A superb, pre-CBS Jaguar offset at a price that will not hurt too much...
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Yup, 1963 refinished Fender Jaguar to pique your offset itch…
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. Refinished about 11 years ago by Ian Allerton of Guitar Works, the nitro finish has aged well and has been completed to an excellent standard and is even starting to fade under the pickguard, just like an original finish one would.
The neck too has been refinished with the headstock finished in matching white. According to the previous owner the fretboard was re-glued and refretted with period correct fretwire. The side dots were replaced during this process but are very convincing!
The original tortoiseshell pickguard has shrunk but has not warped at the edges. The hardware is free of too much corrosion and still gleams almost like it was just a few years old. Inevitably the mute has been lost as has the bridge cover. Electronically the guitar is correct and with only a few solder joints having been disturbed. There are so many hallmarks of sympathetic work all over this guitar.
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 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.
Looking for a pre-CBS Fender that won’t break the bank and you won’t be afraid to take out once in awhile? Look no further…
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