What Will Fender/Squier Do Next?

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Re: What Will Fender/Squier Do Next?

Post by Stephen_42 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:02 am

staysix wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:33 pm
Hello from the future
Some of you were really spot on
Sadly my perpetual nagging for a Jag-stang is still falling on deaf ears.

I think Fender/Squier have re-issued almost everything but a Jag-stang since this thread was first posted.

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Re: What Will Fender/Squier Do Next?

Post by staysix » Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:10 pm

Would 2021 be the 25th anniversary?

It’s weird we have a Swinger and no Jagstang. Almost feeling we will get a Bronco first.

Really would like them to paranormalize the Jagstang tbh. Body contours, bound neck, maybe some jag plates with some switches. If they did it up right I’d be happy to pay MIA money for one.

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Re: What Will Fender/Squier Do Next?

Post by Ceylon » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:37 pm

One of those factory tour videos in which I also think you could see the Powercaster before it was ever announced (although I might be mixing two separate videos up) did show what looked like a new Jag-Stang, so they might just be waiting for the right moment to release that.
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Re: What Will Fender/Squier Do Next?

Post by Stephen_42 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:44 am

Ceylon wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:37 pm
One of those factory tour videos in which I also think you could see the Powercaster before it was ever announced (although I might be mixing two separate videos up) did show what looked like a new Jag-Stang, so they might just be waiting for the right moment to release that.
I saw that a few years ago (I think when the American pro / ultra / something all leaked as well) and got very excited. Then the Powercaster, tucked away in the corner of that photo for released many moons later and my hopes raised again, but still nothing.

I'm really hoping it's just around the corner. 2021 marks 30 years since Nevermind and the last batch of Cobain guitars coincided with its 20th anniversary, so I still have straws to clutch at.

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Re: What Will Fender/Squier Do Next?

Post by 601210 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:44 am

staysix wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:10 pm
Almost feeling we will get a Bronco first.
You're probably joking but I wish they'd reissue a 22.5" scale guitar. The old MIM duo sonics are going for way too much these days.

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Re: What Will Fender/Squier Do Next?

Post by staysix » Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:41 am

601210 wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:44 am
staysix wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:10 pm
Almost feeling we will get a Bronco first.
You're probably joking but I wish they'd reissue a 22.5" scale guitar. The old MIM duo sonics are going for way too much these days.
I don’t even know if I’m joking. Although I doubt they will ever tool up for the og Bronco vibrato.

Agree on the 22.5 scale. I would love a Mustang in that scale. I have a MIM Duo, it was my first guitar. I’d love one with a some kind of trem system.

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Re: What Will Fender/Squier Do Next?

Post by manwithtitties » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:39 am

staysix wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:33 pm
Hello from the future
Some of you were really spot on
Lets compile the predictions, other than the fender xii
dylanafghjkl wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 8:34 am
Ideally:
[*]More "vintage correct" stuff in MIM price range[/list]

Realistically:
  • Continued phase out of signature models, maybe more offsets in the squier bullet price range.
  • More jazzmasters that are basically strats and teles with jazzmaster shaped bodies.
601210 wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 8:54 am
I'd sacrifice a small child for a Squier Starcaster, though.
Hope youre not keeping your word on this one chief
higgsblossom wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 10:53 am
Modernization would mean to build a Fender digital offset that would resemble a Line6 Variax but offer all the Fender possibilities in one single guitar. That would actually be something that would, if it’s done with the necessary sincerity, be interesting to me.
this but acoustic
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Wed May 09, 2018 12:20 pm
- Release three new colors for the VM Jag Line
All an extra $100 or something and in a reasonable limited quantity

- Add a MIM line revamping the Classic Player Line for Jaguars
$899-$999 for a MIM Classic Player with :
Mustang Bridge
65 AVRI Pups
Maybe one or two new colors besides Oly White and Sunburst
aliendawg wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 12:15 pm
New colours for the VM Jags and Jazzmasters would be nice... I'd be quite grateful
The CV jazzmaster got more than three colors at this point, and the second wish just lacks the mustang bridge
Mechanical Birds wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 3:00 pm
Classic vibe Jazzmasters and jaguars with b&b necks but even then they’d do something like not give us matching headstocks. Make classic vibe mustangs with competition paint jobs.

