Fender ’62 Jaguar Electric Guitar Review

You will be hard pressed to find a more comfortable guitar than the Fender ’62 Jaguar electric guitar. Whether sitting or standing, it’s a dream to play. An improved take of the ’58 Jazzmaster, you will find it has a much easier action due to its reduced 24″ scale length.

The dual, single-coil, pickups are similar to what you would find on a Strat, with the exception of a “keeper” that increases current through the pickup coil, reducing its sensitivity to hum. Giving you more umph in the mids and less noise. The Fender ’62 Jaguar features a trio of selector switches, as well as individual on/off switches for the pickups, resulting in a wide range of tones.

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Fender ’62 Jaguar Electric Guitar Features:

  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Special Design American Vintage Jaguar single-coil pickups
  • Vintage-style floating trem
  • Chrome Hardware
Fender '62 Jaguar Electric Guitar Review, 9.7 out of 10 based on 3 ratings

3 Responses

  1. FenderFan87 says:

    I got mine in Olympic White and can’t believe how beautiful it is. I own a American Standard Strat, a gretsch corvette and an Ibanez S Prestige, and this guitar by far is my favorite. withot even touching my amp ( I play through a peavey classic fifty) I can tweak many tones ranging from blues grit to classic rock vibe. The wacky string mute is actually alot of fun to mess around with and doesn’t get in the way of anything so I don’t see why everyone takes it off. Another unnecessary mod everyone seems to do is swap the bridge with a mustang bridge. Some people complain that the strings jump from the saddles, but i have had to strum extremely hard to make this happen. I think these people need to hone their right hand technique in a little more instead of performing a mod that changes some of the instrument’s unique tonal character. This is a fantastic instrument, and will be in my hands for a long time.

  2. Andy says:

    I was hesitant about purchasing a Jag, but I decided to take a plunge and pick one up. I am so glad I did, it is one of Fender’s best designs. The Jaguar is a highly underrated instrument that is very versatile. I have had no problems with buzzing bridge, string skipping from the saddles, or any other minor problems commonly associated with the Jaguar. I tend to be light on the strings, so that may have something to do with it- and it was set -up really well from the get go. After having this guitar for a month, I ended up selling both my Tele and Strat because the the Jaguar filled the role without having multiple guitars. Not to say that a Jaguar sounds exactly like either a Tele or Strat, but you can find a wide range of tones between either one of the previously mentioned ‘more popular’ Fenders. Besides, the thing looks damn cool, and the construction is on part with a lot of Custom Shop models I’ve played. Oh yeah, it can summon beautiful country and soul tones as well- Don’t let anyone tell you anything different!

  3. JagGirl says:

    This is the best guitar ever. I have had it only about 2 months but I think it’s awesome! At first the pickups were really confusing but I think I got them figured out now. My neighbor thinks that a 72 telecaster is better but he knows nothing about guitars!!! I think that my Jag is really speacial because it was the last one in Ice Blue ever made in the U.S. My Point: Jaguars R Awesome.

    Thanks Fender! U ROK!

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