An exquisite exercise in chrome, plastic and wood—the Jaguar guitar’s delightfully off-kilter aesthetics and unique sound made it a darling of underground artists from the ‘70s to today. Though i... Click To Read More About This Product
An exquisite exercise in chrome, plastic and wood—the Jaguar guitar’s delightfully off-kilter aesthetics and unique sound made it a darling of underground artists from the ‘70s to today. Though it was the pinnacle of guitar technology when it was released in 1962, time (and technology) marches on so Fender updated the Jaguar with modern features and materials, hot-rodding it for today’s players. The result? The American Professional Jaguar—a dangerous instrument with bite.
Developed by Michael Frank, the brand-new V-Mod Jaguar pickup design expands the guitar’s sonic palette with hot, vintage-informed tone delivering plenty of midrange punch and definition. Retain high end clarity when adjusting the volume control, thanks to the new treble-bleed tone circuit that lets your tone shine through in all its glory.
The new modern “Deep C”-shaped neck profile feels just right in your hand while the narrow-tall frets make it easy to bend strings accurately and play perfectly intonated chords. The improved tremolo and bridge incorporate a screw-in arm and brass Mustang saddles that stabilize the strings while adding a touch of sonic zip to your tone.
The best of yesterday and today, the American Professional Jaguar is the latest form of electric inspiration from Fender. Step up and stake your claim to a legend. Includes hardshell case.
Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Not applicable
Body wood: Alder
Body finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: Modern Deep C
Neck wood: Maple
Scale length: 24 in.
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Satin
Radius: 9.5 in.
Fret size: Tall narrow
Number of frets: 22
Nut width: 1.687 in. (42.8 mm)
Neck: V-Mod Single-coil Jaguar
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: V-Mod Single-coil Jaguar
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: None
Control layout: Master volume with treble-bleed, tone
Pickup switch: 4-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups (In Parallel), Position 3. Neck Pickup, Position 4. Neck and Bridge Pickups (In Series)
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
Bridge design: 9.5 inch Radius Jazzmaster/Jaguar Bridge
Tailpiece: Vintage-Style Floating Tremolo with Tremolo Lock Button and Screw-in Tremolo Arm
Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Electronics
Case: Hardshell case
Country of origin: United States
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Comments about Fender American Professional Jaguar Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:
I bought this guitar along with an American Vintage Series '65 Jaguar so that I could play them side by side and compare them. The Vintage is the superior instrument, but at a thousand dollars more it should be. That's taking nothing away from the AmPro, though. It is a finely built American Fender! The 9.5" fretboard radius and the truss rod adjustment at the headstock are nice modern features that the Vintage does not have, and the treble-bleed circuit is a real plus, also. My only complaint is the new circuitry. Gone are the two, independently controlled rhythm and lead circuits of earlier Jaguars. Fender calls the change "streamlining," but I call it limiting. A wider range of tonal possibilities was possible with the original design. While it is true that the phase selector switch and the series/parallel selector switch give you some sounds that the original design does not, I found those tones undesirable anyway, so in my opinion they were not advantages. This new Jag does make some sweet sounds, though, just not as many.