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Fender Special Edition Jaguar Thinline Electric Guitar   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

A wonderful variation on the Jaguar theme with its semi-hollow body and single f hole.

Celebrate 50 years of Fender’s most distinctive guitar model with the Special Edition Jaguar Thinline, which presents an elegant new take on the model. Most notably, it features a semi-hollow alder body with ash top and back, binding and f hole - the boldest design departure ever for a Jaguar.

Other specialized features include a bound modern “C” shaped maple neck with bone nut, classic Jaguar scale length (24"), 7.25"-radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 vintage-style frets, vintage-style single-coil Jaguar pickups with individual on/off slide switches, two-position tone switch, separate volume and tone controls for both circuits (rhythm and lead), and vintage-style floating tremolo with lock button.

FEATURES
  • Unique semi-hollow body with f hole
  • Comfortable C-shaped maple neck
  • 2 vintage-style Jaguar pickups with expansive controls

Release the Jaguar in you with this special edition model. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

Special Edition Jaguar Thinline Electric Guitar

  • Body
  • Body: Ash Top and Back over Semi-Hollow Alder
  • Body Shape: Jaguar®
  • Body Finish: Polyester
  • Neck
  • Neck Shape: Modern "C" Shape
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Vintage Style Frets
  • Position Inlays: White Dot
  • Fretboard Radius: 7.25" (18.41 cm)
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Polyester
  • Nut Width: 1.650” (42 mm)
  • Scale Length: 24" (61 cm)
  • Electronics
  • Pickup Configuration: S/S
  • Bridge Pickup: Vintage-style Jaguar single-coil
  • Neck Pickup: Vintage-style Jaguar single-coil
  • Pickup Switching: Two on/off slide switches (one for each pickup)
  • Controls: Lead circuit volume and tone, rhythm circuit volume and tone
  • Hardware
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Bridge: Vintage Style Floating Tremolo with Tremolo Lock Button
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Auxiliary Switching: Two-position tone switch
  • Miscellaneous
  • Strings: Fender® USA Super 250R, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
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FenderSpecial Edition Jaguar Thinline Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (10)
  • Good tone (10)
  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good pick up (7)
  • Solid electronics (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recording (8)
    • Practicing (6)
    • Jamming (5)
    • Rock concerts (4)
    • Small venues (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    This Jaguar is leader of the pack!!

    Received my new Thinline Jaguar on 8-29-2013 from M.F. As with all my purchases from them, service was secomd to none. I bought the black and chrome model and never looked...Read complete review

    Received my new Thinline Jaguar on 8-29-2013 from M.F. As with all my purchases from them, service was secomd to none. I bought the black and chrome model and never looked back. Awesome
    sound through Fender Blues Reissue amp. Guitar
    set-up was good right out of the box. The vers-
    atility of this ax is unbelievable. The shorter
    24" scale and the 7.25" neck radius complement
    each other and make for easier playing up and
    down the entire neck. As far as the bridge goes,
    I purchased a set of string saver saddles from M.F. and will install them when I do my first string change. The finish and all appointments
    on this made in Japan beauty are gorgeous. If you're looking for a quality guitar that has twang, bite, attack and growl, consider the Thinline Fender Jaguar.

    .

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Almost there, but...

    I think most people will be attracted to this guitar because of it's stunning looks, which is fine...guitars are supposed to look cool!

    I love this guitar, but...Read complete review

    I think most people will be attracted to this guitar because of it's stunning looks, which is fine...guitars are supposed to look cool!

    I love this guitar, but had to give it only 3 stars because of the dreadful amount of noise emanating from it's pickups. Other on-line reviews of this axe will tell you the same thing; while the pickups sound pretty good, they have no potting or shielding and the amount of single coil hum is difficult to manage, especially if using any gain. I'll be replacing the pickups for something hotter soon.

    Otherwise, I REALLY love the wide-oval neck profile, the easy playability of it's 24" scale, and the vintage-size fret wire. Chording up and down the neck is really great, like playing a jazz guitar.

    The guitar came strung and set up for 10 gauge strings, which I recommend changing immediately. Many who complain about the Jag's infamous bridge issues just don't understand that the guitar is intended for heavier gauge strings, like 11s or even 12s. I immediately strung it up with 11 gauge flat-wounds, and haven't looked back.

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    5.0

    Neat!

    By HYKE

    from Mexico City

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Beautiful
    • Comfortable
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone
    • Made In Japan
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Heavy For A Hollow Guitar

    Best Uses

    • Clean Tones
    • Concerts
    • Funk
    • Hard Rock
    • Jazz
    • Punk
    • Recording
    • Rock

    Comments about Fender Special Edition Jaguar Thinline Electric Guitar:

    Really nice construction, the color of the rosewood fretboard it is beautiful it is kind of a lighter brown compared to other guitars. You would love it.

    Comment on this review

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very Nice..Better Then Expected.

    By MrNorm

    from Twin Cities, Minnesota

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Plays Easy Out Of Box
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • No Case

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Fender Special Edition Jaguar Thinline Electric Guitar:

    I have an older Tele TL and have always liked their sound but, I did have a small concern with how this would feel/sound as a Jag Thinline. I received the guitar and let it warm up to room temp and then plugged it in to try it, I wasn't disappointed. The string height was a tiny bit higher then I like but that is more of a personnal preference and even so, it played fantastic all across the neck. The feel is very nice (for me) and all the controls are easy to change on the fly when playing. The sound of a Jaguar is right there but with a more airy-open sound that really makes this unique in it's own right. The Black finish simply gleems when under the lights and to this point it holds a tune very good without one string or another going flat or sharp. I think Fender did a real good job with this, not great but, really good. I bought a hard case right away for it as it did not come with even a Gig Bag, this did surprise me, otherwise, real nice guitar, a keeper for me and I would recommend it..

