So I bought the Fender Modern Player Jaguar. It's a loser model, already discontinued in 2014, what was I thinking?
I always go with what's best for me regardless if it's a pariah model by popular standards. I don't conform to contemporary consensus & that's how I discover guitars with overlooked mojo. As they say, one man's gem might be another's trash.
This MP Jaguar has a familiar feel, namely its shorter scale length. I find this the crucial difference in making me embrace the instrument, otherwise it's just another standard scale Fender out there. Yes, all Jaguars sport that shorter scale length (24"). I know. The P-90s are nothing special but I'm still enthralled by how they sound in use simultaneously. They even sound fantastic under lots of drive but excuse the hum, of course. I'm still a sucker for satin finish after all these years. If you are interested to own one, be informed that the Fender Traditional bag for Strat/Tele will fit this beast but bear with the tight fit.
For the record, I now own all the offset models Fender had to offer in the Modern Player series, the reason no other models were mentioned in my preceding entry. This instrument, arguably the lowest in the hierarchy & the least commercially viable, was discontinued in 2014 as mentioned above. If a store here still brings them in after all these years, what does that imply? Something to think about.
To be continued...