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Fender Pawn Shop Jaguarillo Electric Guitar  
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Comfortable Jaguar body and shorter scale length with a powerful HSS pickup configuration.

The Fender Pawn Shop Jaguarillo Electric Guitar hot-rods traditional Jaguar design through the roof with a scorching HSS configuration in which all three pickups - two standard Stratocaster single-coils and an Atomic humbucking bridge pickup - are angled for enhanced bass and treble response. The Jaguar scale length permits the use of heavier gauge strings for a fuller sound while also still making string bends a breeze. Other unusual touches include a streamlined control layout (volume knob, tone knob and five-way blade pickup switch) and an Adjusto-Matic bridge with vintage-style floating tremolo tailpiece. This is no ordinary Jaguar.

Pawn Shop Series guitars are inspired by the more eccentric Fender creations of the mid-’60s to mid-’70s, which sometimes found their way to the outside world and into the more esoteric pages of Fender history. Crafted for thoroughly modern sound and quality, they present a creative alchemy of diverse Fender elements. New for 2012, the Pawn Shop Series introduces an unconventional new assortment of “guitars that never were but should have been.”

Features
  • Comfortable Jaguar body made of alder
  • C-shaped maple neck with 24" scale length
  • HSS pickup configuration angled for enhanced bass
  • Streamline controls and Adjusto-Matic bridge
  • Gig bag included

Put yourself in control of some heavy sounds with this unique combination of design and electronics. Order today.

 

Pawn Shop Jaguarillo Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Body
  • Body: Alder
  • Body Shape: Jaguar
  • Body Finish: Polyester
  • Neck
  • Neck Shape: "C" Shape
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1cm)
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Urethane
  • Nut Width: 1.650” (42mm)
  • Scale Length: 24" (61cm)
  • Electronics
  • Pickup Configuration: H/S/S
  • Bridge Pickup: Atomic Humbucking Pickup
  • Middle Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat Middle Pickup
  • Neck Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Hardware
  • Bridge: Adjusto-Matic Bridge with Vintage Style "Floating" Tremolo Tailpiece and Tremolo Lock Button
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Miscellaneous
  • Strings: Fender USA Super 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
  • Accessories
  • Pickguards: 3-Ply Mint Green/Black/Mint Green
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FenderPawn Shop Jaguarillo Electric Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

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85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (10)
  • Good feel (9)
  • Good tone (8)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (5)
    • Practicing (5)
    • Recording (3)
    • Rock concerts (3)
    • Small venues (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (7), Professional musician (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    An advantageously simplified Jag!

    I just bought my Fender Jaguarillo in Sunburst finish last weekend. I have played 4 gigs with it since then, playing classic rock, Delta-blues, Soul, early pop and R&B, as...Read complete review

    I just bought my Fender Jaguarillo in Sunburst finish last weekend. I have played 4 gigs with it since then, playing classic rock, Delta-blues, Soul, early pop and R&B, as well as some more progressive/experimental stuff, and here are my thoughts.

    I wanted a Jag because I wanted a short-scale Stratocaster with more tone options (not to mention my love for surf rock and new wave music). You can imagine my elation when I came across the Fender Jaguarillo. The usual Jag controls can be clunky, hard to dial through rapidly, and sort of ugly, but this guitar takes it back to basics with a five-way switch and an HSS configuration that's out of this world. The neck and middle pickups can quack, bark, and growl with the best of mid-range Strats. I am a humbucker man by nature, but I've found myself using the single-coils more and more since I got the Jag. The bridge humbucker is closer to the strings, and gives me a nice boost in volume and a crispy, crackly tone with lots of sustain. I tossed my Gain Boost pedal in the garbage, didn't need it anymore. I will say that the jump is quite big, and when playing as a solo act, it can be a little difficult to get it just right volume-wise in a small room, but this is probably something that will become easier with time. The angling of the pickups DOES seem to give it more sparkle, and definitely enhances the bottom end (the treble not as much, but there is still a change). Some people think this is a gimmick, but I can tell a real difference in actual fact.

    The short scale is very welcoming, even for my big hands, and making chords higher up on the neck feels exact and complete. You may want to go up one size in strings from what you usually use in order to get the same feel as a standard scale-length. The nut width is just a tiny bit narrower than usual, but if you play Fender electric guitars regularly, you'll hardly notice.

