(SOLD) Fender American Vintage '62 Jaguar Candy Apple Red 1999
Fender AVRI '62 Jaguar, candy apple red, made in USA 1999. The American Vintage line offered vintage-correct takes on golden era Fender models, and enjoyed long critical and popular acclaim following their release in 1982. This one dates to 1999, so it's got a few miles on the clock but has weathered the decades gracefully. The neck feels great in the hands: it's a moderate vintage C shape, carved from superb tightly grained maple and rich dark rosewood. There's heaps tonal possibilities on deck via the 'dual circuit' electronics, from swampy thick rhythm tones to biting surfy snappy leads, it's all there. There's plenty of breath and sparkle on offer, so your notes still come through in crisp clarity even with a smattering of gain and ambience. The candy apple finish has a gorgeous depth to it, paired with the dark fretboard and mint guard it looks a treat. These aren't getting any easier to find as the years march on. Beautiful stuff.
Model: Fender American Vintage '62 Jaguar
Made: Corona USA, neck date 15 Nov 1999 (serial V121143)
Finish: candy apple red, gloss nitro, 3-ply mint guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 24" scale, 7.25" radius, vintage C shape
Mods: capacitors replaced, 0.5* neck shim installed, bridge posts wrapped
Pickup: Fender American Vintage Jaguar single coil x2
Case: original G&G hard case, trem arm and docs are included
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has a couple of minor dimples on the end and bottom edge. the neck has a patch of discolouration and a smudge on the back, as well as some minor dimples and rub wear, but it's smooth in the hands. The back has some scuffs in the middle and near the neck plate, and some dimples in the elbow area, bottom horn and bottom edge. The sides have minor dimples around the whole body, no major marks. The front has some dimples near the knobs and in the elbow area, as well as some standard play wear on the guard and horns. Overall: very good condition (8/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. The frets have some normal wear but are pretty even with no major buzz issues, 7/10 for fret life left. All electrics tested and working properly. Wearing fresh 11/49 Moonshiners strings.