Here is a vintage 1962 Fender Jaguar electric guitar. This particular first-year pre-CBS example, serial number 84777, is in very nice 100% all original condition, and includes the original brown case. The subtle mojo makes it practical for both the player who would rather make a vintage investment than waste money on a newer guitar, or the collector who prefers to play their original instruments instead of being preoccupied with not breathing on them. This rare guitar’s significance is enhanced by both the Ash body with the Custom Color Blonde finish and the Brazilian Rosewood slab board fingerboard. The slab board fingerboard was quickly replaced by the cap board veneer the very next month after this neck was stamped. Of all the top-of-the-line Jaguars produced, there are very few slab board necks with original Ash bodies, with an estimated total of several hundred.
Serial Number: 84777
Potentiometer Codes: 304-6218 (Stackpole)
Neck Date Stamp: 1 JUN 62B
Weight: 7 lbs. 14 oz (light weight!)
First and foremost, this guitar feels incredible, and sounds brilliant. The neck profile is absolutely perfect: somewhat large, with a fit that hugs the palm of your hand. The frets are nicely preserved, so playability is fantastic. It is lightweight and resonant which of course augment the overall electrified sound, and it’s simply one of the great ones. They’re definitely not all this good, and I haven’t enjoyed a Jaguar as much as this particular specimen this much in years.
The Jaguar was Fender’s top-of -the-line guitar. It features a very advanced electronic arrangement which was intended to make it the most dynamic and sophisticated guitar offered. All the electronics are original and work perfectly. This guitar is in excellent all original condition. The original blonde finish has developed a creamy yellow patina, which still retains a surprsing amount of original luster. Since the Blonde finish is rather thick, some would mistake it for Olympic White, however, though subtle, the grain of the Ash can clearly be seen through the nearly opaque finish.
This guitar is in 100% all original condition, and was recently brokered through the original owner’s family. The headstock exhibits humidity exposure which has compromised the original clear coat on the tip of the peghead. It could probably be touched up, but I decided to let the next owner deal with it as they choose. That is the only area with such a defect. Otherwise, the body in very beautiful condition, with various inevitable coily cable lacquer impressions on the back of the body, and various expected dings. The guitar includes a reissue vibrato arm, though I am still waiting for the original to be mailed from the previous/original owner’s son. Not necessarily promised, but he seemed to think he remembers it being in a drawer somewhere, fingers crossed.
The guitar weighs 7 lbs 14 oz. As mentioned, the original brown Fender case is included and is in nice condition. All the latches work and the handle is intact.