100% original pre-CBS Fender. Should I say more? Neck date
This was the missing red in the Jaguars we have had, after the Dakota
Red and the Fiesta
Red, here is
the Candy Apple! Alder body with white primer and silver base-coat
like all pre-66 Candys (later it was gold). Original finish in one of
the most loved custom-colors, in excellent conditions. As you probably
know, early Candy Apple Red used to age much better than late '60s
Candy, when the gold undercoat made the color turn darker, almost
brown. Furthermore, this instrument has been treated with great care
and has arrived to the 3rd millennium in great shape. Brazilian
rosewood fretboard with clay-dots and beautiful wood-grain pattern.
The back of the maple neck is in ultra clean conditions and shows
almost no trace of wear. The headstock's color perfectly matches the
body. The logo is intact, and the tuners are the original Kluson Deluxe
single-lines. The pickguard is the typical pre-65 green guard, not too
yellowed and with no breaks at all. All the chrome plated parts are in
excellent condition, including the vibrato with the original arm, the
bridge and the mute with the original rubber pad. It's quite rare to
find such a complete guitar: even the bridge cover is there. All the
hardware is original, including knobs, switches and screws.
We have partially disassembled the pickups because we were afraid to
damage them, but they are absolutely untouched and original,
just like all the electric parts, solder-joints, potentiometers,
shielding plates. The three pots are all dated 48th week of 1963.
After taking off the pickguard, we can see that the guitar has lost
almost nothing of its original color. We see the two "clamping holes"
(pictured in detail), the nail-holes used for the finishing and drying
process. Beside the clamping holes this Jaguar also features the
classic paint-stick mark in the red layer of the finish, which became
the exclusive finish/drying support in '64.
The finish is in excellent overall condition, with some wear along the
body edges. The worn spots offer a very interesting chance to see how
the metallic color was applied over the silver undercoat and the white
The sound is the great classic Jaguar sound with the preset tonal
options. Everything is perfectly working, both in the hardware and the
This collectible guitar is complete with the rare and original white tolex
hardshell case, typical of 1963, in clean and solid conditions.
case - body1
back - body
back 2 - headstock
cavity1 - body
cavity2 - body
date - neck
pocket - neck
plate - tuners1