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Hi from 'Straya, first time offset owner.

Posted: Fri May 06, 2022 7:16 pm
by Maate
Hi everyone,

After years of playing Teles, and the occasional dabble into other two pickup guitars, I had this sudden urge to try something different.

I was at my local and started trying out the Jazzmasters and Jags they had in stock. Both Fenders and Squiers. Seeing as I wasn't sure if this was for me or not (and I had just picked up a new AO 50s Tele) I thought I should look at the affordable end.

Long story short, after trying everything in the shop, I came away with a Surf Green Squier CV Jaguar. It's fit and finish, and overall feel, speaks of a well made and quality instrument with a surprisingly modest price tag. It's set up sucked, but I have begun to address that.

It sounds like nothing else I own and has a real character to it. I am surprisingly really happy!

I hope to pick up some good info and insights into offset ownership, thanks for having me.

Re: Hi from 'Straya, first time offset owner.

Posted: Sat May 07, 2022 9:00 am
by Caddy65
Congrats on the new guitar.

I have it’s predecessor, a 2014 Squier VM Jaguar, also in surf green. Only mods I have done are a Graphtech nut, a set of Fender PV ‘65 pickups and put on a set of 11’s.

Re: Hi from 'Straya, first time offset owner.

Posted: Sun May 08, 2022 3:19 pm
by Maate
Thanks! I am a serial modifier but this time I am resisting the urge to change out pickups and the tremolo straight away.

Instead, I am working on getting the best set up for it I can. I've shimed the neck, cut the nut slots to a better depth for 11s and got the bridge set to a good height. It's a starting point!

Re: Hi from 'Straya, first time offset owner.

Posted: Sun May 08, 2022 3:27 pm
by andy_tchp
Welcome!

Re: Hi from 'Straya, first time offset owner.

Posted: Sun May 08, 2022 11:24 pm
by MatthewK
maaaate

sick as!

Re: Hi from 'Straya, first time offset owner.

Posted: Thu May 12, 2022 4:18 pm
by Maate
Just a quick one for any Oz members - where's a good source of inexpensive neck shims? I didn't realise changing my bodgy business card shims for a proper full pocket shim would be so expensive!