Fender Modern Player Jaguar Electric Guitar Transparent Red Rosewood Fretboard

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Overview

Throughout its history, Fender has always made a special point of welcoming new players to the family by offering entry-level instruments of remarkable style and substance (such as the Duo-Sonic, Mustang and Musicmaster models), with great sound, classic looks, solid performance and eminent affordability. The Modern Player Series continues that great "my-first-Fender" tradition with thoroughly modern features and several distinctively unconventional new takes on Fender's most revered instruments”all with outstandingly attainable value.

The Modern Player Jaguar is a lean, mean and stripped-down version of the classic Fender model, with a full-throated pair of single-coil Modern Player MP-90 pickups on a sans-pickguard mahogany body. Other features include a C-shaped maple neck, rosewood fretboard with 9.5 radius and 21 medium jumbo frets, 3-way toggle pickup switching, Jazz Bass-style control knobs, vintage-style Adjusto-Matic bridge with anchored tailpiece, vintage-style tuners and nickel/chrome hardware.

Features
  • Series: Modern Player
  • Body Shape: Jaguar
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Body Finish: (516) gloss polyester, (538,539) open pore satin polyester
  • Neck: Maple, "C" shape, gloss polyester finish
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1cm)
  • Frets: 21, Medium Jumbo
  • Scale Length: 24"
  • Nut Width: 1.650 (42mm)
  • String Nut: Synthetic bone
  • Pickups: Modern Player MP-90 Pickup (Bridge)
  • Modern Player MP-90 Pickup (Neck)
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Keys: Vintage Style Tuning Machines
  • Bridge: Vintage Style Adjusto-Matic bridge with anchored tailpiece
  • Control Knobs: Jazz Bass knobs
  • Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
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FenderModern Player Jaguar Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 10 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great value!

The MP-90 pickups really crank. The volume knob does not get in my way. The 3-way switch really adds varied dimensions that all sound fantastic. I have added another excellent Fender...Read complete review

The MP-90 pickups really crank. The volume knob does not get in my way. The 3-way switch really adds varied dimensions that all sound fantastic. I have added another excellent Fender product to my lineup. Currently have an American Standard Strat, Gibson Les Paul Jr., and a Martin D-28. This Jaguar will remain in my collection until I am no longer on this earth. Enjoy!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Solid guitar with solid tone

When the Modern Player Jaguar came out, I postponed buying a Jazzmaster (which I have done again and again... I still want one badly). I got this thing in Black transparent...Read complete review

When the Modern Player Jaguar came out, I postponed buying a Jazzmaster (which I have done again and again... I still want one badly). I got this thing in Black transparent satin finish. The satin looks and feels awesome. The neck is your basic shortscale Jaguar neck with a rosewood board and a C-shape profile. The body is regular, except it has back-routings for the electronics. It has a 3-way toggle switch and two Jazz Bass knobs (one for tone, one for volume). The p90s, Tunte-O-Matic-style bridge, gibson-style tailpiece and strat-style input jack make this guitar look very unique. It's sound is very distinctive. The body is made of Mahogany, giving it a dark, punchy and strange tone. The p90s are strange. The bridge pickup is very bright, trebly and almost quacks like a strat's bridge pickup. It can sound a little abrasive and unusable at times. The neck pickup is very mellow and a bit dark. The middle position is great. It sounds very jangly and bright, but the neck pickup's mellowness subdues the obnoxious things about the bridge pickup. The bridge works well, but the tailpiece isn't for me. I am a huge fan of Jazzmasters and I dig Jaguars too. The traditional Jazzmaster/Jaguar tailpiece is the best tremolo system I have encountered and I wish it were present on this guitar. All in all, the guitar plays really well. I hate the short-scale on it, though. I'm a Jazzmaster fan for it's pickups, simpler layout, and it's full scale-length (which is the same as Strats and Teles). My big hands are not as comfortable maneuvering this guitar as they are on a full-scale guitar. Anyway, the Jaguar is smooth and loose, which allows me to really feel it. It stands in great contrast with my frigid-feeling Gretsch. The pickups are anecdotally appropriate on their own, but universally pleasing when they are both on. The biggest issue I have with the guitar is that it refuses to stay in tune. The reason I gave it a 3/5 is because it does it's job well, but it doesn't go above and beyond my expectations. If you like small-scale guitars, p90s, gibson-style bridge/tailpieces, etc... and are looking for a very solidly-built, reliable guitar with a distinctive tone, I reccoment this guitar. For me, there are many others that top this one.

