Sunburst early 1965 Fender Jag 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 cut quite a swathe when introduced in the spring of 1962. Its sports car looks and catchy ad campaigns meant to appeal to the growing youth market showed Fender taking huge strides into the new decade with the Jaguar as its headlining instrument.
Classic, mid-60’s sunburst is in mighty fine condition showing a few battle scars, particularly on the back though the front is in great, near MINT condition.
The neck too is in good condition featuring an excellent piece of birdseye maple. The fretboard shows very little signs of wear and has an amazing rosewood figuring to in, in fact the back of the neck also has some cool birds eye figuring making this a very attractive looking Jag.
The original frets have plenty of life left in them. The neck date is March 1965.
The original tortoiseshell pickguard hasn't shrunk very much and is in fantastic condition too.
The hardware on a whole is fantastic with very little corrosion.
Electronically, everything looks correct with only some slight evidence of reheating on the ground wires under the neck pickup . Both pickups look correct.The pots read week 8 of 1965.
The guitar comes with a correct Selmer hardshell case and the original booklet.
The guitar sounds fantastic. Unplugged there’s a vibrancy that isn’t always evident in these offset guitars. Once plugged in, the guitar has a wide palette 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.
Jags have something special about them and this one is no exception. Grab it before it gets away...