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2012 Fender Jaguar Thinline JG-HO Offset Electric Guitar Black Japan MIJ


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Up for sale, a 2012 Fender Jaguar Thinline semi-hollowbody electric guitar in excellent condition and in perfect working order. A rare model produced for only one short year by Fender Japan, the Jaguar model JG-HO combines the double bound good looks of a Telecaster Custom with a semi-hollow ash body and traditional Jaguar pickups/controls for a playing experience that is both wholly new and familiar.

Tonally, this Jag does everything a good Fender should, with plenty of twang and snap in the top end, with the slightly aggressive chime and sinewy snarl that sets this model apart. The stock pickups have a sweet, balanced sound with 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. Of course the ash body and semi-hollow nature of the instrument yields a midrange richness and a smooth, bold sound that's unique to the model. The guitar weighs 8lbs 4oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar and dialed in with 11-50 roundwound strings.

The maple neck has a slender C shaped profile with lots of shoulder in every register, measuring .825" deep at the 1st fret and .920" at the 12th. The dark rosewood fretboard features white binding and pearl dot inlay, with original slender frets that retain their full factory height, showing virtually no wear. Matching vintage Fender spec, the fretboard has a 7 1/4" radius, with a 24" scale length and 1.650" wide nut, carved from bone for optimal note clarity and sustain. On the headstock, the Kluson-style chrome tuners turn smoothly and hold pitch as they should.

All of the electronics function as intended, with the traditional Jaguar control layout, bright chrome hardware, and a sleek black pickguard. The bridge has been upgraded to a Mustang style with individually height adjustable barrel saddles. Cosmetic wear is limited to a few light finish scratches and minor nicks on the body as a whole, and some pick scuffing across the pickguard. The smooth gloss on the neck profile is nigh flawless.