Other Guitars

I’m gonna go try a particular Jaguar

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That’s the shizzle I’m talking about!!

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Well if that's not a portrait of Elegance in Cool, I don't know what is.

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My brother had an XKE Convertible.

He sold it.

Said after he'd had a drive on a twisty country road in the sun, then terrified himself on a corner, been stuck in the rain with bad Lucas electricals, then spent triple what it would cost to wire a car from scratch and they still weren't reliable, he'd had the whole Jaguar experience.

– Proteus

Lucas, Prince of Darkness.

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The original E Type was referred to as "the greatest crumpet collector of all time." It very well might of been - I helped a friend of mine restore an early one (straight six) in the late '60's - but it was the most uncomfortable car to drive from the seats and seating position to the pathetic excuse for handling. Great in a straight line but couldn't corner worth a dam.

Very sexy looking vehicle and great for just around town. Any distance driving was out of the question!

The new ones look terrific!!

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The strangest thing about the latest two-seater Jags - they look fantastic, probably drive well, etc - but I only ever see them being driven by elderly women who can't parallel park them. There are a couple of them where I live and both have severely scratched rims from their owners' attempts to park them. I once had lunch at an outdoor table with a friend and we watched as a beautiful Jag rolled up on the street next to us. The driver tried several times to park in a large bay, banging into the kerb a few times. In the end she gave up and went to a carpark a bit further down the street.

I guess Jaguar has no control over these things.

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My problem with the current rendition of the Jag (the guitar) is why Fender felt the need to simplify the original control scheme. My thinkng is that if a person can't take the time to figure out a relatively simple dual tone switching system, how is he going to handle music theory and the basic mechanics of playing the guitar?

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My problem with the current rendition of the Jag (the guitar) is why Fender felt the need to simplify the original control scheme. My thinkng is that if a person can't take the time to figure out a relatively simple dual tone switching system, how is he going to handle music theory and the basic mechanics of playing the guitar?

– PlayerOne

We'll put, that's a good description. Plus most of the time, folks have a favourite setting with occasional changes to another setting. If I can handle that, anyone can!

Jags just look....wrong when fooled around with. They lose that B movie sci-fi weapon vibe too. We NEED knobs and switches to be cool and fight off Martians

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Sooo, DC , after we all derailed this thread with endless gabbing about Jaguar autos we haven’t heard whether you scored a new guitar or not!

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Well my post coming up answers this -- for now not going for this Jag w kool maple neck and tall frets -- I'm hearing none are under 8.5 pounds -- just a bigger body and that metal. However, if I really like the trem that may put me over the top. Still s**t ain't selling and I would have to move at least one thing to go for one these that clock in at a K used (at the lowest).

Plus the siren song of 22.5 scale DuoSonics and Musicmasters is really eatin' on me. And this puts me back in to 1956-59 ones since they are the only maple neck ones.


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