Tell Me about the Fender Jazzmaster (MOD: Also Jaguar, etc.)

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I've always thought the Fender Jazzmaster was a cool guitar, but it is one that I have never played. A long time ago, a guitarist in my band had one, but I don't remember much about how it sounded other than he would occasionally knock the top string out of the bridge.

I've read up that the string problem is because of the odd bridge design and many people swap out a Mustang bridge to fix this problem.

What do the switches do?

What are the best pickup positions for sounds?

Are the pickups more like a p90 than most Fender single coils?

Earl Nash (earlnash), Sunday, 9 April 2006 23:02 (sixteen years ago) link

i can't answer any of your questions :( only that i regret selling mine, but at the time i had no choice. lovely guitar to play and lovely guitar sound too. so so much better than the jaguar i had for a while.

electric sound of jim (and why not) (electricsound), Sunday, 9 April 2006 23:06 (sixteen years ago) link

switches = pickup selection, no?

electric sound of jim (and why not) (electricsound), Sunday, 9 April 2006 23:07 (sixteen years ago) link

There is a 3 position toggle, that I figure chooses the pickups.

What do the slide buttons do at the top?


Controls “Lead” Circuit: Volume, Tone,
“Rhythm” Circuit: Volume, Tone
Pickup Switching 3-Position Toggle:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups
Position 3. Neck Pickup

(Lead Circuit)

2-Position Slide:
Up: Lead Tone Circuit
Down: Rhythm Tone Circuit

Earl Nash (earlnash), Sunday, 9 April 2006 23:36 (sixteen years ago) link

sweetest neck fender ever put on anything.
very very comfortable offset waist design.
highly resonant guitar, due to the length of string behind the bridge.

the mustang bridge trick is the common swap, i have this thing called a buzz stop on my jaguar which basically just holds the strings where they're supposed to be. (which is what the bridge should really handle but anyways...). some people like tune-a-matics on them. some people just put washers on the strings before the bridge. in any case, theres a couple fixes to keep the strings on board, but the thing will always have a kind of rattle that wont affect anything but may annoy some.

the pickups are not really like p-90s, though they are often incorrectly referred to as 'soapbars.' they are relatively low-output, mellow, and much less in your face than a p-90. they are unlike other fender pups. they're pretty good pickups, if you get real ones- the ones that come in imported jazzmasters are more or less trash. duncan makes some excellent replacements.

b mulvey, Monday, 10 April 2006 08:18 (sixteen years ago) link

out of the duncans wouold you recommened the lower of higher output ones

cfhjkq, Tuesday, 11 April 2006 01:13 (sixteen years ago) link

higher, the qtr pounder for JM for sure. but it's up to personal preference. i like really, really high output pickups, like the JB and Invader humbuckers. many people would (very loudly) disagree.

b mulvey, Tuesday, 11 April 2006 05:04 (sixteen years ago) link

I DISAGREEEEEEE!

i generally like very low output pups. they sound clearer to me.

AaronK (AaronK), Tuesday, 11 April 2006 21:26 (sixteen years ago) link

anybody have experience with the middle-output "hot" seymour duncan pick-ups? a good compromise? what's the most like what they're putting on the new american-made jazzmaster re-issues?

Mark Danjer (Danjer), Wednesday, 12 April 2006 04:33 (sixteen years ago) link

i'm broke, but everyday, the simple act of NOT buying an MIJ jazzmaster kills a little part of my soul.

Mark Danjer (Danjer), Wednesday, 12 April 2006 04:34 (sixteen years ago) link

Mark, any good Fender dealer can order you the USA Jazzmaster pickups. They just have to order them as a part, not out of the accessory catalog. BTW, they don't come with the covers, so keep that in mind. Actually, I can get you at least the part number for the neck pickup, which is 005-4444-000. If you need the other part number, I can track it down for you later.

John Justen (johnjusten), Wednesday, 12 April 2006 15:14 (sixteen years ago) link

well, what's better, USA Fender JMpups or the duncanz

dhfasuklAFDGHJK, Wednesday, 12 April 2006 22:55 (sixteen years ago) link

If I came into $2000, I'd probably buy a vintage one immediately. Or, a Jaguar.

jordache, Thursday, 13 April 2006 00:44 (sixteen years ago) link

In the past week, I bought a MIJ JazzMaster. I assume that when you are switching between the Lead and Rhythm circuits using the two position slide, the toggle switch needs to be in the middle position so that both the neck and bridge pickups are selected. Can someone confirm this?