    The tremolo system is one of my favorites. It's got a long arm, is very tight and responsive, and has a button to control direction ("up and down" or "down-only"). If you break a string, you can switch the button to "down-only" and you'll actually keep your tuning quite nicely. If you want to dive bomb, look elsewhere, because this one only drops a whole step at the most. Perfect for modulation, not so much for steep drops in pitch. The trem moves the bridge as well, so it stays in tune a lot better than you'd think. The only gripe I have is that the arm feels a little loose and clicky, and it dangles freely, and since the jack is on the front of the guitar, that's really a problem. This is small potatoes, as a 90 degree cable insert solves the collision problem, and a little plumbers tape around the screw threads of the tremolo bar let you dock it wherever you want without swinging. After these minute adjustments, the tremolo system is tons of fun to use.

    The bridge is probably the best improvement from the original Jag design. It's an adjust-o-matic, and doesn't have the awkwardness or string-unseating of the old Jag bridge at all. I did have a string pop out of it at a gig (the slots are very narrow), but I play bare-handed, and this is to be expected as I get used to the guitar. Flat-pickers should be good to go.

    A few cons: The high pass filter is gone. Not such a big deal for me, but this being one of the staple features of the Jag, it should've been included, I feel. The jack should be on the bottom of the guitar, especially since it has a tremolo arm, but this is opinion.

    Overall, I highly recommend this guitar for anyone who wants a short-scale Strat with even more tone possibilities. This guitar gives you that, and far beyond.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    If the Jaguar don't get you,the GAS will

    I came here to see what others were saying but decided I'll add a few comments of my own. I think it's a bit expensive for what you get. For near 8 Benjamins you're...Read complete review

    I came here to see what others were saying but decided I'll add a few comments of my own. I think it's a bit expensive for what you get. For near 8 Benjamins you're getting the same strat pickups as on the Standard Stratocaster, they don't even toss you a couple Tex Mex like on the MIM Road Worns. The stock SC p'ups sound good but not great. They could use a bit more of a sizzly vibe and a hair higher output like possibly the Texas Specials would be my pick for a better compliment to the HSS config and the gnarly Atomic HB. Also, position 2 (B+M)sounds a bit boxy or muddy. I'm sure however that one can find an amp setting that would take good advantage of that thicker setting, but as you're going through 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 that 2nd position sounds a bit out of place, more like a fuller humbucker (moved down the scale) than any particular "out-of-phase" stratty tone. I'm not sure yet about Atomic HBs, but this guitar could certainly benefit from an added coil split switch for the HB for a more traditional position 2 tone. Mine also had one bad bridge saddle that clicks & wiggles like a slightly loose tooth side to side. Waiting for a warranty bridge from Fender. I figure that was a mere fluke.
    Upside: Looks great (Faded Sonic Blue + mint PG), fun and easy to play, some very nice tones with a wide range from surfy, stratty, to full out growlies. I'd buy it again, but it's a marginal "bang for the buck" guitar & there are better values out there these days from USA Gibsons that can be had for less. I'd mark it overall higher if it had a couple more bells 'n whistles or a bit lower price, but I'm still enjoying it.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    I love this thing!

    By EricD

    from Denver, CO

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Fender Pawn Shop Jaguarillo Electric Guitar:

      I recently purchased this quite cheap through auction and have been really impressed. I haven't had a lot of guitars, so it feels quite different than my 1986 Charvel -- not suprisingly. I have always wanted something a little off, so the Pawnshopped Jag/Jazzmaster thing was really attractive.

      It sounded kind of muffled out of the box, but I think that is because I was having a hard time getting the tremolo to unlock. I changed the .09s out for .11s, got the tremolo working, and it sounds wonderful now. Each pickup setting has its own sound, although I may lower the bridge pickup a little so I can get a little more volume differentiation. Tone and Volume both do what their supposed to.

      The neck feels different that what I am used to, I don't think it is the shorter length that is the issue. It may just be the larger frets. It isn't hurting my playing in any way, it just feels different. The trem is a lot of fun, I think it feels better than the Kahler on my Charvel. And great for getting that Kevin Shields sound!

      I love the tuning heads, I never even knew this style existed, it is so much easier to change the strings.

      I am happy with the build quality, too. Everything feels solid, the pots have a nice feel to them. The set up out of the box wasn't bad, but once I put the heavier strings on, I did do some minor adjustments to the action and intonation. But that is to be expected.

