The Fender American Original series models are not exact by-year recreations, but represent the spirit of a decades worth of Fender's best innovations and player-preferred features from that era. The result is a best-of-all-worlds USA instrument that looks, plays and sounds like its forbearers, and performs like you’d expect a new modern Fender to perform.
The Fender American Original Series also include a few modern refinements that have simply become part of each instrument’s persona. Intricate tone controls and pickup switching give these vintage-style instruments all the flexibility and versatility of a modern guitar.
In 1960, Telecaster guitars with binding on the front and back of the body were introduced and dubbed 'Telecaster Custom'. That irresistibly cool feature has been incorporated into the Fender American Original 60s Tele and is available in Fiesta Red, 3-Color Sunburst and Lake Placid Blue.
The Jaguar debuted in 1962 and has inspired the heroes of the musical underground - hitting its stride with surf, punk and alternative guitarists. The unique 60s Jaguar’s circuitry is original in this powerful American Original ’60s Jaguar incarnation. The familiar lead/rhythm circuits are present in this model, along with the bass-cut 'strangle' switch.
Pure Vintage 62 Jaguar single-coil pickups are as period-correct as possible in addition to the vintage-style hardware and floating tremolo with lock button and push-in arm. An inspiring instrument, the American Original 60s Jaguar is a great way to experience the performance, style and tone that made Fender the choice of axemen with attitude.
Over its lifespan, the Jazzmaster found its way into the hands of musical rebels–from surf to punk and indie rock, its flexible sound heralded the call of change and shaped the voice of rebellion for decades. The Fender American Original ‘60s Jazzmaster faithfully recreates the voice and style of this classic guitar, supplementing it with smooth, modern playability.