An eye-catchingly adventurous design—an exquisite exercise in chrome, plastic and wood—the Jaguar guitar’s delightfully off-kilter aesthetics and unique sound made it a darling of underground artists from the ‘70s to today. Though it was the pinnacle of guitar technology when it was released in 1962, time (and technology) marches on so Fender updated the Jaguar with modern features and materials, hot-rodding it for today’s players. The result? The American Professional Jaguar—a dangerous instrument with bite.
Developed by Michael Frank, the brand-new V-Mod Jaguar pickup design expands the guitar’s sonic palette with hot, vintage-informed tone delivering plenty of midrange punch and definition. Retain high end clarity when adjusting the volume control, thanks to the new treble-bleed tone circuit that lets your tone shine through in all its glory. The new modern “Deep C”-shaped neck profile feels just right in your hand while the narrow-tall frets make it easy to bend strings accurately and play perfectly intonated chords. The improved tremolo and bridge incorporate a screw-in arm and brass Mustang saddles that stabilize the strings while adding a touch of sonic zip to your tone.
The best of yesterday and today, the American Professional Jaguar is the latest form of electric inspiration from Fender. Step up and stake your claim to a legend.
Series: American Pro
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Neck: Maple, Modern “Deep C”
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Finish on Back, Gloss Urethane Finish on Front
Fingerboard: Maple 9.5” (241 mm)
Frets: 22, Narrow Tall
Position Inlays: White Dot
Nut (Material/Width): Bone, 1.685” (42.8 mm)
Tuning Machines: Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered
Scale Length: 24” (610 mm)
Bridge: 9.5 inch Radius Jazzmaster/Jaguar Bridge with Vintage-Style Floating Tremolo with Tremolo Lock Button and Screw-in Tremolo Arm
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
Pickups: V-Mod Single-Coil Jaguar (Bridge/Neck)
Pickup Switching: 4-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups (In Parallel), Position 3. Neck Pickup, Position 4. Neck and Bridge Pickups (In Series)
Special Electronics: 2-Position Slide-Switch for In/Out of Phase When Both Pickups are On
Controls: Master Volume with Treble-Bleed, Master Tone
Control Knobs: Skirted Amp Knobs
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Strings: Fender USA 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
Case/Gig Bag: Elite Molded Case