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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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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)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (4)

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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.

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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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4.0

Good little player...

By blah

from Kentucky

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Coil tapping sounds thin and nasally
  • placement of killswitch

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Rock Concerts

Comments about Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special HH Electric Guitar:

My girlfriend bought this guitar for me as a gift for my birthday because I had always wanted a Jaguar due to coming of age in the 90's. I also wanted it because it had the two humbuckers in place of single coils, I use this guitar to record demos on pro tools and I gig occasionally. The classic player series is some of the best constructed mim's out there. You will have to set the guitar up but thats a given with any new guitar that you buy. The neck is very nice and doesn't seem too big or small and the jumbo frets are nice as well. The guitar takes semi-high gain distortion well and has a pretty decent clean tone on the neck. You're not going to get pure jaguar sounds from this guitar but its not made too, you however can get good bluesy or semi high gain sounds out of the enforcer humbuckers and in my opinion thats where these pickups shine. The guitar has a bass cut switch on the bottom next to the 2 pickup switch selectors also a killl switch on the upper horn which I use a lot in between songs at a gig or just when you need silence, however it is located in a spot where you could potentially engage it turning your guitar off but when you gig thats what duct tape is for I guess. Also my one other major complaint is that the coil tapping on the guitar is basically unusable for me because when you roll the humbuckers down to singles it makes the pickup so tinny and thin that it basically sounds like you took them out of phase or something especially on the bridge. It stays in tune very well with the bridge locked too, but overall this guitar is my go to workhorse guitar that is great for what it does.

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4.0

Quirky, but great!

By Tom D.

from Austin, Texas

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Pickup switch placement

Best Uses

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

Comments about Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special HH Electric Guitar:

I purchased the sunburst. Beautiful finish and looks. Was going to replace the tortoise pick guard with anodized gold or cream to be different, but really like how the tortoise looks. Action was a little high. Took off the pick guard and turned the truss rod a bit. Lowering the string height on the bridge was easy. The guitar now plays extremely easy and the pickups sound great. Using just the bridge pickup and adjusting slightly towards the humbucker setting fits my band's style well (60's influenced garage pop/rock). Only issue with playability is that occasionally I would brush against the pickup switches with a hard strum. To keep from turning the bridge pickup off I popped in a small piece of plastic to prevent the switch from moving. This has solved the issue. Overall a really cool and playable guitar.

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(4 of 4 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.

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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.

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      (2 of 6 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.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      A good guitar, but overpriced

      By Mr. Jones

      from Georgia

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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 TranqB

      from Rock and Roll City

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      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 Stiff hands

        from Cairo, IL

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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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        (2 of 2 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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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great player

            By GTL

            from Haddon Township, NJ

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            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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