Fender Guitar seems to have started their new year on quite the high note. After introducing some limited edition options like the Love Ride 28, and the US made acoustic collection, they begin the year with the Johnny Marr signature Jaguar electric guitar, whose inspiration is linked to the modern day rebel British icon Johnny Marr. Baring much of the rebellious spirit and high-end aesthetics that is synonymous with Fender, this special edition is suppose to be on the collector’s list, purely for its novelty factor alone.
For those that may not have known Johnny Marr much, he was known for his extensive characters and appearances in the British media, especially during the 1980’s. He has been associated with memorable performances with entities such as The Electronic, The Pretenders, and Johnny Marr and the healers, right up to the more modern sitcom, ‘Modest House’. Capturing the core image of the man, and high-end make of this guitar can be distinguished with many features such as custom wound bare knuckle single coil neck and bridge pick up, lacquer finished maple wood neck, Jaguar bridge switches with Mustang saddles, nylon bridge post inserts, and the 7.25-inch rosewood fingerboard, and signature headstock. The dual shade coloring of Metallic KO and Olympic White while lending a classical appeal in general, also symbolizes the rebellious essence of the man, in a rather hush manned on the special electric guitar. In terms of packaging, there are the crushed velvet interior casing for the instrument, strapping for hanging it on your shoulders, and also a set of cables for connecting to speakers and amplifiers.
Looks like the man himself has taken real care in ensuring he gets it perfectly right, as he says,
“Making this signature Jaguar has been a four year journey. I've taken all the aspects of the guitar in every direction I could, to improve it without losing the classic features that I liked from the original design. It's been a labour of love and obsession, and a privilege. I've used it for everything I've done since I started making it. It's my perfect guitar.”
We are yet to get word on the pricing or the number of pieces to be made available in the market, but from what we know till now, there might not be a real cap on the total number.