Fender Japan Jaguar JG66-85 Candy Apple Red 1996
Fender Jaguar, made in Japan 1996, candy apple red. My my, this is a looker. The Jag is one of those body shapes that remains perpetually cool, and in candy apple red with an aged cream guard and smoky chromes, this one is surely dressed to impress. This one has the cute little 50th anniversary badge on the back of the headstock, placing it's birthday firmly in 1996. The neck is a slim and friendly number with a streaky, striking rosewood board; it's a nice thing in the hands. Tone-wise, this has that classic Jag-jangle in spades; plus 23 years of miles on the clock add a certain openness and warmth to the midrange. There's a lot to love here, and it's a pretty safe bet to say this will still be awesome in another 23 years.
Model: Fender Jaguar '66 reissue (JG66-85)
Made: Japan, 1996 (serial V003622)
Finish: candy apple red (CAR) , 3-ply mint guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, dot inlays, 7.25" radius, 24" scale
Pickup: Fender Japan JG-Single coils
Cosmetic condition notes: Minor finish wear. Headstock has a minor mark on the end. The neck is pretty clean and smooth in the hands, just some minor dimples on the back. The back has a couple of scuffs and dimples but no major marks. The sides are pretty clean, just some dimples near the jack and a minor chip and some scuffs on the bottom horn. The front is pretty clean, just some dimples around the tailpiece and some play scratches on the guard and top horn. Overall: very good condition (8/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets have some normal wear but don't need immediate attention, 7/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 11/49s.