Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Vietnam Serviceman Copies
I don't often see too many sellers trying to pull a fast one on CL or Kijiji as the vast majority of people that troll those sites will likely know what they are looking at. However, today I stumbled across an ad on Craigslist for a 1962 Fender Jaguar. The seller was asking for "reasonable offers" and would only reply to anyone that gave their phone number as he wasn't responding to emails. The problem was that this thing was not a Jaguar.
I posted a response to the ad on CL calling the seller out. Pointing out the incorrect pickup selector, pickguard and Volume & Tone knobs. He promptly replied with another post claiming he had "revised" the ad and was sorry for the confusion. The only revision he made to the ad was to claim the guitar was "light" and the "original pickups sound great". This particular seller has posted many ads on the Toronto CL board and I question the legitimacy of anything he's selling now.
When I start to think about a getting a new piece of gear I try to do as much research as I can. When I decided I wanted a Jaguar for my next guitar I hit google and started reading anything and everything I could. Which led me to http://www.jimshine.com/phillipino/vietnam_serviceman_copies.htm
It's a great site with a lot of info and history on anything Jag or Jazzmaster related and enlightened me on these cheap knock-offs.