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Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special HH Electric Guitar  

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The Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special HH guitar turbocharges Fender's iconic Jaguar model with some thoroughly modern improvements. Dual humbuckin...Read More

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A blast from the past — updated with humbuckers!

The Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special HH guitar turbocharges Fender's iconic Jaguar model with some thoroughly modern improvements. Dual humbucking pickups add a whole new sonic dimension. The Classic Player Jaguar guitar features revolutionary electronics that include blendable coil-splitting for more tones than ever. The Jaguar's 9.5" fingerboard radius and a neck pocket with increased back angle improve 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 HH Electric Guitar has a screw-in tremolo arm that increases stability and control when executing dive-bombs, and a master cut switch to provide cool effects.

Includes a gig bag.

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FEATURES
  • Body: Alder
  • Finish: Polyester
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5" (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
Pickups
  • Neck: Enforcer Humbucking Neck Pickup
  • Bridge: Enforcer Humbucking Bridge Pickup
  • Pickup Switching 2-On/Off Slide Switches, One for Each Pickup, Master Kill Switch
Controls
  • "Lead" Circuit: 2-Position Tone Switch, Volume, Tone,
  • "Rhythm" Circuit: Cut switch, Humbucker/Single Coil Blend - One for Each Pickup
  • Strings: Fender Standard Tension ST250R, Nickel Plated Steel, Gauges: (.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046),

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FenderClassic Player Jaguar Special HH Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 33 reviews)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (9)
  • Good feel (9)
  • Good tone (9)
  • Good pick up (7)
  • Solid electronics (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (8)
    • Practicing (8)
    • Recording (6)
    • Rock concerts (6)
    • Small venues (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (6), Professional musician (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Jaguar HH

    Fantastic, to me there is nothing more perfect in a guitar. If you want something that the other guys don't have this is it. Its not a strat, tele, les paul,...Read complete review

    Fantastic, to me there is nothing more perfect in a guitar. If you want something that the other guys don't have this is it. Its not a strat, tele, les paul, none. It is a jag. & thats what i love about it.
    I've had my jag for almost a year, it is perfect. Seems that some folks find it complex well, its not a strat, or a tele, or a les paul, but lets face it...thats why you are looking at it. But if this is worried you, fear not, it comes with a sweet diagram. I love this guitar, i've had a couple of guitars that do the coil splitting, but no a single one have done it this well. You roll the top rollers to humbucker or single coil, or somewhere inbetween. The bridge is pickup is tough, especially through distortion, to me its everything that i want out of a bridge pickup. The neck pickup is bassy, like most neck pickups, roll it into single coil & it sounds fantastic & the humbucker is just as good. I can get so many sounds out of this guitar, its crazy. Then there is that tone cut switch down at the bottom, by the on-off pickup switches, that is really cool, just to add/take some dynamic to whatever you are playing. Last but not least you have the kill switch up at the top next to the humbucker/single coil rollers, i didn't really think that i would use that very much, but sure as heck i do. When you're getting some good feedback, you can flip it on & off to some really cool stuff, sometimes you want to just make you sound suddenly stop & that volume knob doesn't get there quick enough..haha never fear, kill switch is here.
    Some say its not setup well, the bridge, the neck, action ect.... Personally i loved it. Sure it may not come set to your desired set up....(i suppose fender should apologize for not reading your mind, & knowing exactly what you wanted) You take it & get it setup. The single thing that i would change, if i could change anything.......a roller bridge. The bridge that is on it, is ok, but eventually i'll probably swap for a roller, nothing else. This is my main guitar, i don't play everyday, but everyday that i can, i do. i've gone & played other guitars, but nothing brings as much joy as this sweet flippin' jag.
    Build quality was fantastic, extemely happy to pay some mexican wages, for this bad boy.
    I would buy it again, now given i'm kinda cheap (wife might say to drop the kinda part), when it comes to buying....any & everything. I have a day job, that is not playing music. I play music for fun & enjoyment & because i find music to be the greatest thing ever. That being said, I don't have money to go & blow & buy 87 different guitars, so i make sure that my money is wisely spent. This guitar, is amazing, & doesn't look like all the other strats & teles & les pauls. Its goofy, but that is why its perfect.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Numerous defects...