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Even better than expected.

    By Famjam84

    from New York, NY

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Fender Special Edition Jaguar Thinline Electric Guitar:

      This guitar was sweet right out of the box. It was already set up well when I got it and it plays so smoothly. It gets a nice warmth from the semi-hollow body which even sounds great when it's not plugged in. I knew it was going to be nice when I ordered it but I was a little concerned that I would have to make adjustments and alterations based on common complaints about jaguars. I don't have any issues with strings popping out of the saddles or buzz from the bridge (easily fixable with saddle adjustments instead of swapping out the jaguar bridge). And contrary to popular belief this guitar gets pretty good sustain even when bending notes. However, I do wish they had found a way to make the tremolo arm more stable instead of relying on it swinging and resting on the input jack. My only other issue is that for a special edition, and considering the price, this should have come with a nice hard case or, at the very least, a gig bag.

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      CiJ Jaguar

      By AngusMangus

      from Maine

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Fender Special Edition Jaguar Thinline Electric Guitar:

        One---Awesome---Guitar! I use to own a 1964 Jaguar but stupidly sold it. I have many Strat's, Tele's, one Gibson, and a couple Epi's. None compare to this guitar. I have fairly small hands and small fingers, I'm able to play those other for mentioned guitars but the Fender Jaguar is top notch. To me it sounds better,and plays better. Someone who has never played one doesn't know what they're missing period. Don't let them little switches get you confused, just set a couple of them and go for it.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        beautiful guitar, but some severe limit

        By el capitan

        from usa

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Fender Special Edition Jaguar Thinline Electric Guitar:

        this guitar is very difficult to describe. it is one of the coolest guitars, and the craftsmanship is good. however, due to its design, this guitar is NOT good for playing cool leads or bending of any kind.... the neck will choke out the notes, even when adjusted higher... and the bridge is very very finicky...

        if you like playing chords, and rhythm, this is one cool guitar...guitarists playing lead style... ought to look at other models..

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        unique, gorgeous, rare guitar

        By newwavecrashing

        from Erie, PA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Fender Special Edition Jaguar Thinline Electric Guitar:

          Only 250 of these guitars were made available in the USA (150 black/100 sunburst I believe)!

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Keep that Jaguar bridge!

          By LonMon

          from Armpit of America

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Beautiful
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • It's A Jag
          • Solid Electronics
          • Total Vintage Layout

          Cons

          • You're Kidding Right

          Best Uses

          • Anything — If Done Right

          Comments about Fender Special Edition Jaguar Thinline Electric Guitar:

          I'm just as excited about this guitar as most of the other commentators, so I'll skip directly to its most common complaint... The bridge.

          I have 2 Jaguars and 3 Jazzmasters, and this is the best fix I've found yet...

          Rather than switch bridges, simply find the best groove in each barrel for your playing and deepen it with a file while keeping the notch as close to the string's width as possible. Just don't get carried away and file the notches too deep at first. A little at a time is best. Once you have them deep enough, reset the barrel heights and intonation. Hope this helps.

          Comment on this review

          (10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Almost there, but...

          By the hobo

          from oakland, ca

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Excellent fretwork
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone
          • Killer Looks
          • Short scale

          Cons

          • Bad Single Coil Hum
          • Poor Pick Up

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fender Special Edition Jaguar Thinline Electric Guitar:

            I think most people will be attracted to this guitar because of it's stunning looks, which is fine...guitars are supposed to look cool!

            I love this guitar, but had to give it only 3 stars because of the dreadful amount of noise emanating from it's pickups. Other on-line reviews of this axe will tell you the same thing; while the pickups sound pretty good, they have no potting or shielding and the amount of single coil hum is difficult to manage, especially if using any gain. I'll be replacing the pickups for something hotter soon.

            Otherwise, I REALLY love the wide-oval neck profile, the easy playability of it's 24" scale, and the vintage-size fret wire. Chording up and down the neck is really great, like playing a jazz guitar.

            The guitar came strung and set up for 10 gauge strings, which I recommend changing immediately. Many who complain about the Jag's infamous bridge issues just don't understand that the guitar is intended for heavier gauge strings, like 11s or even 12s. I immediately strung it up with 11 gauge flat-wounds, and haven't looked back.

            Comment on this review

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Jaguar Thinline

            By Johnboy

            from MN

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Recording

              Comments about Fender Special Edition Jaguar Thinline Electric Guitar:

              I was leery of a MIJ Fender but wrong. This is a work of art. I love the Jag circuitry as you can have two tones dialed in for the neck pup.

              Comment on this review

              (12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This Jaguar is leader of the pack!!

              By NIPPER

              from Pennsylvania

              About Me Experienced

              Ask me a question

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing
                • Recording

                Comments about Fender Special Edition Jaguar Thinline Electric Guitar:

                Received my new Thinline Jaguar on 8-29-2013 from M.F. As with all my purchases from them, service was secomd to none. I bought the black and chrome model and never looked back. Awesome
                sound through Fender Blues Reissue amp. Guitar
                set-up was good right out of the box. The vers-
                atility of this ax is unbelievable. The shorter
                24" scale and the 7.25" neck radius complement
                each other and make for easier playing up and
                down the entire neck. As far as the bridge goes,
                I purchased a set of string saver saddles from M.F. and will install them when I do my first string change. The finish and all appointments
                on this made in Japan beauty are gorgeous. If you're looking for a quality guitar that has twang, bite, attack and growl, consider the Thinline Fender Jaguar.

                .

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