People Who Prefer Jaguars over Jazzmasters...

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  1. Bunky

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    sell me on buying one. :)
     
  2. radicool

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    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.
     
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    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...
     
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    Ultimately why I just decided to let my '62 go, I just never really felt comfortable with the scale with my long fingers.
     
  5. Marty s Horne

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    I always thought Jazzmasters (my first guitar was a '63 Jazzmaster) had a warmer, fatter tone than Jaguars.
     
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    Jags have snap that JMs don't... Plus they look cooler !
     
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    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...
     
  8. 909one

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    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.
     
  9. Dale

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    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.
     
  10. IPLAYLOUD

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    Jaguar...more chrome. CHROME IS GOOD!!
     
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    I prefer the shorter scale, the clean sound, the chrome looks, and the less noisy pickups.
     
  12. Nada

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    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).
     
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    '62 and '63 Jaguar vintage pickups have a warmer fatter tone unlike the re-issues and anything made in '64 or later.
     

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