With its offset waist, contoured body and 24” scale “fast action” neck the new Vintage Modified Jaguar® HH gives a nod to its iconic forbearer but has other things going for it that make it truly 'modified'. The unique top-loading hard tail bridge features string saddles which are adjustable for intonation and designed to have a 9.5” radius when sitting flat on the bridge plate. The bridge is anchored at the rear of the plate while the front sits atop height adjustment screws, which can be raised or lowered to achieve desired string height/action while subtle adjustment at the rear (anchor) achieves the correct bridge angle. The Jaguar HH is equipped with a set of Duncan Designed™ pickups, which offer a multitude of “hot-rodded” humbucking tones. Other features include '62 Jazz Bass® concentric volume/tone controls, vintage style tuners and a comfortable one-piece maple neck with rosewood Fingerboard.
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Got mine over the holiday as a price match deal. To say it exceeded my expectations is an understatement. I got the fiesta red and it is hideously beautiful. The color is awesome but the pickguard looks like a scab. I plan to change it out to parchment in the future. Otherwise finish is nice, though I did find a stray black fleck on the back of the headstock. Tiny really and no big deal to me. Otherwise the craftsmanship is top notch with a tight neck pocket and good finish and hardware.
Set up was good out of the box. Needed only minor adjustments and lower action. I don't know what all the complaints about the bridge are about. It is straight-forward and easy to intonate - it just takes an extra step or two. It's got a couple of uneven frets that I'll level next time I change strings. It's not super bad or unplayable, but there are a couple of dull spots on the fretboard that seem to coincide with those frets. The fret ends aren't finished as nice as my other guitars, so I gave those with a quick once over with a file. These are minor details that I don't mind tending to, especially considering the price point. I suppose if I'd have paid for a pro set up they would have done these things for me anyhow
The most important thing is that the sound of this thing is incredible. I'm partial to the humbucker sound and these are nice and bright if you want them to be and can growl just as easy. I have small hands and love the short scale. It's a breeze to play while sitting because of the great body form-factor.
All in all the only things I might change, beside the pickguard, is to add a coil tap switch to broaden my tone options and I might wire it 50s style to counter the loss of treble as you roll off the volume. Otherwise this guitar is a dream in every respect. If you are looking for a traditional Jaguar look somewhere else. It's "vintage modified", so it doesn't bother to try be the real deal. Get over it. It is a fun to play tone-beast.
mondomojo owns this item
My wife bought this Online for a great sale price [199.00 + free shipping] from Guitar Center (who says they only ship boxed units as received from the manufacturer).
Out of the box it was awesome! Fiesta Red was a bit more orange to my pleasant surprise, and it was flawless.
The features were exactly what I wanted; simple and direct with 3-way selection, and one tone and one volume. The neck was smoth and I did not notice the shorter scale much (I knew wjhat I signed up for lol) The bridge was ok, but good for price point.
Then it went downhill. After minor tuning I plugged into my Fender Frontman 212 combo. The neck pickup seemed to only output 70% but the tones were good and the knobs functioned well; however the bridge pickup did not put out at all....nothing, nada, nyet. Very disappointing.
I took into my local GC the next day to fix; I really wanted this guitar! However I played a Fender Modern Player Jag with P90's and for $70 more I walked out with that.
I wasn't expecting alot for this price, but I did expect it to operate. Probably a fluke...may have happened at some point in shipping - unit was packaged immaculately and solid...but I had to rate it on the actual unit recieved and it was not good.
Kbkc09 owns this item
This guitar is great for the money. At first I thought the pickups were authentic duncans, but I guess I misread the description as it is actually "duncan designed" pickups, but in any case they are still great sounding pickups. I was hoping that the HH model had a tremolo system, but it only has the set bridge and the strings rest upon it as opposed to a strat where the strings go through the body. Never had a jaguar before so it was quite odd to have a fender (or squier) that didn't have a tremolo. The playability is good if you have small hands because I think the neck is smaller than the regular scale. I have the fiesta red with tortoise shell pickup...i think that's one of the reasons why I bought it because of it's great looks and color. I bought the guitar along with a small practice amp (line 6 micro spider) and it sounds pretty good. I am wondering what it sounds like through a big rig. The harmonics are not bad sounding, but not as bright as a regular scaled neck. The pots are pretty damn good for a 200 dollar guitar. So if you're in the market for a great sounding Jaguar, but don't want to pay full price and don't mind the "squier" logo on the headstock, then this guitar is for you.
modezpad owns this item
I've always wanted a jaguar ever since I started playing guitar and seeing Kurt Cobain use one. I finally got one. I love the shape and sound. When I got this I really didn't know much of a difference between pickups and settings and stuff. I would love to get a classic jag. This guitar is perfect for grunge, punk, garage, and I can even get some metal in there. It definitely adds something new to the jag family. Sonic youth new. Yeah I would love the floating bridge, but this just makes a cool different sound. Only thing I hate is stringing it, the pegs are so hard to get the string in and right. I have the fiesta red. I love fenders colors.
Grunger owns this item
This guitar sounds beyond amazing. The pickups alone are outstanding. The body has got a great feel, good hardware, and a great finish. The neck and tuners are pretty awesome too. I've been playing for a long time, and I have ever played a better Squier guitar. It feels just as good as my '78 mustang, which seems crazy to say, because I paid 3 times as much for the mustang.
Bronson B-Dubbs owns this item
This abnormal version of a jaguar makes it interesting to use very minimal, mainly due to its fixed bridge, the original is not a great invention and inefficient. Fairly light, very good quality, maybe I would have preferred a 7" radius neck, the pickups are good without excel (all in all are design), very good with the 011 gauges, the bending is good, I recommend it, very good for the quality/price ratio
ionral owns this item
|Model Name:||Vintage Modified Jaguar® HH, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst|
|Neck Shape:||"C" Shape|
|Scale Length:||24" (610 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||9.5" (241 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||22|
|Fret Size:||Medium Jumbo|
|String Nut:||Synthetic Bone|
|Nut Width:||1.650" (42 mm)|
|Neck Plate:||4-Bolt Standard|
|Bridge Pickup:||Duncan Designed™ HB-102B Humbucking|
|Neck Pickup:||Duncan Designed™ HB-102N Humbucking|
|Controls:||Stacked Concentric Controls Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)|
|Pickup Switching:||3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup|
|Bridge:||Fixed "Top Loader"|
|Control Knobs:||Knurled Chrome/Black Concentric|
|Strings:||Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)|
|Unique Features:||Concentric Volume/Tone Knobs, Duncan Designed™ pickups, Fixed "Top-Loader" Bridge, Stratocaster® Output Jack Ferrule|
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