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i am really interested in the supersonic and jagmaster mij.

does anyone know any sites that they are pretty cheap?

ive looked through ebay. im looking for cheaper than 250$ tthats how much they are from the sites i found.

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Dude if you can find them for $250 then snap them up. Cheapest i have found is £250, thats about $450.

I actually have a 97 MIJ spakle blue squier supersonic. I got it as an end of line deal for about a 3rd the price they were supposed to be, cheaper than the second hand price now!! Its a very well made guitar thats right up there with the japanese fenders. I can see these being quite collectable one day, they were only made for a few years and look quite unusual too without being butt ugly like the Katana's, but even they have their fans.

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im looking for the mij ones. the ones now are MIC eww.

i cant find any. the mij ones seem to be really expensive tho

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im looking for the mij ones. the ones now are MIC eww.

I own one of the newer ones, it was made in China. I don't see why you are so opposed to the made in china ones. I could see it if it was an ethical issue over the labor, but as for quality, a CNC machine in China is just as good as one in Japan. The fit and finish on mine is excellent and the action was nice and low out of the box. I couldn't think of anything else wrong with it aside from cheap hardware, but this is common to everything but the expensive US Models.

PS I'm not trying to start an arguement, just curious.

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well ive just heard that. i assumed japan was better.

i wudnt get a china one anyone because i dont like the colors.

would it be possible to change its strat type bridge to its vintage jazzmaster one?

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well ive just heard that. i assumed japan was better.

i wudnt get a china one anyone because i dont like the colors.

would it be possible to change its strat type bridge to its vintage jazzmaster one?

Mine is one of the black sparkle ones, and I wasn't too thrilled about the color, but I am used to it now.

The bridge could be changed, but it would be a lot of work, the jazzmaster bridge mounts in a wierd shaped hole that doesn't go all the way through like a strat bridge. I would think you would almost have to plug the entire bridge route and start over to have it work. The strat bridge was one of the things I loved about the jagmaster, I have never played a mustang or jaguar/jazzmaster that felt 'solid' or held its tuning.

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when i buy one im planning to put a jagmaster wired pickguard. this should just be straight forward bolt off bolt on right?

what parts are the worst hardware wise on the jagmaster?

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when i buy one im planning to put a jagmaster wired pickguard. this should just be straight forward bolt off bolt on right?

what parts are the worst hardware wise on the jagmaster?

If you are swapping a vista series pickguard on a standard series it shouldn't be a big deal at all, you may have to move over a couple of screws but the old holes will be covered up. You might not even have to do that. The pickups are cheap, they are alright but I will probably eventually swap out to seymore duncan pickups since the body and neck are so damned comfortable. The tuning keys will probably eventually need swapped, but they are miles ahead of the 80s and 90s squires, I have had the same ones on for about 4 years with no troubles, aside from my snapping one off throwing my guitar at the amp and then onto the floor.

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ill probly replace the top nut, pickgaurd and put american jazzmaster pups in.

tuning keys i can worry about later.

ive got a red and black one lined up for me. id preffer the white but its too good of deal.

then im on to find my tweed fender amp *dreams*

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Jazzmaster pickups will require body routing and probably a custom pickgaurd. I thought you were just talking about another jagmaster pickguard to change the color. You might be able to fit a set of jazzmaster pickups into a cutup jagmaster pickgaurd without crazy gaps. I am not sure. I have a regular jazzmaster pickgaurd somewhere I can look into it, but it would be easier to find a nice vintage wound set of standard sized humbuckers.

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Jazzmaster pickups will require body routing and probably a custom pickgaurd. I thought you were just talking about another jagmaster pickguard to change the color. You might be able to fit a set of jazzmaster pickups into a cutup jagmaster pickgaurd without crazy gaps. I am not sure. I have a regular jazzmaster pickgaurd somewhere I can look into it, but it would be easier to find a nice vintage wound set of standard sized humbuckers.

i meant puttting a full wired jazzmaster pickguard.

whats so different about the jagmaster and jazzmaster cavities?

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i meant puttting a full wired jazzmaster pickguard.

whats so different about the jagmaster and jazzmaster cavities?

The pickups are a different size, in the jagmaster they are regular humbuckers, the jazzmaster has huge single coils. The jagmaster has none of the switches on the upper bout that the jazzmaster has, thus none of the routes. The Jazzmaster pickgaurd has holes for the bridge piece holding the saddles, whereas the jagmaster bridge stops at the edge of the tremelo plate.

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i meant puttting a full wired jazzmaster pickguard.

whats so different about the jagmaster and jazzmaster cavities?

The pickups are a different size, in the jagmaster they are regular humbuckers, the jazzmaster has huge single coils. The jagmaster has none of the switches on the upper bout that the jazzmaster has, thus none of the routes. The Jazzmaster pickgaurd has holes for the bridge piece holding the saddles, whereas the jagmaster bridge stops at the edge of the tremelo plate.

hmm if i route do you rekon it wil decrease the value of the guitar? i mean this will definately become a collectable.

people will be like check out that mij jagmaster!

i guess the wisest idea is to change the nut and replace the pickups with p90s. they look like jazzmaster ones.

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It would devalue the guitar if it were routed. How much if anything these guitars will be worth is up in the air. I suspect they will stay around the $500 mark as a decent quality players instrument. If you really want the jazzmaster sound it would probably be a lot cheaper and easier in the end to just get a second hand jazzmaster.

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jazzmaster are heaps expensive.

i think i may stick to jagmaster.

500$ US? i think i may be catching a steal for 450$AU which is about 350$US

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I think that 350 is about average right now for the MIJ ones, I was thinking that they will top out at $500. I would go to the warmoth website and check outthe jazzmaster routes to see what you are in for. I will try to get a pic of the inside of my Jagmaster for comparison.

that would be good.

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