For Christ sake even some new colors, for the VM line would be dope.
mackerelmint wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 3:42 pm
CVs and new colors would be a dream come true, but I'm not holding my breath.
lol. bullet mustangs got comp paint jobs, also kind of close
Stephen_42 wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 2:48 am
- Sensible modernisation options, e.g. design a new bridge to rival Mastery. Non-vintage pickup options (e.g. WRHB, p-rails), but without ditching all the vintage styling. F-holes! Compound radius necks.
- Telemaster at MIM or Squier price point.
- Usual gripe: more colours! Why not just have sunburst / something else as standard, then do one custom colour option for all Squier models made in a given month /6 months / year?
thatfenderguy wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 5:44 am
I would love to see a Vintage Modified Starcaster. Maybe a reissue of the Toronado, as well.
Stephen_42 wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 5:47 am
A Squier Esquire. Just because it's fun to say.
Kinx wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 2:12 pm
I think we'll see more B&B aesthetic on various models - I'm still waiting for B&B strat with matching headstock.
was this before the 60th anniversary? i guess the new van leeuwen and the squier jags count.
idropinus wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 4:17 am
How about a Squier Maverick? I'd be mad for it
bizarre vintage incorrect fender reissue instead
thecolorwaves wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:15 am
A Squier Swinger would be neat. I know it's very marmite, but I could see them being quite popular this time around.
fender japan, but close
armyofbees wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:05 pm
lefties have been clamoring for a lefty Squier offset offering.. really anything would be great, but the VM mustang would be awesome!
all they got was a jazzmaster sadly

now this is the part where i post stuff that i would like to see:
CROSS_guitars wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 10:02 pm
It would be cool if they reissued an affinity version of the Vista Musicmaster. It would be pretty cheap and easy for them to do.
this is what i would like most, just a retooled bullet mustang with the musicmaster pickguard in those vista colors with a matched headstock. just 1 humbucker, volume and coil split. i could even live with a toploader if it was priced the same as the FSR bullets.

-were also due for another run of jagstangs and a super short scale duo sonics.
-less limited run of the jarman, and a less limited run of a squier xii
-more cool limited run colors, matching headstocks
-a bullet supersonic maybe? no trem
-a squier jag with a similar wiring setup to the marr/ampro
-discontinue the j mascis, such an overrated model

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Re: What Will Fender/Squier Do Next?

Post by Mechanical Birds » Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:48 pm

I always thought the second they put a B&B neck on a squier jag off JM I’d buy it immediately but haven’t felt the pressure to do so at all :/

I had a VM VI in black with a matching headstock and might regret selling it more than any other guitar I’ve sold. Might eventually console myself with a CV Jaguar and do the same stuff with it. Wish they’d do a Lake Placid Blue one!

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Re: What Will Fender/Squier Do Next?

Post by robroe » Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:15 pm

Hopefully now that the Toronado is back, they will start putting toronado bridges on all these fakeass duosonics and mustangs with strat bridges on them. Putting a little chrome rectangle in the middle of a guitar shape that is covered in curves is visually dogshit.

If squier put out a duo sonic, a music master, or a bronco (in name only because it had a toronado bridge and not a bronco bridge) so we talking 3 identical guitars the only difference being pickup placement, charged 350 for each like the Paranormal line I would buy all three, like I did with the supersonic, the toronado and the red cabronita. And be happier with the 3 of them then I would one ugly american mustang w/ strat bridge.

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Re: What Will Fender/Squier Do Next?

Post by pscates » Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:54 pm

I would like to see Squier do some unique designs, vs. aping the established models (Jazzmasters, Jaguar, etc.). I don't mind them continuing to do that - an affordable way for many (most?) folks to acquire those types of guitars. But I'd love to see some cool, retro/kitschy takes on things with those types of pickups, tremolo, etc., but with some cool, unique body designs.

It almost makes more sense for Squier to be doing the weirdo Alternate/Parallel Universe stuff than Fender, IMO. Squier could be Fender's "we'll try anything, and, at ~$400, if it craps the bed, the world isn't gonna end" little testing farm. I like a lot of Squier designs I've seen over the years when they're doing their own thing and not trying to put out their 627th version of a Strat or Tele.

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Re: What Will Fender/Squier Do Next?

Post by robroe » Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:01 am

pscates wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:54 pm

It almost makes more sense for Squier to be doing the weirdo Alternate/Parallel Universe stuff than Fender, IMO. Squier could be Fender's "we'll try anything, and, at ~$400, if it craps the bed, the world isn't gonna end" little testing farm. I like a lot of Squier designs I've seen over the years when they're doing their own thing and not trying to put out their 627th version of a Strat or Tele.
Remember the squier 51? Everyone LOVED that thing. I had 3 of them. It performed so well they discontinued it and fender released one the next year that cost 1000 more. And it flopped.

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Re: What Will Fender/Squier Do Next?

Post by pscates » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:37 am

I do indeed. That’s one of the models I was thinking about/referring to.

I think people will lay out $400-500 on something cool and different a lot easier than they will $999+.
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Re: What Will Fender/Squier Do Next?

Post by kamillebidan » Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:02 pm

How about an American Pro II Jaguar? Seems like a missed opportunity to me.

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Re: What Will Fender/Squier Do Next?

Post by pscates » Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:17 pm

Seems it would’ve happened last week, with the five other models introduced. Unless Fender has some odd, good reason for holding it back, I don’t think one is coming.

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Re: What Will Fender/Squier Do Next?

Post by windmill » Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:53 pm

They should release bound versions of the jaguar to make up for this terrible oversight.

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