Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Bunky, Feb 10, 2012.
sell me on buying one.
Well, assuming both guitars sound good and are built well - and I think they do and are - the decision for me came down to short scale versus regular Fender scale. I have Teles and Strats, so I went with the short scale. I don't regret it; it's a fun guitar to play and I'm finding more uses for it all the time.
yeah. scale length is by far the biggest difference. i like the short scale, so i play the jaguar. it's all about what you dig...
Ultimately why I just decided to let my '62 go, I just never really felt comfortable with the scale with my long fingers.
I always thought Jazzmasters (my first guitar was a '63 Jazzmaster) had a warmer, fatter tone than Jaguars.
Jags have snap that JMs don't... Plus they look cooler !
Honestly, I think the detail that went into that Johnny Marr Jag should be able to sell anyone on the guitars if they're considering one...
I just sold my Jag after getting a Jazzmaster. I like the long scale better.
Though, I haven't totally migrated from the Jag because I put a Jag pickup under the hood of the JM bridge pickup.
Though, both are awesome guitars and I would keep both if I could afford it.
I would think the Jag would sell you when you played it myself. I play one as I like shorter scale. It is just a personal fit thing.
Jaguar...more chrome. CHROME IS GOOD!!
I prefer the shorter scale, the clean sound, the chrome looks, and the less noisy pickups.
i have one of each and enjoy them both a ton. there is something about the jag that i just really love. don't get me wrong; i like them both, but the shorter scale of the jag feels right at home to me (my main "go to" guitars are les pauls).
'62 and '63 Jaguar vintage pickups have a warmer fatter tone unlike the re-issues and anything made in '64 or later.