Offset Special, Jaguarillo, 3-colour sunburst Mustang Special and Reverse Jaguar Bass make their debut 02-May-12
Fender's Pawn Shop instrument series has welcomed three new instruments to the fold--including the family's first bass guitar--and sees the return of an original member with a new look. Fender tells us that it's a sensational new generation of instruments that "never were but should have been"; once again drawing inspiration from the eccentric and innovative Fender creations of the mid-'60s-to-mid-'70s era.
The new Pawn Shop instruments are the Offset Special and Jaguarillo guitars, and the Reverse Jaguar Bass. Further, the Mustang Special carries on with a new Three-color Sunburst finish option. Here's how Fender describes the three new models:
The Pawn Shop Offset Special guitar is undoubtedly one of the most offbeat Fender designs ever. With its sleekly offset semi-hollow body, elegant f hole, phenomenal-sounding JZHB humbucking pickups and Adjusto-Matic™ bridge with vintage-style floating tremolo tailpiece, it's a guitar from the past and the future.
The sleek Pawn Shop Jaguarillo guitar hot-rods traditional Jaguar design through the roof with a scorching HSS configuration featuring standard Stratocaster® single-coil neck and middle pickups and a devastating Atomic humbucking bridge pickup, all angled for enhanced bass and treble response. Its streamlined control layout is easy to use, and it too has an Adjusto-Matic™ bridge with vintage-style floating tremolo tailpiece.
Surely one of the most distinctive Fender basses ever, the mighty Pawn Shop Reverse Jaguar Bass stands the popular Jaguar bass design on its head with a striking "reverse" body and headstock. Another out-of-the-ordinary feature is its 32" (medium) scale length; seldom seen throughout the history of Fender basses but imparting comfortable balance and reach. The seismic tone comes from two enormous humbucking pickups, controlled by a three-position toggle switch mounted on a distinctively shaped pickguard.
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