Rare, very rare in fact. Unfaded and a bit of a star having appeared in a very famous book.... in fact this is one of two Fenders we have from Fender: The Golden Age in stock right now.
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Wow, is that what I think it is?! Yup, a 1968 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. Its not often you get to see Sonic Blue, or in fact any custom colours from this era as CBS were keen to push out as many instruments as possible. This guitar has certainly led a charmed life. There is very little in the way of wear on the body, with the only obvious thing being a mark left by some sort of body cover that goes pretty much the whole way around the sides of the guitar.
The bound neck has a wonderful glossy lacquer finish which looks almost untouched, there aren’t any signs here of damage as is the case with the fretboard. The frets too show very little signs of use, and the headstock has kept that smooth finish.
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 to behold.
This is an exceptionally rare guitar, and even comes with some pretty cool history… It is featured on page 240 of “Fender: The Golden Age” by Martin Kelly, Paul Kelly, and Terry Foster. Check out the photos below for a glimpse of the guitar in our personal copy of the book.
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…
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