With the help of the Fender Forum I finally found this. Owing some roots to the , it was introduced in 1962 as Fender's feature-laden top-of-the-line model, designed to lure players from Gibson. These models were available in a number of Custom Colors, and, unlike the standard production '62 Jaguars, these did feature matching headstocks. The 50th Anniversary Jaguar was available in three Custom Colors: Burgundy Mist Metallic, Candy Apple Red, and Lake Placid Blue. This guitar is made in Mexico and comes in Candy Apple red and three-color sunburst. A different model was released in 2012, it is more similar to a standard Fender Jaguar.
These Thin Skin models also featured thinner color and clear coats. In the past, a Kurt Cobain replica Jaguar was made for the Japanese domestic market. The mute was designed for guitarists who had to palm mute for extended periods, which was difficult or impossible on the Jaguar's floating bridge without knocking the bridge out of position. The Blizzard Pearl model featured white neck binding, while the Metallic Surf Green featured mint colored neck binding. Like, if you purchased a new Ford F-250 Truck or who ever you choose you get an owners manual for a Ford F-250 Truck not just a generic Ford Manual that covered the Focus, Fusion, Taurus, Edge, etc etc. Essentially a Fender Jazz Bass with a Jaguar-shaped body and Jaguar-styled switching options.
Special Edition Jaguar Thinline To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Jaguar, Fender released a semi-hollow version of the Jaguar, with an Ash top and back and two Vintage-style Jaguar single-coil pickups. The control layout consisting of a single three-way pickup toggle switch and one volume and one tone. It's difficult to find that info on the Fender site; I was curious myself about what all those freekin' switches and knobs were for after a friend of mine got one when they first came out. Originally offered in Candy Apple Red and Three-Color Sunburst, the Candy Apple Red has since been discontinued. After the Jaguar was taken out of production in 1975, vintage Jaguars became popular first with American players, and then more so during the , and movements of the 1980s and 1990s.
He didn't know exactly, and the salesperson at the store wasn't real sure either. Thanks again for your help though, it is greatly appreciated. It is made in Japan. The floating vibrato mechanism also features a built-in lock, which helped the player preserve the guitar's tuning in the event of a string breakage and easing removal of the vibrato arm. Other unusual touches include one volume knob, one tone knob and a five-way blade pickup switch. During its initial 13-year production run, the Jaguar did not sell as well as the less expensive and , and achieved its most noticeable popularity in the scene.
Another new feature was a spring-loaded rubber string mute, which was flipped upwards from under the strings by a lever. Guitar History Volume 1: Guitars Made by the Fender Company. Man; that's a whole bunch of bells and whistles for a Fender! I guess I was expecting something that was more specific. The replacement for the 1962 Jaguar was the 1965 Jaguar. It is made in Mexico. This article needs additional citations for. Some of the Custom Shop offerings feature modern appointments such as radius, pickups, hardware, and finishes.
Since then, Fender has made a variety of Jaguars in America, Mexico, and China under both the and labels. The Jaguar and the Jazzmaster also shared a dual-circuit setup, one circuit for lead and another for rhythm, each with separate controls, allowing for two preset tone and volume settings between which the guitarist could rapidly switch. Other refinements include a maple neck with a 9. Sorry, but the owners manual for a jaguar bass does not exist. On top of that, when the strings are strummed behind the bridge, a characteristic chiming sound is created, which has been exploited by artists like. In the 1990s the popularity of the Jaguar and Jazzmaster exploded after they were used by guitarists such as , , , , , , , , and. The bridge and of the Jaguar and the help produce since there is a considerable length of string between the bridge and the tailpiece.
Several other variations have been released within the last decade, including several humbucker versions and a in 2006. Fender did offer a limited production run of the '65 Jaguar in Ice Blue Metallic, which did feature a matching headstock. All three pickups—two standard Stratocaster® single-coils and an Atomic humbucking bridge pickup—are angled for enhanced bass and treble response. It is currently the only Jaguar that is sold left-handed along with right-handed. This model was manufactured for Guitar Center as a Fender Special Run and came in Blizzard Pearl or Metallic Surf Green. If you want wiring diagrams and more info, e-mail me at Have a ball!!! Equipped with DiMarzio humbuckers, Gotoh tuners, and a Tune-o-matic bridge. Photographs for the campaign, done by Bob Perine, included photographs of bikini-clad girls on sandy beaches holding Jaguars—many of these featured Perine's daughter and her friends.
On the right lower bout, the top switch is the 'on-off' for the neck pickup, the middle switch is the 'on-off' for the bridge pickup and the bottom switch is the 'series-parallel' switch for both pickups. Unlike the Jazzmaster, the Jaguar was fitted with a shorter 24-inch scale, 22-fret neck and featured smaller pickups with notched side plates that improved , making the Jaguar less prone to interference than the more popular and. One of the reasons why the Jaguar was used by artists is the sonic possibilities offered by the bridge construction. This guitar is only available in black with a matching black headstock and chrome hardware to emphasise its unique design. The controls are as follows. Even though I deserved it. The 1965 Jaguar features a bound rosewood fingerboard with larger pearloid dot inlays, a slightly larger C profile, new, more vintage-accurate pickups, a thinner finish, no amber tint in the clear coat on the neck, and ships with a black tolex case with a red plush interior.