Need help with a new guitar choice

Aqueix

Strat-Talker
Jul 30, 2021
117
Arizona
So there is two guitars I'm trying to choose from. The first one being a Jagstang the other a CV Mustang. I'm at around 700 bucks saved up and I'm not sure if I should keep saving for the Jagstang or should I just buy the mustang and upgrade it with the remaining cash left over. I really do like the Jagstang in its looks and sound but is it really much better then a modded squier CV Mustang? Please let me know what you would buy in my situation. Thanks in advance
 

Aqueix

Strat-Talker
Jul 30, 2021
117
Arizona
All I can offer is if you have a chance to try them in a store go with the one that feels and sounds best to you. Let you inner happy meter decide.
Well thats one of the main issues, both are unavailable in my whole state to tryout
 

crankmeister

Most Honored Senior Member
Jul 9, 2020
5,994
Republic of Gilead
So there is two guitars I'm trying to choose from. The first one being a Jagstang the other a CV Mustang. I'm at around 700 bucks saved up and I'm not sure if I should keep saving for the Jagstang or should I just buy the mustang and upgrade it with the remaining cash left over. I really do like the Jagstang in its looks and sound but is it really much better then a modded squier CV Mustang? Please let me know what you would buy in my situation. Thanks in advance
Get the one you truly want.

No compromising. Compromise with other people, not with yourself.
 

Chuck8436

Senior Stratmaster
May 12, 2017
2,857
Texas
I mean, I'd go with the mustang, but only because I like those and I think the jags tang is ugly. Its about what you want though!
 

Scott Baxendale

Most Honored Senior Member
Gold Supporting Member
May 20, 2020
5,552
Sante Fe, NM
So there is two guitars I'm trying to choose from. The first one being a Jagstang the other a CV Mustang. I'm at around 700 bucks saved up and I'm not sure if I should keep saving for the Jagstang or should I just buy the mustang and upgrade it with the remaining cash left over. I really do like the Jagstang in its looks and sound but is it really much better then a modded squier CV Mustang? Please let me know what you would buy in my situation. Thanks in advance
Don’t waste money on upgrades. Learn to find what is special about the guitar you purchase and make that the sound you like. A cow don’t make ham and it never will as Frank Zappa said. If you want the sound of the Jagstang then buy that and don’t assume that you can make something else into that it isn’t. I’ve seen plenty of customers waste so much money on upgrades that they basically end up spending enough money to have two guitars by throwing more cash into just having one.
 

RadioFM74

Senior Stratmaster
Apr 5, 2016
1,747
Italy and Switzerland
I am not familiar at all with the two models you're considering.
I do share the view of the others who said: if there's one you really want, and it's not unattainable, get that one. Maybe you can find one used?
There's also a "value" thing to consider: if you get a low-budget guitar, sink a lot of money in it for mods, then sell it… it will still sell for the price of a (used) low budget guitar.
 

henderman

Dr. Stratster
Dec 4, 2013
10,791
largo,fl
if you can not try it 1st make sure you can return it.

25 years ago i tried a few dozen guitars. i wanted to get back into playing after a long break and wanted the easiest to play guitar i could find - i did not know i could adjust anything at that time.

anyway, i went crazy and spent 1200 on a used prs. my friends laughed at me for buying it.

but i still have it, have refretted it twice, and have no desire to replace or upgrade it.

so i saved a fortune buying "the one". but i was also sure it was for me and not fantasy or advertising.
 

bgmacaw

Senior Stratmaster
Dec 16, 2014
1,021
Near Athens, GA
The guitars are different in neck profile and pickup configuration. So, I don't think you can make the CV like the JagStang at all, at least not at a reasonable cost. I think you should consider some other options like the Squier Contemporary Jaguar HH, Squier Paranormal Super-Sonic, Fender Player Duo-Sonic HS or even the Squier Bullet Mustang HH.

As for modding, if this is something you like to do yourself for the fun of it or to learn how to work on guitars, then it might be worthwhile, especially if you start with a relatively inexpensive used guitar. I don't think it would be a good idea to pay someone else to do the work or to buy expensive premium parts for the cheap guitar mods.
 

nickmsmith

Dr. Stratster
Jul 28, 2011
14,247
USA
All I can say is: but from a dealer that has a hassle free return policy. Play it. If it’s not exactly what you want, return it. My last two new Fenders have been regrettable purchases, and I waited too long to want to return them.

for 700 bucks, it should be exactly what you want.
 

Dana Rudd

Senior Stratmaster
Mar 7, 2020
1,372
Greybull, WY
I would save up for the Jag-stang if that was what a wanted. The Mustang can never be modded to the Jag-stang configuration.

Have patience and get what you prefer.
 


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