Up for sale, a 2002 Fender Jaguar '62 vintage reissue model JG66-85 in excellent, 100% original condition, finished in Lake Placid Blue with a matching peghead. Long ago discontinued, this "Crafted In Japan" Fender was made exclusively for the Japanese domestic market, uncommon outside its country of origin.
Acoustically, this Jaguar offers a clear, ringing voice which translates well through the original pair of flat pole piece alnico magnet single coils. 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 11oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar where we specialize in Fender Offset instruments, with fresh 11-49 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.
-Shape: Medium C, full shoulders, measuring .825” 1st fret, .950” 12th fret.
-Fretboard: Rosewood, rolled edges, 7 1/4" vintage-spec radius
-Frets: Slender, practically perfect, hint of wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-2
-Scale Length: 24"
-Nut Width: 1.650" (42mm)
-Serialization: "Crafted in Japan" text, P-prefix serial
-Pickups: Jaguar single coil pair
-Hardware: Bridge with spiral saddles, vibrato with original arm
-Plastics: Parchment pickguard, aged pickup covers, pointer knobs
The Lake Placid Blue finish is the notably bold, vibrant shade seen on early Fender Japan instruments, exhibiting very subtle greening of the clear coat and one faint rectangular “tan line” from a previously removed sticker on the bass side of the top. Wear is otherwise limited to a very small spot of faint buckle wear central to the waist and a few scuffs on the lower bout on the back. Beyond that, the guitar presents extremely cleanly, and the gloss finish on the neck profile is flawless
The original Fender-branded gigbag is included. The main zipper is functional and the case pocket zipper is not.
***We are dealers for the Mastery M2 bridge, OMV-P Offset Vibrato, and Lollar pickups, any or all of which can be installed prior to shipment for an additional charge***