(SOLD) Fender Japan Jaguar JG66-85 Sunburst 1998
Fender Jag, sunburst, crafted in Japan 1997-00. If you can't have fun and look cool playing a sunburst Jag, perhaps you need to take up chess or lawn bowls as a hobby, as this bestows even the nerdiest among us (like me) with a certain streetsmart swagger and effortless charm. The combination of a slim neck, short scale, perfectly weighted offset body and cheeky trem make for an effortless playing experience; this feels great in the hands. The late-90s era red tort guard pops perfectly against the burst finish too, it's a great little hit of colour. You can dial in all sorts of tones with the dual-circuit electronics, My favourite is a spooky, dense, vocal rhythm tone on the rhythm circuit... gooey goodness. You can get heaps of chiming, sizzling sparkly jangle on the lead circuit, which is perfect if you're adding a mountain of fuzz and reverb and chorus and whatnot as the clarity still cuts through. The adjust-o-matic bridge is a nice touch too, it helps keep everything in the right place. Jagtastic.
Model: Fender Jaguar '66 reissue (JG66-85)
Made: Japan, Dyna plant, 1997-00 (serial O027742)
Finish: 3-tone sunburst (3TS), 3-ply red tort guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, dot inlays
Mods: bridge replaced
Pickup: Fender Japan JG-Single x2
Case: basic non-original gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has some minor dimples on the end and back and some scuffs on the edges. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, there's a few minor dimples on the back only. The back has a couple of minor chips on the back edge near the rear strap pin and in the elbow area as well as widespread dimples around the body; no major marks. The sides have some scuffs on the top edge, some minor chips and dimples in the elbow area, some scuffs and dents near the jack and some dimples and minor chips on the bottom horn. The front has a couple of minor dents around the tailpiece and near the jack, as well as some dimples in the elbow area and top horn and some normal play wear on the guard and horns. Overall: good condition (7/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. Frets have some normal wear but are fairly even with no major buzz issues, 6/10 for fret life left. All electrics tested and working properly. Wearing fresh 11/49 Moonshiners strings.