Up for sale, a 2006 Fender Jaguar '62 vintage reissue model in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. A faithful reissue of the Jaguar's original specs from the model's 1962 introductory year, this guitar was manufactured in Japan exclusively for the Japanese domestic market and is rarely seen outside its country of origin. Tonally, this Jag does everything a good Fender should, with plenty of twang and snap in the top end, and the slightly aggressive chime and sinewy snarl that sets this model apart. The stock pickups have balanced, sweet output and great clarity for strummed passages and sparkling lead lines. Engage the Rhythm Circuit for even darker, meatier tones (great for use with fuzz pedals) or click on the "strangle" switch in the Lead Circuit for even thinner tic-tac sounds. Top it off with more chrome than a Cadillac and you have the model that was Fender's flagship guitar when it was introduced in '62, with every bell and whistle Leo Fender and his team could think to include. This guitar weighs 8lbs 4oz, with a warm, clear acoustic tone that translates well through the pickups. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar where we specialize in Fender Offset instruments, this Jag plays very well with 9-42 strings, low action, and accurate intonation (string gauge and setup can be adjusted to buyer preference prior to shipping).
The one-piece maple neck has a slender C profile carve with more shoulder as you travel up the fretboard and faintly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .830" deep at the 1st fret and .925" at the 12th. The thick rosewood fretboard features pearl dot inlays and stock vintage-spec slender fretwire on the 24" scale. The frets have their full factory height and well-rounded crowns, showing just a hint of wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-2. The truss rod is responsive and ideally adjusted, and the guitar plays cleanly up the 7 1/4" radius fretboard. The nut has Fender's traditional 1 11/16" width, 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 S-prefix serial are present just above the four-bolt neck plate.
All of the electronics are in good working order, 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 vibrato unit is taut and responsive, actuating smoothly for surfy warbles and dives. The chrome-plated hardware and plastic parts are quite clean, save for light patina on the vibrato arm. The guitar is extremely well-kept, and cosmetic wear is limited to light pick scuffing across the dark reddish brown tortoise guard, and just a few minor nick and faint finish scratches on the body as a whole, mostly relegated to the back. The ambered gloss finish on the neck profile shows is flawless.
A gigbag is included.
***We are dealers for the Mastery M2 bridge and Offset Vibrato, Lollar Jaguar pickups, and G&G Fender hardshell cases, any of which can be installed/included prior to shipment for an additional charge***