Fender Introduces New Pawn Shop Series Instrument Models
New Pawn Shop generation: The Offset Special (left), Jaguarillo (center), Mustang Special (right) and Reverse Jaguar Bass (below).
Fender’s acclaimed Pawn Shop instrument series welcomes three striking new instruments to the fold—including the family’s first bass guitar—and sees the return of an original member with a new look. 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.
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.