Jazzmaster, and added some stylistic differences, including chrome control plates and a bass cut switch. Sales were brisk for through 1966, when the production numbers began to tail off as the guitar's twangy tones were becoming passe in the burgeoning psychedelic scene. The Jaguar was eventually dropped from the lineup in 1975, and was resurrected as a reissue by Fender Japan in the 80's, only to see a massive revival in the hands of Kurt Cobain in the early '90's.
For many, though, the Jaguar is the ultimate surf guitar, and was also seen in the hands of brilliant soul singer/ guitarist Barbara Lynn.
Friday, May 18, 2012
The sticker on the headstock isn't original, but it looks BOSS on this guitar! The bridge saddle was also modified to improve the overall intonation.
All images c2012 Derek See; guitar loaned by Danny Allen (Baby Buck Studio).