The Fender American Professional Jazzmaster solidbody electric guitar takes a classic design and perfects it. It starts with a comfortable offset alder body. Alder is largely responsible for the classic "Fender sound," and this guitar's overwound single-coil pickups take that sound to new heights with loads of hot-rodded vintage-inspired warmth. Experience great tone at all volume settings, thanks to a treble bleed circuit. Wrapping your hand around this guitar's rosewood-topped Deep "C" neck is pure joy, and its narrow-tall frets make for effortless bending and chording. This guitar's redesigned bridge and tremolo take stability to a whole new level. The Fender American Professional Jazzmaster sets a new standard for solidbody electric guitars.
The V-Mod pickups in the Fender American Professional Jazzmaster were developed by Michael Frank-Braun, the same guy who created the legendary pickups for the Eric Johnson Signature Stratocaster. These overwound single-coil pickups are brimming with vintage-inspired warmth, and they churn out punchy high-output tones by the truckload. By virtue of the American Professional Jazzmaster's treble bleed circuit, they sound good no matter where you set your volume knob.
The Fender American Professional Jazzmaster is a treat to play, largely because of its cozy Deep C-shaped neck. This is a thick neck — somewhere between a Modern C- and U-shaped profile — and its increased mass yields an incredibly natural feel, as well as excellent sustain. And wait until you experience the fast-playing rosewood fingerboard with narrow-tall frets. Bending notes and playing chords high on the neck have never been easier.
It's clear that the updated bridge and tremolo on the Fender American Professional Jazzmaster were designed with stability in mind. We gave this guitar quite a workout here at Music Experience, and its brass saddles kept its strings firmly in place. And the screw-in arm makes it easy to dial in your ideal arm tension.
Originally intended for sophisticated jazz guitarists, the Jazzmaster was quickly embraced by musicians attracted to its left-of-center looks and fat sound. A direct descendent of the guitar that powered underground music from the late-'60s to today, the American Professional Jazzmaster is ready to lend its unique sound to your playing.
V-Mod Jazzmaster pickups are voiced specifically for their positions, overwound for hotter tone with the vintage warmth and clarity that made Fender a legend.
Designed for comfort and speed, the new American Professional “Deep C” neck profile sports more substantial shoulders. The increased mass and altered geometry creates a more natural feel that’s perfect for chord and single-note playing alike.
Narrow-tall frets are taller and narrower than their medium jumbo cousins, making them especially effective for bending notes and playing chords up the neck with perfect intonation.
Engineered for ultra-stable performance, the American Professional Jazzmaster bridge features brass Mustang saddles and a screw-in arm. The new saddles keep the strings where they belong, even when the bridge is pummeled, while the new arm lets you dial-in the arm tension that’s perfect for you.
The treble-bleed circuit maintains the high end when turning down the volume knob to reduce gain, letting your tone shine through, no matter where the instrument’s volume is set.
An original-era Fender design element, a bone nut contributes to superior tone and performance. Many players consider bone nuts to be more “organic” sounding.
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Finish||Polyurethane Gloss|
|Color||Candy Apple Red|
|Neck Shape||Modern Deep C|
|Fingerboard Inlay||White dots|
|Number of Frets||22, Narrow Tall|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||Jazzmaster/Jaguar bridge with vintage-style floating tremolo and tremolo lock button|
|Tuners||Fender cast/sealed staggered|
|Neck Pickup||V-Mod Jazzmaster Single-coil|
|Bridge Pickup||V-Mod Jazzmaster Single-coil|
|Controls||1 x master volume (treble bleed), 1 x master tone, 3-way toggle pickup switch|
|Strings||Fender USA 250L (9-42)|
|Case Included||Hardshell case|
|Manufacturer Part Number||0170208791|