Squier Contemporary Jaguar HH ST

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Re: Squier Contemporary Jaguar HH ST

Post by mbene085 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:04 pm

manwithtitties wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:45 am
is it just me or does that headstock shape just look off?
For sure, it's pinched in tighter around the R or something.

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Re: Squier Contemporary Jaguar HH ST

Post by manwithtitties » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:07 pm

also while were at it, since theyve announced these, how can they justify the player jaguar and its ugly pickguard now? even a squier has modified chrome jag plates. they should really think about redoing the player series offsets tbh.

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Re: Squier Contemporary Jaguar HH ST

Post by SAVEStheDAY » Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:12 pm

manwithtitties wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:07 pm
also while were at it, since theyve announced these, how can they justify the player jaguar and its ugly pickguard now?
Fender has been going with 4 year cycles lately, and I think the Player line came out in 2018, so we've probably got at least a year left.

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Re: Squier Contemporary Jaguar HH ST

Post by timtam » Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:13 pm

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The Johnny Marr switching is the icing on the cake.
It looks like Marr switching but it's not. It's a combination they've never done before. The Blade switch is only a 3-way. The upper switches are coil-tap (not coil split ... or maybe they got the marketing text wrong) and series/parallel.

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Re: Squier Contemporary Jaguar HH ST

Post by CROSS_guitars » Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:49 pm

mbene085 wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:04 pm
manwithtitties wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:45 am
is it just me or does that headstock shape just look off?
For sure, it's pinched in tighter around the R or something.
I think they've just gone with the Jazzmaster headstock shape.
I like both so doesn't worry me that much.

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Re: Squier Contemporary Jaguar HH ST

Post by vistavision » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:05 pm

timtam wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:13 pm
vistavision wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:59 am
The Johnny Marr switching is the icing on the cake.
It looks like Marr switching but it's not. It's a combination they've never done before. The Blade switch is only a 3-way. The upper switches are coil-tap (not coil split ... or maybe they got the marketing text wrong) and series/parallel.
When I glanced at the specs I saw "something something series/parallel" and ran with it! Thanks for the info.
I'm sure some Fender dealer in '64 looked at the new Duo-Sonic II and thought, "That's not a Duo-Sonic. That's a Mustang".

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Re: Squier Contemporary Jaguar HH ST

Post by Axl Sicc » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:26 am

Do you guys think that this SQR Atómic Pickups are the same that the Ones that they put in the Paranormal series but rebranded? Or they Will have a more Modern tone?

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Re: Squier Contemporary Jaguar HH ST

Post by HarlowTheFish » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:21 am

Axl Sicc wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:26 am
Do you guys think that this SQR Atómic Pickups are the same that the Ones that they put in the Paranormal series but rebranded? Or they Will have a more Modern tone?
The only good humbucker Fender/Squier have ever made is the WRHB, so I expect that whatever they are, if you care enough about humbuckers to ask, they'll be pretty dreadful.

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Re: Squier Contemporary Jaguar HH ST

Post by algeriet » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:22 pm

Futuron wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:11 am
It comes to the point where I'm instead looking at a Squier with a stop-tail. I
It's crazy how Fender just can't release guitars that people seem to want.

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Re: Squier Contemporary Jaguar HH ST

Post by bankyVee » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:54 pm

mbene085 wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:04 pm

manwithtitties wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:45 pm
is it just me or does that headstock shape just look off?

For sure, it's pinched in tighter around the R or something.

I think they've just gone with the Jazzmaster headstock shape.
I like both so doesn't worry me that much.
The headstock logos make it look odd because the "AR" in the Jaguar text is shorter (further to the left) than on the MIM Fender Jag I have for comparison. It's not much but the A should be over the indent rather than the R.

This is a borderline decision or me as well. The atomic humbuckers look identical to the Toronado Squier introduced last year as part of the Paranormal line (also crafted in China, BTW) . I love the control options but the hardtail makes me wish they just put a generic classic vibe trem on there so we'd have the option of switching it out to a Panoramic as an aftermarket upgrade. It seems Fender is holding on to that Panoramic trem tightly as a premium feature.

Lastly, that is not Fender skyburst metallic. Fender had that on the Limited run Jazzmaster with 1-pc rosewood neck last year. I played it in person at CME and it is a beautiful guitar. The Squier skyburst is more of a mint burst.
https://shop.fender.com/en-US/electric- ... 11736.html

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Re: Squier Contemporary Jaguar HH ST

Post by Axl Sicc » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:11 pm

If you zoom it enough you can see a SQR white logo over The Jag’s pickups, what make me hope that they arent the same that the atomic ones of the Paranormal. I asume that they are the same of the New Contemporary FR Strat, but covered.

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Re: Squier Contemporary Jaguar HH ST

Post by vistavision » Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:16 am

algeriet wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:22 pm
Futuron wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:11 am
It comes to the point where I'm instead looking at a Squier with a stop-tail. I
It's crazy how Fender just can't release guitars that people seem to want.
Actually, there's been a Fender Jag HH with a Gibson bridge/tailpiece in production continuously since 1993-ish. The MIJ Special Edition Jag HH overlapped with the Blacktop Jag HH. Then after the Blacktop series folded Fender doubled-down with the Blacktop Special/Limited/FSR Jag HH which is now the Player Series Limited Edition Jag HH.
Since there are several Jags w/trems $700-$1100 now they're probably clearing out the model range and getting a consistent seller down into the higher-end Squier range.
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I'm sure some Fender dealer in '64 looked at the new Duo-Sonic II and thought, "That's not a Duo-Sonic. That's a Mustang".

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Re: Squier Contemporary Jaguar HH ST

Post by ShatoonBringerOfCorn » Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:41 pm

Looking forward to this guitar tbh, might put 13s on it and play it in D or C# standard

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Re: Squier Contemporary Jaguar HH ST

Post by Interludes » Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:34 am

damn it, when I saw these a few days ago I couldn't care less.

now I'm constantly looking at the gold one trying to make excuses with myself for not buying it right away.

there are a few things I don't like (black nut, black headstock, the neck in general) but I'm curious about the general layout configuration.
In your opinion would this come as close as you can get to an SG in a Fender fashion (shorter scale, double humbucker, TOM+stopbar in an offset form factor)?
if you're into offsets, take a look here!

https://www.instagram.com/offset_digest/

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Re: Squier Contemporary Jaguar HH ST

Post by ShatoonBringerOfCorn » Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:56 am

Agree on the neck. I don't mind the black headstock, but I just wish it was all maple.

The Toronado is probably closest Fender to an SG, with the 2x tone and 2x volume and HH config. Just doesn't have the bridge & tailpiece.

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