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2.0

Epic disappointment

By DAVID JOHNSON

from Hudson, WI

Comments about Fender Modern Player Jaguar Electric Guitar:

I used to go to Guitar Center and play around with one of these for a couple of months and the guitar in the store was fun with a great sound. The action was nice and the P90s were hot. I really liked that guitar. My wife knew I liked the guitar and oddly enough, I got one for Christmas, albeit not the one that I used to play around with in the store. My love for the guitar ended as soon as I plugged it in. My guitar had some grounding issues with the tone pot. Essentially the tone was never comparable to what I used to play at the store. The amp I would always use at the store was a Fender Mustang III, which is what I have at home so I knew it wasn't the amp. I took the guitar into GC and they took care of the grounding issue. Score one for GC. The tone is somewhat better now however. . . This thing can not stay in tune. If I am playing a song, it is out of tune, substantially by the end of the song. I suppose this could have something to do with the bow in the neck? Possibly. I really dislike my guitar, I REALLY, really dislike my guitar. I have had it for less than 2 months and I am at the point of wanting to destroy it next time I play live as that would be more entertaining than playing the thing. I suppose that my guitar is just a lemon. I have contemplated replacing the tuners and getting a setup done on it but pumping more money into this chunk makes no sense. Overall, I am giving the guitar a 2 of 5 star rating. The reason that I am not giving it lower is that the one I used to play at GC, which they had the audacity to sell, was a blast to play, had excellent tone and action. Of note, these guitars are very heavy. This is a minimally chambered chunk of wood that is bigger than most standard guitars. Due to the size of the guitar, you will need a case that is custom tailored for it and they are hard to find. If you want to make this usable for live playing, invest in locking tuners.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Oh man, this guitar is cool! And what a price!

By Kyle Covey

from Parker, CO

Comments about Fender Modern Player Jaguar Electric Guitar:

Great neck, simple features, and a myriad of tone! Sales guy mentioned its weight when he brought it over for me to check out, but it does not bother me. Mahogany body is quite fetching to the eye under the 2 tone chocolate burst. Pickups can be honky, or roll off the tone and have a velvet laden depth. I need to adjust the action for my taste, but it was set up well; also I want to put my preferred strings on, but the stock ones have good tone and are responsive. I found it played better than the more expensive Blacktop model. Check it out for yourself!

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5.0

Amazing Bargain

By Adam Ellison

from Houston TX

Comments about Fender Modern Player Jaguar Electric Guitar:

I went to GC the other day just cause I was excited what with all the newer kind of stuff fender and gibson were putting out. And let me tell you, I don't own this guitar yet but I will. Just about all of the newer stuff felt like trash til' I picked this up ended up playing it for about an hour I was going back and forth between this and the Gibson les paul special w/ 3 knobs the only two newer electrics put out by our coveted brands that felt like they were worth their salt. I actually had a hard time finding this guitar on the net cuz I was completely convinced this was a jazzmaster because it played so nice and it feel like a short-scale, and it also explains the pleasant twanginess I heard from it-but it wasn't in your face because the p90's and mahogany body balance it out pretty nicely. I am not a fan of short-scales having owned a mustang in the past I found they didn't offer any sustain and were more difficult to play at the bottom of the neck, not the case for this guitar IDK maybe its because it has a better bridge. It sounded beautiful clean and fuzzy. Fender got this one right and it cost less than an mim too!

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Solid guitar with solid tone

By Luc Kisling

from Nunya business, USA

Comments about Fender Modern Player Jaguar Electric Guitar:

When the Modern Player Jaguar came out, I postponed buying a Jazzmaster (which I have done again and again... I still want one badly). I got this thing in Black transparent satin finish. The satin looks and feels awesome. The neck is your basic shortscale Jaguar neck with a rosewood board and a C-shape profile. The body is regular, except it has back-routings for the electronics. It has a 3-way toggle switch and two Jazz Bass knobs (one for tone, one for volume). The p90s, Tunte-O-Matic-style bridge, gibson-style tailpiece and strat-style input jack make this guitar look very unique. It's sound is very distinctive. The body is made of Mahogany, giving it a dark, punchy and strange tone. The p90s are strange. The bridge pickup is very bright, trebly and almost quacks like a strat's bridge pickup. It can sound a little abrasive and unusable at times. The neck pickup is very mellow and a bit dark. The middle position is great. It sounds very jangly and bright, but the neck pickup's mellowness subdues the obnoxious things about the bridge pickup. The bridge works well, but the tailpiece isn't for me. I am a huge fan of Jazzmasters and I dig Jaguars too. The traditional Jazzmaster/Jaguar tailpiece is the best tremolo system I have encountered and I wish it were present on this guitar. All in all, the guitar plays really well. I hate the short-scale on it, though. I'm a Jazzmaster fan for it's pickups, simpler layout, and it's full scale-length (which is the same as Strats and Teles). My big hands are not as comfortable maneuvering this guitar as they are on a full-scale guitar. Anyway, the Jaguar is smooth and loose, which allows me to really feel it. It stands in great contrast with my frigid-feeling Gretsch. The pickups are anecdotally appropriate on their own, but universally pleasing when they are both on. The biggest issue I have with the guitar is that it refuses to stay in tune. The reason I gave it a 3/5 is because it does it's job well, but it doesn't go above and beyond my expectations. If you like small-scale guitars, p90s, gibson-style bridge/tailpieces, etc... and are looking for a very solidly-built, reliable guitar with a distinctive tone, I reccoment this guitar. For me, there are many others that top this one.

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4.0

A future collectible, like original Jazzmasters?