Jeffrey B. Norris, Tuesday, 18 April 2006 20:43 (sixteen years ago) link

By the way, Curtis Novak makes four different replacement pickups for the Jazzmaster, including a blade pickup and a humbucker, all of which fit in the existing cavities without any modification. He hand-winds all of his pickups in the same manner used by Leo Fender. I ordered a Vintage JM pickup for the neck and a P-90 JM pickup for the bridge. Haven't installed them yet. I bought these before I had the guitar in my hands. I was actually surprised by the quality of the tone produced by the stock pickups. Much better than you would think reading many web sites. I suspect that most of the really strong complaints come from people who use very heavy distortion.

J. Norris, Tuesday, 18 April 2006 20:54 (sixteen years ago) link

With time, I've been really disappointed by the Jazzmaster. It hasn't worn well. The little circuit switch got knocked off (far too easily for a gigging instrument) and it's almost impossible to switch between the circuits. And now the pickups keep cutting out and the pickup switch has gone all wonky.

I haven't exactly kept it in a box - I've been rehearsing and gigging with the thing - but it's not been subjected to much worse wear and tear than, say, my Danelectro was, which just took it like a warhorse.

Henrietta Leavitt and the Cepheid Variables (kate), Wednesday, 19 April 2006 08:35 (sixteen years ago) link

Maybe that's why I've seen a lot of Jazzmasters/Jaguars with the switches gaffer-taped up.

Ben Dot (1977), Wednesday, 19 April 2006 18:57 (sixteen years ago) link

cobain did that to prevent himself from accidentally flicking them. a lot of people do it for the sole reason of copying him.

AaronK (AaronK), Wednesday, 19 April 2006 22:02 (sixteen years ago) link

Norris,

Thats a mighty interesting link you posted. Oddly, the two pickups I've been most interested in trying are the P-90 and the Charlie Christian... definitely let me know how those Novak joints stack up. If they're the biz, I'd have excuse to finally get a JM...

b mulvey, Thursday, 20 April 2006 02:55 (sixteen years ago) link

link = mention, which led to google. you know. i'm retarded.

b mulvey, Thursday, 20 April 2006 02:58 (sixteen years ago) link

(x-post) You don't want to sell yr Jazzy, do you Kate?

Dr. C (Dr. C), Thursday, 20 April 2006 08:43 (sixteen years ago) link

No really... I'm just kind of annoyed at all the work it seems to need already when it's only 2 years old!

Henrietta Leavitt and the Cepheid Variables (kate), Thursday, 20 April 2006 10:07 (sixteen years ago) link

tremsee:

I will definately post my opinion of the tone produced by the Novak pickups.

Still need answer to my original question. What position does the circuit selector slide switch need to be in if you want both pickup activated? Obviously, toggle switch is in the middle position.

Norris, Thursday, 20 April 2006 10:20 (sixteen years ago) link

Mason:

My Jazzmaster is a2003 and it's still mint. I can only base my opinion on a couple of weeks of ownership, but mine seems as solid as my Strat or Tele. And there's something about the JM that makes it more fun to play than any of other guitars I own.

norris, Thursday, 20 April 2006 10:36 (sixteen years ago) link

x-post - just wondering Kate. I fancy a JM or a Jag.

Dr. C (Dr. C), Thursday, 20 April 2006 10:39 (sixteen years ago) link

Still need answer to my original question. What position does the circuit selector slide switch need to be in if you want both pickup activated? Obviously, toggle switch is in the middle position.

Down. At least that's how it is on my '65 JM

LOL Thomas (Chris Barrus), Thursday, 20 April 2006 23:23 (sixteen years ago) link

i don't think it's an either/or question (re: slide switch). this is what dude at guitar store told me:

if it's down, you put the toggle switch in the middle to have both pick-ups pickin' up. if it's up, then the toggle switch is cut out of the circuit altogether and the pick-up "mix" is controlled by how far one of those two funny little wheels on the upper part of the body is to the right or left (i forget which of the two wheels). it's a custom blend of the two pick-ups.

btw, just played two '66 vintage JM's at chicago music exchange, one of which sounded tinny and rattley, one of which sounded so warm and organic and lush it blew my mind more than a guitar has in a long time. but at $4000 i won't be walking out with it any time soon.

markdanger, Saturday, 22 April 2006 21:43 (sixteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...
eye dew knot no how 2 phind owt watt year mi JM izz it waz kraphted in japan the ser.No. izz Q030524 kan anyone help me.. {it izz lake placid blue(shiney blue)}

heith, Tuesday, 9 May 2006 01:57 (sixteen years ago) link

According to the serial number, it was made in 1993-1994.

