One of The Very First Fender Jaguars… With a 'Slab' Rosewood Fretboard.
1962 Fender Jaguar.
This very early 13 3/4-inch-wide Jaguar weighs just 8.80 lbs. Solid alder contoured body with three-tone sunburst finish. One-piece maple neck with a nut width of 1 5/8 inches, a scale ength of 24 inches and a wonderful medium profile. Brazilian slab rosewood fretboard with 22 original medium frets and inlaid clay dot position markers. Headstock with "Fender" logo in gold with black trim, "Jaguar" in black in bold letters beside it, and three patent numbers in black below. "Offset Contour Body" decal at the ball end of the headstock. Single "butterfly" string tree with metal spacer. The neck is dated "1 APR 62B." Four-bolt neck plate with serial number between the top two screws. Individual single-line Kluson Deluxe tuners with oval metal buttons (stamped "D-169400/PATENT NO." on the inside). Two white oblong Strat-like pickups with notched metal side plates and balanced outputs of 6.62k and 6.66k. The potentiometers are stamped "304 6145" and "304 6124" (Stackpole November and June 1961). Four-layer tortoiseshell over white and black plastic pickguard with ten screws. Two controls (one volume, one tone) and jack socket on lower metal plate adjoining pickguard on the treble side, circuit selector (rhythm/lead) slide switch and two roller controls (one volume, one tone) on upper metal plate adjoining pickguard on the bass side, and three pickup selector slide switches on metal plate inset into the pickguard on the treble side. Black plastic Jaguar knobs. Jazzmaster-type floating tremolo and bridge with adjustable mute. This wonderful totally original Jaguar is in exceptionally fine (9.00) condition with a small area of surface loss on the lower edge of the back and just a few small marks on the back and the edges. Complete with its original tremolo arm and bridge cover. Housed in its Original Fender tan Tolex hardshell case with brown leather ends and dark orange plush lining (9.25). Complete with the following original 'case-candy' - original black leather guitar-strap; original 12 page "Fender Jaguar Instruction Manual"; original "Fender Fine Instruments" hang-tag with matching serial number; original "Tolex" case hang-tag; original Fender polishing cloth; original case-key in original envelope; original receipt for the guitar and case dated July 26th, 1962; and even an old box of Gibson hand-made strings… (#696).
|1962||Excellent||Sunburst Three Tone||Original Hard|
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