Fender Introduces Pawn Shop Reverse Jaguar Bass

Fender has introduced the 2012 line of Pawn Shop guitars, which they claim are inspired by their eccentric creations from the ’60s and ’70s and are “guitars that never were, but should have been.”

Fender Pawn Shop Reverse Jaguar Bass

Included in that lineup is the Fender Pawn Shop Reverse Jaguar Bass, an instrument that takes their classic design and flips the body as well as headstock. It’s also the first bass of the series.

The Pawn Shop Reverse Jaguar is built with an Alder body and maple neck and fingerboard. It comes in three finishes – 2-Color Sunburst, Black, and Candy Apple Red – and sports a new pickguard shape.

For pickups, Fender included a pair of humbuckers while streamlining the standard Jaguar controls to Volume, Tone and a three-way pickup selector.

The Fender Pawn Shop Reverse Jaguar Bass will be available with an MSRP of $1,079. For more, check out the Fender website.

Fender Pawn Shop Reverse Jaguar Bass Demo:

Fender Pawn Shop Reverse Jaguar Bass Specs:

  • Colors: 2-Color Sunburst, Black, Candy Apple Red
  • Body: Alder
  • Body Shape: Jaguar
  • Neck Shape: “C” Shape
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Fretboard Radius: 9.5? (24.1 cm)
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Urethane
  • Nut Width: 1.625? (41.3 mm)
  • Scale Length: 32? (81.2 cm)
  • Pickup Configuration: H/H
  • Bridge Pickup: Reverse Jaguar Humbucking
  • Middle Pickup: Big Block Humbucking
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickups, Position 3. Middle Pickup
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Bridge: New Fender High Mass Modern Bridge
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (Gauges .045-.105)
  • Unique Features: Humbucking Pickups, Reverse Headstock, New Fender High Mass Modern Bridge
  • Case/Gig Bag: Deluxe Gig Bag
  • Pickguards: 3-Ply Mint Green/Black/Mint Green

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  1. As cool as they look, good luck playing past the 15th fret!

  2. Stacked knobs would complete this beast. Reverse head looks killer.

  3. Some dumb-ass product manager who approved this concept is going to be out of a job when the executive suite finds thousands of these still on the shelves in a year from now…

    • Hmm …and they’ll be even cheaper!! Not a terrible looking bass.

    • Suspiciously resembles the “Schecter Ultra Bass” that came out about 10 years ago…

    • As if there aren’t enough basses in the world to choose from. The upside down head puts me off. most designs have been tried I think. I will build my own bass for my next one it will be my own design and a one off. Labels / names don’t impress me any more.

  4. I would like these more if they did have more “pawn shop” modifications to them, such as 3rd party pick-ups, maybe even a 3rd party bridge, different radius, etc. Sounds good and tight like most basses with those fat MMHB’s, but it bothers me that it’s a passive system as opposed to an active system. A coil tap would be a delight on this model as well, but I feel I’m asking too much at this point. Solid looking bass, but not for me!

  5. Hopefully it sounds better than it looks. The design is the Antithesis of function.

  6. I like it. I almost want it but I already have my mega p-bass.

  7. WHY is it that EVERY bass Fender seems to bring out nowadays is a “Jaguar bass” which looks NOTHING like a Jaguar? Also – why does this make me think of a Gibson/Epiphone Thunderbird…

  8. The only thing missing is the T bird on the pick guard.

  9. Good point Ryan

  10. OMG this promo video is full of fail. PICK SOUND ONLY? WHAT THE HELL FENDER?

    • Bassey basses have to be picked to have modest highs. It will make you sound like you went back to 15’s!

  11. I seriously think I’m in love with this bass…

    • …and I just noticed that it’s also medium-scale. Anybody need a kidney? I’ts heavily reliced but still works!

  12. I have a terrible feeling Fender are running low on ideas…. and I love Fender basses……

  13. I’m a BASS player, 99% of my time is 12th fret and lower :)

  14. nice idea but not well thought out. but who am I to judge.

  15. Thanks Fender… For a badly balanced bass, on which I cannot play above the 15th unless I tap… no thanks?

  16. What is wrong with Fender? they discontinued the Jazz Bass 24 deluxe, and higway one series, and now they came out with this?

  17. take off th pick guard while u play and I betpeople will think your plaing it upside down.

  18. its look like a spector…

  19. Reverse headstock? If Fender have that many spare left handed necks, they could give me a few..

  20. They didn’t go far enough, the knobs need to be on the “upper” part of the body, lose the pickguard as most of us use our fingers not pics, and the Fender logo needs to be “upside down” so I can sell it to my freind Jeff so he can restring it and play leftie when we jam. And, over $1000 for Pawnshop? Sorry Fender…..FAIL.

  21. Cheap-ass way of ATTEMPTING to rip off MTD & Ernie Ball tones. But not the same at all. Not to mention the pick playing (shudder).

  22. So Fender sues Gibson because their Thunderbird bass looked too much like a Fender, so Gibson makes the T-bird backwards, and now Fender copies them?

  23. Roy Jones

    It’s unfortunate that the guy playing the demo video doesn’t do this bass any justice. It has much better depth and tone than he’s able to pluck out of it with a pick.

  24. why not a fucken lefty