Squier Vintage Modified Jazzmaster Electric Guitar, with Rosewood Fingerboard

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With two soapbar pickups and a floating tremolo system, this Squier includes everything collectors love about '60s Jazzmasters -- for an affordable price.

The Squier Vintage Modified Jazzmaster electric guitar delivers that sleek Jazzmaster style for the guitarist on a budget. This axe features a welcoming rosewood fingerboard, a snappy maple neck, 21 medium jumbo frets, a warm-sounding and well-balanced basswood body, a pair of Duncan Designed single-coil Jazzmaster pickups, and a vintage-style bridge with a floating vibrato. This guitar is a great intersection of smooth playability, addicting tone, and slick looks for a steal.

Jazzmaster Basswood Body

The Jazzmaster body shape is a pleasure to play and wear. It features a striking asymmetrical contour that won't get in the way of your fingers when you go for those higher frets. Basswood pays an evenly focused attention to your lows, mids, and highs -- resonating a well-balanced sound that's great for rock, jazz, pop, and many other genres and styles.

Duncan Designed Single-Coil Jazzmaster Pickups

At the neck, you have a Duncan Designed JM-101N single-coil Jazzmaster pickup that captures the body and depth of this axe's basswood body. At the bridge, there's a Duncan Designed JM-101B single-coil Jazzmaster pickup that projects a nice jangly crunch when you bring in some distortion. Alnico V magnets offer a tight low end with slightly scooped mids, giving you plenty of bite and sparkle.

Dynamic Tonal Control

One key feature of this Squier Jazzmaster beauty is its dual circuitry configuration. You have a lead channel and a rhythm channel that you can switch between read more via a circuit selector switch at the top. You also have volume and tone controls for both lead and rhythm channels to shape your output and forge your own sonic signature.

Maple Neck with Bolt-On Joint

Most guitar joints are either bolt-on or set-in. Bolt-on joints will have a little more twang and snap to them, resulting in a somewhat jangly sound. Maple will push the highs slightly for a pleasant rounded brightness, resonating a warm, bright, and vibrant resonance. You have 21 medium jumbo frets at your fingertips housed in a silky smooth rosewood fingerboard.


- Squier's take on the Fender Jazzmaster electric guitar
- Lightweight basswood body
- Maple bolt-on neck
- C neck shape
- Scale length of 25.5"
- Invitingly smooth rosewood fingerboard
- 21 medium jumbo frets
- Dot fingerboard inlays
- Duncan Designed JM-101N single-coil Jazzmaster pickup at the neck
- Duncan Designed JM-101B single-coil Jazzmaster pickup at the bridge
- Alnico V magnets
- One volume control know
- One tone control knob
- Three-setting pickup selector switch
- Lead circuit or rhythm circuit selector switch
- Lead channel and rhythm channel volume and tone controls
- Chrome hardware
- Vintage style tuners
- Vintage-style bridge with non-locking floating vibrato
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- Model Name: Vintage Modified Jazzmaster(R)
- Series: Vintage Modified

- Body: Basswood
- Body Shape: Jazzmaster(R)
- Body Finish: (0302100500, 0302100509) Gloss Polyester, (0302100505, 0302100572) Gloss Polyurethane

- Neck Shape: "C" Shape
- Number of Frets: 21
- Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
- Position Inlays: Parchment Dot
- Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Finish: Gloss Polyurethane, Vintage Tint
- Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
- Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
- Headstock: Vintage tint
- Neck Plate: Four-bolt
- Truss Rod Nut: 4 mm Truss Rod Nut

- Pickup Configuration: S/S
- Bridge Pickup: Duncan Designed(TM) JM-101B Single-Coil Jazzmaster(R) Pickup with Alnico 5 Magnets
- Neck Pickup: Duncan Designed(TM) JM-101N Single-Coil Jazzmaster(R) Pickup with Alnico 5 Magnets
- Pickup Switching: Neck pickup only (rhythm circuit); neck only, neck and bridge, bridge only (lead circuit)
- Special Electronics: Specially voiced rhythm and lead circuit controls

- Hardware: Chrome
- Bridge: Vintage-style with non-locking floating vibrato
- String Nut: PPS
- Tuning Machines: Vintage-style chrome
- Pickup Covers: Aged White
- Switch Tip: White toggle switch tip
- Tremolo Arm/Handle: Vintage-style

- Truss Rod Wrench: 4 mm Truss Rod Wrench
- Saddle Height Adjustment Wrench: 1.5 mm

- Strings: NPS, Gauges: .009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042
- Unique Features: Duncan Designed(TM) pickups, vintage-style bridge and floating vibrato (non-locking), gold-and-black Squier logo, engraved neck plate, parchment dot position inlays

- Pickguards: (500, 505) Tortoiseshell
- (509, 572) 3-Ply White/Black/White
- Included Accessories: Wrenches: 1.5 mm, 4 mm
- Control Knobs: White Strat(R)-style knobs (lead circuit), black disc knobs (rhythm circuit)

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 480-596-7195

Squier Vintage Modified Jazzmaster

An authentically styled Squier Jazzmaster now joins the Vintage Modified family, with present-day touches including full, clear Duncan Designed pickups and a modern fingerboard radius. Squier's Vintage Modified Jazzmaster has the model's most distinctive hallmarks, too - such as the dual-circuit switching and controls, floating-vibrato bridge and classically colorful finishes.

Features include a maple neck with vintage-tint gloss finish, 9.5"-radius rosewood fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets and parchment dot inlays, tortoiseshell (Three-Color Sunburst and Olympic White models) and white-black-white pickguards (Candy Apple Red and Sonic Blue models), Jazzmaster single-coil pickups, circuit selector switch and pickup selector toggle switch, white Stratocaster-style control knobs (lead circuit) and black disc knobs (rhythm circuit), vintage-style bridge and non-locking floating vibrato with vintage-style tremolo arm, vintage-style chrome tuners and chrome hardware.

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (7 ratings)
Submitted May 18, 2014 by a customer from yahoo.com
"Have 2 Squires Jazzmasters!!!"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
Have 2.. one set up for blues slide the other for whatever.I also have 2 Jaguars. I didn't just fall off the turnip truck.... I have had the American version.. sold it off and got a real fine hollowbody. Happened to play Squire at a music shop thru a small tube Vox. Couldn't believe the feel and sound of it. When I got this guitar only the left hand switches would go to the pups. I took the plate off the other side and a wire popped right up. Easy fix.. solder. I can say the electronics look a little "thin" compared to the electronics in the American version.. no surprise.. was going to get replacement parts (pots etc) but afraid it will alter the sound to something that is much different from what it is now... I'm more then happy with all aspects of this guitar.. but does take some set up.. not rocked science.. Truss rod (turn nice and slow) had to cut down on the nut to make the channels a little deeper for lower action at the nut. just little mods.. didn't like the wire cold soldered but I have had high end guitars that had similar situations The sound is real good for my purposes . For 299$ play one at your music store or purchase one from zZOUNDS and if you don't like send it back.. its worth the hassell.. ps All the mods were small potatoes. Trust rod needed about 1/4 turn. cutting into the nut, I used a knife which wasn't to sharp and only took out a little from the nut. I'm talking about an hour for the complete set up.. The longest part was letting the soldering gun read more heat up. I f you need to do any of the aforementioned, just be a bit "delicate" I also really dig the Jazzmaster.. You can dial in a nice "scooped" sound which is great for blues I play.. I'm just sayin' -

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