Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster Electric Guitar

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Wail like the Dinosaur Jr. frontman. J Mascis' Squier Jazzmaster packs a pair of single-coils with dual tone circuits -- and that distinctive gold pickguard.

What's special about this item?

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

Your Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster electric guitar pays tribute to the alt-rock axe-man of Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis. This beauty boasts a pair of versatile Jazzmaster single-coil pickups, slide switchable lead/rhythm tone circuits, upper and lower volume and tone controls for both lead and rhythm circuits, 21 jumbo frets over a rosewood fingerboard, a comfortable C-shaped maple neck, a warm-sounding basswood body, a tasteful Gold anodized aluminum pickguard, and a secure and ready-to-rock Adjusto-Matic bridge with a Vintage Style "Floating" tremolo tailpiece. You get a serious dose of tonal versatility, sleek looks, and addicting playability all in a single electric guitar.

Jazzmaster Basswood Body

You'll look and sound great on stage donning your Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster electric axe. The Jazzmaster body shape features a striking contour that's curvy and comfy. Basswood is a lightweight and soft tonewood that yields an evenly balanced resonance, neither too dark nor too bright. Darken or brighten your output at your leisure utilizing your tone controls.

C-Shaped Maple Neck with 21 Frets

The maple neck on your Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster electric guitar features 21 jumbo frets housed in an invitingly smooth rosewood fingerboard. Each frets achieves a comfortable action if your fingers are itching for a little speed, and maple will place a somewhat modest push in those higher frequencies without too much bite.

Pair of Jazzmaster Single-Coil Pickups

Projecting the read more warmth and drive of your performance are a set of Jazzmaster Single-Coil pickups at the neck and bridge. If you're a fan J Mascis's tone, then this powerful pair will do your ears justice. Fill in your signal with gain to get some crunchy distortion, or generate some hot feedback by dialing in more overdrive. The electronics on this axe feature a lead and a rhythm circuit, so your rig is ready for any situation the stage might demand.

Troves of Tonal Control

Along with your tone and volume controls, you also have a pickup selector switch for three pickup combination settings. There is also a two-position slide switch -- up for lead, and down for rhythm -- to utilize these independent circuits. You also have upper and lower volume and tone control circuits to shape your sound. Play around with all of your controls to hear the different types of tone this guitar can generate.


- J Mascis' signature Squier Jazzmaster electric guitar
- Basswood body in Jazzmaster shape
- vintage white finish '60s headstock
- Maple neck in C shape
- 21 jumbo frets
- Silky smooth rosewood fingerboard
- Aged white dot fret position inlays
- Scale length of 25.5"
- Adjustable truss rod
- Two Jazzmaster single-coil pickups -- neck and bridge
- One volume control dial
- One tone control dial
- Three setting pickup selector switch
- Two position slide switch -- lead: up, rhythm: down
- Upper and lower volume and tone control circuits
- Vintage style tuning machines
- Sleek chrome hardware
- Gold anodized aluminum pickguard
- Adjusto-Matic bridge with Vintage Style "Floating" tremolo tailpiece
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- Model Name: J Mascis Jazzmaster
- Series: Artist Models

- Body: Basswood
- Body Shape: Jazzmaster

- 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

- 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: 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

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

- 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

- Pickguard: Silver Anodized Aluminum
- Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic and Black Knurled Knobs

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 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.

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (14 ratings)
Submitted December 2, 2012 by Lance L in Jacksonville, NC

"Squire J.Mascs Jazzmaster Signature Model"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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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 read more make it 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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