Fender Jaguar

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The Fender Jaguar is an electric guitar. It was introduced in the mid '60s, and has an offset solid-body design. It has a 24" scale length as opposed to the Stratocaster's 25.5". The pickup arrangement, bridge, and electronics are also different.

Traditional Jaguars have two single coil pickups, with metal claws around them to shield them from hum. They also have a tremolo (Fender term for vibrato) system, and a complicated switching system that includes a rhythm circuit and a "strangle" or low-cut switch.

Jaguars were popular with Surf music at the time they came out. During the 70's and 80's they fell from favor, and could be obtained secondhand at relatively affordable prices. In the 1990's they enjoyed a resurgence with Indie and Grunge musicians, most famously Kurt Cobain.

Current Models

  • American Vintage 1962 reissue - MIA, SS, standard trem
  • Classic Player Jaguar Special HH - MIM, HH, coil splittable and blendable, trem closer to bridge, Enforcer pickups
  • Jaguar Special HH - MIJ, HH, dragster humbuckers, matching headstock, tunomatic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
  • Johnny Marr Jaguar - customized controls, SS, trem, Bare Knuckle pickups
  • Kurt Cobain Jaguar - DiMarzio pickups, HH, trem, relic, customized controls
  • Fender Blacktop Jaguar HH - tunomatic and stopbar tailpiece, HH, Fender hot alnico pickups
  • Blacktop Jaguar 90 - P90-like pickups
  • Modern Player Jaguar - No pickguard, P90-like pickups, MIC
  • 50th Anniversary Jaguar