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  • Body: Alder
  • Finish: Polyester
  • Neck: Maple
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A modern take on a classic.

The Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special is an electric guitar that updates Fender's iconic Jaguar guitar with some thoroughly modern improvements: hotter pickups, a redesigned Adjusto-Matic bridge with floating tremolo tailpiece, a 9-1/2" fingerboard radius and a redesigned neck pocket with increased back-angle for improved stability and sustain. The Jaguar guitar's tremolo plate has been moved closer to the bridge to increase break angle and sustain. The Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special guitar has a screw-in tremolo arm that increases stability and control when executing dive-bombs.

Includes a gig bag.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Features

  • Body: Alder
  • Finish: Polyester
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9-1/2" (241mm)
  • Frets: 22, Medium-Jumbo
  • Scale Length: 24" (610mm)
  • Nut Width: 1.650" (42mm)
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Tuning Keys: Fender Vintage Style Tuning Machines
  • Bridge: Fender Adjusto-Matic Bridge With Floating Tremolo Tailpiece
  • Pickguard: 4-Ply Brown Shell on 3 Color Sunburst, 3-ply Mint Green on Candy Apple Red
  • Pickups
  • Neck: Special Design Hot Jaguar Bridge Pickup
  • Bridge: Special Design Hot Jaguar Bridge Pickup
  • Pickup Switching: 2-On/Off Switches, one for each pickup
  • Controls
  • "Lead" Circuit: 2-Position Tone Switch, Volume, Tone,
  • "Rhythm" Circuit: Volume, Tone, Circuit Selector Switch
  • Strings: Fender Standard Tension ST250R, Nickel Plated Steel,
  • Gauges: (.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046), p/n 0730250206
  • Includes a gig bag

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FenderClassic Player Jaguar Special Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 25 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (3)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Surf Guitar!

    The Jaguar Classic Player is an excellent guitar for surf music. I've played the CIJ and an original early '60's model as well. I find no significant difference in my sound or...Read complete review

    The Jaguar Classic Player is an excellent guitar for surf music. I've played the CIJ and an original early '60's model as well. I find no significant difference in my sound or performance abilities on any of these three variations. Yes, the Classic Player has a fixed Tune-O-Matic (TOM) bridge with fixed saddles which theoretically is not the best idea when diving the whammy bar. I therefore put on a TOM with roller saddles. A TOM bridge made for the large posts found online for about 20 clams fits perfectly. Yes, the Classic Player has higher output pickups than an original Jag but, with the guitar hooked up to a tank and Showman, I still hear the fundamental Jag surftone loud and clear. The alternate electronics work just as they have on earlier Jags. The closer placement of the tailpiece to the bridge doesn't seem to affect the sustain much which I'm happy about as the Jag is s'pose to have limited sustain. The increased angle of the strings at the bridge does reduce the slipping of strings from the bridge saddles during bends but not entirely. Anyways, slap some heavy flatwounds on this Jag and you've got a Jag every bit as good for surf music as earlier models and you'll have saved enough to purchase the required '63 reverb tank.

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    Jag

    I wanna play jags for the rest of my life. Huge upgrade from the Squier Tele I had before. The neck is incredibly fast. This is my favorite guitar. Period.
    Wow,...Read complete review

    I wanna play jags for the rest of my life. Huge upgrade from the Squier Tele I had before. The neck is incredibly fast. This is my favorite guitar. Period.
    Wow, this has all the bells and whistles. You can get any tone from this Jaguar. Tele bridges or Strat necks, you got it all right here. The tremolo system is the best from Fender, stays in tune great and feels better than a strat.
    Great finish, I have the sunburst one. Frets look and feel great, neck feels superb. Everything is finished finely.
    This plays just as good as the AVRIs. The American ones do have a fuller body it seems and more colors to choose from however. Pickups on AVRIs are obviously a tad better but hey, this is a great value. This is better than a MIM strat or tele in my eyes.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very happy with my new Jag!

    By Barry

    from Concord, Calif

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special Electric Guitar:

      I love this guitar! I was influenced by the reviews here for the various types of Jaguars and this one seemed to be mostly positive with folks. I'm glad I chose this one. There were some complaints about a small neck. It is a bit more narrow than my Strat but I have a rather small hand so it's fine for me. I recently recorded with it and the sound is very sweet. I love all the variations I can easily get. As a side note, it was accidentally delivered to the wrong address around Christmas time. Luckily the neighbor brought it over to me a few days later. In the meantime Musician's Friend was extremely helpful to send me a replacement. They also made it easy for me to return the replacement after that neighbor brought the original to me. Nice customer service! Every thing turned out well in the end and I now have a really nice Jag.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fantastic Instrument

      By Tom Tom

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Heavy Finish

      Best Uses

      • All Applications

      Comments about Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special Electric Guitar:

      This is an excellent instrument! I set it up to my personal taste and threw on some thicker strings and it's now my main guitar. I can use it for nearly any situation and I can draw nearly any sound I need out of it. I use the low cut switch for thin, nasally, twangy, slightly overdriven tones or as a means to tame a real squirrely fuzz. From my experience, most people ignore the jazz position but I love it for mixing up tones and colours throughout a song when playing live. The neck is incredibly comfortable as well as the weight and balance of the body. The pickups, while not the absolute best out there, sound great and do their job well. The bridge pickup, especially, has lots of great sounds in it. I like the bridge very much but being a tune o matic you don't get as clear and distinct notes when playing behind the bridge, but you can still pull out some interesting sounds when boosting your guitar signal. The Vibrato sounds great and works well without detuning the guitar as long as it's set up properly. My only complaint about the guitar is the finish, which is really heavy, but that's really a small price to pay for such a great instrument.

