Sathington W. Dec 1, 2008 Lubbock, Texas. The catalogue starts with solid bodies: three six string guitars and three basses. Straight edge ruler: an 18 inch metal ruler is adequate. In 1962 Fender introduced the Jaguar guitar. If you buy … After playing with it for about 6 months, hoping it would grow on … The jazz great came into contact with a Jazzmaster at the Synanon rehab program where he was recovering from addiction issues, recording the Sounds Of Synanon album with his fellow patients. Separated and comparison body templates for the Jaguar and the Jazzmaster. Page 2. Fender Jaguar and Jazzmaster Pass didn't just play an early Jazzmaster for its intended purpose, but he also played a Jaguar too. In 1962, Fender released the Jaguar, four years after the Jazzmaster was released. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Aug 2, 2009 #1. Fender | Jazzmaster + Jaguar Bodies. Fender 1963/1964 guitar catalogue. Download The Fender Jaguar was introduced as a high-end model guitar four years after the Jazzmaster. The higher the string gauge the less string buzz or slap. The Jaguar also has an extra fret on its neck, packing 22 into its shorter scale, while the Jazzmaster incorporates a more traditional Fender complement of 21. Though similar to the Jazzmaster in its offset body and lead/rhythem circuits controls, the Jaguar differed in two key ways. As with its predecessor the Jazzmaster, the Jaguar enjoyed popularity with the surf music scene. Fender opened a factory in Ensenada, Mexico in the late '80s and instruments started coming off the line in 1990. Fender Jaguar vs. Jazz Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Sathington W., Aug 2, 2009. The Jazzmaster has physically much wider pickups than the Jaguar, and the pickup coils have a different shape. Fender Jazzmaster ’58 Reissue, prototype replica Launch of Fender Jaguar. So, I bought a Bongo. BASIC SOUND The next big difference lurks in the basic sound. For dropped-D toning low E of at least .052. Fresh strings: Recommended for the Jaguar, Jazzmaster, Mustang and Jag-Stang .011s and up. Mexican-made (MIM) Fenders carry a serial number on the headstock starting with an M. Some exceptions include a handful of special editions and signature models as well as the split US/Mexican-made California series which all have a "AMXN" at the beginning of their serials. Based on the Jazzmaster, with the same body shape and tremolo system, but with a short scale of only 24 “ … It succeeded the Telecaster (1951), the Stratocaster (1954) and the Jazzmaster (1958) as Fender’s most expensive high-end model intended to supersede the models that came before it.