Fender has introduced new Jaguar and Jazzmaster guitars in the Classic Player line. The Classic Player Jaguar and Jazzmaster are Mexican made with some very nice updates and improvements.
Notable updates/improvements are:
- Adjusto-Matic Bridge (somewhat like a tune-o-matic)
- 9.5" fretboard radius (compared to the 7.25" radius previously)
- sustain/stability improvements - increased back angle, tremolo plate moved closer to bridge
- dual humbucker option on the jaguar
- “hotter” pickups
These new Classic Player models should nicely fill the gap left when the Japan made models became no longer available. Just the bridge and fretboard radius improvements alone will make this guitar look very attractive compared to the much higher priced American Vintage Jaguars and Jazzmasters.
The dual humbucker sunburst jaguar will also undoubtedly be a favorite of the Cobain fans. Who will no longer need to go through the hassles and expense of getting one of the “Kurtified” Fender Japan Jaguars.
We plan to have a hands on review posted in the future.