(SOLD) Fender American Vintage '62 Jaguar KC Mods Sunburst 2003
Fender AVRI '62 Jag, modded, sunburst, made in USA 2003. Patron saint of flannelette shirts Kurt Cobain set the music world on fire in a big hurry in the early 90s. Many live shots of Nirvana see Sir Kurt toting a heavily modified sunburst 1963 Jaguar: Dimarzio humbuckers, modified switching, extra knob on the plate, tune-o-matic bridge. This here is a high end American Vintage '62 reissue Jaguar, so it's a classy starting point, modded to match those iconic specs. We've had a few takes on this idea through the shop before, from modified and custom ordered Japan models to the Mex-made Roadworn series production model, but this one is definitely the best of the lot in my humble opinion. It feels great in the hands: the slim vintage C neck is very intuitive, the hardware holds tune nicely, it resonates enthusiastically... great. The tone is mammoth: thick, meaty, smooth, but with heaps of attack and punch and a nice snappy treble. It's absolutely perfect into a dirty amp, it's an instant power-chord-party-machine, although it's hi-fi and responsive enough to cover a bunch of more complex ground if you are so inclined. This is a pretty unique piece, and it really does nail the brief, so if you're a longtime Nirvanoid or even just looking for a cool hot-rodded offset, this is a very fun option indeed. "Here we are now, in containers".
Model: Fender American Vintage '62 Jaguar
Made: Corona USA, neck date Nov 26 2003
Finish: three tone sunburst, gloss nitro
Body: alder, two piece centre join
Neck: maple, rosewood slab fretboard, 24.75" scale, 7.25" radius, vintage C shape
Mods: new pickups installed including some routing, new guard installed, control plate drilled for an extra knob, re-wired with three-way toggle and slider switch to split the pickups to a single coil sound on replaced lower switch plate, tune-o-matic bridge installed, nut replaced, 1 degree neck shim installed
Pickups: Dimarzio Super Distortion and PAF humbucker x2
Accessories: original G&G hard case, tremolo arm, original pickups/wiring not included
Cosmetic Condition Notes: The headstock has a dent and scuff on the top edge near the low E tuner. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples and rub wear on the back only. The back has a sticker fade mark near the neck plate, scuffs in the middle of the body, elbow area and bottom corner as well as some dimples along the back edge. The sides have minor scuffs in the elbow area, dimples and minor marks near the jack and some dimples on the bottom horn. The front has some dimples around the tailpiece and elbow area, scuffs around the bridge and pickup and some 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. All electronics tested and working properly. Wearing fresh 11/49 Moonshiners strings.
Fret Life: 7/10, minor wear including minor pitting, but they're pretty even with no major buzz issues.