AVRI Jag in CAR with matched headstock..?

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AVRI Jag in CAR with matched headstock..?

Post by Jungleman » Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:25 pm

I'm about to make an offer on a '00 AVRI Jaguar in CAR with matched headstock. They are obviously quite rare, never seen one before. At first I thought it was MIJ/CIJ, asked for more pictures and it is definitely the real thing.

Does anybody have any info on those?

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Re: AVRI Jag in CAR with matched headstock..?

Post by Naturality » Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:27 pm

It could be an MIJ neck on an AVRI body? Or something along those lines.

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Re: AVRI Jag in CAR with matched headstock..?

Post by Jungleman » Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:33 pm

I don't think so. The decal seems correct, the markings on the neck heel seem to be authentic...

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Post by Naturality » Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:47 pm

Strange.. maybe it is authentic. Sounds cool :D

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Re: AVRI Jag in CAR with matched headstock..?

Post by FireAarro » Fri Mar 16, 2007 2:35 pm

I've heard about there being some AVRIs with matching headstocks made for the Japanese market... saw a BMM one a while back, was beautiful.
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Post by luau » Fri Mar 16, 2007 2:43 pm

There was a Sonic Blue w/matching headstock on eBay not long ago. It was from a NAMM show IIRC.
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Re: AVRI Jag in CAR with matched headstock..?

Post by mezcalhead » Fri Mar 16, 2007 4:31 pm

That sounds like the CS that lalalandstudios was selling .. ah, here's the thread, with the pics still in place. Nice guitar.
lalalandstudios wrote: NAMM 2003 Sonic Blue Jazzmaster relic - its one of the 12 custom color matching headstock guitars that were at Winter NAMM 2003.
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Post by luau » Fri Mar 16, 2007 4:40 pm

That must be it. The timing is right. I didn't think it was a CS or reliced but maybe it was. I don't know, I forget these things quickly on guitars I'd like to have but don't end up getting. It's a defense mechanism I guess. I noticed it right after I got my  AVRI and didn't buy it for that reason. Sorry for the mix up.
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Re: AVRI Jag in CAR with matched headstock..?

Post by Soiouz » Fri Mar 16, 2007 6:43 pm

But aren't we talking about a Jaguar here?   Those NAMM guitars were all Jazzmasters, IIRC.

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Re: AVRI Jag in CAR with matched headstock..?

Post by scottme » Fri Mar 16, 2007 6:48 pm

There is / was a shell pink with matching headstock AVRI in Jacksons Rare Guitars here in Sydney that looked legit. I don't know how they got out, Fender Special Run?

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Post by cmatthes » Fri Mar 16, 2007 9:38 pm

Probably the NAMM run.  I saw those - one in every custom finish w/matching headstocks.  If I can find my pictures from that NAMM show, I'll get them scanned.

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Re: AVRI Jag in CAR with matched headstock..?

Post by FireAarro » Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:28 am

scottme wrote: There is / was a shell pink with matching headstock AVRI in Jacksons Rare Guitars here in Sydney that looked legit. I don't know how they got out, Fender Special Run?
Wasn't that a JM too? The BMM matching headstock AVRI I saw was a Jag, btw.
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Re: AVRI Jag in CAR with matched headstock..?

Post by Jungleman » Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:53 am

Thank you all, this is getting very interesting. Special edition for japanese market or a NAMM one-off... there are some old Frontlines I have that I just leafed through, obviously CAR was discontinued after year 2000. There's no mention of matching headstocks.

Any other ideas, links, photos, anything to prove this thing really exists? I saw excellent, very detailed photos of the guitar in question, but I want to be sure. I have 9 hours before the auction ends.

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Re: AVRI Jag in CAR with matched headstock..?

Post by Jungleman » Fri Mar 23, 2007 7:11 am

Well. It does exist.

And it's mine now. The seller got it off his business partner from Japan, so the theory of a Japan-only special run seems correct. The Jag is in well-played but excellent condition, functioning smoothly. Light to medium weight, very loud acoustic resonance, surprisingly long sustain - and matched headstock!  ;D

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Re: AVRI Jag in CAR with matched headstock..?

Post by Soiouz » Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:36 am

Jungleman wrote: Well. It does exist.

And it's mine now. The seller got it off his business partner from Japan, so the theory of a Japan-only special run seems correct. The Jag is in well-played but excellent condition, functioning smoothly. Light to medium weight, very loud acoustic resonance, surprisingly long sustain - and matched headstock!  ;D

My new love:
http://muusikoiden.net/dyn/users/19669.jpg
That is really beautiful!! Those colours are so much better with a matching headstock!  :?

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