Fender / Jaguar / 1966 / Firemist Gold / Guitar
Wow, is that what I think it is?! Yup, very early, 1966 super rare Fender Jaguar in unfaded Firemist Gold and in stunning condition…
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 has always been a little bit at odds with its other stable mates but has always found favour in the underground. Even so, there is no denying the iconic look of the instrument, especially decked out in custom colours and covered in chrome.
The first thing that strikes you about this guitar is the colour. It’s not often you get to see Firemist Gold on anything, it was always one of the rarer Fender custom colours. This particular guitar has certainly led a charmed life, there is hardly any checking or marks anywhere and it is probably the finest example out there for sale at the moment.
The neck and the back of the body are also in wonderful condition and the neck feels really smooth and easy to play. There aren’t any signs here of damage as is exactly the same for the fretboard, which has a particularly beautiful grain on it. The original frets too show very little signs of use. The headstock has kept that smooth finish and like the body hasn’t faded much at all. The logo is also still intact and looks brilliant.
The back and sides do have a few minute dings here and there but if you look at the pictures, we are sure you will see these are very minor This is a Jag that started life in late 1965 and left the factory in early ‘66. It has the desirable features of a dot neck with bound fingerboard that in our opinion, is probably the nicest version.
The hardware is free of corrosion and still gleams almost like it was just a few years old. Electronically the guitar is correct and all the solder joints (and yes, there are many!) look to be undisturbed which is always a welcome sight to behold.
The is guitar sounds fantastic. Unplugged there’s a vibrancy that isn’t always evident I these offset guitars. The stings that are currently fitted to the guitar are .11’s and suit this scale length well. Once plugged in, the guitar has a wide pallette 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.
This guitar is certainly special. Looks to die for with tone to match. They don’t often get here in this condition so its a must for anyone looking for a custom colour offset for their collection.
ATB Guitars, UK
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.
Payment and p/x:
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.
Postage and shipping:
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
Asia £149 - £190
Rest of World including S. America £149 - £275