Up for sale, a 1999 Fender Jaguar '62 vintage reissue model in exceptional condition and in perfect working order, upgraded with Fender Pure Vintage USA-made Jaguar pickups and a Mustang-style bridge.
Acoustically, this Jaguar offers a clear, ringing acoustic voice which translates well through the pickups. The upgraded Fender Pure Vintage '65 pickups are Fender's most recent and vintage-correct spin on the vintage Jaguar single coil design, with a particularly sparkling, nuanced, and dynamic tone. For surfy snap and twang, it's hard to beat the Jaguar, a model adopted by a huge 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 a surprisingly broad range of tones available on the Jaguar, a range further enhanced by the Rhythm Circuit on the bass-side body horn (for even darker tones) and a high-pass filter switch on the hexagonal switch plate (for more thinned out, treble-centric sizzle). The guitar weighs 8lbs 6oz. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar where we specialize in Fender Offset instruments, this Jag plays very well with fresh 11-50 roundwound strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.
The one-piece maple neck has a slender C profile carve, yet with full shoulders and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .800" deep at the 1st fret and .915" at the 12th. The dark rosewood fretboard features pearl dot inlay, a vintage spec 7 1/4" radius and stock vintage-spec slender fretwire. The frets have their full factory height and well-rounded crowns, showing only very light wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-5. The truss rod is responsive and ideally adjusted, and the guitar plays cleanly up the 24" scale. The carved bone nut measures 1.665" in width (just a hair shy of 1 11/16"), and the headstock retains the original Gotoh, Kluson-style tuning machines which turn smoothly and hold pitch as they should. The "Crafted in Japan" text and P-prefix serial are present just above the four-bolt neck plate.
All of the electronics function as intended, with individual on/off switches for the upgraded USA-made Fender Pure Vintage pickups on the Lead Circuit, in addition to the high pass filter (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 vibrato unit is taut and responsive, actuating smoothly for surfy warbles and dives and working in concert with the upgraded Mustang bridge which offers increased stability and resonance over the stock component. The chrome-plated hardware is quite clean, and plastic parts include the glossy reddish brown tortoise pickguard and original knobs.
The guitar is extremely well-kept, and cosmetic wear is limited to a few minor marks on the body, mostly clustered on the lower bout body edge and more sparsely across the back. There are a couple small nicks on top adjacent to the vibrato as well, and some requisite light pick scuffing across the guard. The gloss finish on the neck profile is also notably clean with just a few very shallow tiny marks which aren’t distracting to the palm while fretting
***We are dealers for the Mastery M2 bridge and Offset Vibrato, and G&G Fender hardshell cases, any of which can be installed/included prior to shipment for an additional charge***