Vintage 1963 Fender Jaguar 3-Tone Sunburst Electric Guitar With OHSC
Original price $ 5,499.99 - Original price $ 5,499.99
$ 5,499.99 - $ 5,499.99
Current price $ 5,499.99
At Truetone Music, we love offset guitars, and get especially excited when a piece of offset history comes through the door. That's what happened recently, when this beautiful vintage 1963 Fender Jaguar reappeared after 18 years. It was sold at Truetone in 2003, and the same customer that bought it brought it in. It's now back on the market.
This is a rare example of a '63 Jaguar that is all original, has not been refinished, and has the original case. It does have plenty of player wear (after all, the guitar is nearly 60 years old), but there is still plenty of life in it. Our main luthier and vintage expert inspected & vetted the guitar to ensure that it is all original, not just the body & neck, but also the pickups, parts, hardware, etc. The neck has a date stamp of November 1963 on it. This late in the year build is reflected by the "L" serial number that is commonly seen on instruments from 1964.
This 1963 Fender Jaguar features the 3-Tone Sunburst finish over Alder body which was the standard finish for the model. The sunburst style from 1962 and 1963 exhibits a deeper cherry red layer that's thicker than the more target style sunburst of 1964 and later guitars. The finish has faded quite a bit, especially on the front, so much of the red is muted, giving this guitar a great vintage vibe. The neck is thin, and super comfortable to play.
The Jaguar was introduced in 1962 as Fender's feature-laden top-of-the-line model, designed to lure players from Gibson. During its initial 13-year production run, the Jaguar did not sell as well as the Stratocaster and Telecaster, and achieved its most noticeable popularity in the surf music scene. It was characterized by an offset-waist body, a switching system with two separate circuits for lead and rhythm, and a short-scale 24" neck. After the Jaguar was taken out of production in 1975, vintage Jaguars became popular first with American punk rock players, and then more so during the alternative rock, shoegazing and indie rock movements of the 1980s and 1990s. Since then, it's popularity has exploded and Fender now makes a variety of models.
For those that love Jaguars, are Fender fanatics, or want a piece of guitar history in their hands, this is a great score. Grab it before it's gone.