2012 Fender AVRI ’65 Jaguar in Candy Apple Red

The Blue Book Says:

– offset double cutaway Jaguar-style alder body based on a 1965 Jaguar, bolt-on mid-60s-style maple neck, 22-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with large dot inlays, late 1960s-style Jaguar headstock, six-on-one-side vintage style Fender Deluxe tuners, vintage stlye floating tremolo with tremolo lock button, brown shell or aged white/black/white pickguard, two American Vintage ’65 Jaguar single-coil pickups, two vintage black plastic Jazz Bass knobs (v, tone) on lower metal plate, two roller controls and one three-way switch on upper bass metal plate, three preset slide switches on upper treble metal plate, chrome hardware, available in 3-Color Sunburst or Candy Apple Red finish, 24 in. scale, 1.65 in. nut width, case included, mfg. 2013-present.


I Say:

Visually stunning.  The Candy Apple finish is in great from two small chips and two small dents (shown in the photos).  Sonically fantastic.  The case has all the paperwork, allen keys, Fender lead, Tremolo Arm etc….  …. I seriously question whether this guitar has ever been used – it even still has the plastic over the pick guard!

The Jaguar wiring is a mystical creature, but basically think of it as:

A lead/rhythm selector switch on the upper bout.

Switched UP this selects the Rhythm circuit roller controls on the upper bout.  The foremost of these is the volume, the rearmost is tone.

Switched DOWN it selects the Lead Circuit, using the more traditional control knobs on the lower bass bout, volume and tone as normal.

The three switches on the lower bout  – the foremost one is the neck pickup on/off switch, the middle turns the bridge pickup on/off.  The rearmost one modifies the lead tone – it sounds a little like a phase reversal.

All electronics are crackle free and fully functional.

Original Fender Hard Case is in great condition.

These are over £1500 new – and this is so nearly new apart from the chips!