Fender Japan Jaguar JG66-85 Candy Apple Red 2000
Fender Jag, candy apple red, crafted in Japan 1999-02. There's not much that needs to be said here, really the pictures tell the story. It's hard to think of a more attractive body shape for a guitar than the classic offset Jag, and surely, that candy apple finish hits all the lines just right. This one has been blessed with a black guard, adding a certain level of meanness to the aesthetic... it looks very, very good indeed. The neck on this one is a moderate, round C profile and feels instantly familiar; just like a good singalong chorus. The perfectly weighted body, slinky short scale and cheeky trem make for an addictive and easy player. I've set up enough of these now to know exactly how to get them purring nicely, so this is in great playing order. The dual circuit electronics allow you to dial in a thick, punchy rhythm tone on the top circuit and a biting, snappy lead sound on the lead circuit; it's heaps of fun once you get your head around it. Just add a nasty fuzz pedal and a giant spring reverb and you're well on your way to a good time.
Model: Fender Jaguar (JG66-85)
Made: Japan, 1999-02, Dyna plant (serial P041891)
Finish: candy apple red (CAR) , 3-ply black guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, dot inlays, 7.25" radius, 24" scale
Mods: guard replaced
Pickup: Fender Japan JG-Single coils
Case: basic non original gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some minor marks on the end and dimples on the back. The neck is pretty clean and smooth in the hands, just some minor dimples on the back. The back has a chip near the serial number and a couple of scuffs and dimples around the body but no major marks. The sides have minor dimples only on the top horn and shoulder and a series of dimples, scratches and miniature chips along the bottom side. The front is pretty tidy, just some dimples around the bridge and control plate and some light play scratches on the top horn and guard. There's a tiny chip near the circuit switch. 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 are freshly polished with minor wear only, 8/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 11/49s.