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« on: March 06, 2013, 10:22:55 PM »

Ok, so I have a Squier Jagmaster.  I know it and a few other Squiers and Fenders are 24".  Does anyone have a list of others (or a definitive list of the Fender/Squier 24" models)? 

The Jagmaster has a GK-3 pickup mounted and I'm looking to sell it along with the Roland synth as a package.  If/when I do, I'll be looking to replace the guitar.  I'm assessing options.

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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2013, 02:18:00 AM »

after playing 25.5 RS4's, I can't imagine going back to 24 something scale length

Same here...  after getting used to a 24" scale, there's no going back.

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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2013, 02:35:20 AM »

Fender Duo-Sonics and Musicmasters from 1956 to 1964 had short scales but I don't know if they were 24". Fender called them 3/4 size necks.  From 1964 to 1969 regular sized necks were options on these and they were called Duo-Sonic IIs and Musicmaster IIs.  After 1969 they only offered regular sized necks and they dropped the II from the model name.
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2013, 02:20:08 PM »

Fender Jaguar's have a 24" scale length. Some of the lower end Fenders had something like 22" or 22 1/2" and or 23 1/2" (the "three -quarter" scale guitars mentioned in a prevous post) - again, these were student guitars, but I don't remember models or details...
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2013, 04:37:27 AM »

They're not Fenders but . . . I seem to remember my first real guitar (a Rickenbacker 450) having a short scale length, but I can't find anything to verify that on line. If not the 450 there were definitely many short scale Rickenbackers, though I suspect they may be pricey.

And 1 5/8 (or narrower) nut widths. 

Dang, I'm a picky sob.  lol

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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2013, 08:36:18 AM »

As mentioned, the early Rickenbackers like the 325 had a short scale. 21"?  I don't know what other models used a short scale but I'm pretty sure there were others.
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2013, 07:39:57 AM »

And 1 5/8 (or narrower) nut widths. 

Dang, I'm a picky sob.  lol

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Yeah, you are being picky aren't you?    When you say you might be looking for a replacement, you didn't really clarify how close to the Jagmaster the replacement has to be.  Besides scale length, does anything go?  I'm thinking things like pickups:  humbuckers VS single coils, how many? switching options, etc.  Question that comes to mind is why are you selling the Squier Jagmaster in the first place?
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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2013, 12:56:57 PM »

Yeah, you are being picky aren't you?    When you say you might be looking for a replacement, you didn't really clarify how close to the Jagmaster the replacement has to be.  Besides scale length, does anything go?  I'm thinking things like pickups:  humbuckers VS single coils, how many? switching options, etc.  Question that comes to mind is why are you selling the Squier Jagmaster in the first place?

The Jag is going because the GK pickup is installed on it.  I figured selling it all as a package would sell it quicker.  I know, it just unscrews, but I had cut the pickguard a little to accommodate the pickup.  The guitar is nice, and I set it up pretty nice, but it isn't non-replaceable.  (Hmmm, now that is an awkward sentence!)

One thing that is unique to the Jagmaster (and highly desirable) is the nut width of 1 3/4.  I always think of pickups and switching as minor.  They are replaceable/mod-able.  If I had kept *this* guitar, I'd have probably done a few things (switches to split the coils), etc.  I may end up just getting another one of these.  I'm just seeing what is out there. 

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