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'76 Strat or '64 Jag?

  • 1976 Fender Stratocaster

    Votes: 35 29.4%
  • 1964 Fender Jaguar

    Votes: 84 70.6%

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1976 Strat or 64 Jag

I agree with Lester on the valuations. Even though early 70's Strats are worth more than a new CS Strat now (??) there seems to be a borderline about 1975. An individual guitar from any year can also be a great one. I recently heard a '73-'74 hardtail that sounded fantastic, like sour cream. Or maybe it was just the guy's hands.
 

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I agree with Lester too.

For investment, stick in the 60s.

But I'd rather play the Strat.
 

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Jaguars are just so very cool and a vintage one to boot.
Although the passage of time may make the Strat more valuable; you can't beat surfing with a Jag
 

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I'm just not into Jaguars.
 

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Depends on the Strat. If it's early '76 it still has it's serial # on the neck plate and bears the "origional contour body" decal. These Strats tend to get more money than the later ones with the serial number on the headstock. Either way, from an investment standpoint, there's still more upside to a '76 Strat.
 

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Jaguar!!

There are lots of Strats around and I have a definite preferance to the unusual:D, so for me it would be the Jag:rockon2:

Hows about a report on that Jag, wow it went for big bucks.........way over my budget YIKES!! Cool Guitar though.
 

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Did you buy it? I'd have gone for the Jaguar any day of any week.
If you did buy it, you might like this place: http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/index.php
Pics and full report are now required (for those of us living vicariously through others' geat acquisitions)!

EDIT: Ooops, how did this get bumped? Didn't notice how old the thread was. Carry on.
 

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Call me old fashioned but my vote would have been for neither.

I'm a former 63 Jaguar owner and that guitar was nothing but headaches...hard to make pickup changes with those little slide switches, ground wire came loose a lot, limited sonic choices. The short scale was fun, nothing like bending a perfect fifth with very little effort.

As for a mid 70s Strat, they were considered junk then, why would they be good now?
 

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As for a mid 70s Strat, they were considered junk then, why would they be good now?

Depends on who's calling what junk...yes there were some real bad '70's Strats made.....come to think of it, there were some junky '70's Les Pauls made too....and look at what people are askin' for them now....unbelieveable:eek:
 

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Even though I never owned one, I have not so fond memories of the famous Fender three bolt "Shift-O-Matic" neck. That was one of the "improvements" that really got the ball rolling for the "gotta have a pre-CBS" craze.
 
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Strat vs Jag

I vote for the Strat. Jag/Jazz Master guitars are beautiful but the floating bridge assebly are their weakness (buzzing etc).

I own a 76 Strat myself and it's a beauty; just have a hard time lifing it ))))
 

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You can call it what you like...but I wouldn't give it up for anything...1976 hardtail Strat...the last of the neckplate serial#'s.
It's the only Strat I have left from my Ritchie Blackmore obsession days but it's a keeper....and it plays and sounds great:smile:
 
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