Fender Original 1966 Jaguar in 2-Tone Sunburst w/ Tortoiseshell Pickguard, Pre-Owned

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  • Vintage Instrument: 1966 - 52 Years Old
  • Great Condition: Cosmetic Wear due to Age
  • 2 Tone Sunburst Finish
  • Comes with non-original Fender Hard Case

This is a 1966 Fender Jaguar in great condition for its 52 years - there is the expected wear to the body paint around the guitars edges, and there is some checking to the lacquer on the headstock. The frets are in great condition, and the neck is level and has no dead spots. This Jaguar has been well looked after - although the case isn't original, it is a fender case in excellent condition.

Unique to this Year: By 1966, Fender adds white binding to the fretboard of the Jaguar. Tuners also change to F-style tuners.

Body Style: Offset solidbody 

Wood Composition: Alder body, Maple neck with veneer Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: Bolt-on neck, dot inlays, 2 single-coil pickups with notched side-plates, individual pickup selectors, 24-inch scale length, treble and bass roll knobs, floating tremolo system, lead/rhythm circuit switch

Full Specification and Condition Notes


Finish: Original.

Top Material:

Body Material: Alder Body

Body Details: Solid alder body under a sunburst finish with a few very minor touchups near and around the lower bout.

Neck Material: Maple Neck

Fingerboard Material: Rosewood Fingerboard

Neck Profile: Medium C-Shape

Neck Thickness (IN): 1st fret: .84" / 12th: .93"

Fingerboard Radius: 7.25

Nut Width: 1-5/8 in

Neck Details: One piece maple neck with a bound rosewood veneer board, large block inlays, and truss-rod adjustment at the heel.

Electronics: Two single-coil pickups, master volume and tone controls, lead/rhythm switch, lead circuit controls (mid-tone and pickup on off switches), and rhythm volume and tone thumbwheel controls.

- Pot codes date to 1966.

Pickup Measurements: Bridge: 6.2 k? / Neck: 6 k?

Hardware: Original chrome hardware.

- Non-original bone nut.

- The trem arm, strings mute, and bridge cover are not installed but in the case.

Weight: 7 lbs 14.9 oz

Modifications / Repairs: Minor finish touchups.

- The nut has been replaced.

Case: Hardshell Case

Case Details: Newer Fender vintage style black tolex hardshell case.

- Contents: Trem arm, bridge cover, and string mute.

Cosmetic Condition: This guitar shows age and play wear throughout. The headstock finish is plentiful with lateral checking. There is buckle rash on the back, the top and sides show nicks and dings.

- There are signs of minor finish touchups along the bottom edge, most notably along the bass side lower bout edge/contour.

Tech Notes: The truss-rod is maxed however it is holding the neck straight. The frets are low and wide showing only light signs of play wear.The guitar does setup well with 10 gauge strings and optimal action hight. 

- The serial number dates to 1966 or 1967 with the pot codes dating to 1966 and there is a 1966 neck heel stamp.

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