By michael katz

from Bay Area, CA

Comments about Fender Modern Player Jaguar Electric Guitar:

Affordable, highly unusual guitar: Solid mahogany body, bolt-on maple neck, P-90's. This combination makes it sound like no other Fender, and like almost nothing else out there. Its tone is much beefier than Fender's typical alder/single-coil formula -- yet it's more open than a set-neck/humbucker Gibson. The only connections to traditional Jaguars are the shape and scale length. The body material, electronics, and tone are completely different. This is its own thing. I played three of these at GC, and liked the sound and playability of all three. (Including one with a basic satin finish, a complete steal at $100 less.) Sounded and felt entirely giggable. Would have taken one home immediately, if I didn't already own a Godin that I'd P-90 retrofitted into something similar. People will discover these, eventually. If that happens soon, they'll stay in production. If buyers pass on them because they're unusual, they'll probably become cult classics in 15 or 20 years, the way long-discontinued Jazzmasters became grunge/indie bands' rebel flags. Now everyone plays a Jazzmaster -- it's become a cliche. This is still its own thing.

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5.0

Amazing Guitar

By Jordan Hartley

from Massachusetts

Comments about Fender Modern Player Jaguar Electric Guitar:

This guitar is fantastic. I just picked it up today at my local GC, and it just awesome. This is my first Fender guitar, and Im quite impressed. The neck is so smooth and the playability is incredible. It stays in tune very well, and the finish is just stunning. I highly recommend it.

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5.0

solid guitar, great sound

By Tony Peterson

from columbus ohio

Comments about Fender Modern Player Jaguar Electric Guitar:

i bought the black transparent 2 weeks ago, had a setup done and strings changed to 10s before i brought it home.the tech said he tightened up a couple of connections (assembly issues). i recommend a setup for ANY guitar before you bring it home. it sounds and feels great. the neck doesn't feel sticky and the p90s are nice and dirty (not noisy) when turned up. good variety of tones when i play with the tone, volume and selector switch. the main reason i bought this guitar was to play dirty and it is exactly what i was looking for. the mahogany with the black transparent finish looks like walnut to me - exactly fits my taste. the price is amazing for this guitar. the neck is completely smooth and i don't see any finish issues. it will debut live next week, can't wait!

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4.0

Beautiful guitar

By JAMES NICASTRO

from Hampton NH

Comments about Fender Modern Player Jaguar Electric Guitar:

Beautiful Chocolate Burst. I gave it a four star because the tunning keys are cheap and would not stay in tune..The guitar is made in China and i was very suprised of the craftmanship.The MP-90 pick ups surprised me too. They crank up pretty nice with your distortion channel..The only thing i recomend is to change the tunning keys..I bought mine from Stewart Macdonald (Gotoh Locking Vintage)..They fit right on..This guitar is well worth the money,i wouldn't be surprised if the price goes up very soon...ROCK ON.

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5.0

...Fender made this?!

By KEVIN DELAGO

from Vallejo, CA

Comments about Fender Modern Player Jaguar Electric Guitar:

This guitar is the perfect blend of two giants, Fender and Gibson. It has all the great qualities of both and none of the flaws. For Starters it has a tune-o-matic bridge, which is something my pick hand loves (as most Fender bridges felt too close to the body and I couldn't dig in with my notes how I like to), and a fender neck my fretting hand enjoys. A similar feel would be an SG with a Fender neck. Tone wise it's still a perfect blend with overall Gibson- like tone with Fender clarity with these P-90s on P90X. The pick ups are the second half of this wonder of a guitar. They sound great clean for blues, country, ska, funk. All things that they'll remind you you're holding a fender, until the gain comes. The pick ups have so much bite that they produce the easiest pinch harmonics, on par if not greater than Dimarzio Evolutions. The tone itself is similar to a Gibson SG with Burst buckers with more of the Fender Type of clarity and bite. Individual notes stand out, double stops are raunchy and chords are full sounding. This guitar really puts out a great brown-sound as well with a hard rock distortion. It handles metal well too, drop D riffing sounds clear even at higher speeds with heavy effects. Now despite this being my perfect guitar it has two problems. One, if you like tapping your right hand may accidently toggle you to the middle position, and quickly reminded me why EVH has his EVH guitars wired in reverse. The second is with High Gain the pick ups do Hum except for the middle position. Honestly I love the tone so much I don't care too much. It also happens to be a real Fender under 400 bucks. It is made in china but was one of the most solid feeling guitars I ever used. This is the perfect rock guitar for anyone. No frills, all tone and play ability.

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5.0

Great value!

By Mark Noble

from Madison, WI

Comments about Fender Modern Player Jaguar Electric Guitar:

The MP-90 pickups really crank. The volume knob does not get in my way. The 3-way switch really adds varied dimensions that all sound fantastic. I have added another excellent Fender product to my lineup. Currently have an American Standard Strat, Gibson Les Paul Jr., and a Martin D-28. This Jaguar will remain in my collection until I am no longer on this earth. Enjoy!

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