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Great guitar with a late start. - Reviews Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special HH

Model Name: Classic Player Jaguar® Special HH
Series: Classic Player
Color / MSRP* / Part # :
Olympic White
3-Color Sunburst

Body: Alder
Body Shape: Jaguar®
Body Finish:
(0141710305, 0141710300)

Neck Shape: "C" Shape
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Position Inlays: Vintage Ivory Dots
Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
Fretboard: Rosewood
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
Nut Width: 1.650” (42 mm)
Scale Length: 24" (61 cm)
Neck Plate: Vintage Style 4 Bolt
Truss Rod Nut: Original Vintage Style

Pickup Configuration: H/H
Bridge Pickup: Enforcer™ Humbucking Pickup (Bridge)
Neck Pickup: Enforcer™ Humbucking Neck Pickup
Pickup Switching: Neck Pickup On/Off Slide Switch, Bridge Pickup On/Off Slide Switch, Normal/Low Cut Slide Switch
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone

Hardware: Chrome
Bridge: Adjusto-Matic™ Bridge with Vintage Style "Floating" Tremolo Tailpiece and Tremolo Lock Button
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Tremolo Arm/Handle: Screw-In Style Jaguar/Jazzmaster Tremolo Arm
Auxiliary Switching: Master Kill Slide Switch, Neck Pickup Humbucking/Single-Coil Blend Control, Bridge Pickup Humbucking/Single-Coil Blend Control

Strings: Fender® USA Super 250R, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Unique Features: 2 Enforcer™ Humbucking Pickups, Adjusto-Matic™ Bridge, Medium Jumbo Frets, New Neck Pocket Cut Provides Better Pitch, 9.5" Radius, Trem Plate Moved Closer to Bridge to Increase Break Angle and Sustain, Screw-In Tremolo Arm, Black Plastic Knobs and Switches, Humbucker/Single-Coil Blend Controls, Black Plastic Knobs and Switches

Case/Gig Bag: Deluxe Gig Bag
Included Accessories: Deluxe Gig Bag
Control Knobs: Black Plastic Knobs

My question for Fender is this - why are you just putting this guitar out in 2011? People have been routing humbuckers into old Jaguars regularly since at least the 70s, and many very prominent rock stars were playing humbucker-equipped Jags starting in the early 1990s. It was a shame, because these rock stars took old, valuable vintage instruments, and hacked them up, creating what to them would be a perfect, usable guitar. Fender could have cornered a serious market in 1992 if they'd have just put this out then.

This Jaguar plays just like an old Jag, and looks just like an old Jag. However, with the addition of some decent humbuckers, this guitar is now infinitely more usable than an old Jag for most styles of music, since the pickups have more power and don't hum when a load of distortion is used. The pickups have decent clarity, good power, and the guitar sustains for a significant amount of time. The tremolo system seems to work better than the older Jag trems - I remember them being a struggle to keep in tune, and this guitar is quite good at staying in tune.

Playability is quite nice on it, with a shorter scale length and great neck. The guitar just begs to have big stretch chords played on it, and I was happy to oblige. Over all, this is a very nice instrument, and I'm still baffled as to why Fender didn't make this years ago.