Fender / Jaguar / 1962 / Sunburst / Guitar For Sale

First year, Sunburst 1962 Fender Jag anyone…? 

Billed as ‘faster and easier to play’ due to its shorter scale length, and equipped with some of the most advanced switching options of any Fender to date, the Jaguar cut quite a swath when introduced in the spring of 1962. Its sports car looks and catchy ad campaigns meant to appeal to the growing youth market showed Fender taking huge strides into the new decade with the Jaguar as its headlining instrument. 

Classic, early 60’s sunburst is in fine condition showing the battle scars of a life well lived. The back only has been refinished by a previous owner but that looks to be the only modification. It is not the greatest job, it has to be said and looks as if it is fairly crudely done so anyone who wants to strip it off may find it comes off fairly easily.

The front of the body and the neck retain all original finish.

The neck is in great shape and feels very comfortable. The fretboard shows signs of wear and its had a refret. The neck date is August 1962 and would have been amongst some of the first to have the curved as opposed to slab fingerboard. These early curved fingerboards were thicker than the later ones in '63.

The original tortoiseshell pickguard hasn't shrunk very much and is in fantastic condition. 

The hardware is free of too much corrosion, the saddles being the worst off. 

Electronically the majority of the wiring is correct. When the guitar arrived here with us a few bits of the wiring had been changed for plastic covered wire. These have been replaced with proper cloth covered wire. The pots read week 45 of 1962. Other solder joints have also been disturbed.  

The guitar comes with its correct Selmer hardshell case which is what it would have been sold in when it was new, in the UK.

The guitar sounds fantastic. Unplugged there’s a vibrancy that isn’t always evident in these offset guitars. Once plugged in, the guitar has a wide palette of tones available and both pickups work well so as to make any option a good one, again a statement that can’t be made about all Jaguars unfortunately.

First year Jags have something special about them and this one is no exception. Reasonably priced too..

ATB Guitars, UK  

Contact name:
Mike Long
Vintage Gibson, Fender and Martin from 1940's-1970's
Opening hours:
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Hello we’re ATB Guitars.

We are one of Europes leading sellers of vintage and rare guitars. We only sell vintage Gibson and Fender electric guitars from 1950 until 1975 and have an extensive inventory to browse in our bricks and mortar store in Cheltenham, UK or in our online web store.

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All prices are in UK GBP £ Sterling. Payment can be made by Paypal, bank transfer, cash, or money order cashiers cheque etc. 

Should you not be absolutely delighted with your purchase you may return it to Cheltenham, at your own expense, within 7 days from the date of delivery for a full refund. The item must not have been altered or tampered with in any way, and it must arrive in the same condition as it left us.

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We ship within the UK by Royal Mail Recorded (small items under 2Kg), TNT or UPS and Worldwide by Royal Mail Airmail Signed For (small under 2Kg) Parcelforce, UPS or FedEx. All shipping prices include expert packing, cartons and packing materials but not insurance which is typically around 2% of items value. Currently approx shipping rates for a single guitar are as follows:

UK excluding Northern Ireland and Highlands £29
Most of mainland Europe £49
U.S.A. £129
Asia £149 - £190
Rest of World including S. America £149 - £275


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