We present a 1965 Fender Jaguar with matching headstock, in its original Fiesta Red finish.
This Custom Color is in absolute mint condition, with pearloid dots on the dark veneer rosewood fingerboard with bound neck. It even comes complete with its original tremolo arm, bridge cover and hardshell case.
This guitar has been in storage for 30 years and has almost never been played. As a consequence, unfortunately the volume-pot where dead. I tried to save it with contact cleaner but the pot was too rusty and oxidized. Therefore the original pot is replaced with a brand new CTS volume-pot so it can run perfectly. Otherwise this beautiful guitar is all original with no other modifications.
There is so much resonance of this instrument when you strike your first chord, and that dynamic, soulful quality really translates into the amplified signal.
The “strangle” toggle (located on the hexagonal plate next to the individual pickup on/off switches) gives the guitar a treble heavy snap, while the rhythm circuit is a separate circuit for the neck pickup, engaging a darker tone cap. The rhythm circuit provides one of the best sounds on this guitar, with a thicker, wooly tone that still has plenty of clarity, while adding warmth to your clean signal.
The maple neck has a C-shaped profile gaining notable shoulder and roundness as you travel up the fretboard with good chunk. The original frets is like new and there is a lot of life left.
This Jaguar has extremely few nicks and dings, and other cosmetic wear. All pickups are untouched and intact and no re-wound pickups.
All original and correct.
Comes with its original Fender hardshell case
Neck date: August 1965
Tone pot: 1965 – Volume pot – brand new
Neck pickup 5.72 kOhm & Bridge pickup 5.97 kOhm
Weight: 3.8 Kilograms