Vintage Fender Jaguars in 2020
Posted on January 04 2021
Of the very few redeeming qualities of 2020, one was the fact that I was able to buy six different 1960s Fender Jaguar guitars. The Fender Jaguar has become one of my favorite vintage electric guitars ever made. I'm always a Fender guitar buyer but I'm especially looking to buy nice examples of Fender Jaguars from the 1960s and 1970s. You can contact me here to sell a vintage Fender Jaguar guitar.
Near mint 1966 Fender Jaguar with tags
I can't imagine a good reason why this 1966 Fender Jaguar in Sunburst with tag wasn't played! It was so incredibly clean and well preserved. It weighed in at 8lbs 7oz and had a comfortable large neck profile measuring .84" at the first fret and .94" at the 12th fret. All it need was a thorough cleaning, new pickup and bridge mute foam, proper neck shim, and electronics cleaning. A little set up brought this beauty into fantastic playing condition. It was far better than even a new guitar!
Another 1966 Fender Jaguar?
It's so strange when amazing vintage guitars come in pairs! It happens so often that it has to be statistically significant. This similarly clean 1966 Fender Jaguar came in only a few weeks after the first one along with a super nice 1956 Danelectro U-2 guitar in original tweed case.
I purchased both guitars from a guy who was the neighbor of an elderly couple and fellow guitar plater. The neighbor was chatting with the couple when the topic of guitars came up. The elderly gentleman mentioned that he used to play guitar back in the 1960s and still had a few guitars. Both of these emerged in spectacular condition. The guitar playing neighbor kept a large Harmony archtop guitar but sold these two to me. I was thrilled to get both!
1963 Fender Jaguar Sunburst
This killer 1963 Fender Jaguar came to me from its original owner out of South Carolina. I received an e-mail from a friend on Instagram (check out @truevintageguitar) about a local contact with some guitars to sell. I could tell this was going to be a fantastic Jag so I bought it! It weighed in at 8lbs 2oz and had an even larger neck profile measuring .87" at the first fret and .99" at the 12th.
I performed all the typical set up that I do on Jaguars including a thorough cleaning, replace foams, install shim, lubricate truss rod nut, clean electronics, reinstall everything and set up. It was an excellent example with killer flat pole pickups! The flat pole pickups with black bobbins tend to have a little flatter frequency response than the staggered pole examples. That's pretty beneficial on a Jag.
Three more vintage Fender Jaguars from 2020