Here's a generally useful tool for Fender dating:

http://www.fender.com/support/dating/

John Justen (johnjusten), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 13:57 (sixteen years ago) link

Also, if you go here:

http://www.fender.com/support/diagrams/index.php

and scroll all the way to the bottom of the page (which will take a while) there's a really straightforward Jazzmaster switching diagram in pdf format. I would post it, but I'm not smart enough to know how to post .pdf format to Ilx.

John Justen (johnjusten), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 14:04 (sixteen years ago) link

I am going to buy a reissue 62 JM or a Jag. I don't know which though, so you're going to have to help me!! I will be trying out a few of each over the next few months. I want character, unusual tones, something a bit out of the ordinary (alright.....I want to sound like Tom Verlaine, but the fingers may not be up to the job). I'm hoping it'll sound great on cleans and light o/drive, from what I read I don't think I'll be disappointed, but no idea what to expect with higher gain effects.

As far as I can tell the Jag has one more fret (not important), a strangle switch (is this good? I like the sound of it), different PUs (any info about the characteristics of these would be interesting). How do the different circuit/pick-up combos compare?

Jim - you said yr old JM was way better than yr Jag. Any more thoughts?

Also, thoughts on the bridge. Are they really as dodgy as people say? I am happy to put in a buzz bar or a mustang bridge, but your thoughts welcome.

Dr.C, Tuesday, 16 May 2006 10:56 (sixteen years ago) link

I see there were bridge and PU comments upthread that I hadn't seen. Anyway - more welcome.

Dr.C, Tuesday, 16 May 2006 11:02 (sixteen years ago) link

There are not enough pictures on this thread! What does your Fender Jazzmaster look like?

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/2363/1091/1600/may11guitar.jpg

I Was Wrong, That Don't Mean You Were Right (kate), Tuesday, 16 May 2006 12:24 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm gonna go for sunburst or candy-apple red if I can find a good one in those colours. Yours is lovely though, Kate.

Dr.C, Tuesday, 16 May 2006 13:26 (sixteen years ago) link

Thanks for the diagram, I played a blue Jazzmaster a couple of weeks ago and felt too stupid to ask someone how those roll switches on the top worked.

What an odd wiring design.

I think the Jazzmaster/Jaguar body shape is really underused by Fender. I like the look without all of the extra switching. This Jaguar Baritone looks sharp and would be great as a two humbucker or P90 jazzmaster scale guitar. It would be like an SG with a Strat scale length.

ihttp://www.electric-guitar-review.com/images/Fender%20Jaguar%20Baritone%

Earl Nash (earlnash), Tuesday, 16 May 2006 21:46 (sixteen years ago) link

Soon to be arriving at my store:

http://www.fender.com/products/search.php?partno=0259505515

So incredibly good it hurts.

John Justen (johnjusten), Wednesday, 17 May 2006 01:28 (sixteen years ago) link

ESP got there WAY before them on that bass, and a bunch of cheap-o Chinese manufacturers too. Couldn't get them in the US, though.

Colin Meeder (Mert), Wednesday, 17 May 2006 09:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Oh, lust lust lust. I can't get that baritone picture to work, though.

The Minimal Criminal (kate), Wednesday, 17 May 2006 10:22 (sixteen years ago) link

Those Jaguar basses are gorgeous. I tried one out a couple of months ago and I loved it; very versatile with a great range of sounds. I'm currently lamenting the fact that I don't have the money, and should I get some money, my priority has to be a new computer. Bah!

Ben Dot (1977), Thursday, 18 May 2006 17:47 (sixteen years ago) link

And also lamenting that I let slip the oppurtunity to buy a Jaguar baritone for £350 including hardcase. Double bah!

Ben Dot (1977), Thursday, 18 May 2006 17:49 (sixteen years ago) link

btw, JJ: what store?? i should poke my head in next time i'm home.

gbx (skowly), Thursday, 18 May 2006 19:30 (sixteen years ago) link

Eclipse Music in beautiful, scenic...West St. Paul.

