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Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster FSR Electric Guitar (with Gig Bag)

Get legendary Jazzmaster tone and playability with Fender's Special Design Hot Single-Coil Jazzmaster pickups and unique Lead and Rhythm circuits. (3) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and Review This Product
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Originally marketed to jazz guitarists, the Jazzmaster's unique stylings and playability have long made this "Strat on steroids" a favorite of jazz aficionados and rock stars alike. The Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster FSR (Fender Special Run) electric guitar elevates the Jazzmaster tradition hotter pickups, modern hardware, and more cool upgrades.

An American Classic Revisited

The Classic Player Jazzmaster Special is equipped with specially designed extra-hot single-coil Jazzmaster pickups in the neck and bridge positions. Fender added these to make the guitar more suitable for modern indie and alternative rock sounds. This Jazzmaster's hardware has also been upgraded with a Fender Adjusto-Matic bridge, complete with a vintage-style floating tremolo with screw-in tremolo arm and tremolo lock button.

Independent Rhythm and Lead Circuits

This guitar features a 25.5"-scale C-shaped maple neck, with a 9.5" fingerboard radius and medium jumbo frets, so it plays and feels similar to a Stratocaster. But unlike your typical Strat, it features independent rhythm and lead circuits, so you can switch from deep, soppy rhythm tones to screaming leads with the flip of a switch.

Not Just a Great Jazz Guitar

While the Jazzmaster is one outstanding jazz guitar, that's not all it's good for! Indie and alt-rock artists from Yo La Tengo to Dinosaur Jr. have made a habit of performing with their trusty Jazzmasters. The Classic Player Special delivers this desirable design while keeping a budget-friendly price-point.

Features:

- Mexican-made Fender Jazzmaster Fender Special Run electric guitar
- Alder Jazzmaster body with polyester finish
- Maple neck with gloss urethane finish
- C-shaped 25.5"-scale neck with neck pocket cut for improved pitch
- Rosewood fingerboard with 21 medium-jumbo frets, white dot inlays, and 9.5" radius
- Dual single-coil Jazzmaster pickups specifically designed for this model
- Independent lead and rhythm circuits with tone and volume controls for each circuit
- 3-way pickup selector switch
- Chrome hardware and aged white plastic knobs and switches
- Adjusto-Matic bridge
- Vintage-style floating tremolo tailpiece and tremolo lock button with screw-in style Jaguar/Jazzmaster tremolo arm
- Fender USA 250R nickel-plated steel strings (.010-.046 gauge) and deluxe gig bag included zZounds is an authorized dealer of Fender products.
- Series: Special Edition
- Body Material: Alder
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
- Neck: Maple, "C" Shape
- Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
- Frets: 21, Medium Jumbo
- Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
- Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
- String Nut: Synthetic Bone
- Truss Rod: Vintage-Style
- Pickups: Special Design Hot Single-Coil Jazzmaster (Bridge and Neck)
- Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
- Controls: Lead Circuit: Volume, Tone. Rhythm Circuit: Volume, Tone
- Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
- Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
- Bridge: Adjusto-Matic Bridge with Vintage Style "Floating" Tremolo. Tailpiece and Tremolo Lock Button
- Strings: Fender USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
- Pickguard: Tortoiseshell
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 4 in
Fender Warranty If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818

Product Description

The Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster Special guitar updates the famous Jazzmaster model with several modern improvements, including hotter pickups, an AdjustoMatic bridge, 9.5" fingerboard radius and neck pocket with increased back-angle for improved stability and sustain.

Features:

- Adjusto-Matic Bridge
- New Neck Pocket Cut Provides Better Pitch
- 9.5" Radius
- Screw-In Tremolo Arm
- Aged White Plastic Knobs, Switch and Pickup Covers
- White Dot Position Inlays
- Single Wing String Tree
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Sound: The sound is definitely that signature jazzmaster jangle, but the hotter pickups do very well if you want to play more aggressive music. I would recommend this model to anyone who wants a jazzmaster with a bite. The neck pup still offers that creamy delicious jazzmaster sound, but the bridge pickup screams (especially with a fuzz pedal). Feature: I have a love/hate with the modifications Fender has done with the classic player series. Everyone complains about the traditional jazzmaster bridge, but I have kind of grown fond of it on my VM jazzmaster. The adjusto-matic bridge in the CP is great, but it does not have the same feel as a normal jazzy bridge. I do like the hotter pickups for a change. I also like the amazing frets this things has on it. Real solid neck. I do wish they hadn't moved the trem piece up. It doesn't seem like a big deal, but it takes a bit of the string tension off and makes the guitar feel less like a jazzmaster and more like a normal fender of some sort. I adjusted the action a bit higher so it kind of corrected this tension problem. The tremolo does work very well though. The guitar feels very solid and very well made. I've always liked Mexican fenders. Ease of Use: It's easy to dial in a good clean tone or a good dirty tone with this guitar. I even use it with my metal distortion and it sounds amazing. My other jazzmaster does not do well with a metal distortion. There is a learning curve when owning a jazzmaster. These guitars have their own character and feel. They also have their own little idiosyncrasies so they take some getting used to. Once you get one though, you won't put it down. Quality: The finish, hardware, neck, and everything in between on this guitar is built very well. I'm sure with proper maintenance it will last past my lifetime. Value: If you want a good traditional jazzmaster, get the Squier VM jazzy. At $300 you cannot beat it. It is a real steal and plays just as well as any other jazzmaster. But if you want a Fender Jazzmaster and you don't mind the modern "upgrades", get the classic player (especially in pink). It looks great, is very well made, and the sound is tremendous. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for an edgier sounding jazzmaster. Manufacturer Support: Fender is always supportive but just like any big corporation, you will have to wait on hold for a while. They stand behind their products though. The Wow Factor: The look and feel of a jazzmaster is priceless. Even with the changes they have made, I'm very happy to own this jazzmaster. Overall: I love Jazzmasters. They have always caught my eye and once I finally got my hands on one I had to buy one. I started out with the Squier Vintage modified Jazzmaster. After having it or a few months I had to have an actual fender, so I found this classic player jazzmaster to be exactly what I was wanting. Once I saw the pink finish, I had to have it.
Style of Music: I play experimental noisy progressive stuff with a lot of loop pedals and my electric drum kit. I make beats with a kp3 and keyb
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Overall: It was the pink that caught my eye. Yep. I wanted something with slightly bigger frets than a STRAT> I just liked the idea and look of this baby. I own a Les Paul, and Gretsch hollow body, as well as a Gretsch solid body plus a Dean ML. Every one of them has something about it that draws me back to it. But by FAR, my favorite is my PINK JAZZMASTER. The tones, the sounds, the playability. I play it mostly through my Fender Bluesmaster reissue 40 watt tube amp with one 12" special design speaker. Maybe it's the compatibility that makes the sound, but honestly I have a LINE 6 SPIDER IV, ans a few other assorted practice amps and it is amazing through them as well. GREAT value for the price. Grab one before FENDER figures that out. Made in Mexico holding you back? Shouldn't, they really have great pride in their craftsmanship and it really shows here.
Style of Music: Rock, Blues
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