How does the Johnny Marr Jaguar age?

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Re: How does the Johnny Marr Jaguar age?

Post by andy_tchp » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:57 pm

Talesmusic wrote:
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Re: How does the Johnny Marr Jaguar age?

Post by JVG » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:13 am

Nice!

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Re: How does the Johnny Marr Jaguar age?

Post by sam » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:08 am

I recently acquired a Sherwood green JM Jag with some wear. I hope this helps:

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That’s all I have for the time being, I’ll post pics in the main thread once I get it back from the shop 8)

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Re: How does the Johnny Marr Jaguar age?

Post by mastermorya » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:48 pm

I have had an a olympic white one, played one brief show with it, otherwise it just sits in my music room on a rack and in my lap when I play it, and it still has probably 8-10 chips in the finish.

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Re: How does the Johnny Marr Jaguar age?

Post by BlueMelody » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:37 am

Mine only ever gets pulled out in the home studio, have had it for over two years and still looks new.

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Re: How does the Johnny Marr Jaguar age?

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Re: How does the Johnny Marr Jaguar age?

Post by aliendawg » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:56 am

Is the JM Jag really nitro?? It looks like it doesn't wear... More like it cracks
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Re: How does the Johnny Marr Jaguar age?

Post by JamesSGBrown » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:58 am

aliendawg wrote:
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Is the JM Jag really nitro?? It looks like it doesn't wear... More like it cracks
Yeah it chips. I'm not a fan of the way it wears- but it's because it has no matte undercoat i guess. It's a 'flashcoat' i think.

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Re: How does the Johnny Marr Jaguar age?

Post by SWFC68 » Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:13 am

It has a hard, clear poly-like shell under the thin nitro. You can kinda see it in those Metallic KO pics there. Its not bare wood under that top coat

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Re: How does the Johnny Marr Jaguar age?

Post by Talesmusic » Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:04 am

JamesSGBrown wrote:
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Cool!! Thanks!!

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Re: How does the Johnny Marr Jaguar age?

Post by Steadyriot. » Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:34 am

Here you go:
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It's seen some (ab)use over the years.
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Re: How does the Johnny Marr Jaguar age?

Post by guitarsammy » Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:57 pm

I had a Metallic KO and can concur it ages like the pictures show above.

Personally, I thought it was a really disappointing finish. Felt like it wore really easily, which is not necessarily a bad thing, but that the wear wasn't that authentic. Shouldn't a metallic finish wear down to some kind of silver base coat for example, or at least a white primer?

Personally, I think I'd prefer a poly finish if this is how the modern nitro finishes are going to wear, although I think the AV65/AO finishes might be a bit better?

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