In an article from Vintage Guitar magazine, John Frusciante's 1962 Fender Jaguar in Fiesta Red finish (with matching headstock) is mentioned. When talking about his favorite instruments from his collection, he says: > "I’ve had most of these guitars for a really long time. When I rejoined the Chili Peppers, I just had one guitar – the red Jaguar. I started collecting and my friend, Vincent Gallo, helped me find a lot of guitars." The actual guitar is pictured, with the following caption: > This 1962 Fender Jaguar in Fiesta Red is the guitar Frusicante has owned longer than any other. Frusciante himself mentions this guitar, though there is an interesting inconsistency between what Vintage Guitar magazine says, in that Frusciante says it is from 1961: > "I love Fender Jaguars. The guitar I’ve owned the longest is a red Jaguar from around ’61. It has a matching headstock." Original article can be found [here](https://www.vintageguitar.com/3743/john-frusciante/).more
Paul Banks of Interpol can be seen in this photo playing a black1962 Reissue Jaguar, rosewood fretboard, with a black pickguard and black pickups. At first glance it seems like it could be a black HH model (Blacktop Jaguar HH or Special Edition Jaguar HH), but the floating tremolo prevents it from being that specific one. In an interview, Paul Banks talks about why he plays Fender Jaguars: > The Jaguars are, I think, because of [Kurt Cobain](http://equipboard.com/pros/kurt-cobain) and [John Frusciante](http://equipboard.com/pros/john-frusciante) as a child. I happened upon my Les Paul, which also suited me because I'm a big [Neil Young](http://equipboard.com/pros/neil-young) fan. But that came about from a trade, or I got it for a song, from a good friend of mine in high school. But it wasn't a guitar that I had gone to a store and picked. It's that I saw it and said, "Fuck, will you sell me that please?" > Alongside that has always been an inclination to play a Jaguar, basically, because, as I mentioned, Frusciante and Kurt; whether or not those guys used Mustangs, I don't care. I love the Jaguar. On another side, I've always been sort of a strummy, primarily rhythm guitar player. I'm only a rhythm guitar player. There's a reason why the Rapture uses thin-stringed kind of Fender guitars with that sound, that kind of funk, disco sound. It's made for a Fender, and a beefier, moody sound, I think, is made with a Les Paul. > A lot of the kind of guitar playing I do is rhythm oriented, so I like, once in a while, going over to the Fender side because the neck is thinner, and it's like a less percussive, more rhythmic thing. Also, I feel like the Les Paul suits Interpol. The Jaguar actually came about specifically within Interpol because I had written a part in which I wanted whammy, and I don't like Les Pauls with Bigsbys. I had just got a guitar that had a whammy bar. (source [here](http://www.westword.com/music/paul-banks-on-the-joys-of-getting-logic-ed-up-in-his-hotel-room-instead-of-liquored-up-on-tour-5676037), published November 2012)more
Well on another page I read he's playing a Jazzmaster since 2008. But I saw him in 2017 at Rock Werchter in Belgium, and he was playing a Fender Black Jaguar (not sure which year). I added a video on YouTube, could someone help me to complete this ? 19:03 In 'Airbag' he's using it. I'm sure it's a Jaguar because of the gimmicky switches every where around the body.more
I am the 2nd owner of a 1962 fiesta red Fender Jaguar; it was my grandfather's before me and I love it. It "stopped working" around 1975 and hung with a string tied around the headstock in his uninsulated shop until 2005 when he told me, "If you can get it to work, it's yours." A can of compressed air later I was the owner of this guitar I had no clue about, I only knew that I loved the look of it.
I believe guitars were made to be played and if there's a problem, fix it; I have since replaced the bridge with Mastery components, replaced the tuners but have otherwise kept it original. There is a 2' crack on the back of the guitar but has no problems and sounds incredible.
These are classy guitars that will last much longer that me if they are taken care of, if you can get one, I'd recommend it!
I bought this guitar back in the mid-90s when it was in vogue. Looks cool but what a pain to keep in tune and constantly needs to be set-up. Probably needs a lot of equipment replaced. I never play it but did occasionally back in the day.