POLL - Offset guitars: Pretty or Practical

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Offsets: Pretty, or Practical?

Pretty
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13%
Practical
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5%
Both
57
74%
Neither (Please leave a comment)
0
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Herring
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8%
 
Total votes: 77

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POLL - Offset guitars: Pretty or Practical

Post by NoiseNoiseNoise » Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:37 am

Looking at my Squier VI and my Jazzy-B I was thinking about how they get your attention when you look at them. Then I considered that the body design is also quite practical, allowing access to the higher frets with reasonable comfort. So, because it's Wednesday and I'm bored I thought I'd see who thinks what and why.
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Re: POLL - Offset guitars: Pretty or Practical

Post by BK Verbs » Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:18 am

I voted practical. From what I know, Leo Fender devised the Jag and JM as functional evolutions of his then existing product line. They were designed with specific intent to perform in a specific way. The aesthetics were simply a bonus.

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Re: POLL - Offset guitars: Pretty or Practical

Post by jagstang » Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:31 am

Both: pretty without explanation. Practical because of the bunch of sounds, you get out of them. And the jag/jazztrem is the best trem ever made. :)

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Re: POLL - Offset guitars: Pretty or Practical

Post by brucer » Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:21 am

I voted "pretty". Much as I really love my JMJM, any real play with the trem knocks it out of tune (despite reading and following setup advice on OSG). This doesn't happen with my homely Strat.
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Re: POLL - Offset guitars: Pretty or Practical

Post by onebigholiday » Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:06 am

I love the way they look and the way other people can make them sound... :unsure:

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Re: POLL - Offset guitars: Pretty or Practical

Post by Bothand Nether » Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:33 am

Comfortable.
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Post by WhiteTorty » Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:21 pm

Bothand Nether wrote:Comfortable.
+1 and often pretty as well

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Re: POLL - Offset guitars: Pretty or Practical

Post by andy » Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:52 pm

I voted for pretty because while my jm is comfortable while standing, I hate playing it on the couch. The tele is a better shape for being lazy
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Re: POLL - Offset guitars: Pretty or Practical

Post by foot » Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:52 pm

Both, definitely both.

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Re: POLL - Offset guitars: Pretty or Practical

Post by mbene085 » Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:48 pm

The way they balance both on a lap and on a strap is a feat of ergonomics. The fact that their curves are still so enticing almost 60 years later is a feat of aesthetics.

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Re: POLL - Offset guitars: Pretty or Practical

Post by arkivel » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:00 am

brucer wrote:I voted "pretty". Much as I really love my JMJM, any real play with the trem knocks it out of tune (despite reading and following setup advice on OSG). This doesn't happen with my homely Strat.
The vibrato never goes out of tune on any Jazzmaster or Jaguar I've owned. Can not say that for every strat Ive played.

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