Fender Japan Jaguar JG66-85 Rebel Yellow 1998
Fender Jaguar, rebel yellow, made in Japan 1997-00. Well, safe to say, I've never seen a Jag in this finish before. Rebel yellow is a bit of a cult favourite on Fender Japan guitars, so while it was basically never a catalog colour on most models, you occasionally see a Strat or Tele pop up in this finish, but a Jag... good luck finding another one. The finish has yellowed (yep) to an awesome sunny-side-up hue; it's absolutely a traffic stopping, gaudy and glorious creature. The playing side is all there too. The neck is a slim, round profile with lovely concentric oval grain patterns on the back; it's arrow-straight and super friendly in the hands. The short scale, perfectly weighted offset body and Jag trem combine for a slinky, lively playing experience... you're having fun from the outset. The classic Jag-jangle offers a nice balance of snappy attack and rounded, punchy bass; it's perfect with a healthy dose of effects. Sometimes I see a guitar and just know I have to get it into my life; and see... you feel it too on this one, right?
Model: Fender Jaguar (JG66-85)
Made: Japan, Dyna plant, 1997-00 (serial O055357)
Finish: rebel yellow (RYL), 3-ply cream guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 24" scale, 7.25" radius
Pickup: Fender Japan JG-Single x2
Case: basic gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some minor marks on the end. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back only. The back has some light scuffs and dimples, no major marks. The sides have a few things to note: dimples on the shoulder carve, four little repaired chips on the bottom corner near the jack, dimples on the bottom horn. The front is pretty clean, just some dimples near the tailpiece and 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 are in pretty good shape with minor wear, 8/10 for fret life left. All electrics tested and working properly. Wearing fresh 11/49s.