The Fender 2018 Limited Edition Jaguar Strat Guitar in Candy Apple Red combines the effortless playability of the Stratocaster with the dynamic switching system of the Jaguar to create the ultimate combination of comfort, style, and versatility.
Since its introduction, the Stratocaster has won over legions of fans around the world thanks to its ergonomically designed shape with curves in all the right places. The deep double-cutaways at the heel make it effortless for the fretting hand to reach the higher parts of the neck. The tapered lower bout establishes a comfortable resting position for the picking arm, whilst the bevelled edges and contours ensure a figure-hugging feel. Everything is geared towards supreme playing comfort!
Built using alder, the Jaguar Strat benefits from a balanced tonal energy with a subtle mid to low-end presence, an emphasized midrange and softened high-end. The result is a versatile tonal palette, which is exploited to its fullest by the Jaguar switching system. The body is completed in a classic candy apple red, which is preserved by a gloss nitrocellulose lacquer, and paired with the undeniably cool 4-ply tortoiseshell pickguard.
Supportive maple neck
Joined to the body is a sleek and supple maple neck, which is shaped to the Jaguar "Deep C" profile for a substantial feel in the hand. The 25.5-inch scale offers a generous length for the strings to resonate fully, as well as ensuring greater consistency. The satin nitrocellulose finish across the back of the neck allows the fretting hand to slide up and down without being impeded. Married to the neck is a sumptuous rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 22 narrow tall frets that pair sweetly with the 9.5-inch radius to promote seamless string bends and precise technique. White dot position inlays provide a stark contrast to the dark rosewood, guiding your way in style.
The Fender 2018 Limited Edition Jaguar Strat Guitar is home to a trio of American Vintage '65 single-coil Jaguar pickups fitted in the neck/middle/bridge positions. The versatility of the Jaguar switching system is legendary, and by melding it with Strat electronics, this is a mighty model with a universe of tones to explore.
The traditional 5-way pickup selector switch is present, along with a dedicated thumbwheel tone control for the bridge pickup. The dual upper bout switches enable position three to select either the middle pickup independently, or all 3 pickups simultaneously. From tight and articulate to unapologetic saturation, you can be as laid back or in-your-face as you wish with this setup. Pair it with your amp of choice and let loose.
The body is equipped with a 9.5-inch radius Jazzmaster/Jaguar bridge with vintage-style floating tremolo, which features a tremolo lock button and a screw-in tremolo arm. Thanks to this time-tested setup, you can comfortably and precisely infuse your playing with pin-point vibrato for greater personal flavour. The headstock is home to deluxe cast/sealed locking tuning machines with short posts for tight and resilient tuning stability.
Each Fender 2018 Limited Edition Jaguar Strat Guitar in Candy Apple Red is supplied with an elite moulded case, and strung with Fender USA strings to get you off to a flying start.
Manufacturer Fender Model 2018 Limited Edition Jaguar Strat Guitar Body Material Alder Body Finish Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Neck Material Maple Neck Profile Modern “Deep C” Neck Finish Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Headstock, Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer Back Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 9.5” (241 mm) No. of Frets 22, Narrow Tall Position Inlays White Dots Nut Bone, 1.685-inches (42.8 mm) Tuners Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Locking (all short posts) Scale Length 25.5-inches (648 mm) Bridge 9.5-inch Radius Jazzmaster/Jaguar Bridge with Vintage-Style Floating Tremolo with Tremolo Lock Button and Screw-in Tremolo Arm Pickguard 4-Ply Tortoiseshell Pickup Configuration SS Active/Passive Passive Pickups Neck: American Vintage ‘65 Single-Coil Jaguar
Bridge: American Vintage ‘65 Single-Coil Jaguar
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
Special Electronics 2-position slide switch to engage(Down)/disengage(Up) secondary switching option when in position 3 (Middle) of the 5-way pickup selector.
2nd 2-position switch, Up for Neck and Bridge pickups only, Down for all three pickups on. Thumb-wheel control for bridge pickup tone.
Controls Master Volume
Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups)
Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Control Knobs Black Plastic Hardware Finish Nickel/Chrome Strings Fender USA, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges) Included Accessories Elite Moulded Case
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