Music Store Live is proud to present this 1966 Fender Jaguar! This vintage beast plays quite well and delivers the tone that a fine vintage Jag should. It can be bright, woody, thick, snarling and luminous. The neck feels terrific, like a well played and worn in vintage Fender neck should feel. The pickups sound amazing and there are no electronic issues on this guitar. The trem arm works nicely. It has plenty of give without feeling flimsy and still retains a tight response. We have set this Jaguar up so it is ready to rock upon arrival. The neck is straight, the action is set on the low side and the intonation is very good. This axe plays like a vintage guitar that has been enjoyed over the years without being mistreated.
This 1966 Fender Jaguar is largely original with the exception of the paint job. Refinished in Olympic White, this Jag received it's Fender factory refinish a long time ago, most likely in the 60's or 70's. There is an "R" written in the neck pocket to designate it's refinished status. Factory refinishes are quite common for a lot of the custom color vintage Fender guitars and it's entirely possible that this guitar never met it's original owner as a sunburst.
Everything else on this guitar is original with the exception of a replaced bone nut and possibly the frets. The frets have definitely been leveled at one time and are in very good condition. If they have indeed been replaced the work was done extremely well.
Everything else is all original. Some stand out original features include the alder body, C shape maple neck, bound rosewood fretboard, pearl dot inlays, plastic tortoise three layer pickguard, grey back Jaguar single coil pickups, F style tuners, trem arm and original hard shell case. The pots are original as well.
Neck stamp : 15 FEB 66B
Pots date : 304 6612 (Stackpole, 12th week of 1966)
Weight : 8.4 pounds
Serial # : 137635
This 1966 Fender Jaguar is in very good condition. The body shows a fairly low amount of wear for a guitar this age. Minimal finish scratches and light finish checking. There is a small patch of buckle rash on the back and a few smaller finish dings here and there, all of which you should be able to gleam from our pictures. The headstock shows some finish checking. The frets are still in very good condition. The neck is quite clean.
This is a handsome player and a beauty to add to any vintage Fender collection. The factory refinish paint job stands out marvelously and the originality of this guitar's components make it a sound vintage investment.