Squier Vintage Modified Jazzmaster - Candy Apple Red

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Basswood Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, 2 Single-coil Pickups, and Floating Vibrato - Candy Apple Red
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Get That Jazzmaster Vibe, Affordably

Squier's Vintage Modified Jazzmaster is the solidbody electric guitar for your inner iconoclast. You don't want to play the same instrument as everyone else; you want exclusivity, right?. Well, here it is - and it's affordable. The Vintage Modified Jazzmaster pays homage to its iconic predecessor, and it's juiced with hot features like dual-circuit switching and a pair of Duncan Designed pickups that give you everything from glassy cleans to jangly crunch. You also get a comfy maple neck with a modern 9.5"-radius rosewood fingerboard for easy shredding, and a vintage-style floating vibrato. If awesome tone, playability, affordability, and mavericky vibe are on your guitar wishlist, Sweetwater's got your axe - the Squier Vintage Modified Jazzmaster.

Squier Vintage Modified Jazzmaster Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • The Jazzmaster is all about great tone, playability - and individuality
  • Duncan Designed pickups give this axe a range of tasty tone
  • Squier's Vintage Modified series: hot mods of classic Fenders
The Jazzmaster is all about great tone, playability - and individuality

The Squier Vintage Modified Jazzmaster has an colorful back story. By the late '50s, Leo Fender had some new tricks up his sleeve, and a number of design refinements were infused into the Jazzmaster when it was introduced as an upscale alternative to the Strat and Tele in 1958. The Jazzmaster featured a radical-for-the-time (but incredibly comfortable) contoured offset-waist body, dual lead and rhythm circuits, and single-coil pickups pickups that produced richer, warmer sound than its stablemates. The Jazzmaster was originally aimed at - you guessed it - jazz guitarists, but found a home in the burgeoning Surf Music scene of the early '60s. Today, the Jazzmaster is celebrated as one of the two "alternative" Fenders (the short-scale Jaguar being the other), and is making music in the hands of artists as diverse as Elvis Costello, J. Mascis, and Thurston Moore.

Duncan Designed pickups give this axe a range of tasty tone

Squier's Vintage Modified Jazzmaster is packin' heat in the form of two Duncan Designed JM-101 single-coil Jazzmaster pickup that serve up everything from glassy cleans to jangly crunch. These pups are armed with with Alnico 5 magnets - same as classic vintage pickups - which give them the warmth, clarity and punch to compete with your drummer. (If you're in a band, you know exactly what we're talking about!) These pair is voiced in accordance with your tonal needs: a vintage-toned neck pickup and a higher-output bridge pickup. When you crank you amp, you get a gamut of tasty tone, from chimey jangle to aggressive crunch. And thanks to the Jazzmaster's dual-circuit switching, you can preset your lead and rhythm tones and select them at the flick of a switch.

Squier's Vintage Modified series: hot mods of classic Fenders

Squier's tapped into something really cool with their Vintage Modified series - hot mods of classic Fenders, all sporting top-shelf materials and components, with primo fit-and-finish. If you're a guitarist or bassist, you'll likely agree that vintage Fender guitars and basses are heavily lusted-after items, so it's great that Fender, in their infinite wisdom, have set their Squier subsidiary free to create hot-rodded and affordable versions of the classics.

Squier Vintage Modified Jazzmaster Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Lightweight basswood offset body, slightly reduced scale length and nut width enhance playability
  • Comfortable Vintage Modified C-profile maple neck with 9.5"-radius rosewood fingerboard
  • 21 medium-jumbo frets, 25.5" scale length; 1.65" nut width
  • Chrome hardware; vintage-style tuning keys
  • Adjustable chrome bridge; vintage-style non-locking floating vibrato
The Squier Vintage Modified Jazzmaster: legendary vibe, sound, and playability!

NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Jazzmaster
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Basswood
Body Finish Urethane
Color Candy Apple Red
Neck Material Maple, bolt-on
Neck Shape C
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 9.5" radius
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 21 (Medium Jumbo)
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.65"
Nut Material PPS
Bridge/Tailpiece Non-locking floating vibrato
Tuners Vintage-style
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Duncan Designed JM-101N single-coil
Bridge Pickup Duncan Designed JM-101B single-coil
Controls 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone, 3-way Switch, Lead Channel with Volume and Tone, Rhythm Channel with Volume and Tone
Strings (.010-.046)
Manufacturer Part Number 0302100509

Customer Reviews

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Great Guitar

I was not a Squire fan but, this instrument has definately changed my mind greatly! I have the 3 color sunburst model and, it is absolutely stunning, vintage looking all the way. This guitar is made exactly true to original Jazzmaster specs. I looked at one of these when I was just starting to play but, it was definately out of my reach in price so I had to settle for something else but, I never forgot about it. 40+ years later I got the Jazzmaster itch and, I could not believe that this instrument at this price was available. The order was placed but, I had the Squire thing in the back part of my mind. I recieved the instrument and, I could not believe my eyes! Checked it over, tuned,checked the intonation and, lowered the action (very little ) and, this instrument was playable and, sounded Great! No issues of buzzing, strings coming off the bridge saddles and, the tuning stayed right on. I have always been a light handed player, light guage strings, thin picks, I'm sure that all these things could be why I've had no issues. Really Great guitar, I am very satisfied with it. SKB makes a Great case that is specially made for this guitar highly recommend it.

Squier Jazzmaster

I love this guitar! I'm really impressed with how great this guitar sounds through my Crate Palomino V16 tube amp.The setup came pretty good, especially the neck, but I did some adjustments to my liking. I put on 11 gauge strings, an AVRI tremolo, Fender neck plate, white Fender witch hat knobs, red tortoise pickguard, & removed the print off the pickups & the back of the headstock with car wax. These guitars are such a bargain for $299. Where can you get a proper Jazzmaster for that? Sweetwater was really great to deal with & I love how you can view the guitar before buying. I would deal with them again.Billy
Music background: Hobbyist

Jasper the Jazzmaster

instrument was and is a awesome guitar I had 3 MIJ and they cost me 500.00 a piece the main problem with these guitars Jaguar also is the bridge it is querky but ohhh that Vibrato soo smooth on slow ballad work very pretty like a lot of The Ventures tunes Lonesome Town it show cases the Jazzmaster Bob Bogle played one one most of the early stuff fine player I miss him alot well Fender did a dam nice job on this guitar ans Sweetwater sound is a great company to be associated with as always Thanks soo much
Music background: 25 years am a qualified Electronic Tech amp tech

Great Value

I had already purchased a Squier surf green Jaguar and was amazed at the build quality, the finish work and very impressed with the Duncan designed pickups. This guitar was equally impressive. No, the pickups aren't as good as those on a $2000 guitar, but they can be caressed to achieve all the tones you'd expect from a Jazzmaster. Sweetwater lets you look at the exact guitars to choose from and your account exec is there to advise and help you. If you are at all heavy handed, the bridge doesn't hold the strings in place as securely as I'd like, but it is a drop in bridge and replacements are inexpensive and require little skill to change. As is, it is a great guitar.
Music background: Charming the livingroom for 50 years.

Ventures Special LOL

Instrument is a fantastic guitar It had a problem but no doubt it can be fixed I had someafter thoughts on this Candy Apple Jazz masterI usualy like light gauge strings F-150 and this coupled with a low bridgesetting so it was a little high but anyway it is still a great guitar the finish surperb electronics dual circuitry right on the money she has two personalities sweet and snarly just like a good woman lol lol thanks Sweetwater for making it happen for me sincerely Ed Kujawa
Music background: over 25 years as a player also am a Electronic Tech
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