1965 Blonde Fender Jaguar anyone?
Billed as ‘faster and easier to play’ due to its shorter scale length and equipped with some of the most advanced switching options of any Fender to date, the Jaguar has always been a little bit at odds with its other stable mates but has always found favour in the underground. Even so, there is no denying the iconic look of the instrument, especially decked out in custom colours and covered in chrome.
Its away nice to get a blonde Fender in. Its a shade that is so closely associated with the brand and one which we don’t always get to see on anything apart from a telecaster. This guitar has certainly led a charmed life, there is some checking but over-all this guitar is in stunning shape.
The neck has minor amounts of wear on the back in places but nothing to extensive. the fretboard is in wonderful condition, frets too show little signs of use. The headstock has kept that smooth finish and hasn’t yellowed very much at all. The logo is immaculate.
Even though its from 1965, this guitar retains many desirable 1964 features, including the neck profile, unbound neck, L series serial number and nitro guard..
The original tortoiseshell pickguard has shrunk somewhat but has not warped at the edges. In fact whilst taking the pictures it did feel as though we were the first to look under there since it left the factory. The hardware is free of too much corrosion and still gleams almost like it was just a few years old. Electronically the guitar is correct and all the solder joints (and yes, there are many!) look to be undisturbed which is always a welcome sight.
This guitar comes with its correct Black Tolex, no logo hardshell case.
The is guitar sounds fantastic. Unplugged there’s a vibrancy that isn’t always evident I these offset guitars. The flatwound stings that are currently fitted to the guitar roll off some of the inherent treble in the basic tone and lend themselves well to the guitar. Once plugged in, the guitar has a wide pallette of tones available and both pickups work well so as to make any option a good one, again a statement that can’t be made about all Jaguars unfortunately.
This guitar is certainly special. Looks to die for with tone to match. They don’t often get here in this condition so its a must for anyone looking for a custom colour offset for their collection.