      I had an old MIJ bottom of the line jazzmaster with humbuckers in it in the late 90s. This guitar is far, far superior. I haven't played a good jazzmaster or jag, so I can't compare to that, but I am really, really happy with this purchase.

      That all being said, part of the reason I am happy with it is I got it for half the price of what it costs online. If I were paying full price, I would definitely want to go to a guitar shop and compare it to similarly priced jags and jazzmasters first. That is why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5.

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      5.0

      How do you pronouce Jaguarillo?

      By stevie

      from chicago, il

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Candy Apple Red - Delish
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Swimming Pool Route
      • Trem Plate Is Moved

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Fender Pawn Shop Jaguarillo Electric Guitar:

      The Pawn Shop series from Fender is generally hit or miss but I think they got it right with this one. It's like a hot rod Strat combined with a traditional Jaguar.

      I'm not a fan of the strat body shape nor the strat trem system. The Jaguarillo (how do you pronounce it?) has the layout of an HSS strat built into a Jag guitar. It's really ingenious. Great tone and great finish. Good job, Fender!

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      5.0

      Amazing Synthesis!

      By Ratmonger

      from So Cal

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender Pawn Shop Jaguarillo Electric Guitar:

        I bought this on sale. I was not optimistic, and planned to replace all pickups. I also assumed I would have to pay my Tech for a complete set-up, as with many of my new Fenders.

        The guitar arrived with a good set-up. The finish is impeccable. The neck and action are very nice. I owned a '60s era Mustang and bought a newer reissue. I also own several Jags and Jazzmasters. This guitar compares favorably with all. It certainly does not have a traditional Jag sound, but it is versatile. It has a sound between a Strat, a Tele, and Jag. Rock, Blues and almost Surf. Clean is acceptable, but it is best with overdrive. Of course, it is not a metal guitar. I am afraid to change anything. I do not want to lose any of the tone or action. This guitar is unique and excellent. I have not gigged with it yet, but I am sure it will perform well. One of my best Mexican guitars. Better than some of my American Fenders. Good value.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic Guitar!

        By musician

        from Iowa

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Wish It Was Hard Tail

        Best Uses

        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Fender Pawn Shop Jaguarillo Electric Guitar:

        This guitar plays and sounds great right out of the box, the pickup combination is super versatile. I play church music professionally and this covers a lot of ground in one guitar. Great Value!

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        4.0

        Great value for this guitar

        By Gretschocaster

        from Vanvouver Canada

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fender Pawn Shop Jaguarillo Electric Guitar:

            Purchased this guitar on a whim due to the excellent price. Guitar played reasonably well out of the box but required a few adjustments. I had to remove the tremolo as the slide lock was way too loose and could slide around on it's own. The neck is full, very comfortable and easy to play particularly with the larger frets.

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            5.0

            Great Guitar. Great Price. Best Store

            By The Knave

            from San Diego, CA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Classic Fender Appearance
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good finish
            • Got A Great Deal
            • Great Craftsmanship
            • Great Neck

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Classic Surf Guitar
            • Good for anything

            Comments about Fender Pawn Shop Jaguarillo Electric Guitar:

            I got a great deal on this from Musician's Friend. I only have good things to say about this guitar.

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent guitar

            By jandy

            from Provo, UT

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Fret Buzz

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Fender Pawn Shop Jaguarillo Electric Guitar:

            Fortunately unlike others who have reviewed this guitar, the only issues that I've had with this was minor fret buzz and it was fixed quiet easily with an adjustment to the bridge. The humbucker wounds great were as the single coils do lack a little luster in comparison. The neck is fantastic as is the finish. This guitar serves its purpose and is well priced for what it offers. My one recommendation is this, get a new pickguard and route out a neck humbucker, making it a double slanted bucker jag.

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            (5 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Follow-up to Previous Review

            Comments about Fender Pawn Shop Jaguarillo Electric Guitar:

            After having the guitar in their posession over a week, MF did finally process my return and give me a refund. I don't know why there seemed to be any hesitation on their part. In all, it took four phone calls and an email to get this return approved and processed with MF.

            I've phoned to request the return of a problem guitar to another well known company and received a replacement the NEXT DAY without returning the original one first. Big difference in customer service.

