Who Could It Be Now? NGD Jaguar Content

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by Synchro, Jul 7, 2020.

  1. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Synchromatic

    652
    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    lol cool, I like to think Aus is a pretty friendly place, would love to head to the states one day but would need months or years there to cover everywhere I'd want to go.
     
  2. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
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    It seems like a great place. I find the people there very friendly.
     
  3. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    You are right, ive seen some fine pickers playing jags. Here's one of the best.

    This kind of playing would surely be on a Tele a few years before.
    And this guy too.

    Looks like the same one!
    N' this guy! Watch out now...
     
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  4. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
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    He was a great player. Not a bad sounding axe.
     
  5. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
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    The second one didn’t appear until I refreshed the page. That was amazing. I love that sound. As good as any Telecaster.
     
  6. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Just added one;)
    I'll stop now, congrats on that cool fiddle.
     
  7. Tadhg

    Tadhg Gretschie

    191
    Aug 8, 2019
    Qld - Australia
    Umm... That's inaccurate. A Panther isn't a specific breed of cat (given you've referenced the creature), it's almost any member of the panthera family that has black fur. So that could be a leopard (yep, smaller), a jaguar (same size), or even a tiger! A Tiger Panther, that'd be a rare beast! :cool:
    And guitar size? Isn't a Jag 24" scale, where a Panther's 24.6" scale? So that makes the Panther bigger... I can't be sure about body size, but I'd have thought the 16" lower bout on a Panther would be at least close. Especially given your statement about the Jag feeling almost like a toy compared to your 16 & 17" bout Gretsches. :confused:
    You led us up the garden path! :D

    But all that's irrelevant - enjoy your new cat. :cool: I do like the trem design on them - I think the rocking TOM design is maligned unfairly. It's either rock the TOM or go roller bridge to get a decent outcome.
     
  8. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
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    I’m glad you added it. That was a great clip.

    What an American would think of as a Panther is probably more accurately called a Puma and is a lesser cat, actually more like a house cat than like a lion or tiger.

    The Panthera are the big guns of the felidae, tigers, lions, leopards and jaguars, at least one of which has been spotted in the wild, just a few miles from here, which is alluded to in my comments, earlier in this thread. Some school kids took it upon themselves to name him El Jefe, but the wildlife folks just call him the Santa Rita Jaguar. He’s kind of handy to have around. No Trick of Treat in my neighborhood. :)
     
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  9. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Congrats Mark, a Cool blue!

    Weird, a Jag was the first thing I wanted to say, then I started to think. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
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    More of a green, but the lighting in that photo wasn’t the best.

    I just gave it a little playing session using my Fender Tune Reverb through the Tremor amp. It’s pretty versatile. I was running the gamut, from Buck Owens to Jim Hall and it was doing pretty well with it. It’s more mellow than I would have expected, but it can still get very bright in single coil mode, with just the bridge pickup. The only direct comparison I have experience with is the MIJ Jaguar I had, circa 2011, which was bright to the point of harshness, even after I swapped into Seymour Duncan Hot Jaguar pickups.

    At this point, I’m pleasantly surprised by it, although I still have to do some tinkering with the pickup height, etc.
     
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  11. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Jaguar = cat .....UGH ! I need to go back to A.C.O. School / guitar school ...brush up on a few courses .
    Congratulations , play well my friend
     
  12. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Gretschie

    470
    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Congratulations on your Jaguar. I'm sure you will enjoy it.
     
  13. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
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    Coda:

    Sadly, I could not adjust to the sort scale, so I returned the instrument. It is a wonderful guitar and I had set it up quite well. I can’t say enough good things about the neck. It was tremendous.

    The bridge pickup was world class, but I felt that the neck pickup was a bit too hot. Because of this, it was somewhat limited, a very bright, very usable bridge pickup and an ultra warm neck problem was that when both pickups were selected, the warmth of the neck pickup overshadowed the bridge pickup, even though the volume from both was well balanced. Had I kept it, I would have gone for a set of Pearly Gates. But, Lord-a-mercy, that bridge pickup would out Tele most Teles.

    I would still recommend the ‘60s Mod Jaguar, but be certain that you can be comfortable with a very short scaled instrument.
     
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  14. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Synchromatic

    652
    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    That's no good, well at least you finally owned one, even if it wasn't for very long.
     
  15. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Mark, that is unfortunate. Were you not familiar with 24” scale necks?
     
  16. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
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    I’m glad I got to try it. It’s rough buying when all the stores are closed and you can’t test a few guitars.
     
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  17. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
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    I had actually owned a Jaguar, some years back. Perhaps my tastes have changed, but it felt like I was wearing shoes one size too small when I played this one.
     
  18. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    49
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Sorry to hear that sir.
     
  19. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
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    I’ll recover. I’ve been spending some time with my G6119-62. It’s a great axe.
     
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