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      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great customer service

      By planetdug

      from Frostbite Falls Minnesota

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special Electric Guitar:

        This was a nice looking and pretty good sounding guitar.
        I did not realize the shorter neck scale meant the frets would be smaller. It felt odd to play. I am a big guy and the guitar just felt tiny to me. I was not feeling it so I set up a return. Musicians Friend customer service was great. I was careful while trying it out and packed it up carefully. The return went smoothly. I did have to pay to ship it back but I am happy to not get stuck with a guitar better suited for a skinny emo guy or a girl.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        As Good as American Made

        By Tomcat

        from Alabama

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        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special Electric Guitar:

            I also own a 50th Anniversary Jaguar that costs twice as much and is a little prettier (B&B neck with an engraved neckplate) but as far as fit, finish, and performance there is very little difference. The tune-a-matic type bridge on the Classic Player is much less worrisome than the standard Jaguar bridge and this guitar is capable of the beautiful and widely variable tones typical of most Jaguars. The scale length is very comfortable with my hand size. Highly recommended especially considering the price difference with the American made. This is my first Mexican-made Fender guitar and am very impressed so far.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            best bang for the buck

            By mickdog.007

            from gainesville ga

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special Electric Guitar:

              great guitar, i have been playing for 50 yrs. i once had a 62 jaugar and this re issued is as good as the 62. the action is spot on. and the pups are fine for stock pups. for the money you can not go wrong.

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Why didn't I buy a Jaguar years ago?

              By Rock of the Aged

              from Baltimore, MD

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              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special Electric Guitar:

                  I've been playing this beauty constantly since I received it. The 24" scale fits my smaller hands like no other guitar I've ever played. Like all new instruments that get shipped, things get jostled around and a proper setup is SOP. One thing I would like to mention is that instead of coming with what I'd call a low priced gig bag, it should've come with a case. After having received it, though, that was the first thing I did. Plunked the down the dosh for the Fender Jazzmaster case, and well glad I did. Fits like a glove, and looks great too.
                  It's taken a while to figure out the controls, but after a call to Fender, they supplied me with the schematic showing what controls do what. Armed with this, I've been able to figure out how to get the sound(s) I want.
                  As I said before, this guitar fits me like no other. I wish I would've bought one when I first started playing guitar (in 1967!).
                  Surf, punk, country, jazz- this baby can do it all with aplomb. Do yourself a favor. Buy one.
                  Oh yeah, buy the case, too.

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                  (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Classic Player Jaguar

                  By Robert Wojta

                  from St. Louis

                  Comments about Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special Electric Guitar:

                  Not all I was lead to believe was included in the discription.
                  The guitar came quickly. It was everything I expected, except it did not include the tremolo bar, deluxe case, or any paperwork whatsoever. Only the guitar in the box! Several calls later, and a passing of the buck to Fender, still nothing. All in all, the money I saved was negated buy the $70 or so of accessories I did not receive. I own over 30 guitars and seldom buy new because situations like this seem to make a gargain less so. If Jaguar's were commonplace on the used market, I would have gone there.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Fender Jaguar

                  By Jan Scallan

                  from Texas

                  Comments about Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special Electric Guitar:

                  There's nothing like a Jag and I have played many guitars and own an American Strat as well. This one will be with me for many years to come. My question is "How could anyone NOT love a Jaguar?"
                  All the bells and whistles are included.
                  Excellent finish, just beautiful. Mine was ready to play right out of the gig bag. A little intonation tweak and it was right on the money.
                  Of course I would like to see these a little cheaper so more people could play them and have the Jaguar experience. But you get the quality you are paying for.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Fender Classic Player Jaguar

                  By Arthur Rice

                  from Florida

                  Comments about Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special Electric Guitar:

                  I have owned this now for 2 years. I find it hard to put it down. Yeah, I have other guitars, including a Fender Custom Shop Jaguar. but the sound and quality of this guitar is darned good. (and the CS Jag doesn't leave the house. )
                  All the features of the original except the bridge mute. (I don't miss it)
                  Who said MIM is bad. This is a great guitar. Excellent build quality for a production line. Everything was spot on out of the box including both neck and intonation. Finish is Candy Apple Red and flawless.
                  Best you can get for this money.

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                  (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Jag

                  By Anonymous-ol3tc

                  from San Diego

                  Comments about Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special Electric Guitar:

                  I wanna play jags for the rest of my life. Huge upgrade from the Squier Tele I had before. The neck is incredibly fast. This is my favorite guitar. Period.
                  Wow, this has all the bells and whistles. You can get any tone from this Jaguar. Tele bridges or Strat necks, you got it all right here. The tremolo system is the best from Fender, stays in tune great and feels better than a strat.
                  Great finish, I have the sunburst one. Frets look and feel great, neck feels superb. Everything is finished finely.
                  This plays just as good as the AVRIs. The American ones do have a fuller body it seems and more colors to choose from however. Pickups on AVRIs are obviously a tad better but hey, this is a great value. This is better than a MIM strat or tele in my eyes.

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