The Jag guitar’s 24-inch scale length was created to appeal to the rapid-fire style of surf-rock guitarists and small-handed players.
Its two single-coil pickups are tall, narrow and shielded for hot, aggressive tone with less electrical interference.
With eight onboard controls, the Jaguar’s circuitry is the most elaborate of any Fender guitar, wired so players can alternate between rhythm and lead tones.
The Johnny Marr signature Jaguar is a fantastically non-standard version of the model that is as distinctive as the sounds Marr wrings from it, with a wealth of highly specialized features.
The guitar's symbolic relationship with surf rock comes full circle when Beach Boy Carl Wilson visits the Fender factory. Wilson inherited his first Jaguar in the mid ’60s at the height of surf popularity.
The Jaguar was the first Fender instrument featuring today’s modern headstock logo, a thicker ’60s version of the classic “spaghetti” lettering.