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A blast from the past ” updated with humbuckers!

A true classic from the past ” now with humbuckers!Fender' Classic Player Jaguar Special HH guitar updates Fender's renowned Jaguar model with several thoroughly modern additions, including dual humbuckers with modernized blendable coil-splitting electronics to add a whole new tonal aspect to this icon, and a master cut switch for cool staccato effects. This Jaguar also features a 9.5" fingerboard radius and an increased back angle in the neck pocket to increase stability and sustain. The guitar's tremolo plate has been moved closer to the bridge for improved break angle and sustain, and features a screw-in tremolo arm for improved tuning stability and control when performing dive-bombs or surf-guitar acrobatics. Use the drop-down menu above to choose colors and other options.

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 37 reviews)

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    (23)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (12)
  • Good feel (12)
  • Good tone (11)
  • Good pick up (8)
  • Solid electronics (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (10)
  • Practicing (10)
  • Rock concerts (8)
  • Recording (7)
  • Small venues (7)
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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.

VS

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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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(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Jaguar HH

By Timothy Coffey

from Joplin, MO

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Comments about Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special HH Electric Guitar:

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.

(7 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Numerous defects...

By Zeek Duff

from Longmont, CO

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Comments about Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special HH Electric Guitar:

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!

(6 of 57 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Complex Things Break Down - Jaguar

By Arkansas Boy

from Next to Oklahoma

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Comments about Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special HH Electric Guitar:

Just a little hint from a friendly luthier. This guitar is too complex. It took two hours just to study out the wiring diagram to understand it fully. You need a schematic to just learn the controls. The pivoting bridge will really mess with your intonation over time, who knows where it will be each time you pick up this guitar? Also, the string tree is at the butt of the whammy bar mechanism, it cannot help keep your strings in alignment with the fingerboard. So they depend on the little threaded saddles. A good strum can dislodge any or all strings, it's pitiful. Plus with so many electric controls, time will be your enemy. The one in my shop convinced me to recommend everyone stay away from this over-engineered Model by Fender. If it were a car it would be named the Edsel. I think you could modify the setup and toss a bunch of switches, and maybe make a guitar out of it, but why re-engineer it, just buy a Strat or a Tele and be happy. My buddy who has a large bass collection echoed these sentiments on the Jag Bass, just don't do it and you'll have a better day.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

No complaints here!

By Brisco County Jr

from South Colby, Wa

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Comments about Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special HH Electric Guitar:

Nothing but complaints it seems. Sad really. From all the complaints I've read on line, I am the lucky one. My Jag was delivered ahead of schedule and required only to be tuned. The intonation was on. The action was as low as possible. And it is low! No effort to play. The wiring all works as designed and it sounds great. Very versatile. The sunburst finish is flawless. I think this is only my 3rd or 4th guitar out of the 30 I have purchased that didn't need to be set up. Read reviews and was a bit worried when I ordered. But I know my way around guitars so figured I could fix anything sent my way. Tuned it and smiled all the way to the studio. Take a chance if you've always wanted one. You'll be happy in the long run. Life's full of risk. Deal with it.

(5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Amazing guitar after it is set up

By townzend

from McKinney, TX

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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.

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Finally after 17 years you've done it.

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special HH Electric Guitar:

    At the moment there are only 3 of these gutars here in Australia in the three tone sunburst and I am proud to say I own one of these well crafted guitars. My favourite feature about the new Classic Player Jaguar HH is the coil blending feature for the pickups. There are something like 9 different sounds on this guitar which is awesome. You can go from humbucker to single coil by rolling the top controls to whatever you like which is amazing and I've never heard of that before. I play a rock style kind of music through an Orange AD30 twin channel head and the sound is incredible with the new Jaguar. I have to say Fender have finally made the guitar I have always wanted and ever since seeing Kurt Cobain play something very similar but heavily modified I am very thankful that this guitar is finally here.

    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    It's great, but you have to fix the wiring

    By BadFather69

    from Boise, ID

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special HH Electric Guitar:

        I was a bit wary when I ordered this guitar because of some of the other reviews, and now that I have it I can see that it's reasonable what everyone is saying. Once I plugged it in I noticed that the bridge humbucker was stuck in the single coil mode despite moving the roller that would switch it back and forth. That function was half the reason I wanted the guitar so bad. But luckily a certified Fender tech lives near by and had it taken care of in a few days (I'm terrible with a soldering iron).
        The guitar is amazing. The pick ups and the rollers and switches help you create some cool tones. No regrets getting it so far. Just be willing to get some wiring fixed when you buy it.
        Shame on those dudes at Fender for doing such a bad job with the wiring on an otherwise perfectly awesome guitar.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great player

        By GTL

        from Haddon Township, NJ

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        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

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Wonderfully Versatile

        By YayForGuitars

        from Washington, DC

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        Comments about Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special HH Electric Guitar:

        If you need your main guitar to be able to do many different things, this is an excellent choice. It is a great for Strat tones, which shouldn't be surprising, and the humbuckers allow you to jazz it up in the neck and really hit those 70's metal humbucking bridge sounds as well. I can't say enough about the blendable coil-splitting, a feature I haven't seen in any other guitar. Really allows you to develop your own sound. This really is an excellent value, too. I can sometimes get snobby about "Made in _____" stamps myself, and I didn't realize this was MIM until I took it to the counter to pay for it--I'm glad I didn't because I would have prejudiced myself. By that time, I had taken a taste test with: a custom strat, an LP Studio, a PRS McCarty, an ES-335, and ES-336 (pretty rare guitar), and a dual-soap bar Strat. The HH jag not only competed with these guitars, some of which cost 2-4 times as much, but to my shock it actually sounded better to my ear than some of them (recognize that beauty is in the ear of the beholder). I had just come into a chunk of change and was willing to throw down for a McCarty (they are just so damn *pretty*), but it didn't make any sense to do that after playing the jag.Finally, a quick word on the components. Pickups are great. I may experiment with some SDs I have lying around but feel no need. Volume and Tone pots are top-notch; they allow for very gradual fades instead of the sudden in-out of lesser quality parts. Tremelo is great but b/c it doesn't lock, a broken string mid-song means you have to put it down and plug in your backup rather than trying to play through it.I really love this guitar, it has become my main axe (in front of an HH strat I also love and assorted semi-hollows), and I strongly recommend it to any player of many styles. It gets tons of comments from audiences at shows too.By way of background, I split my signal thru a '59 reissue Bassman and a JC-120 (old kind w/o fx loop), running thru a modded Dunlop Crybaby, EH small stone, Fulltone OCD, Plush Pure Gain, and a Hermidia Reverb.

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