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 wish list, then 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 tones
- Squier's Vintage Modified series: hot mods of classic Fenders
The Squier Vintage Modified Jazzmaster has a 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 that produced richer, warmer sound than its stablemates. The Jazzmaster was originally aimed at, you guessed it, jazz guitarists, but it 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 tones
Squier's Vintage Modified Jazzmaster is packin' heat in the form of two Duncan Designed JM-101 single-coil Jazzmaster pickups that serve up everything from glassy cleans to jangly crunch. These pups are armed with with Alnico V 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!) This pair is voiced in accordance with your tonal needs: a vintage-toned neck pickup and a higher-output bridge pickup. When you crank your amp, you get a gamut of tasty tones, 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
NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.