Scored a 01 Jagmaster

Discussion in 'Squier Duo-Sonic & Jagmaster' started by broome1000, Jul 26, 2019.

  1. broome1000

    broome1000 Squier Talker

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    Picked up a Squier Jagmaster in a yard sale recently. The guitar has an interesting body but needs a little tlc. The finish is glitter. I would like to get some info about it and approximate value if possible.
    Thanks for looking
     

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  2. -r3-

    -r3- Squier-holic

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    HNGD! Some talking points for that guitar are 1) alder body - most standard series guitars have an agathis body, but that one's the more traditional alder 2) silver sparkle finish- very cool, more rare, and they charged $30 extra for it in 2001 3)Rosewood fretboard - Rosewood is currently not allowed on new guitars in the US due to CITES restrictions which are meant to discourage use of an unsustainably managed resource. There are people who are not happy about this, and unsure if the alternative (Indian Laurel) is going to measure up. MSRP for this guitar w this finish in 2001 was $429.99. Best advice is to watch transactions in your local area on similar guitars on Craigslist, OfferUp, Letgo & Facebook Messenger. Look at eBay & Reverb for larger mkt data.

    EDIT: And enjoy playing it ! !
     
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  3. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Squier-holic

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    Good looking guitar, congrats.
     
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  4. broome1000

    broome1000 Squier Talker

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    Thanks for the reply and the info. The guitar felt special in my hand from the second I picked it up.
     
  5. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    Welcome to Squier Talk ! ! ! Nice Score ! ! !
     
  6. waynes world

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  7. -r3-

    -r3- Squier-holic

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    I've not had one, but they are nice looking guitars. The Jagmaster as a Squier offering was introduced in another series (Vista Series) in 1996/97. Of the Vista Series guitars, the Jagmaster is the only one to survive and be incorporated into a different series and continue to be produced for a number of years. So, people like them! Also, the CY in the serial # denotes being made in China (C) at the Yako plant (Y) in Taiwan (Republic of China), which has an excellent reputation for quality output. Not slinging mud on any other factories, just that that one has an excellent rep!
    Welcome to Squier-Talk!
     
  8. Ralph124C41

    Ralph124C41 Squier-holic

    Feb 10, 2016
    Hi, a few days ago I bought a used 2007 Jagmaster with a Fender hard shell case (very nice) from a Craigslist seller for about $200. I've seen used guitars on Guitar Center from about $200 to $250 but mostly from $200 to $220 or so. However mine is in excellent condition except for a tiny ding on the top that I've covered pretty well with a dab of those furniture touch-it crayons or wax or whatever. As -r- pointed out, yours may be worth a bit more because of that unique finish. I have the standard sunburst. As I noted in my earlier post I had bought it mainly with the intention of selling the guitar and keeping the great case. Then I played it ... and I'm not letting go of it. I don't normally like humbuckers but these sound very clear and distinct. So I'm getting rid of my Bullet Mustang, a similar sized guitar with the same short scale, instead and maybe some of my unused bass gear. You can also go to Reverb and eBay and maybe find out what older models sold for, too.
     
  9. broome1000

    broome1000 Squier Talker

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  10. Ralph124C41

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  11. broome1000

    broome1000 Squier Talker

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    Glad you like the guitar and are pleased in our dealings. I also appreciate all the good info you gave me including you pointing me to this site. The Squier gods smiled on me and led me to another Jag.
     
  12. Ralph124C41

    Ralph124C41 Squier-holic

    Feb 10, 2016
    Btw, as I said I have plenty of those guitar boxes if you ever need one to ship it somewhere. I go nearly by your house on my way to the mall for my walks. I went there today in fact. Have you posted your Squier Strat here for an estimate yet? I wished I could afford it but anyway I don't need a fifth Strat.
     
  13. broome1000

    broome1000 Squier Talker

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    I am interested in one of your boxes. Let me know when you are heading this way. Thanks
     
  14. broome1000

    broome1000 Squier Talker

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    also estimate of $150 plus the case for the strat.
     
  15. B Stock

    B Stock Squier-Meister

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    cool very cool
     
  16. MarkRoick

    MarkRoick Squier Talker

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    Nice guitar. Looks like somebody's replaced the bridge with one of those two-screw versions.
     
  17. Marko60

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    Its identical to one I had, I hated it until I did this to it 20200104_084722.jpg 20200104_090739.jpg 20200104_090749.jpg 20200104_084706.jpg
     
  18. Marko60

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    I'd like to add that the body sure as hell wasnt Alder, when I got the glitter finish off it was made from about six pieces of whatever wood it was with veneer on the front and back to hide the glue joints, the later Japanese ones might have been Alder but probably only the sunburst ones
     
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  19. Robbmonster

    Robbmonster Squier-holic

    The Japanese Vista ones were the earliest, and I believe they were made of basswood. The Vista series was Gen I, the one you have was Gen II, and the others were, you guessed it, Gen III. The Vista series are very highly regarded, then Gen III, then Gen II. Rare to find Gen II's in good condition, I have found.

    Interesting that it was made from so many pieces of wood. A shame actually.