Up for sale, a 2010 Fender Jaguar '62 vintage reissue model JG66 in 100% original condition and in perfect working order. A custom color example with an Olympic White gloss finish, this discontinued model was manufactured in Japan exclusively for the Japanese domestic market, rarely seen outside its country of origin.
Tonewoods include an alder body, maple neck and rosewood fingerboard, ensuring a balanced, clear acoustic voice that translates well through the stock alnico magnet single coil pair. There's plenty of twang and snap in the top end, and the slightly aggressive chime and sinewy snarl that sets this model apart. The pickups have 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 6oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar (where we specialize in Fender Offset instruments) with 11-49 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.
The maple neck has a medium C-shaped profile carve with notably full shoulders in every register and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .845" deep at the 1st fret and .945" at the 12th. The rosewood fretboard features dot inlay and stock vintage-spec slender fretwire on the 24" scale. The frets show just a hint of wear on the crowns of frets 1-2, playing cleanly in every register with a straight neck and responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The bone nut measures 42.5mm in width (just fractionally shy of a full 1 11/16"), and 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 T-prefix serial are present above the four-bolt neck plate.
All of the electronics function as intended, 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 very responsive, actuating smoothly for surfy warbles and dives, working in concert with the original bridge with threaded saddles. The chrome-plated hardware is positively gleaming with just a hint of surface patina, and plastics include a dark brown tortoise pickguard which shows small scratches on the guard beneath the pickups, and also notable pick scuffing on the treble side from honest use.
The Olympic White gloss finish shows some scattered dings, largely on the back and body perimeter, with a couple finish chips on the treble side, and light buckle rash central to the back. There is some chipping through the gloss on the top headstock edge, while the lightly ambered gloss on the neck profile is clean and smooth with just one one tiny nick central to the carve behind fret 7 that isn’t distracting to the palm while fretting.
The original Fender-branded gigbag is included.
***We are dealers for the Mastery M2 bridge, OMV-P Offset Vibrato, and Lollar Jaguar pickups, any of which can be installed prior to shipment for an additional charge***