On the top end of the market, recent sales for rare finish '62 Jaguars, like Fiesta Red, have topped the $9,000 USD mark. Find everything you need to make music. !This Jaguar is a Very Nice ‘Player Grade’ guitar in Very Good condition, making it quite a bit less than the $4,300 to $5,900 going price for one in ‘excellent’ condition.This one is priced less and includes the original brown case! Move over photo to zoom. The Jaguar was first produced in 1962, so this is a particularly landmark year for the instrument and the American Vintage '62 Jaguar is consequently sporting specs from the Jag's first year of production. The Jaguar was first produced in 1962, so this is a particularly landmark year for the instrument and the American Vintage '62 Jaguar is consequently sporting specs from the Jag's first year of production. If trying to stick in the Fender family, the contemporary offset revival has brought a number of reissues and limited edition Jaguars to the Fender catalog including a Kurt Cobain tribute model and the highly regarded Johnny Marr Signature Jaguar. Local music shops & gear makers are open online and ready to ship your dream gear. In 1962, Fender began to transition from a thicker style fretboard, now known as a "slab board," to one made using a thinner, curved piece of wood, now referred to as a "veneer board." There is a very minor blemish on the lower control plate (see pictures) and some extremely minor swirling in the nitrocellulose not easily captured in photographs…this thing is in imm…, Fender American Vintage '62 Jaguar 2004 Iced Blue Metallic. Though similar, these Fender models differ in two main ways: their scale length and pickup set. By clicking Subscribe, I agree to the processing of my data in order to receive emails. Though similar to the Jazzmaster in its offset body and lead/rhythem circuits controls, the Jaguar differed in two key ways. Notably though, even today's highest priced custom finish vintage Jaguar still sells for substantially less than any Tele or Strat of the same vintage. The American Vintage Series pays tribute to certain guitars from landmark years in Fender's history; thus, the Fender American Vintage '62 Jaguar is built to the specs of that year. The Fender Jaguar was introduced as a high-end model guitar four years after the Jazzmaster. Description: Fender Jaguar guitar Available: 1962 to present. This guitar has spent its life cased in climate-controlled environments; it has only been used for studio work (for which it has shined!). What's less common is finding a modern guitar with the shorter 24-inch scale length, though many builders will be able to offer this by custom order. The pickups on Jaguars are very important to collectors. More commonly, non-sunburst Jaguars will sell for anywhere from $4,000 to $6,000 USD. X. That said, there is certainly an active crop of Jaguar enthusiasts, many of whom would cite Kurt Cobain as a key influence in their playing and buying tastes. There are several reasons for this ongoing reemergence, including the growing popularity of indie rock, a genre that has embraced these guitars since the '80s. Have one to sell? Though similar to the Jazzmaster in its offset body and lead/rhythem circuits controls, the Jaguar differed in two key ways. Fano Guitars, Vuorensaku Guitars, and BilT are just three examples of the countless builders who specialize in the offset genre. Collectibility Rating: C Production: no official (or unofficial) production numbers available. Original Jaguars with this feature will usually sell for around 20% higher than those with the more common veneer style. Opens image gallery. Please check the fields highlighted in red. Picture Information. Ori… Local music shops & gear makers are open online and ready to ship your dream gear. Follow this product to see new listings in your feed! Subscribe here for more from the UK-based publication. Non-original pickups on a vintage Jaguar can lower value even more than other Fenders of the same period. Image not available. Since the Jaguar was introduced in 1962, there are only a select few vintage specimens with the more desirable slab style. The Made-in-Japan JG66 offers another worthwhile reissue for anyone in the market. Olympic White appears to be the most common custom finish, and these guitars typically sell in a similar range to the sunburst examples. Over the past decade, offset guitars — a classification broadly defined as any instrument with a body shape similar to that of a Fender Jaguar or Jazzmaster — have exploded in popularity. 1962 Fender Jaguar Olympic White Slab/Matching headstock. Original '60s Jaguar pickups were designed and built specifically for this model; they are not just Stratocaster transplants. Beyond these construction variations, of course, case-by-case assessment of originality, condition, and playability can impact the value of an individual guitar more than anything. Most '62 Jaguars will carry a sunburst finish, though examples with custom finishes like Lake Placid Blue and Fiesta Red do come to market occasionally. All original! Please check the fields highlighted in red. Want to sell a vintage Fender guitar? During its initial 13-year production run, the Jaguar did not sell as well as the less expensive Stratocaster and Telecaster, and achieved its most notic… For one, the Jaguar used a shorter 24-inch scale length compared to the 25 1/2-inch of most Fender … $16.05 3 bids + shipping . By clicking Subscribe, I agree to the processing of my data in order to receive emails. Today's boutique market abounds with '60s Fender-style offset guitar of every imaginable configuration.