1968 Fender Jaguar


Summary:  The Fender Jaguar was introduced as a high-end model guitar four years after the Jazzmaster.  Though similar to the Jazzmaster in its offset body and lead/rhythm circuits controls, the Jaguar differed in two key ways.  For one, the Jaguar used a shorter 24-inch scale length compared to the 25 1/2-inch of most Fender guitars.  Additionally, the Jaguar used two thinner single-coil pickups compared to the feedback-prone soapbox pickups of the Jazzmaster.

Body:  Offset solid body electric guitar

Neck:  Maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard, block inlays, 24” scale length, 1 9/16” nut width, 22 frets.

Pickups/Hardware:  2 single-coil pickups with notched side-plates, individual pickup selectors, treble and bass roll knobs, floating tremolo system, lead/rhythm circuit switch, original vintage Fender tuning machines.

Cosmetics: This instrument shows some wear & tear that is consistent with a guitar that has been played & loved since the mid-1960’s. The frets are original & are still in pretty good shape – there are some small divits in the first 2 frets but they still have plenty of life left. This guitar has some cool checking throughout the body with various nicks and dings on the top & the back. There is visible wear around the top strap button.

Playability:  This vintage Jaguar plays great! The action is low & the guitar plays without any dead spots – we set this Jaguar up with 10’s and it is ready to be played and loved.

Weight:  8 lbs, 3 oz.     

Case: Period correct hard shell case