    I still haven't decided if I'll send this guitar back yet, mainly because there are a few things very right about it that could go very wrong on another or even another. The things...Read complete review

    I still haven't decided if I'll send this guitar back yet, mainly because there are a few things very right about it that could go very wrong on another or even another. The things that ARE wrong, I can correct. In order of discovery, the action was way too high, and lowering the bridge all the way down left it still much too high. The bridge studs weren't all the way in, but seating them further in would not yield enough change, and the bottom of the bridge base will have to be ground down about 1/4" on each end, that's a lot and will require a heavy-duty power grinder. I have one and can do that, but shouldn't have to work that hard. The trussrod adjustment screw is completely inaccessible, there is less than 1/8" cut out of the pickguard, so no screwdriver of any kind/size can touch the screw's slots, but worse, the body itself covers more than half the screw. Again, I can remove material to correct the problem, but shouldn't have to. Anyone without my decades of experience & shop tools would have no choice but to return it, but also may not even notice these defects until well after 45 days, then only hopeful of a warranty repair by a luthier, if there is one near them. The tremelo (whammy bar) lock only locks in one direction, you can still bend the thing down (dive bomb), and if a string breaks, it won't do the job intended for it without your (my) fiddling around. That appears to be the design, not a good one. My first brand new guitar I bought for myself was a Jaguar in 1962. It had zero defects. This thing requires work, if I send it back, I might not get a neck as well made as this one's. It's nearly perfect, the fret ends are well dressed, no sharp ends. That's a first on an unbound neck in many years. The next one might not be right. The electronics are great, no noise, works as designed. Another might be noisy. since the two main things I care about are right, I'm still thinking about keeping it. If I send it back, I'll report on the new one. If this review is the only one you see from me, I decided to keep it and make it perfect, myself. What you do as a customer is up to you, MF.com will make it right for you, whatever you do. This, I also have many years of experience with, MusiciansFriend is simply the best!

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    2.0

    Great guitar... once you fix it

    By zachaction

    from Iowa

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          Comments about Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special HH Electric Guitar:

          I first purchased this guitar from a different online retailer and promptly sent it back. The bridge pickup output was about 1/5th of the neck, and the guitar was missing the protective plastic sheeting over the neck plate (but had a little of the plastic still left under the screws, like someone had torn it off).

          I then ordered this was from musiciansfriend as a replacement. It also had no plastic on the neck plate (but again, some plastic remnants under the screws), but the bridge pickup seemed to work at least. That is, until I noticed that there was NO difference in tone between the neck and bridge. Long story short, I had to completely rewire this guitar. Fender did a TERRIBLE job. One of the pickup wires from the bridge was frayed on the end and only a couple of strands were actually soldered. There was a short in another wire as well.

          In addition, this guitar is very poorly grounded. I ended up using copper tape to shield the entire cavity, and only after grounding to the underside of the pickguard did I get rid of the hum (incidentally, a custom black pickguard looks much better than the tortoise).

          However, once I fixed it all, I can't complain. I love the feel and I love the tone. And this poor review should NOT reflect badly on Musician's Friend. But Fender, come on. Made in Mexico or not, to get back-to-back poorly-wired bridge pickups? And what's up with that missing plastic? And why was the plastic sheet over the pickguard so badly scratched on both guitars?

          I'd say go for it... you can always send it back if you get a bum one.

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          3.0

          A good guitar, but overpriced

          By cljgrind

          from Carrollton, GA

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special HH Electric Guitar:

          I'm not an expert on setting up guitars, but I have the same difficulties with intonation of the G string as I did on my blacktop Jag HH. Also, my bridge pickup stopped working, not sure if it's the switch or something else.

          That said, this guitar sounds awesome when it's in tune and working. Stock pickups are great, and it looks great. Like someone said before me, be ready to spend time getting this guitar to play and work the way you want.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wow this guitar is so versatile !

