Introduced in 1962, the Jaguar was intended to be Fender's new top of the line model, but with its unique sound, switching options and shorter scale, it would go on to find favour with alternative musicians throughout the following decades.
This 1965 Fender Jaguar is a wonderful instrument, and a fantastic example of a Fender offset from the CBS transitional era, when both the Jaguar and Jazzmaster underwent some cosmetic changes. The main feature of this guitar is of course its colour, finished in the Blonde custom colour finish which was sprayed over Ash bodies to show off the natural grain of the wood, and is one of the lesser seen Fender custom colours of this period. The neck has a comfortable mid '60s profile and features the neck binding and dot inlay combo that was seen on these guitars throughout 1965, before pearloid block inlays became the norm for Jaguars and Jazzmasters from 1966 onwards.
This guitar is in very good condition and is externally and internally original, with the original Blonde finish showing the kind of play wear you would expect to see from a guitar of this age, with some lacquer wear to the edges of the body. The electronics are original and in perfect working order, with the pots dating to the 45th week of 1965. The heel of the neck shows a NOV 65 ink stamp. This guitar also includes its case, tremolo arm and string mute.