Fender 60th Anniversary Jazzmaster, Black

Fender 60th Anniversary Jazzmaster, Black


The sound of surf music...and MUCH more.
Includes hard case

Key Points
  • Alder Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Pau Ferro Fingerboard
  • Block inlays

  
Manufacturer: Fender
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Fender 60th Anniversary Jazzmaster, Black

The sound of surf music...and MUCH more.

Fender 60th Anniversary Jazzmaster, Black
Black (0140101706)

PLEASE NOTE - THIS WAS A SPECIAL 2018-ONLY MODEL AND IS NOW DISCONTINUED - ONCE THIS HAS GONE - ITS GONE!

MIM - MADE IN MEXICO

1958 - Leo Fender had already made the Telecaster and the Stratocaster and wanted to make something more upmarket and that might appeal to the top jazz professionals of the day. Well, things didn't go exactly according to plan!

Although some high profile jazz players like Joe Pass (Sounds of Synanan) played them briefly, and a few top pickers like Roy Clark (the Lightning Fingers Of) and Neil Levang (Lawrence Welk Orchestra) played them on TV shows, the market Leo aimed at initially didn't in fact get behind the guitar.

However, a new genre came to the rescue! In the late 50's, Dick Dale invented what became known as Surf Music, and intrumental music that took in teen themes of Surfing and Hot Rods became the music of the day between the first wave of Rock 'n' Roll until the Beatles came along with a wave of their own. 

Bands like the Ventures, the Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, the Champs and hundreds of others started using Fender guitars - particularly Jazzmaster (and Jaguars), Fender amps and Fender Reverb units.

After the Surf goldrush waned. the Jazzmaster's popularity dwindled until it was picked up by by Tom Verlaine of Television. Marquee Moon was huge hit in the UK and spawned legions of fans. Over in NYC, the likes of J.Mascis (Dinosaur Jnr) , Thurston Moore and Lee Renaldo of Sonic Youth picked up cheap Jazzmasters and Jaguars. By the time Wilco's Nels Cline was rocking a Jazzmaster, the instrument had finally got the credit it deserved.

Despite having been discontinued for a while - at one point, only Fender Japan were making them - the Jazzmaster is well and truly BACK!

Maybe Leo was ahead of his time with this one? Either way, 60 years on, Fender is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Jazzmaster - a true design classic!

 

Sixty years ago, in 1958, Leo Fender introduced the Fender Jazzmaster as the top-of-the-line electric guitar. In 1966 we updated the instrument with a bound neck, block inlays, and as a special aesthetic touch, a slick-looking matching painted headstock. These stylish visual cues—as well as the rich, multi-dimensional sound—made this one of the most sought-after Jazzmaster models. We reproduced these sterling features in the 60th Anniversary Classic Jazzmaster, adding a few modern enhancements to update this glorious instrument for the adventurous players of today.

The duet of Classic Series '60s Jazzmaster single-coil pickups have the authentic sound that made the Jazzmaster a darling of the underground. Warm and dynamic, they have just the right amount of punch for any music. The uber-flexible control scheme includes the famous Jazzmaster lead/rhythm circuit, unleashing an unheard-of variety of easily accessible tones from a single guitar. The "C"-shaped maple neck bears a modern 9.5"-radius fingerboard with 21 narrow-tall frets for easy playability. Other special touches on the 60th Anniversary Classic Jazzmaster include a vintage-style, 6-saddle adjustable bridge with "floating" tremolo tailpiece, vintage-style tremolo arm, tuning machines and strap buttons, synthetic bone nut, dual-wing string tree and 4-bolt neck plate.

Produced in limited quantities for 2018, the 60th Anniversary Classic Jazzmaster updates the classic 1966 model with features that modern, creative players are sure to appreciate.


Features

    Alder body with lacquer finish
    Two Classic Series ‘60s Jazzmaster single-coil pickups
    "C"-shaped neck profile; 9.5”-radius pau ferro fingerboard
    Vintage-style bridge with “floating” tremolo tailpiece
    Includes hardshell case


LACQUER FINISH


The nitrocellulose lacquer finish not only lets the body breathe with its true tonal character, it also ages in a distinctively personal way.


CLASSIC SERIES '60s JAZZMASTER® PICKUPS

Vintage single-coil pickups provide classic Jazzmaster style tone, warm, wide and dynamic.


FINGERBOARD AND FRETS

The 9.5" radius fingerboard is slightly flatter than a vintage-style radius, which, combined with the narrow-tall frets, makes it easier to bend notes without fretting out.


BOUND NECK WITH BLOCK INLAYS

Since 1966 the classy, high-end look of block inlays has been a classic Fender stylistic element. They look better than ever on this maple neck with elegant binding.


MATCHING HEADSTOCK


In addition to its other highly distinctive features, the 60th Anniversary Classic Jazzmaster features a matching painted headstock.


LIMITED EDITION NECK PLATE

To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Jazzmaster a limited edition 60th Anniversary Jazzmaster logo is etched into the neck plate.



Body


    Body Material
    Alder
    Body Finish
    Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Body Shape
    Jazzmaster®

Neck

    Neck Material
    Maple
    Neck Binding
    1-Ply White
    Neck Finish
    Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Neck Shape
    "C" Shape
    Scale Length
    25.5" (648 mm)
    Fingerboard Material
    Pau Ferro
    Fingerboard Radius
    9.5" (241 mm)
    Number of Frets
    21
    Fret Size
    Narrow Tall
    Nut Material
    Synthetic Bone
    Nut Width
    1.650" (42 mm)
    Position Inlays
    Pearloid Blocks
    Truss Rod
    Vintage-Style Butt Adjust

Electronics

    Bridge Pickup
    Classic Series ‘60s Single-Coil Jazzmaster®
    Neck Pickup
    Classic Series Single-Coil ‘60s Jazzmaster®
    Controls
    Master Volume, Master Tone
    Switching
    3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup; 2-Position Slide: Up: Rhythm Tone Circuit, Down: Lead Tone Circuit
    Configuration
    SS

Hardware

    Bridge
    6-Saddle Vintage-Style Adjustable with “Floating” Tremolo Tailpiece
    Hardware Finish
    Nickel/Chrome
    Tuning Machines
    Vintage-Style
    Pickguard
    4-Ply Tortoiseshell
    Control Knobs
    Aged White Plastic
    Switch Tip
    Aged White
    Neck Plate
    4-Bolt

Miscellaneous

    Strings
    Fender® USA 250L, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
    Legal Notice
    WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Accessories

    Case/Gig Bag
    Hardshell Case
 




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Price errors and omissions excepted - An order is considered finalised on dispatch. No monies are debited from your card until the item is in stock or by prior arrangement.

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