Fender debuted the Jaguar model in 1962 as the next jewel in the offset line. The Jaguar featured a slightly modified version of the Jazzmaster’s offset body, proprietary shielded single coil pickups, a rhythm/lead circuit with bass cut switch, a new “Fender Mute” bridge mute and the Jazzmaster’s tremolo and bridge system. Fender placed the Jazzmaster and Jaguar guitars at the top of the line in the early 1960s. Custom colors were offered for offset guitars with common colors including Olympic White, Candy Apple Red, and Lake Placid Blue. More rare colors include Fiesta Red, Sonic Blue and even more rare – Black.
This clean 1966 Fender Jaguar in rare factory custom color Black with matching headstock has been lightly played and comes to you in excellent collectible and playable condition. All parts are original to the guitar except the strings and the tip of the tremolo arm. The neck is dead straight and the frets have a full life ahead of them. Both pickups have strong output and the electronics have never been messed with. This guitar left the dealership with a Parker Bodyguard plastic cover on the back. The Bodyguards’ black foam often deteriorates and leaves a little smudge around the edge of the guitar. We’ve opted to leave the smudge as it adds to the authenticity of the finish and story. This guitar is ready for the studio, collection or stage.