L Series, 1965, un bound Jag in the coolest of custom colours. What’s not to like....
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Wow, is that what I think it is?! Yup, a 1965 Fender Jaguar in very rare and unfaded Sonic Blue…
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. Though there is a little fade to the clear coat turning it slightly sonic green, the blue is still vibrant and there is very little in the way of wear on the body, with only a few dinks and marks that don’t detract from the overall look.
The neck has a wonderful glossy lacquer finish which looks almost untouched as is the case with the fretboard. The frets too show signs of having been stoned and dressed a few times but there is plenty of life left in them. The original nitro headstock finish has crazed quite nicely with a few minor paint chips.
The hardware on a whole is free of corrosion though it seems that the bridge cover has been left on whist the guitar was played. Elsewhere the chrome retains that unmistakable gleam. 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.
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.
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…
We are located in Cheltenham, the capital of the Cotswolds, UK. All items are in stock and can be viewed, tried out through a variety of vintage amplifiers and purchased, by appointment at our brand new lounge/showroom. We despatch virtually anywhere in the world and we have enormous experience in hassle-free, safe shipping.
ATB Guitars (By appointment please) 15 Regent St, Cheltenham, GL50 1HE United Kingdom
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