John Justen (johnjusten), Thursday, 18 May 2006 19:49 (sixteen years ago) link

Let's try this again...

ihttp://www.fendereurope.com/news/images/Jag_Baritone_Special.jpg

Earl Nash (earlnash), Thursday, 18 May 2006 21:00 (sixteen years ago) link

gorgeous is the word

http://www.fender.com/products/prod_images/basses/0259505515_md.jpg

dan (dan), Thursday, 18 May 2006 23:25 (sixteen years ago) link

We sold the first two we got in (1 red, 1 black) the day they showed up. The neck on that bass is FANTASTIC, and the aged block inlays look super-cool in person. Feels sort of like the Geddy Lee neck, without the rest of the bass having all the Geddyleeidness.

John Justen (johnjusten), Friday, 19 May 2006 00:36 (sixteen years ago) link

are there other colors? the red headstock is kinda yucky

guess papers (eman), Friday, 19 May 2006 01:49 (sixteen years ago) link

My main bass these days is actually a Geddy Lee Jazz. It sounds good and the thin neck is choice. The only vintage thing they should have left off was having to take the neck off to adjust the truss rod. The inlays on the Ged are painted. I swapped out the white pickguard on mine and put a black pearloid one.

Earl Nash (earlnash), Friday, 19 May 2006 04:20 (sixteen years ago) link

i will check it out next time i'm home, JJ!

gbx (skowly), Friday, 19 May 2006 23:08 (sixteen years ago) link

RE: Geddy Lee Bass.

Actually, we have one of those coming as well. They're fantastic. The Geddyleeidness I referred to is the Mod Shop style of that bass (badass bridge, etc.). My only actual critique of the bass is the black neck binding, which is legit, but still bugs me for some reason.

John Justen (johnjusten), Saturday, 20 May 2006 07:01 (sixteen years ago) link

The tort that Fender uses looks like crap but Spitfire has a lot of depth and variation.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Wednesday, 28 April 2021 23:25 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://www.instagram.com/p/CO2_qosBmHm/?igshid=1jmhao90zif5f

I wonder how much it weighs. I’m guessing 15 pounds give or take.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Friday, 14 May 2021 19:53 (one year ago) link

I can't deal with it. Totally sets off my OCD over fingerprint smudges.

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 18 May 2021 05:28 (one year ago) link

Took a chance on a Japanese Mustang 69. The neck is extremely comfortable, the most comfortable neck I've ever played in fact. The tremolo setup is definitely tricky though. It stays in tune if I bend up all the time and it stays in tune if I bend down all the time, but not if I mix the two. Luckily I prefer bending up anyway. It's definitely a great guitar for surf-style playing, techniques like palm muting and tremolo picking are quite comfortable to execute.

mirostones, Tuesday, 25 May 2021 14:39 (one year ago) link

You know, if you were wanting to form some sort of evil prog-gaze band and didn't want to hold back - this Fender custom shop double neck Jazzmaster/Bass VI might just be the basis of your entire sound.

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/5k4AAOSwxt1fd0AN/s-l1600.jpg

Elvis Telecom, Sunday, 6 June 2021 21:36 (one year ago) link

Accidentally double clicked that link and clicked Buy It Now, will let you know how I get on with it

hiroyoshi tins in (Sgt. Biscuits), Sunday, 6 June 2021 21:38 (one year ago) link

someone get Takeshi from Boris on the line ASAP

Joe Bombin (milo z), Sunday, 6 June 2021 22:18 (one year ago) link

For all those songs where you want the bass part to stop while someone is playing a guitar solo

stations of the croissanwich (Ye Mad Puffin), Sunday, 6 June 2021 22:42 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

seems I should look into the Jazzmaster...

― Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Saturday, February 13, 2021

update: holy shit, I may be a "jazzmaster guy." what took me so long?

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Tuesday, 22 June 2021 03:36 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

So that CIJ JM-66 I was talking about upthread four months ago? It looks like this now:

https://www.quartzcity.net/ilx/jm66dlx-a.jpg
https://www.quartzcity.net/ilx/jm66dlx-b.jpg

Everything came together spectacularly well. The Fender CuNiFe's were definitely worth the effort to track down even with the extra hassle in re-routing the body and a custom pickguard. I went through hours of YouTube videos of JM HB replacement pickups and none of them, even the outstanding ones, had the chunky/splat sound I've been obsessing over ever since Jason Pierce switched to '72 Telecaster Thinlines soon into Spiritualized.

Totaling all the costs, I spent slightly more than a current Fender JM Ultra. Like the Grease Rat in Mad Max said "Speed's just a question of money. How fast you wanna go?" When I was first figuring out what I wanted (other than the CuNiFe WRHBs) I was wanting a custom color, B&B neck, but after paging through other folks' Jazzblaster projects I kept noticing just how many screws were visible on the front: 25 when you add in the 8 from the pickups. All of these all-black or all-white pickguards look like it took a shotgun blast. A tortoise shell is great at disguising those and of course that led to $pitfire. I fucking love the result. I have a new #1.

