The Fender Jaguar Baritone Custom or Jaguar Bass VI Custom is a retro electric bass guitar manufactured in 2005 and 2006, based on the 1964 Fender Jaguar electric guitar and the 1961 Fender Bass VI electric bass guitar.
The Baritone Custom’s standard tuning is E to E, one octave lower than a standard guitar, using the same string set as the Bass VI (.25–.35–.45–.55–.75–.95), but with a slightly shorter scale length of 28.5 inches, as opposed to the Bass VI’s 30 inches, giving the Baritone Custom slightly less string tension. Its body shape, pickup configuration and switching setup are identical to the two-pickup Jaguar, rather than the three-pickup Bass VI. Its electrics (but not pickups or body shape) are similar to the four-string Jaguar Bass, issued in 2006 and still in production.
Despite being called a baritone for most of its production run, the Jaguar Baritone Custom was always what in normal terminology is called a bass.
Fender discontinued the model at the end of 2006.
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