Fender Jaguar (1965) Sold!

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As you probably know, the Jaguar was introduced with great fanfare in 1962 as the deluxe model in the Fender guitar line. And the public response? Pretty underwhelming, actually, after a degree of initial interest. It seems that guitarists wanted the simplicity of a Strat or Tele, and the mini-switches and rollerwheel pots must have seemed pretty alien to guitarists accustomed to the plug-and-play ethos of the era. But as perennial optimists, we at Aardvark believe that all good things catch on in time, and Jaguars began enjoying a reappraisal in the ‘90s, when the likes of Sonic Youth, Nirvana, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ John Frusciante were spied with these then-underappreciated beauties. All of which brings us to this very nice October 1965 example. It has a bit of arm wear on the top bout, as well as a few dings on the back (see photo). That said, the finish is bright and vivid, the neck is a very inviting “C” profile with a bit of meat to the shoulder and some very unusual and attractive birdseye figuring, and the pickups sound great. Plus, it’s a relatively rare Jag that combines dot fingerboard markers with a bound neck. We bought this guitar from the grandson of the original owner, who explained that he was “mostly a metal player.” Good thing he didn’t rout it out for humbuckers and a Floyd Rose! The guitar is entirely original and includes the original case and strap. A very, very cool instrument that we’re happy to offer.

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As you probably know, the Jaguar was introduced with great fanfare in 1962 as the deluxe model in the Fender guitar line. And the public response? Pretty underwhelming, actually, after a degree of initial interest. It seems that guitarists wanted the simplicity of a Strat or Tele, and the mini-switches and rollerwheel pots must have seemed pretty alien to guitarists accustomed to the plug-and-play ethos of the era. But as perennial optimists, we at Aardvark believe that all good things catch on in time, and Jaguars began enjoying a reappraisal in the ‘90s, when the likes of Sonic Youth, Nirvana, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ John Frusciante were spied with these then-underappreciated beauties. All of which brings us to this very nice October 1965 example. It has a bit of arm wear on the top bout, as well as a few dings on the back (see photo). That said, the finish is bright and vivid, the neck is a very inviting “C” profile with a bit of meat to the shoulder and some very unusual and attractive birdseye figuring, and the pickups sound great. Plus, it’s a relatively rare Jag that combines dot fingerboard markers with a bound neck. We bought this guitar from the grandson of the original owner, who explained that he was “mostly a metal player.” Good thing he didn’t rout it out for humbuckers and a Floyd Rose! The guitar is entirely original and includes the original case and strap. A very, very cool instrument that we’re happy to offer.