Never resting in our mission to make life better for musicians, we created the short-scale Jaguar guitar in 1962. Originally released as our feature-rich, top-of-the-line electric guitar, it inspired the heroes of the musical underground and hit its stride with surf, punk and alternative guitarists. The American Original ‘60s Jaguar brings that supple sound and slinky playability to life again, slightly tweaked for a modern feel.
The wax-potted Pure Vintage ’65 Jaguar single-coil pickups are as period-correct as possible, from the enamel-coated coil wire to the cloth-covered output wires, fiber bobbins and alnico 5 magnets. We kept the Jaguar’s unique circuitry intact for this incarnation; the familiar lead/rhythm circuits are there, along with the bass-cut “strangle” switch. Other authentic touches include vintage-tall frets, original-era body radii, vintage-style hardware——including floating tremolo with lock button and push-in arm——vintage-style hardshell case and a lacquer finish that not only lets the wood “breathe” naturally with resonant tone, it also wears in a distinctively appealing way.
An inspiring instrument, the American Original ‘60s Jaguar is a great way to experience the performance, style and tone that made Fender the choice of axemen with attitude.
Series: American Original
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck:Maple, ‘60s “C”Neck
Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: Round-Laminated Rosewood, 9.5” (241 mm)
Frets: 22, Vintage Tall
Position Inlays: Pearloid Dots
Nut (Material/Width): Bone, 1.650” (42 mm)
Tuning Machines: Pure Vintage Single Line “Fender Deluxe”
Scale Length: 24” (610 mm)
Bridge: Vintage-Style Floating Tremolo with Tremolo Lock Button and Push-In Tremolo Arm
Pickguard: 3-Ply Eggshell (809, 857), 4-Ply Tortoiseshell (800)
Pickups: Pure Vintage ‘62 Single-Coil Jaguar (Bridge/Neck)
Pickup Switching: 2-On/Off Slide Switches, One for Each PickupSpecial
Electronics: 2-Position Slide Switch for Bass-Cut “Strangle”
Circuit: Volume, Tone.
Rhythm Circuit: Volume, ToneControl
Strings:Fender® USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Case/Gig Bag:Deluxe Brown Hardshell (Gold Interior)