Fender Japan Jaguar JG66-85 Candy Apple Red 2000
Fender Jag, candy apple red, crafted in Japan 1999-02. This really doesn't need a description, the pictures surely speak for themselves. But hey, here goes, right? The Jaguar always looks good, and in bright shiny candy apple, complete with matching headstock, it's quite the heartthrob. Combined with slightly aged creamy plastics, heaps of chrome and a dark, streaky rosewood board... bellissimo. This one has had a Mustang style bridge dropped in to save string slippage, and after a setup, it's playing super smoothly. The combination of the perfectly weighted offset body, slim round neck, short scale and the cheeky trem make for a whole lot of fun in the hands. Tone-wise, this has heaps of jangle, but with a punchy attack and tasty thick low end on tap; perfect with a mountain of gain and ambient effects. Or, just turn up the springs in your amp and dial in the sound of summer. There we go, you didn't need all that, did you? The pics would've been fine after all!
Model: Fender Jaguar '66 reissue (JG66-85)
Made: Japan, 1999-02, (serial P007508)
Finish: candy apple red (CAR), 3-ply white guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, dot inlays
Mods: Mustang style bridge installed
Pickup: Fender Japan JG-Single x2
Case: basic non original gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some minor marks on the end and bottom edge. The neck is pretty clean and smooth in the hands; minor marks only. The back has widespread light scuffs around the body, as well as a few dimples around the back and bottom edge and a mark on the top horn. The sides have a few marks: scuffs on the top horn, dimples in the elbow area, a minor ding near the rear strap pin, a few dimples near the jack. The front is pretty tidy, just some dimples around the tailpiece and bridge, plus some standard play wear 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. Frets have some normal wear; they're pretty even in height with no major buzz issues but there's some minor pitting; 6/10 for life left. All electrics tested and working properly. Wearing fresh 11/49s.