|Comments||Here’s a lovely Fender Jaguar from 1965, in good condition. Fender introduced the Jaguar in 1962, sharing parts with the Jazzmaster (introduced in 1958). The Jaguar’s 24″ scale length was intended to make it attractive to players who preferred the shorter scale of Gibson guitars. In reality, the Jaguar’s 24″ scale is shorter than “standard Gibson” scale length – 24.75″ — but longer than the 23.5″ scale length of the Gibson Byrdland. The shorter scale on the Byrdland was expressly designed by Billy Byrd and Hank Garland to allow faster playing and stretched chord voicings. However, the Jaguar didn’t catch on much outside the Surf music community, and production ended in 1975. In the early 1990’s, Fender Japan started making reissues, and by 1999 regular US production had resumed. This example was built in 1965, the year that Leo fender sold his company to CBS.|
|Serial Number||L80090, built during 1965 in Fullerton, California.|
|Pricing||$3500 CAD including original case. SOLD|
|Neck||Maple neck with rosewood fingerboard. 24″ scale length.|
|Frets||Original frets with minor wear.|
|Body||Alder Offset body design.|
|Finish||Original nitrocellulose lacquer sunburst finish, with some checking and wear, particularly in the usual places around the edges.|
|Hardware/electronics||Original hardware, with characteristic Jaguar switching and presets. Original arm is in the case. The bridge and trem tailpiece are the same units used on the Jazzmaster.|
|Case||Original case included.|
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