1964 Fender Jaguar Vintage Offset Electric Guitar Pre-CBS Sunburst with Case
Up for sale, a 1964 Fender Jaguar in excellent condition and in perfect working order. An extremely original example with the stock nitro lacquer three-tone Sunburst finish, this Jag features original black bobbin pickups, untouched electronics, a professional refret with vintage-spec fretwire, and an upgraded StayTrem bridge. Weighing 8lbs 8oz, this moderate weight Jaguar has a focused attack and great acoustic resonance. Made in the last year of Pre-CBS Fender production, this Jaguar retains the clay dot inlay, single line Kluson Deluxe tuners, unbound Brazilian rosewood fretboard, and L prefix serial number consistent with this model year. Professionally setup and dialed in with 11-50 nickel strings, this Jaguar is an incredibly versatile Fender axe with ample twang, snap, and jangle. Matched with 1Meg pots, the Jaguar has a very open tonal quality and a fullness and brash rhythm tone that you simply can't coax out of any other Fender. From spank and snarl in the bridge position to more mellow jangle at the neck, this Jaguar boasts extensive yet intuitive switching options. Engaging the rhythm circuit offers smoothed out, dark tones that help abate the excess treble response of many amps while also providing a lovely voicing for your favorite overdrive and fuzz pedals. The maple neck has a slender C shaped profile at the nut, with more girth and shoulder as you travel up the 24 scale, while still feeling fast and effortless to play. 805 deep at the 1st fret, filling out to an impressive. The lacquer on the profile has been worn silky smooth by the palm over the past 55 years, particularly behind frets 1-4, and the notably dark Brazilian rosewood fretboard features clay dot inlay. The new slender 6230-size vintage-spec fretwire shows no wear, and the fretboard retains its original 7 1/4 radius. The original nut measures 1 5/8 in width. On the headstock, the original "Fender Jaguar" waterslide decal is very clean and completely intact on the headstock, and the original Kluson Deluxe single line machines are intact, turn smoothly and hold pitch well with only little patina on the gear housings. On the body, all of the control plates retain their gleaming chrome finish and provide a nice contrast to the stock nitrate tortoise pickguard that has the deep yellow swirling and ruddy color only seen on Pre-CBS era Fender guards.
All of the electronics are clean and original, with early 1964 Stackpole pots and solder joints that haven't been touched since the factory. The body routes are untouched, with original shielding plates intact, and beneath the "claws" of both pickups, the bobbins retain their original windings.
The vibrato unit is properly calibrated for everything from subtle shimmies to deep bends, jumping back into tune well and responding to the slightest touch with a modern arm. The flip-up string mute is a modern Fender replacement with fresh mute foam, and the StayTrem bridge is a popular upgrade for greater stability and sustain, matching the 7 1/4 fretboard radius. The nitro lacquer three-tone Sunburst finish is vibrant and rich, with distinct rings of red and black. In terms of cosmetic wear, the guitar shows various well-earned small nicks and finish chips on the contoured body edges, with one small spot of targeted buckle rash through the finish and some stray finish scratches and nicks as well. There is also tight vertical lacquer checking across the body.
This lovingly-played Jaguar has a flawless neck profile aside from one small nick on the bass-side edge at the 12th fret, and this Jag has been professionally setup and dialed in for optimal playability. A modern brown tolex G&G Fender-branded hardshell case is included. Check out our shop "Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, " and please let us know if we can answer any questions!
International orders will be declared as merchandise, and the value of merchandise will be declared as the amount paid. We cannot declare anything as a gift or for a lesser value. The item "1964 Fender Jaguar Vintage Offset Electric Guitar Pre-CBS Sunburst with Case" is in sale since Saturday, October 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars".
The seller is "mmguitarbar" and is located in Seattle, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Body Color: Three-Tone Sunburst
- String Configuration: 6 String
- Model: Jaguar
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Right-/ Left-Handed: Right-Handed
- Model Year: 1964
- MPN: Does Not Apply
- Body Material: Alder
- Brand: Fender
- Body Type: Solid