This is probably one of the very first Jaguars to leave Fullerton having a April '62 neck date on a slab board. And it's a custom colour too. What's not to like...
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Blonde 1962 slab board Fender Jag anyone…? In case you were not aware, the Jaguar started production life in mid 1962 so 1962 Jaguars are pretty rare. Custom finish ones like this one are even rarer and because Fender switched to the veneer fingerboard around August 62, slab board, custom colour Jags like this are super rare.
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.
The first thing that strikes you about this guitar is the colour. Blonde is such an iconic Fender shade, this one having faded nicely and has escaped without too much wear. The guitar has suffered a de-lamination in recent times whereby the glue holding the two sections of body wood together failed whilst it was with its previous owner. This was immediately repaired and no finish was touched up.You can see it more clearly on the back, but it is not too bad on the front.
The neck is in great shape and feels very comfortable. As with the body, the clear coat has yellowed a little. The fretboard shows signs of wear and the frets have plenty of life left in them. The decal has been damaged slightly and there is signs of slight water damage on the headstock.
The original tortoiseshell pickguard has shrunk very slightly but is in fantastic condition.. The hardware is free of too much corrosion, the saddles being the worse off. Electronically the guitar is correct and all solder joints look undisturbed.
The is 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.
Comes with a correct brown Tolex case.
First year Jags have something special about them and this one is no exception. Grab it before it gets away.
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