Fender 50th Anniversary Jaguar Guitar

Fender will take NAMM 2012 participants back to 1962 with the 50th Anniversary Jaguar guitar, paying homage to Jaguar's history by combining the features of both the old and new.

The new 50th Anniversary Jaguar is expected to evoke nostalgia and produce the same excitement and interest as when it was first released.

Fender 50th Anniversary Jaguar Guitar

Throughout its 50 years of production, the Jaguar has been used in a variety of music, mostly in surf rock, punk and grunge. Guitar heroes from various styles and eras hailed the Jaguar as their main axe, this include big names like Johnny Marr and Kurt Cobain. And to celebrate Jaguar's success, Fender decided to design a special 50th Anniversary model. The US made 50th Anniversary Jaguar guitar has the same distinctive Jaguar look: a sleekly modified Jazzmaster body style and elaborate control layout that matches the prevalent modern style of the early-60's.

Features include the classic 24" scale length, one degree neck-angle-pocket cut that improves pitch, a re-positioned tremolo plate and hot Jaguar single-coil pickups. Other premium features include a sleekly offset alder body with lacquer finish, 9.5”-radius bound rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and pearloid block inlays, C-shaped maple neck with lacquer finish and vintage-style truss rod. Electronics installed have separate “lead” and rhythm tone circuits with their own dedicated volume and tone controls, two-position tone switch and on/off slide switch for each pickup. Its three-ply pickguard (Mint Green-Black-Mint Green) and vintage-style floating tremolo bridge rounds up the Jaguar's looks.

The 50th Anniversary Jaguar will come with a strap, a deluxe brown case and a set of flatwound strings.

More information including its retail price will soon be available, visit Fender for further details.

Update: This guitar is currently retailing for $1,749.

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