FENDER AMERICAN VINTAGE 62 JAGUAR

MORE ABOUT AMERICAN VINTAGE ’62 JAGUAR®

The American Vintage series introduces an all-new lineup of original-era model year guitars that bring Fender history and heritage to authentic and exciting new life. With key features and pivotal design elements spanning the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s, new American Vintage series instruments delve deep into Fender’s roots—expertly preserving an innovative U.S. guitar-making legacy and vividly demonstrating like never before that Fender not only knows where it’s going, but also remembers where it came from.

The American Vintage Series has long presented some of Fender’s best selling guitars (their early-’80s introduction, in fact, was one of the first signs that Fender was “back” as the CBS era ended). Today, Fender has boldly cleared the slate to make way for a fresh American Vintage series with new features, new specs and the most meticulous level of vintage accuracy yet. Rather than just replacing the previous models with different ones, we’ve completely and comprehensively re-imagined the entire vintage-reissue concept—restoring original tooling dies, voicing new pickups, reformulating vintage colors and more—based on actual vintage guitars we tracked down to make sure we had it right. We did the work, and it shows, because there’s pure tonal magic in each new American Vintage instrument.

The American Vintage ’65 Jaguar® guitar marks a key chapter in the guitar’s history. That is, after surf and before punk, when the sole ’60s member of Fender’s big four guitars staked its own gradually growing claim in the hearts and hands of a select group of alternative-minded guitarists who appreciated its distinctive design and offbeat status. The classic Jaguar shorter scale, dual-circuit layout and sleekly chromed-out design are here, along with a bound round-laminated fingerboard and larger pearl dot inlays—elegant touches the Jaguar acquired in 1965, merely three years after its introduction.

SPECS

General

General

Model Name: American Vintage ’62 Jaguar®,  3 Tone Sunburst
Model Number: 0112100800
Series: American Vintage
Color: 3 Tone Sunburst

Body

Body

Body Shape: Jaguar®
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Fender Flash Coat Lacquer

Neck

Neck

Neck Material: Maple
Neck Shape: Mid ’60s “C”
Scale Length: 24″ (610 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25″ (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Vintage-Style
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650″ (42 mm)
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Vintage-Style
Neck Finish: Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
Fingerboard: Slab Rosewood
Position Inlays: Pearloid Dot

Electronics

Electronics

Bridge Pickup: American Vintage ’62 Single-Coil Jaguar
Neck Pickup: American Vintage ’62 Single-Coil Jaguar
Controls: Lead Circuit: Volume, Tone. Rhythm Circuit: Volume, Tone
Pickup Switching: 2-On/Off Slide Switches, One for Each Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SS

Hardware

Hardware

Bridge: American Vintage Floating Tremolo with Tremolo Lock Button
Tuning Machines: Single Line “Fender Deluxe” Vintage Style
Orientation: Right-Hand
Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoiseshell
Control Knobs: Vintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass®
Switch Tips: Aged White

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

Strings: Fender® USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Unique Features: Bound round-laminated fingerboard and larger pearl dot inlays; All-new pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound, with classic dual-circuit wiring and controls; Vintage-style floating tremolo with lock button
Included Accessories: Vintage ’65 Jag Strap, Cable, and Cloth; Flatwound String Set, ’60s Jag Information Kit, Bridge Cover, Vintage and Modern Owner’s Manuals, Saddle Height Wrench