Fender Johnny Marr Jaguar - Olympic White with Rosewood Fingerboard

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Single-coil Pickups - Olympic White 0116400705
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Get Your Hands on Johnny's Favorite Jag!

From the Smiths to the Pretenders to Modest Mouse to the Cribs to The The, Johnny Marr is a guitar force to be reckoned with. Fender and Johnny Marr collaborated to create the Fender Johnny Marr Jaguar. This signature model guitar is one that Johnny is recognized with and one that brings his ringing, jangly sound to life. The alder-bodied Jaguar sports a 24" scale length with a vintage 7.25" fingerboard radius. Custom pickups give you tons of punch from this single-coil beast. Custom switching and modified hardware give this Jaguar increased playability and stability over its vintage counterparts. The Johnny Marr Jaguar is ready to pounce!

Fender Johnny Marr Jaguar Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Custom hardware
  • Unique Fender design and style
  • Short scale neck
Custom hardware

The Fender Johnny Marr Jaguar is as unique as its namesake. Start off with two custom Bare Knuckles Johnny Marr bridge and neck pickups for crisp, clear single-coil tone. The custom neck shape is based on Johnny's original 1965 Jaguar. An updated bridge gives you better stability and more accurate tuning. Custom switching offers unique configurations that will make your playing stand out from the band. Really tweak your tone with a universal bright switch and a second bright switch for position four on the pickup selector. The Johnny Marr Jaguar is available in two colors: olympic white and metallic KO (based off the color of Johnny's faded candy apple red Jag).

Unique Fender design and style

Fender guitars of the late '50s and early '60s borrowed a lot from the automobile designs of the times, which meant lots of chrome and lines that were anything but traditional. The Jaguar used the same offset-waist body shape as the Jazzmaster (first introduced in about 1958) and added even more chrome across the face of the instrument, including a plethora of switch and control plates, as well as a separate bridge and floating vibrato system.

Short scale neck

You'll love the shorter (and somewhat mellower) 24" scale length of the Fender Johnny Marr Jaguar, as opposed to the standard 25 1/2" scale length made popular by the Stratocaster. The rosewood fingerboard features large pearloid block inlays and is very comfortable to play. The neck also features the vintage-style truss rod that is accessed at the base of the neck.

Fender Johnny Marr Jaguar Electric Guitar Features:
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck with custom neck shape
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Custom Bare Knuckles Johnny Marr pickups
  • Custom switching
  • Tremolo with modified bridge

Get big, punchy, bright, jangly tone with the Fender Johnny Marr Jaguar!
NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Jaguar
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Alder
Body Finish Lacquer
Color Olympic White
Neck Material Maple, Bolt-on
Neck Shape Custom Neck Shape
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 7.25" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 24"
Nut Width 1.650"
Nut Material Synthetic Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece Jaguar Bridge with Mustang Saddles and Vintage Style "Floating" Tremolo Tailpiece
Tuners Vintage Style Tuning Machines
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Custom Wound Bare Knuckle Johnny Marr Neck Pickup
Bridge Pickup Custom Wound Bare Knuckle Johnny Marr Bridge Pickup
Controls Master Volume, Master Tone, 2 Slide-Switches: Universal Bright Switch; Bright Switch for Blade Position 4
Strings Fender USA Super 250R, (.010-.046)
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 0116400705

Customer Reviews

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I love this guitar

i have loved Johnny Marr's guitar playing for a long time. I have played many Smiths songs trying to recreate the tone that he gets. I haven't bought a new guitar in a long time. I happened to mention to my wife Christmas week that I had found my next guitar after watching many video reviews of this guitar. Bless her heart, she ordered it from Sweetwater and had it in three days. When she gave it to me in the box, I nearly wept. It has more than lived up to my expectations. These pickups are extremely lively and each note is meant to be heard with this guitar. It came perfectly set up and I am very pleased.

