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1995 Fender Jaguar '62 Vintage Reissue Guitar JG66-85 Sunburst w/ Case & Tags, Japan MIJ Fujigen


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Up for sale, a 1995 Fender Jaguar '62 vintage reissue electric guitar model JG66-85 in excellent, 100% original condition and perfect working order with the original hangtags and a tweed hardshell case. This guitar was produced at the famed Fujigen factory in the golden "Made in Japan" age of Fender Japan production.

For surfy snap and twang, it's hard to beat the Jaguar, a model adopted by a wide range of genres for its cutting Fender tone and easy playability. With a percussive clarity and snarl in the bridge position and warmer, darker tonalities at the neck, there's actually a surprisingly wide range of voicings available on the Jaguar, further enhanced by the Rhythm Circuit on the lower bout (for even darker tones) and a bass cut switch on the hexagonal switch plate (for more thinned out, treble-centric sizzle). This Jag weighs 9lbs, professionally setup with 11-49 strings here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, where we specialize in Fender Offset instruments.

The maple neck has a slender C-shaped profile carve with lightly rolled fretboard edges and more shoulder and roundness as you travel up the fretboard, measuring .800” deep at the 1st fret and .935” at the 12th. The rosewood fretboard has a vintage-spec 7 1/4" radius, featuring the stock slender fretwire. The frets retain their full factory height and well-rounded crowns, showing only light wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-8 and playing easily up the 24" scale length with a straight neck and optimally adjusted truss rod. The nut measures 42mm (1.650") in width. The headstock retains the original Gotoh, Kluson-style tuning machines which turn smoothly and hold pitch as they should. The "Made in Japan" text and N-prefix serial is present above the four-bolt neck plate.

All of the electronics work as they should, with individual on/off switches for each pickup on the Lead Circuit, in addition to the bass cut (or "strangle switch") on/off toggle and Master Volume and Tone knobs. The Rhythm Circuit has its own pair of Volume and Tone wheels in addition to the on/off toggle switch that engages this circuit, which adds a darker tone cap exclusively for use on the neck pickup. The chrome hardware is positively gleaming with just a hint of surface patina. The vibrato unit which works well for surfy warbles and dives, complete with its vibrato arm. Plastics include uniformly aged pickup covers and a red tortoise pickguard which shows some pick scuffing on the treble side.

Wear on the vibrant Sunburst gloss finish is limited to a small spot of light buckle rash central to the back, and just a few additional faint finish scratches and minor dings on the body as a whole. The gloss finish on the neck profile is nigh flawless.

A tweed hardshell case with red plush interior is included, along with the original manual and hangtag with matching serial number.

***We are dealers for the Mastery M2 bridge and OMV-P Offset Vibrato, as well as Lollar Jaguar pickups, any of which can be installed prior to shipment for an additional charge***