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Fender Jaguars are undeniably cool! But how many have you seen sporting a Shoreline Gold finish and a matching headstock? Here's a truly rare non-catalogue custom colour Jag with some very useful upgrades.


Built by Fender Japan wizards around 2002, this Jaguar had a exciting gigging life and isn't ashamed to show off all the battlescars. Alder body has a wonderfully deep natural resonance and those classic 1960s body curves. Off-white pickguard gives nice contrast and the chrome plates are still nice and shiny. 


All Jaguars (and Mustangs) come with 24-inch neck scale. This makes all those weird chord shapes you love so much a bit easier to reach. Dark rosewood fretboard looks stunning and the vintage-correct 7.25-inch radius makes bar chording a breeze. Original Kluson vintage slotted tuners work well and the nut is nicely cut. The back of the neck has some small dents here and there, but no structural damage.


One issue with the original Jaguar design that keeps bugging alt rock and indie players is how nasal and thin the bridge single-coil can get. Solution is fairly simple: Seymour Duncan Hot Rails! Now you get all the punch and crunch in the bridge position and a mellower darker neck single-coil for contrast. 


All wiring on this Jaguar except the two roller pots has been upgraded to USA-specs, with CTS A1MEG solid brass shaft pots in the lead circuit, all new and reliable Switchcraft slider switches. One cool feature of the Jaguar is the so-called "strangle" switch, located next to pickup selectors. This allows to remove a lot of bass from the output, which is particularly useful for all those fuzz and Big Muff aficionados. We've installed a proper 1960s Mullard Mustard capacitor to be responsible for the bass cut. The main control knobs have a Telecaster design and come with some gnarly heavy knurl design for maximum grip.


Original Jaguar bridges were meant for much thicker strings and much mellower jazz players. So in the best tradition of alt rock mods, a tune-o-matic bridge was installed to improve the string stability and overall sustain.


This instrument received a full professional setup with deep body cleaning, body polish, neck deep clean, rosewood fretboard lemon oil treatment, full electronics check, truss-rod and action and intonation adjustment. Restringed with D'addario 10-46 Nickel-plated steel strings.


This guitar will be shipped around UK and EU with Parcelforce courier, safely packed into a sturdy guitar cardboard box. 24h courier service provided to UK customers. Worldwide shipping available as well!


Fender Jaguar - 66 Vintage Reissue - Japan - Shoreline Gold (2002)

  • SPECS:

    MODEL: Fender Japan Jaguar 66 Vintage Reissue


    YEAR: 2002


    COLOUR: Shoreline Gold, gloss metallic finish


    PICKGUARD: 3-ply pearloid white


    NECK: medium C-shape maple neck, honey amber gloss finish, 24'' scale


    NUT: bone


    NUT WIDTH: 42.3 mm


    NECK THICKNESS: 1st fret - 20.4 mm; 12th fret - 23.4 mm


    FRETBOARD: Indian rosewood, 7.25-inch radius


    FRETS: 21 vintage frets with moderate wear


    TUNERS: vintage-style Kluson slotted tuners, aged nickel finish


    BODY: alder body, traditional contours, SS body routing, full factory cavities shielding


    TOTAL WEIGHT: 3.9 kg


    BRIDGE: upgraded tune-o-matic bridge for better tuning stability


    VIBRATO: Fender Japan Jaguar vibrato with lock and tension adjustment, new vibrato arm included


    WEAR: plenty of surface wear from years of active use, hardware patina, scuffs and dents on the edges of the body (biggest ones on the lower treble side edge) and small dents on the back of the neck and top of the headstock


    PICKUPS: original Fender Japan Jaguar single-coil neck pickup with flatpole Alnico V magnet; 1990s Seymour Duncan USA Hot Rails humbucker bridge pickup


    WIRING: fully upgraded USA-spec wiring with CTS A1MEG brass shaft pots in the Lead circuit, A1MEG and B50k roller pots in the rhythm circuit, ceramic tone capacitor, Switchcraft slider switch for engaging the rhythm circuit, Switchcraft slider switches for pickups on/off and bass cut, Mullard Mustard bass cut capacitor, Switchcraft output jack

    HARDCASE: Black tolex hardcase with black plush interior


    ACCESSORIES: woven gold strap, vibrato arm


    Please note that although we put our heart and soul and also all our knowledge into every single guitar we sell, a setup is a personal preference. However, we try to get the best playability out of every guitar and set them up so you can play both rhythm and lead. We also pull them all apart to clean and check every single component and replace all unreliable parts with new ones, from dodgy pots to the whole wiring, tuners, string trees, nuts and etc. All the work done is described in detail in the listing.

    We make sure that every guitar we sell is problem free and take full responsibility for the accuracy of our listing descriptions. All photographs are done by a professional photographer and processed on a calibrated monitor. Some colours might look slightly different on your monitor, but we will always put the official Fender colour name in the listing description, so please study pictures of other guitars with the same colour if you are unsure. We focus on finding great quality guitars and making them reliable and inspiring to play.

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