Time to check out a used Fender Jaguar Reissue with a classic sunburst finish – Note the Made In Japan decal on the rear of the neck, along with the serial number, near the neck/body join – The serial number commences with T, which indicates a 1994/95 period – Condition wise this is a very clean instrument, certainly considering it is now around 25 years old – There is a small nick on the rear/rim of the body, otherwise any graze is minimal – Frets are clean and shows no sign of wear – So overall it has been well cared for and not played to often – Whole guitar weighs 8lbs and 7oz – All original regarding finish, hardware, pick-ups + wiring loom etc – Classic 60’s oval C neck profile that measures .865″ at the top nut end and fills out to .934″ at the 12th fret , so measurements are very much akin to models from the pre CBS golden era – Re-strung + set-up with a set of 10-46 gauge strings
Note regarding the set-up + playing experience :- Many players favour changing the bridge + trem on vintage Jazzmaster + Jaguar models – Mastery and Staytrem are common ‘updates’ – Whilst some favour the Mustang bridge assembly – The ‘big issue’ regarding a Jaguar, is the break angle of the strings over the bridge assembly, in order to obtain a decent action – Such guitars were never designed to be set-up, plus played, with light strings and a low action – As such many ‘well known’ issues occur when you try to set them up with a ‘modern’ criteria – I have changed no components on this Jag, so it is still all original – However in order to improve the set-up, plus playing performance, I have removed the neck, then placed a small shim in the body/neck pocket – This now lifts the neck up a touch and allows you to lift the bridge accordingly – Net result is an improved break angle on the bridge assembly – This eliminates most issues that annoy players today – The other issue is the loose trem arm – A simple mod is to neatly wrap some Gaffa tape around the foot of the trem arm – Just one ‘wrap’ then squeeze and now put it back in the trem assembly – Net result is a snug fit – Granted this mod won’t last for ever, so as time goes buy you’ll have to repeat such a process – Bottom line is that I can now offer for sale a vintage based Jag that plays how I’d want it to play – Responsive trem system – Sensible action that still responds to a light touch for melodic licks, plus your usual riffs + power chords
Please read below
Guitars4You Offers Reliability, Integrity and Expertise
Every guitar in stock at Guitars4You has been personally selected, inspected and approved by me, with particular attention paid to the set-up and playing performance – Every sale, phone call, mail order transaction or e-mail is handled my me – Mark Hopkin, the owner, Managing Director, cleaner and coffee maker (Jo, my wife helps with the coffee) – A journey, now in excess of 40 years, has fuelled my knowledge, experience, love, devotion and passion for exceptionally fine guitars – This reflects in every aspect of our business.
I have no desire to run an Amazon style 'click to buy' guitar shop, that lacks any soul or passion, or indeed to fill a showroom with a selection of dirty, shop soiled or dusty guitars that are in need of a set-up.
For our returns and cancellation policy relating to mail order sales, on the above menu bar click on shop info then select mail order.