Fender American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster - 3-color Sunburst with Rosewood Fingerboard

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Single-coil Pickups - 3-color Sunburst
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Multiple Tones with Plenty of Vintage Vibe

The Fender American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster's sonically balanced alder body works in concert with its vintage-wound single-coil pickups to deliver the short sustain and warm piano-like tone that has made this classic solidbody electric guitar a favorite of surf musicians and indie rockers alike. The Jazzmaster's versatile tone switching is here, right down to the intricate thumbwheel controls and slide switch. The guitarists at Sweetwater have discovered that this guitar's laminated-rosewood fingerboard-topped '60s C-shaped maple neck brings heaps of comfortable playability. Topped off with aged plastic knobs and switchcaps for a true vintage appearance, the Fender American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster is the distinctive solidbody electric guitar you've been searching for!

Fender American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • American Vintage Series means period-accurate details
  • Beauty, tone, and playability
  • Vintage-style pickups provide classic tone
American Vintage Series means period-accurate details

Fender spared no expense in creating the American Vintage Series, and you'll see it in the American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster. To make it as vintage accurate as possible, Fender restored original tooling dies, voiced new pickups, and even reformulated vintage finishes based on actual vintage examples. The result is a guitar that not only looks accurate — it feels like you're playing a well-worn-in classic that's been waiting to be rediscovered.

Beauty, tone, and playability

With Fender's American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster, there's genius in the details. This beloved guitar's beauty, tone, and playability are no accident. It starts with the lightweight alder body, the classic 4-ply shell pickguard, and a thin Fender Flash Coat nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Then, there's the highly playable C-profile maple neck with its round-laminated rosewood fingerboard and 21 vintage-style frets, unique sounding single-coil pickups, floating tremolo with lock button, intricate switching system, and more. If you're a fan of '60s Jazzmasters, the Fender American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster is one drool-worthy axe.

Vintage-style pickups provide classic tone

Fender wouldn't rest until the American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster sounded as vintage as it looks, so they got to work developing a special set of pickups specifically for the American Vintage Series. This Jazz packs a duo of American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster single-coil pickups, specially wound to period-correct specs and tone. You get the same tonal versatility that made the Jazzmaster the legend it is today.

Fender American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • American Vintage Series Jazzmaster that's based on the design of original 1965 Jazz
  • Vintage-style Flash Coat Lacquer finish is thinner than modern finishes, allowing the alder body to breathe and enhance tonally as it ages
  • Mid-'60s C-shaped neck plays fast
  • 2 specially voiced American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster single-coil pickups are wound to match the sound and specs of original '60s pickups
  • Aged plastic knobs and switchcaps complete the vintage look
  • Comes with vintage '65 Jazz strap, cable, and cloth; flatwound string set, '60s Jazz information kit, bridge cover, vintage and modern owner's manuals, saddle height wrench
  • Deluxe Vintage Black hard case included

The Fender American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster is a vintage-vibed tone machine!
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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Jazzmaster
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Alder
Body Finish Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
Color 3-color Sunburst
Neck Material Maple, Bolt-on
Neck Shape Mid '60s C
Fingerboard Material Bound Laminate Rosewood, 7.25" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 21 Vintage-style Frets
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.650"
Nut Material Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece Vintage Style Floating Tremolo with Tremolo Lock Button
Tuners Fender Deluxe Vintage Style
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster
Bridge Pickup American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster
Controls Lead Circuit: Volume, Tone; Rhythm Circuit: Volume, Tone, 3-way Switch, 2-way Tone Switch
Strings Fender USA 250R, (.010-.046)
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 0112200800

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