Fender Announces Johnny Marr Signature Jaguar!

With some non-standard (read: frustration minimizing) changes and killer tone, it’s safe to say this one will be a huge hit! I don’t know about you, but I’m interested…

From Fender.com:

“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 including:

  • Custom-wound Bare Knuckle® Johnny Marr single-coil neck and bridge pickups.
  • Custom-shaped maple neck based on Marr’s 1965 Jaguar, with vintage-style truss rod, lacquer finish and Marr’s signature on the front of the headstock.
  • Four-position blade-style pickup switch mounted to the lower-horn chrome plate (bridge, bridge and neck in parallel, neck, bridge and neck in series).
  • Two upper-horn slide switches (universal bright and pickup switch position four bright).
  • Jaguar bridge with Mustang® saddles, nylon bridge post inserts for improved stability, chrome cover and vintage-style floating tremolo tailpiece.
  • Tremolo arm nylon sleeve insert to prevent arm swing.

The guitar comes in Olympic White and new Metallic KO (a distinctive orange tint derived from the heavily faded Candy Apple Red finish of one of Marr’s favorite ’60s-era Fender models).”

That faded CAR sounds amazing, but the standard white finish is elegant. As for the other features, I approve; one of the first things I did when I bought a Jazzmaster was torque down the trem arm, so I’m excited that Fender finally fixed the arm play issue. A thicker neck is also welcome on this model, and I’m really interested to play those Bareknuckle pickups!

Awesome. Let’s all keep our eyes peeled!

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