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 pearl dot inlays, no neck binding, single line Kluson tuners and dark Brazilian rosewood fingerboard. It is presented in Fender’s custom colour of Olympic White with matching finish on the headstock. And everything appears to be in original condition apart from 2 newer looking strap buttons.
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 lockable Fender floating vibrato system as well as the original Jaguar bridge, bridge cover, mute, 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 some reasonable fret wear apparent on the low end of the neck, but there’s enough life left in them for now before a refret is due.
There is lots of honest player wear including buckle rash, and some dings & scratches but no abuse and nothing unexpected in a guitar of this age. Overall it is in impressive condition for its age. Weighs in at 8.1 lbs
This is a lovely ‘64 L Series Jaguar with some serious mojo, and in great condition. It also happens to be a great player – beautiful neck, excellent frets, low action, no buzz. Sounds like a vintage Jag should – chimey & woody, jangly & snarly - whatever you want !
Comes in original Fender brown tolex case in good condition.