Overview

The Fender Jaguar was introduced as a high-end model guitar four years after the Jazzmaster. Though similar to the Jazzmaster in its offset body and lead/rhythem circuits controls, the Jaguar differed in two key ways. For one, the Jaguar used a shorter 24-inch scale length compared to the 25 1/2-inch of most Fender guitars. Additionally, the Jaguar used two thinner single-coil pickups compared to the feedback-prone soapbox pickups of the Jazzmaster. The Jaguar was not as popular as the Telecaster or Strat in its initial run, but has found some popularity with punk, grunge and indie rockers since. 

Years of Production:
 1962 - 1974

Unique to this Year: By 1966, Fender adds white binding to the fretboard of the Jaguar. Tuners also change to F-style tuners.

Body Style: Offset solidbody 

Wood Composition: Alder body, Maple neck with veneer Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: Bolt-on neck, dot inlays, 2 single-coil pickups with notched side-plates, individual pickup selectors, 24-inch scale length, treble and bass roll knobs, floating tremolo system, lead/rhythm circuit switch

Finish Specifications: Sunburst is the most common finish for vintage Jaguars. 

Notable Players:  Kurt Cobain, Johnny Marr, Carl Wilson

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • Jaguar
Finish
  • Sunburst
Year
  • 1966
Made In
  • United States
Categories
Body Features
  • Offset
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Number of Strings
  • 6 String
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed

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Reviews for the Fender Jaguar Sunburst 1966
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  • Vintage 1966 Fender Jaguar

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    I love this Jag! All original except from a re-fret and the whammy bar. The pickups are soooo dynamic and clean and the mud switch does its job well... If you ever get a chance to grab a vintage one, jump on it. I have has reissues and they don't quite compare to vintage!