Elvis Telecom, Sunday, 12 September 2021 06:27 (one year ago) link

Putting together a guitar out of internet-sourced parts and 15 minute YouTube videos has been an awesome depression-fighter. Recommend it to everyone.

Elvis Telecom, Sunday, 12 September 2021 07:03 (one year ago) link

Looks lovely and I agree about tortoiseshell pickguards.

Saddles look a little strange in these photos though, is there something unusual about them?

Richard Marxist (Ye Mad Puffin), Sunday, 12 September 2021 08:10 (one year ago) link

It's just the standard Mastery bridge for CIJs. I'm still tweaking things - the neck was initially shimmed a bit more than I was used to but I'm liking it. Should be great for .011s.

Elvis Telecom, Sunday, 12 September 2021 08:55 (one year ago) link

oooooooooweeeeeee

assert (matttkkkk), Sunday, 12 September 2021 09:32 (one year ago) link

love this ET - thank you for the update and the hott pix!

I think I have a bad contact… neck pup cuts out when I engage the rhythm circuit but can be restored by tapping on the pickguard. for context, I am reluctant to take it off to diagnose bc I really like the strings I have on there now, so your DIY project gives me courage lol.

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Sunday, 12 September 2021 13:33 (one year ago) link

Putting together a guitar out of internet-sourced parts and 15 minute YouTube videos has been an awesome depression-fighter

I've done this a few times and concur.

joygoat, Sunday, 12 September 2021 14:43 (one year ago) link

it's gorgeous! i absolute love it.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 12 September 2021 16:23 (one year ago) link

rogermexico - tune down to slack and capo the strings at the 3rd fret or so. Then you can take the neck off and work under the pickguard etc.

assert (matttkkkk), Sunday, 12 September 2021 19:38 (one year ago) link

Lovely guitar.

earlnash, Saturday, 25 September 2021 21:45 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Fender-Traditional-60s-Jazzmaster-with-Wide-Range-CuNiFe-Humbuckers-1-2048x702.jpg

Coming soon to a grey marketer/eBay exporter near you:
Fender Made in Japan Traditional 60s Jazzmaster with Wide Range CuNiFe humbuckers

I feel like Fender Japan is looking at what people are building on the internet and just duplicating them. Naturally I'm just going to assume that they saw my build and knew how to get me uptight about it by adding a block neck but I'm happier with the 7.25" in my build.

OTOH, goddamn - what a great way to get into the Jazzblaster game! I'm going to be intensely jealous if there's a Fiesta Red or Lake Placid Blue run of it.

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 27 October 2021 09:23 (one year ago) link

They've done it before, the Lee Ranaldo signature model:
http://fencedinarea.com/Images/Gear/Fender_LeeRanaldo_02_150814_med.jpg

assert (matttkkkk), Wednesday, 27 October 2021 11:43 (one year ago) link

Different pickups though. Fender "revoiced" their then current WRHB to sound like the old ones. There's a very detailed discussion about all this on https://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=107104

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 27 October 2021 19:05 (one year ago) link

I am not going to play a Fender with humbuckers

Not on a boat, not with a goat

I will not do it, sorry. Cool if that's your thing but if I want to play a guitar with humbuckers it will not be anything on Leo's platform

that of a giant Slor (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 27 October 2021 19:21 (one year ago) link

boo my Tele Custom is my favourite guitar

assert (matttkkkk), Wednesday, 27 October 2021 20:19 (one year ago) link

I'm just more comfortable with a Jazzmaster or Jaguar than anything else, if I needed a drop C 7-string with EMGs I'd find a way to do it in one of those.

papal hotwife (milo z), Wednesday, 27 October 2021 21:02 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

fender honors 60 years of the jaguar by releasing an "ultra luxe" variant with....dual humbuckers, through-body stringing, a tune-o-matic, and (worst of all, a sin to end all sins) 25.5" scale length

https://www.fender.com/articles/gear/60-anniversary-jaguar?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20220414_Jaguar&utm_term=fender&src=email15DT041422&smtrctid=ffa5dba0-b6db-484d-a883-09fc217e39eb&c3ch=ecommemail&c3nid=20220414_Jaguar

call all destroyer, Friday, 15 April 2022 01:29 (seven months ago) link

"honouring its rich legacy by systematically erasing every single design element specific to the Jaguar"

assert (matttkkkk), Friday, 15 April 2022 01:35 (seven months ago) link

if you buy this guitar you go through a time warp and become the rhythm guitarist of a forgettable, thursday-esque 2000s emo band.

