Re: Squier Contemporary Jaguar HH ST

Post by kamillebidan » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:34 am

Damn nice, reminds me of an evolved Blacktop Jag

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Re: Squier Contemporary Jaguar HH ST

Post by Futuron » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:11 am

Said it a billion times, but I'm still gutted about the lack of professional II Jaguars.

It comes to the point where I'm instead looking at a Squier with a stop-tail. If it had the (panorama) vibrato I'd be all over it, HH or not.


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The colour is a bit off, that's not sky burst. The equivalent Strat labelled as sky burst is the accurate colour.

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Re: Squier Contemporary Jaguar HH ST

Post by timtam » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:07 am

I understand Squiers being cheaper versions of existing Fender models. I don't understand them being a platform for new variations that don't already exist as Fenders, like the switching in this guitar (or features in some of the Squier Starcasters). I can't bring myself to buy a Squier, although I'd happily use a Squier body as a platform for a partscaster (to which I'd add a Fender neck and Fender parts); bodies are bodies as far as I'm concerned, as long as they look right. I guess I'm a brand snob. For some reason I find Epiphones far more palatable - as Gibson substitutes - than Squiers as Fender substitutes.

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Re: Squier Contemporary Jaguar HH ST

Post by vistavision » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:59 am

I've been looking at getting an Electromatic Gretsch but the Shoreline Gold modded with Blacktop Filtertrons would scratch that itch just fine. The Johnny Marr switching is the icing on the cake. Also the neck has a 12" radius so it matches the bridge so that won't drive me nuts.

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Re: Squier Contemporary Jaguar HH ST

Post by manwithtitties » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:45 am

is it just me or does that headstock shape just look off?

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