NAMM 2012: Introducing… Fender's Johnny Marr Signature Jaguar

Those of you who don’t know who Johnny Marr is, in Fender’s own words, “Marr is best known, of course, as the strikingly dynamic and influential anti-hero guitarist-arranger-all-around-musical-wunderkind behind Manchester quartet the Smiths, which virtually redefined and ruled U.K. pop throughout the 1980s. A master of melody, layering and texture, Marr has always brought his own instantly identifiable ringing, jangling genius to the proceedings…”

Marr is one of the most respected guitarists of all time, so it makes perfect sense that his own signature guitar is being released at NAMM 2012, courtesy of the inimitable Fender. “Specialized features include a custom-wound Bare Knuckle® Johnny Marr single-coil neck and bridge pickups; custom-shaped maple neck based on Marr’s 1965 Jaguar, with vintage-style truss rod, lacquer finish and Marr’s signature on the front of the headstock… 

“It covered loads of bases that I’d used other guitars for, so I’m really glad that I came across it. It sounds like how I’m supposed to sound, I think.” – Johnny Marr

Accessories include a custom case with blue crushed velvet interior, strap, cable and flatwound strings. Available in Olympic White and Metallic KO (a distinctive orange tint derived from the heavily faded Candy Apple Red finish of one of Marr’s favorite ’60s-era Fender models).”

We don’t know what to say. We’re speechless. It looks beautiful. It sounds beautiful. What more can you ask for from an electric guitar? I think it’s safe to say that this one is a wee gem. Click HERE to listen to what the Marr himself has to say about it. and hear how it sounds…

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