call all destroyer, Friday, 15 April 2022 01:41 (seven months ago) link

Lol

Ramones Leave the Capitol (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 15 April 2022 01:42 (seven months ago) link

A real Jagblaster with the offset bridge and vibrato and the new Cunife Wide Range Humbuckers would be fucking awesome and the total amount of retooling needed by Fender would be updating CNC files to rout the bodies and pickguards for the humbuckers.

papal hotwife (milo z), Saturday, 16 April 2022 05:57 (seven months ago) link

Or if supplies are limited on those, just put in regular humbuckers, whatever.

or Firebird pickups

papal hotwife (milo z), Saturday, 16 April 2022 05:58 (seven months ago) link

burn the heretic

assert (matttkkkk), Saturday, 16 April 2022 06:44 (seven months ago) link

Could always just get a CIJ Fender Jaguar Special HH - at least you'll have a 24" neck and 7.25 radius to start with.

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 16 April 2022 07:00 (seven months ago) link

or if you want a longer scale,
https://images.reverb.com/image/upload/s--huFLClf9--/f_auto,t_large/v1619740724/nl7pxhnvufgeqm8hjkmf.jpg

assert (matttkkkk), Saturday, 16 April 2022 07:51 (seven months ago) link

Offsets without the offset bridge and vibrato are crimes against god IMO. Pickups, scale length and headstocks are negotiable but those two things are required.

Also semi-hollow offsets that do away with the forearm curve, bad very bad.

papal hotwife (milo z), Saturday, 16 April 2022 21:16 (seven months ago) link

squier makes a shoreline gold and a fiesta red HH jaguar that I've thought about buying used to convert to an actual jaguar but neither has the proper bridge or trem routing and one has a stupid strat jack on the front

joygoat, Saturday, 16 April 2022 22:58 (seven months ago) link

My friend has an unstained dark wood jazz master, it’s a thing of beauty

calstars, Sunday, 17 April 2022 00:30 (seven months ago) link

There's a Jaguar partscaster on Reverb with Super Distortions that's oddly compelling - I mostly hate the idea of a maple neck with black blocks, especially on an offset, but it winds up looking pretty good on this one.

papal hotwife (milo z), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 01:53 (seven months ago) link

six months pass...

Good review of the AVII Jazzmaster.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr9_sa_fsLo

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 19 November 2022 00:59 (one week ago) link

yikes. never been in the market for a usa-made fender but they have seemed to have a decent rep for a long time now, certainly not with qc issues like that

call all destroyer, Saturday, 19 November 2022 03:02 (one week ago) link

yeah wow those am vintage series were always prided on being super mint

im a beacon of light (Spottie), Monday, 21 November 2022 19:21 (one week ago) link

I have a squire jagmaster. It was the vista series from the 90s. Wonderful neck. Great vibrations

| (Latham Green), Monday, 21 November 2022 19:24 (one week ago) link

I have a squire jagmaster. It was the vista series from the 90s. Wonderful neck. Great vibrations

| (Latham Green), Monday, 21 November 2022 19:24 (one week ago) link

I had a 62 reissue. Cool looking guitar but I ended up not liking it and sold it a few years later. That one did hold its value though. I guess I am pretty much a Strat guy for my surf tremolo guitar action.

Jazzmasters are funky instruments and definitely not something that is ready to go out of the box. The vintage style bridge and it's location can be a bit tricky. I'd definitely file it next to the Firebird banjo tuners, a Bigsby and any guitar with a Floyd for stuff you got to figure out how to deal with if you want to play one on a regular basis.

Fender seems to have sold a boodle of the Squire J Mascis models and people seem to like them.

earlnash, Friday, 25 November 2022 16:00 (one week ago) link

couple of honeys hanging at my place
https://i.imgur.com/d2ZKdIj.jpg

assert (matttkkkk), Friday, 25 November 2022 20:21 (one week ago) link

That red matching headstock looks sharp.

earlnash, Friday, 25 November 2022 21:06 (one week ago) link

Cheers. I was never a Candy Apple Red fan but that one is 35 years old and has darkened up nicely.

assert (matttkkkk), Friday, 25 November 2022 21:46 (one week ago) link

Roy Clark is the best...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rT2PTetKMU8

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 26 November 2022 02:56 (six days ago) link


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