The Squier Jagmaster is an electric guitar marketed by the Fender Musical Instrument Corporation under their Squire budget brand. It is based on the design of the classic Fender Jazzmaster and Fender Jaguar but with several significant differences reflecting the tastes of modern guitarists, including much simplified electronics, Duncan-designed humbucking pickups, a standard Stratocaster-style tremolo bridge, and on Vista Series versions a short-scale, 24-inch neck (22 frets).
The first Jagmasters appeared in 1996, were marketed under the Vista Series, and made in Japan. The Jagmaster in its original form was made for a period of only two years: 1996 through 1998. It was later brought back into production in 2000, this time made in China and featuring a 25.5-inch neck (21 frets).
The Squier Jagmaster is one of those electric guitars that will make you proud to own a Squire. Often companies like Squier, a sister company to Fender, get a bad rap for their entry-level guitars, but the Jagmaster is a guitar that proves Squier produces quality that matches or exceeds other, more famous brands.
What I have in my collection is a 1996 Squier Jagmaster. Overall the guitar feels good and when plugged into my amp, the Squier Jagmaster's two humbucking pickups produce loud, crisp tones that sound amazing for a guitar at this price point!