The Jaguar is a classic from Fender that has lived two separate lives - first as the instrument that inspired ‘60s garage rock & surf bands, and then reborn as one of the models of choice for 1990s indie, alternative, and grunge rockers. From Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine churning out mountains of feedback to Tom Verlaine’s intricate playing for punk pioneers Television, the Jaguar has established itself as much more than a niche model.
This particular example is from 1964 and features clay dot inlays, no neck binding, Kluson Deluxe tuners and dark Brazilian rosewood fingerboard. It is presented in Fender’s custom colour of Candy Apple Red with matching finish on the headstock. And everything appears to be in original condition.
The Fender Jaguar single coil pickups sound just fine, wide a wide variety of tones available via the rocker switches and selectable rhythm circuit. It sports the Fender floating vibrato system as well as the original Jaguar bridge and push-in trem arm.
The 24” scale maple neck has a comfortable D-profile and measures 1 5/8th” at the nut with a lovely dark Brazilian rosewood finger board. There is very little fret wear apparent and there’s lots of life left in these original vintage frets.
There is lots of honest player wear including buckle rash on the back, some bark off the sides & bottom, and some dings & scratches here and there. It has not been abused, but simply played a lot, and there is nothing unexpected in a guitar of this age. The top is actually surprisingly clean.
All electronics work as they should.
Weighs in at 8.14 lbs
This is a lovely ‘64 L Series Jaguar finished in luminous Candy Apple Red, with some serious mojo, and in great condition. It also happens to be a great player – beautiful neck, low action, no buzz. Sounds like a vintage Jag should – chimey & woody, jangly & snarly - whatever you want !
Comes in its original Fender cream tolex case in good condition.