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.
- 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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