1965 Fender Jaguar in Original Natural Finish
This 1965 Fender Jaguar includes the original hard shell case. This model boasts a very rare natural finish. We have included photos of the neck pocket to illustrate the original neck shim and over-spray. The neck is dated September of 1965, and the serial number on the neck plate indicates that this Jaguar is from the early days of the CBS era “FMIC.” This guitar also sports some excellent “mojo” in its natural play wear on the neck and the rear of the body. Sadly, we did not receive the original tremolo arm with this piece. Feel free to email us any questions on this guitar, or stop by and see it in person!
From Reverb.com :
“The Fender Jaguar was introduced as a high-end model guitar four years after the Jazzmaster. Though similar to the Jazzmaster in its offset body and lead/rhythem circuits controls, the Jaguar differed in two key ways. For one, the Jaguar used a shorter 24-inch scale length compared to the 25 1/2-inch of most Fender guitars. Additionally, the Jaguar used two thinner single-coil pickups compared to the feedback-prone soapbox pickups of the Jazzmaster. The Jaguar was not as popular as the Telecaster or Strat in its initial run, but has found some popularity with punk, grunge and indie rockers since.”
Years of Production: 1962 – 1974
Unique to this Year: CBS purchase of Fender in 1965 brings new headstock decal, three-ply plastic pickguard, and pearloid dot inlays.
Body Style: Offset solidbody
Wood Composition: Alder body, Maple neck with veneer Rosewood fingerboard
Design Elements: Bolt-on neck, dot inlays, 2 single-coil pickups with notched side-plates, individual pickup selectors, 24-inch scale length, treble and bass roll knobs, floating tremolo system, lead/rhythm circuit switch
Finish Specifications: Sunburst was the standard finish for the Jaguar in 1965. Rarer colors are more prized by collectors.