Comfortable neck profile
The Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar features a familiar slim C-shaped maple neck, which offers comfortable playability across the whole fingerboard, while its natural satin finish allows the player’s hand to effortlessly glide, for high-speed styles. Topped with an Indian laurel fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets, players can achieve effortless bends, as well as a warm, rich tone.
Versatile tonewoods and classic looks
A basswood body is chosen for its versatile performance, with a balanced frequency response and light weight for a comfortable feel during long playing sessions. The body is crafted with the classic Jaguar offset body shape, giving an effortlessly-cool look and easy access to the top-frets. The neck is finished with a vintage-tint gloss finish, so you’ll have the authentic look of a vintage guitar.
The Jaguar is defined by its shorter (24”) scale length, which gives the strings a "slinkier" feel and makes the fret spacing narrower for an easier playing feel. This makes chordal and solo work easier and is ideal for those with smaller hands or for musicians who prefer an easier action for string bends. The neck has a "C" shaped profile that enables easy reach over all 6-strings, while the offset body enables easy access to all 22 frets. The Jaguar is loaded with two Duncan Designed single coil pickups to provide the nuance and bite that this guitar design is known for. The pickups are wired up to a versatile set of electronics which gives access to separate lead and rhythm circuits.
The Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar takes its design inspiration from the Fender Jaguar of the 1960s. The original Fender Jaguar had a unique identity that made it extremely popular with alternative and indie musicians. The Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar has the same look and sound of the original ’60s Fender design, including the distinct offset body, versatile electronics and short 24” scale length. The Squier Jaguar gains the ‘Modified’ moniker due to its modified play-ability; this gives the guitar an up-to-date feel, allowing it to keep up with contemporary instruments.
High-quality electronics and hardware
This Jaguar is equipped with a range of high-quality components, delivering a professional-grade performance to players on a budget. A toggle switch, tone controls, and volume control provides excellent tone shaping capabilities, allowing players to dial in the perfect tone for their playing style. The 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Adjustable with "Floating" Tremolo Tailpiece offers unique, pitch bending possibilities, while the addition of a synthetic bone nut helps enhance the natural resonance and string stability.
History of the Jaguar
The Jaguar was a feature-laden instrument released in 1962 and designed to tempt players away from other guitar brands. It had a relatively unusual switching system but during its 13-year production run it did not sell as well as the classic Stratocaster and Telecaster models. It became popular in the surf music scene, and later with punk and rock players of the ’80s and ’90s, once production had been ceased. Fender began making a Japanese-made model in the ’80s, and a USA reissue in 1999. It is now famed for its off-set design and unique tones.
Classic Jaguar short scale length (24")
Maple neck with "C"-shaped profile and 22-fret Indian laurel fingerboard
Dual Duncan Designed™ JG-101 single-coil pickups
Classic dual-circuit design ("lead"/"rhythm") with volume and tone controls for each
Pickup on/off switches and tone circuit switch
Vintage-style bridge with non-locking "floating" vibrato
Vintage-tint gloss neck finish for a highly desirable aged look
Series: Classic Vibe
Body Colour: Black
Body Material: Basswood / Poplar
Body Shape: Jaguar®
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Neck and fingerboard
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane / Vintage Tint Gloss
Neck Shape: ”C” Shape
Scale Length: 24” (610mm)
Fingerboard Material: Indian Laurel
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5” (241mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Nut Material: PPS
Nut Width: 1.650” (42mm)
Position Inlays: Parchment Dot
Truss Rod: Standard
Bridge Pickup: Duncan Designed™ JG-101B Single-Coil
Neck Pickup: Duncan Designed™ JG-101N Single-Coil
Controls: Circuit Selector Switch, Rhythm Circuit Volume and Tone, Lead Circuit Volume and Tone, Pickup On/Off Switches, Tone Circuit Switch
Switching: Neck pickup only (rhythm circuit); neck only, neck and bridge, bridge only (lead circuit)
Special Electronics: Specially-Voiced Rhythm and Lead Circuit Controls, Tone Circuit Switch
Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style with Non-Locking Floating Vibrato
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoiseshell
Control Knobs: Vintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass®
Switch Tip: White
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Standard
Strings: NPS, .009-.042 Gauges
Other Features: Gold and Black Squire Logo, Engraved Neck Plate