Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster Electric Guitar

Feature: What it does:
Basswood body Big, warm midrange tones
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
Adjusto-Matic bridge Flawless intonation across all strings
Jazzmaster-style floating tremolo tailpiece Vintage Fender vibrato with locking mechanism
General
- Model Name: J Mascis Jazzmaster
- Series: Artist Models

Body
- Body: Basswood
- Body Shape: Jazzmaster

Neck
- Neck Shape: "C" Shape
- Number of Frets: 21
- Fret Size: Jumbo Frets
- Position Inlays: Aged White Dots
- Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
- Fretboard: Indian Laurel
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Nut Width: 1.675" (42.5 mm)
- Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
- Headstock: Standard Jazzmaster Headstock
- Neck Plate: Chrome Squier Logo
- Truss Rods: Adjustable Truss Rod
- Truss Rod Nut: 5 mm Hex

Electronics
- Pickup Configuration: S/S
- Bridge Pickup: Jazzmaster Single-Coil Pickup (Bridge)
- Neck Pickup: Jazzmaster Single-Coil Pickup (Neck)
- Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, (Lead Circuit), 2-Position Slide: Up: Lead Tone Circuit, Down: Rhythm Tone Circuit
- Special Electronics: Upper and Lower Volume/Tone Control Circuits
- Controls: "Lead" Circuit: Volume, Tone. "Rhythm" Circuit: Volume, Tone

Hardware
- Hardware: Chrome
- Bridge: Adjusto-Matic Bridge with Vintage Style "Floating" Tremolo Tailpiece
- String Nut: White PPS
- Switch Tip: Aged White Switch Tip
- Tremolo Arm/Handle: Chrome Handle, Aged White Cover
- Auxiliary Switching: Upper and Lower Volume/Tone Control Circuits
- Tuners: Vintage-Style

Tools
- Truss Rod Wrench: Yes
- Saddle Height Adjustment Wrench: Yes

Miscellaneous
- Strings: NPS, .010-.046 Gauges
- Unique Features: J Mascis Signature on Back of Headstock, Large '60s-Style Jazzmaster Headstock, Gold and Black Squier Logo, Squier Engraved Neckplate, Aged White Plastic Parts and White Dot Position Inlays

Accessories
- Pickguard: Silver Anodized Aluminum
- Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic and Black Knurled Knobs
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Vintage White
Shipping Weight: 13.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 46 x 17 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0371060541
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 480-596-7195

Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster Guitar

Squier honors alt-rock godfather and Dinosaur Jr. leader J Mascis with a striking Jazzmaster guitar model that delivers as much massive sound and performance as its namesake. The pickups, hardware and finish are all specified by Mascis himself for tremendous tone and value.

The Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster features a basswood body, C-shaped maple neck, Indian Laurel fingerboard with 9.5 radius and 21 jumbo frets, two single-coil Jazzmaster pickups with three-position switching and dual tone circuits, gold anodized aluminum pickguard, aged white plastic parts (knobs, switch tip, pickup covers), Adjusto-Matic bridge with vintage-style floating tremolo tailpiece, vintage-style tuners, chrome hardware, Vintage White finish and J Mascis signature on the back of the large 60s-style headstock.
(14 ratings)
Submitted December 2, 2012 by Lance L in Jacksonville, NC
"Squire J.Mascs Jazzmaster Signature Model"
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This guitar is excellent. A low priced signature model from a person who obviously understand what guitars are all about. The Jazzmaster itself is a total educational machine. Dual switching and toners and pick-up configurations is what makes this guitar a total encompassment of what guitar SHOULD be about. This guitar taught me alot about guitars, sound, and what it takes to make expression happen. The pick-ups are warm and the swtiching only furthers that expressiveness of jazz amp sound and thick and foggy presence prescribed to the Jazzmaster. This guitar is a quality EXPERIENCE. I play it through a Ibanez Tube Screamer and the amp is perfect as a starter amp and has the switching variables to compliment the switching of this guitars pick-ups and tones. The switching has some volume changes along with the tone so it's good to have a boost on your amp or an exterior boost/gain device. The pick-gaurd an excellent change from the regular white or tortoise shell gaurds. I personally hate staring into a wierd brown thing while i play so the gold is a must and i am just not into silver so it's perfect in that regaurd. The only complaint i have had is that the tremolo bar is not as solid as the old Jazzmasters is. It doesn't lock in the same way and if you don't pund it in it's not going to stay in there. I put mine in with a proper hammer(anodized) but you probably should use a rubber or plastic mallet to put it in there. I just did whatever was fastest and sure to make it read more stay. It can always be pulled back out but i just don't see it as the same without it. It sounds great and though it's a little, well, alot less responsive than vintage Jazzmasters it still responds effectively and the spring could be changed and i'm sure there's something out there to make the trem.bar stay in permanantly. The tuning machines are quality too. It stays in tune and i also recommend nut sauce for anyone who plays any stringed instrument. It helps the machines too and it really does stay MORE intune if not EXACTLY in tune. The pick up toggle switch is a little rigid but again nut sauce is the way to go to get an automatically worn in feel on that too. This is a beautiful guitar and a quality low-cost signature model suprisingly from J.Mascis. Most signature models are on the other end as far as pricing but this is definitly a players guitar and not a model built for show or tech over production or illusion. It does what it says it does and IT is it's frills. A true piece of history and an educational experience in owning this piece of electronic and musically atuned instrument. Comfortable and playable. Great neck shape and true feel. Coming from a person who's played on shred machines and vintage Fender's this guitar is fit for life and worthy of any player who wants to learn and know what they are doing and what sound is all about. A mentalists device and alot of fun. The Jazzmaster is not too heavy not too light and though the J.Mascis signature is inked in the headstock and is replicated it's still cool because this guitar has everything J.Mascis on his except custom paint and adapted tremolo. Good buy and good make by J.Mascis. I can't believe he got this through at this price.

Musical Background:
Since 2003. Guitar, bass, drums. Was in a band for 3-4 years. Now i just play at home.

Musical Style:
Mixed. Still learning
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