Classic fender tones in a versatile, fresh design

I first played this guitar when I was studying abroad in London about four years ago. I was very impressed by the sound and playability. Back in the states, my local music store frequently carries American teles and strats. I'm a fan of both and could never pick between the two. This guitar showed up a few months ago and I couldn't resist picking it up. This guitar continues to impress me after months of ownership. Aside from it's gorgeous aestetics, it's evident that Marr put time and careful thought into the functional design of this instrument. There are so many classic fender tones available at your fingertips - this jaguar can sound like a strat or a tele while maintaining its own unique voice. The tremolo system is very player friendly and fun to use. I'm very glad to add this guitar to my gear lineup, it will be a workhorse axe for years to come!
Music background: 8+ years guitar


WOW! That is all you can say when you open the case on this. Pictures can not do justice to how beautiful this guitar really is. And I do not think this particular combination comes on anything but the Johnny Marr. It is almost an aged white or light cream. Stunning. And when you pick it up it instantly screams quality. The fit and feel is fantastic. Sweetwaters setup was perfect. The Bareknuckle pickups and switching take the Jag to another level. They keep all the original Jag tones but add others in that we're not possible. The bare knuckles are punchier than standard Fender Jag pickups and can get you a little more dirt, but they remain clear and articulate . The upgraded bridge is wonderful as are the tuners. This is what all American Jags should be.


This guitar sounds amazing, plays great and has so many sounds. If you dig Marr's sound or looking for a Jag that sounds great with versatility, this is it!Ordered Tuesday, delivered Thursday; let it acclimate a day before opening today which is always torture.

A Counterpart to my Other Jaguar

Ah yes, the Fender Jaguar. I'm a big fan - the shorter scale, offset body, tremolo system, and plenty of pickup selection and switching options. The purchase of this guitar marks the second time I've purchased a Jaguar.My first Jaguar is an MIJ JG66B with a Mastery Bridge and some Curtis Novak lipstick pickups, as well as the tremolo and collet by StayTrem, which, if you didn't know, is the same tremolo and collet used on this guitar. My MIJ Jaguar is a loud and fickle beast, but totally worthwhile. The pickups are reverse-wound and reverse-polarity, as well as wound as hot as possible, doing some degree of humbucking and noise cancellation.How does the Johnny Marr Jaguar compare? They are two different animals, each offering a different approach to the Jaguar's sound.Let's break it down by components:Bridge: The modified Mustang on the Johnny Marr is not, admittedly, as adjustable as a Mastery Bridge and it actually sits a bit wider as well. The low and high E get closer to the edge of the fretboard as you go down the neck. If you plan to play this guitar in the manner of Oliver Ackermann, you may want to get a Mastery Bridge...but in all actuality, you may want to not pick up this Jaguar...more on that later. What the Mustang bridge does offer though is the vintage, plucky vibe of Jaguars as they were originally design. It's percussive, bright, and comes with that oh-so-cool looking bridge cover.Pickups: The Bareknuckles are low-out, but high-articulation pickups. You aren't going to get anymore clean than this. They are sparkling/jangly and optionally smooth. As mentioned before, this isn't a guitar you dime your amp to 11 for. You have overdrive and fuzzboxes? Still going to be vastly different than any high-output guitar. This is not at all a knock on the guitar or the pickups (obviously I gave this guitar 5 stars!). It is a different approach though. This is a guitar meant for articulate playing. Melodies shine through; notes are heard individually.Switching/Controls: This is the best part about the guitar. All of the switching makes sense and almost none of the switches are easily accidentally knocked or engaged. You've got a universal brightness switch (mid-cut like on the old Jaguar), and then you have an additional high-pass when the humbucking mode is engaged. The pots are smooth and the electronics are well done. Fender still lazily grounds the guitar (sandwiching a wire between the tremolo plate and the body). That is easily fixed by using copper tape - the kind with conductive adhesive. Otherwise, you can tell everything in this guitar was designed with playability in mind.Build: As good as it's going to get. The neck is nice, the finish is nice, and the overall feel is great.Tremolo: Best tremolo Fender has put into a Jazzmaster or Jaguar. Great work to them and the folks at StayTrem.Case/Accessories: I love G&G cases, and this one is really quite beautiful. The blue interior is luxurious and the outside of the case with that peppered patterns looks great. The guitar strap that comes with the guitar is not the greatest - easily replaced by something better. I always install StrapLoks on my guitars, so I have already done that to this one with a nice Couch strap.Overall, the Johnny Marr Jaguar is a refined machine. It is not meant for people to be blasting solos on or playing doom metal. If you are looking for high-gain, high-volume destruction, this is not your machine. However, if you are a guitarist looking to add that perfect little melody in your band, or really sitting in the proverbial pocket, this is your guitar. Johnny Marr isn't known for his smokin' hot licks. He's known for finding the perfect parts for songs. I enjoy this guitar very much as an alternate take to the way I've set up my other Jaguar.As always, Sweetwater customer service is phenomenal.
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