Whitstable Guitars

A selection of good quality, used guitars and specialising in imports from Japan since 2008

Fender Japan JGS-83 Jaguar GMB
2010/12 & Hard Case




With it's shorter scale length of 24" offset body & superb playability, Fender Jaguars are really popular these days. This particular model has the addition of a pair of Fender "Dragster" pickups to really beef it up! The gun metal blue body & matching headstock make it a real head turner & in little used condition & no fretwear, this guitar is a real beauty

Looking online, you can get a new one of these at around £1000 but that won't be in a hard case.

This guitar was made in Japan 2010/12 and has been barely used. The frets, trussrod & neck are all excellent. There is one very minor mark which has been photographed and is shown in the gallery. The shorter scale & offset body make these guitars very popular with "Surf" & "Indie" players alike. Jaguars were introduced by Fender in 1962 and was the most expensive Fender at that time. It was hoped it would compete against Gibson but it never really sold as well as the Strat or the Tele (both cheaper!) This is a reissue of a 1983 model

Hard Case

As said many times, all my guitars come shipped in a hard case which is included in the price. I find this is the safest way to avoid damage in transit. Jaguars have a wider body than Strats and Teles and this is a tight fit in the hard case but it does offer it good protection in transit although not ideal in size. If you want a particular fitted case for the guitar, this will be more expensive although I am happy to research it. Just let me know. Alternatively, if you are collecting the guitar and, like some buyers have cases coming out of their ears, that's no problem, I'll adjust the price (usually around a £30 discount) and I can usually find you an old gigbag to take the guitar away in. The only hard and fast rule I have is that I won't ship a guitar in a gigbag

Fender Japan JGS-83 Jaguar 2010/12 GMB


Colour: Gun Metal Blue
Body Shape: Jaguar
Body Material: Alder
Weight: 3.9kg
Body Finish: Polyester
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Shape: Slim "C"
Scale Length: 24" (610 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Vintage-Style
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
Neck Finish: Polyester
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Position Inlays: White Dot
Bridge Pickup: Fender Dragster Humbucker
Neck Pickup: Fender Dragster Humbucker
Controls: Lead Circuit Controls (Slide Switch Down): Volume (Neck), Volume (Bridge), Master Tone; Rhythm Circuit Controls (Slide Switch Up): Two Thumbwheel Controls for Neck Pickup Volume and Tone
Pickup Switching: 2-On/Off Slide Switches, One for Each Pickup
Pickup Configuration: HH
Bridge: Tune -o- matic style with stop tailpiece
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Orientation: Right-Hand
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
Control Knobs: Chrome
Thomann Black Hard Case (slightly used)

If you are further interested in this guitar, you can either email me with any queries & I'll do my best to get back to you within 24 hours.

Or, you can buy easily and safely using the paypal "buy now" button. Don't forget to select the right option using the drop down menu on price, i.e. Collection, UK shipping or EU shipping. If in doubt, please email me first as Highlands & Islands can sometimes be a little dearer for shipping