            Comment on this review

            (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Problems with Guitar and MF

            By Tomcat

            from Alabama

            About Me Novice

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fender Pawn Shop Jaguarillo Electric Guitar:

                At first look, this MIM Jag was impressive for the price. Very nice finish and fit, everything seemed to work as advertised. Then while playing I'd get these loud annoying pops and crackles when my fingers would brush the pickguard. I tried changing amps and cords, but, not taking off my shoes like another reviewer here with the same problem. I have three other Fenders and have never experienced this before.

                I read up on the static problem online and the solution seems to be adding your own shielding under the pickguard. Since no one should have to modify a brand new guitar to get it to wotk properly, I returned it to MF.

                More problems there: MF has had it back in their warehouse for a week now and they have not credited my account yet for the guitar. When asked about what was the delay, they replied "we are assessing the return". 100% Satisfaction Guarantee?

                I subsequently bought a 50th Anniversary Jaguar from another company and am delighted with both the guitar and the other company's service.

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                (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                An advantageously simplified Jag!

                By Rael634

                from Atlanta, GA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Improved Design
                • Mountains Of Tone
                • Simplified Electronics

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Fender Pawn Shop Jaguarillo Electric Guitar:

                    I just bought my Fender Jaguarillo in Sunburst finish last weekend. I have played 4 gigs with it since then, playing classic rock, Delta-blues, Soul, early pop and R&B, as well as some more progressive/experimental stuff, and here are my thoughts.

                    I wanted a Jag because I wanted a short-scale Stratocaster with more tone options (not to mention my love for surf rock and new wave music). You can imagine my elation when I came across the Fender Jaguarillo. The usual Jag controls can be clunky, hard to dial through rapidly, and sort of ugly, but this guitar takes it back to basics with a five-way switch and an HSS configuration that's out of this world. The neck and middle pickups can quack, bark, and growl with the best of mid-range Strats. I am a humbucker man by nature, but I've found myself using the single-coils more and more since I got the Jag. The bridge humbucker is closer to the strings, and gives me a nice boost in volume and a crispy, crackly tone with lots of sustain. I tossed my Gain Boost pedal in the garbage, didn't need it anymore. I will say that the jump is quite big, and when playing as a solo act, it can be a little difficult to get it just right volume-wise in a small room, but this is probably something that will become easier with time. The angling of the pickups DOES seem to give it more sparkle, and definitely enhances the bottom end (the treble not as much, but there is still a change). Some people think this is a gimmick, but I can tell a real difference in actual fact.

                    The short scale is very welcoming, even for my big hands, and making chords higher up on the neck feels exact and complete. You may want to go up one size in strings from what you usually use in order to get the same feel as a standard scale-length. The nut width is just a tiny bit narrower than usual, but if you play Fender electric guitars regularly, you'll hardly notice.

                    The tremolo system is one of my favorites. It's got a long arm, is very tight and responsive, and has a button to control direction ("up and down" or "down-only"). If you break a string, you can switch the button to "down-only" and you'll actually keep your tuning quite nicely. If you want to dive bomb, look elsewhere, because this one only drops a whole step at the most. Perfect for modulation, not so much for steep drops in pitch. The trem moves the bridge as well, so it stays in tune a lot better than you'd think. The only gripe I have is that the arm feels a little loose and clicky, and it dangles freely, and since the jack is on the front of the guitar, that's really a problem. This is small potatoes, as a 90 degree cable insert solves the collision problem, and a little plumbers tape around the screw threads of the tremolo bar let you dock it wherever you want without swinging. After these minute adjustments, the tremolo system is tons of fun to use.

                    The bridge is probably the best improvement from the original Jag design. It's an adjust-o-matic, and doesn't have the awkwardness or string-unseating of the old Jag bridge at all. I did have a string pop out of it at a gig (the slots are very narrow), but I play bare-handed, and this is to be expected as I get used to the guitar. Flat-pickers should be good to go.

                    A few cons: The high pass filter is gone. Not such a big deal for me, but this being one of the staple features of the Jag, it should've been included, I feel. The jack should be on the bottom of the guitar, especially since it has a tremolo arm, but this is opinion.

                    Overall, I highly recommend this guitar for anyone who wants a short-scale Strat with even more tone possibilities. This guitar gives you that, and far beyond.

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