And I don’t! Want to part with mine, that is. I will certainly not take it surfing, although I don’t have to worry about that here in Birmingham, AL. My 1965 Fender Jaguar will not be cruising the waves anytime soon.
I purchased the guitar from the wife of the owner who said that this was the original case. This case was sold from ’62 to ’63 so it is doubtful that this was the original case. USA sold Fenders came guitar specific cases as in each guitar was shipped in its own case. Maybe the store had guitars hanging on the wall but didn’t organize their cases very well so an earlier guitar sold with a newer case and vice versa.
The Jaguars had a similar circuit to the Jazzmaster in that it had a separate rhythm circuit on the bass horn. With the slider switch down, the lower controls are activated. The main volume and tone knob and three slider switches let you dial in the tone desired. The three switches are: neck pickup, bridge pickup and bass cut, also known as the “strange switch.” When this switch is on it has a very trebly and jangly tone.
You’ll notice the interesting looking “claws” on either side of the pickups. This was to help with the hum problem that plagued the Strats, Teles and Jazzmasters. The electronics cavities were also heavily shielded which did noticeably reduce hum. The Jaguar pickups still retain that fender tone but I think are a little stronger, hence the bass cut switch. I haven’t had enough time with it yet but I don’t think that this guitar really lends itself to blues but it does the surf/indie rock thing in spades.