          By Tranq Stevens

          from Cleveland

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Best Fender Guitar
          • Ergonomic
          • Excellent The Best
          • Fast neck
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues
            • This Guitar Does It All

            Comments about Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special HH Electric Guitar:

            Great build quality
            Great set up
            Great intonation
            Covers a broad spectrum of styles and does them all great!
            Pick ups are wonderful , clear and dirty ranges all sound awesome
            Blender single hum bucked knobs rule!
            Neck is short scale and that means shredders delight
            Super comfortable for long gigs
            Great for smaller handed players
            Quality parallel to the American series

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Classic Player Jaguar Special

            By OldBeginner

            from Illinois

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

            • Poor Pick Up

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special HH Electric Guitar:

            The only complaints I have of the unit is that the pick guard had a few scratches, no original plastic covering attached to the pick guard and the bridge pickup has very little volume. It almost sounds like the wiring is dead. But with the volume turned all the way up, you do get a small amount of sound. I could send the unit back, but will instead investigate and attempt to repair myself.

            As for the set up, intonation and action, everything else it is the way I expected the guitar to be upon arrival.

            It might not be an American built Jaguar, but all other aspects of quality control were strictly adhered to.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This Guitar Rocks

            By Ftone234

            from Richmond, VA

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good looking
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special HH Electric Guitar:

                This guitar seriously rocks. Great pickups and the numerous selector switches let you dial in any tone you can think of from heavy rock to blues to jazz and R&B. I bought the 3-tone sunburst and it looks great along with the chrome switch plates. The neck feels good and the finish is awesome. This is now my main guitar for gigging and recording, but of couse I will not set my '72 Custom Deluxe Telecaster reissue to the side either. Can't go wrong with this one for sure.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great player

                By GTL

                from Haddon Township, NJ

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fret Ends Well Done
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Pickupselectronics Quiet
                • Solid Electronics
                • very versatile

                Cons

                • Some Neck Finish On Nut

                Best Uses

                • Great Pick-up Guitar
                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special HH Electric Guitar:

                Works well with finger-style jazz playing. Hardware seems solid and comparable to American Stratocaster in quality. Will have to see about tremelo set up. I think guitar will benefit in sound and playability with heavier strings

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Amazing guitar after it is set up

                By Tom Townsend

                from Wylie TX

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Rock Concerts

                  Comments about Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special HH Electric Guitar:

                  I am writing a follow up to a negative review I posted a few weeks ago. I had received a guitar that had a few issues, but Musicians friend resolved the matter quickly and I received my replacement guitar today. I had to set the string height down, and adjust the intonation of each string because it was pretty far off. Once I did, OMG the sound and playability are fantastic. If you don't know how to set up a guitar, then you will want to take this into a shop and they will do it for you. This guitar is worth the hassle. I had to put it down to type this and I'm headed back to it now. I'll be making a video to show off just what this guitar can do.

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                  (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Guitar received used and not working

                  By Tom Townsend

                  from Wylie TX

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                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special HH Electric Guitar:

                      I was thrilled to add this guitar to my collection and heart broken to find that there was some kind of wiring problem. The action was pretty high, but I figured I would adjust that. I had to send it back and I am upset because it would have taken 10 minutes to check and make sure all of the pickups worked. The box was open on the inside of the packaging and the pick guard looked like the guitar had been played quite a bit. I think they boxed up a return and sold it as new.

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                      5.0

                      Great guitar

                      By Eb

                      from Elizabethtown nc

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing
                        • Rock Concerts
                        • Small Venues

                        Comments about Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special HH Electric Guitar:

                        Amazing guitr! Looks great ad plays even better!

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                        5.0

                        I Love this guitar!!!

                        By JoEveritt-39H27

                        from Jacksonville, FL

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Pros

                        • Fun To Play
                        • Good Feel
                        • Good Pick Up
                        • Good Tone
                        • Looks Frakin Awesome
                        • Solid Electronics
                        • You Wish It Was Yours

                        Cons

                        • no cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Blowing minds
                        • Jamming
                        • Making Butts Bleed
                        • Melting faces
                        • Practicing
                        • Recording
                        • Rock Concerts
                        • School Bands
                        • Small Venues

                        Comments about Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special HH Electric Guitar:

                        This guitar is absolutely incredible! I find myself leaving my American Strat in the case a lot!! if your like me and always wanted a Jag but don't really have the means to fork over almost two grand for an American this is what you need!!!

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