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Fender American Vintage '62 Jazzmaster Electric Guitar (with Case)

The Fender '62 Jazzmaster has a unique tone and aesthetic. With lead and rhythm circuit switching, the Fender '62 Jazzmaster is popular among rock pioneers. (47) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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From '60s surf rock to '90s alternative and beyond, the Jazzmaster has been inspiring guitarists for decades. With the '62 American Vintage edition, Fender offers a stunning recreation of one of the all-time great Jazzmasters. Complete with versatile soapbar pickups, unique lead circuit controls, and the famous floating tremolo bridge, the '62 reissue delivers everything that's earned the Jazzmaster its reputation as a guitar-player's guitar.

Unique Jazzmaster Electronics

The unmistakable tone of a Jazzmaster is built on the combination of original single-coil soapbar pickups and unique lead circuit. Dial in a huge range of sounds with the onboard American Vintage Jazzmaster pickups, from shimmering Strat-like tones to robust humbucker textures. When engaged, the lead circuit enables superb definition and responsiveness for syncopated funk parts and twangy country licks. And like every Jazzmaster, the '62 reissue is a great choice for pedalheads -- the responsive electronics pair brilliantly with stompboxes, elevating your effects as few other guitars can. With the added versatility of the floating tremolo arm, there's no limit to the new sonic territory this Jazzmaster can help you conquer.

Contoured Body and Vintage Fender Style

The Jazzmaster first hit the scene in 1958 and has been dropping jaws ever since. The contoured body shape with unique Fender flair remains as potent on the '62 reissue as it did in the original Jazzmaster era. Rounding out the vintage appeal are an old-school tremolo lock for extra stability, Gotoh(r) tuning machines, and a four-ply brown shell pickguard.

Features:

- Reissue of an all-time great Jazzmaster
- Iconic '60s Fender style
- Alder body with maple neck in C shape
- Smooth rosewood fingerboard with 7.25" radius
- Dual vintage American Jazzmaster single-coil pickups
- Lead circuit and rhythm circuit controls
- Floating tremolo system
- Chrome hardware with Gotoh(r) tuning machines
- Included hardshell case

In the '60s, the Jazzmaster could frequently be found among surf rock players who appreciated the clean tones and ample vibrato of the floating tremolo system. By the '70s, the Jazzmaster was seen in the hands of pub rock icon Elvis Costello and others. In the '80s, noise rock pioneers like Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth and J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. took the Jazzmaster to new heights, particularly appreciative of how the model responds to pedals. No matter what your style, this classic Jazzmaster carries a pedigree to suit your sound. Ironically, one of the only genres to not embrace the Jazzmaster is, well, jazz.

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Series: American Vintage Series

Body: Alder, (Nitro-Cellulose Lacquer Finish)

Neck: Maple, 'C' Shape, (Nitro-Cellulose Lacquer Finish)

Fingerboard: Rosewood, 7.25" Radius (184 mm)

No. of Frets: 21 Vintage Style Frets

Pickups: 2 Special Design American Vintage Jazzmaster Single-Coil Pickups (Neck & Bridge)

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

Bridge: Vintage Style 'Floating' Tremolo with Tremolo Lock Button

Machine Heads: Fender/Gotoh(R) Vintage Style Tuning Machines

Hardware: Chrome

Pickguard: 4-Ply Brown Shell on: 3-Color Sunburst, Olympic White, Black
3-Mint Green on: Ocean Turquoise, Surf Green, Ice Blue Metallic

Scale Length: 25.5 in. (648 mm)

Width at Nut: 1.650 in. (41 mm)

Unique Features: 60's Styling

Strings: Fender Super 250R, Nickel Plated Steel,

Gauges: (.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046)

Accessories: Deluxe Brown Hardshell Case, Strap, Cable, Meguiar's Mist and Wipe Kit

Case: Deluxe Brown Hardshell Case

Product Description

First introduced at the 1958 NAMM show, the uniquely contoured body of the Fender Jazzmaster incorporates a snappy 25-1/2 in. scale length with warm-sounding pickups. Original lead and rhythm circuit switching incorporates independent volume and tone controls, and the floating tremolo with tremolo lock adds to the distinctive look and sound of the Fender '62 Jazzmaster.
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Sound: I've always been enamored with the Fender sound and the Jazzmaster is the Ferrari of Fenders. I love this guitar and the soap-bar pickups not only look great but have the best and most versatile sound out of any I've heard. I recently bought the new Classic Player Jazzmaster but after a few months of heavy use, it started to wear. I was hoping that the MIM would be as durable as the USA, unfortunately it wasn't. I know the American one would not have this problem and I was right. The only problem I had was that the low E string vibrated a little but that was a small fix, otherwise I have no complaints. Feature: The various pickups and lead/rhythm switches make this guitar extremely versatile. Ease of Use: Solid neck, plays great. Quality: Incredible quality Value: Price is a little high but the case and overall sound makes up for it The Wow Factor: Incredible body and design. This guitar is as sexy as it gets...get some Overall: I will keep my Oly White Jazzmaster for the rest of my life. Best guitar ever built... period
Style of Music: Indie
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Overall: I bought a "blem" for about $1400. I expected a chip or scratch. Actually, it does have four small chips in the lacquer -- nothing I'd be terribly upset about since this is a "player", not a collector! However, I've also had several performance issues. First, after about 2 gigs, the bridge pickup suddenly quit -- no static, no buzz, no nothin'. I've taken it to the local Fender shop and am waiting for a diagnosis. Most likely, cold solder joint -- but possibly a faulty pickup. The bridge won't stay put... it sinks as I play and I have to use an allen wrench (which, by the way, was NOT included in my package, although it's supposed to be) to raise it again. The neck is NOT well adjusted for the strings that came with it and since I use a heavier 11-52 set, the neck has way too much bow. I like a straight neck. Those of you in the know may be aware that the adjustment nut on the neck is on the body end of the neck and you have to remove the pick guard, or the neck itself in order to make an adjustment... it's not easy. One more irritation -- the lock on the tremolo doesn't work. Again, I've taken it to the local shop -- this is not in my fixit repertoire. So... naw... I'm not the happiest with this instrument. One of my friends has the Squire Jazzmaster which he picked up on a bargain deal for $250. My advice is to get the Squire instrument, let your guitar tech work on the playability. I like the sound of the guitar -- it sounds like a Jazzmaster. But overall, I'm really disappointed by the quality of the workmanship and quality control.
Style of Music: Country, western swing, blues, surf, swing jazz.
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