Equipped with a pair of period-correct single-coil pickups, the Fender American Original '60s Jazzmaster delivers all the sparkle and chime you expect from Fender's offset guitars. Its Pure Vintage '65 pickups are wax potted, with enamel-coated coil wire, and feature flush-mounted pole pieces just like original Jazzmaster pickups. And its maple neck with mid-'60s "C" profile fills your hand without feeling too chunky. Factor in vintage-tall frets for precise playability, and the Fender American Original '60s Jazzmaster offers everything a Fender offset fan could ask for.
Fender designed the Pure Vintage '65 pickups in the American Original '60s Jazzmaster to be as period-correct as possible. That means enamel-coated coil wire, cloth-covered output wires, Alnico 5 magnets, and flush-mounted pole pieces. Expect sparkly highs, punchy and woody mids, and voluptuous lows — the perfect recipe for tone-shaping, whether you play a large pedalboard or simply plug straight into your amplifier.
We're often asked at Music Experience what a "round-laminated" fretboard is — it simply means that the rosewood fretboard is carved with a radius on both sides, and the maple neck is carved with a radius too. Compared to slab-style fretboards, where the fretboard and neck have flat surfaces where they join, round-laminated fretboards are more resistant to warping and de-lamination. It's true to Fender's mid-'60s construction methods and ensures a lifetime of reliable performance.
The Fender American Original '60s Jazzmaster is a treat to play, largely because of its vintage-style neck profile. This is a pleasantly stout neck, and its increased mass yields an incredibly natural feel, as well as excellent sustain. And wait until you experience the fast-playing bound rosewood fingerboard with narrow-tall frets. Bending notes and playing chords high on the neck have never been easier.
Originally designed to appeal to jazz guitarists with elegant appointments and sophisticated controls, the Jazzmaster found its way into the hands of musical rebels. From surf to punk and indie rock, its flexible sound heralded the call of change and shaped the voice of rebellion. The American Original ‘60s Jazzmaster faithfully recreates the voice and style of this classic guitar, supplementing them with smooth, modern playability.
The nitrocellulose lacquer finish not only lets the body breathe with its true tonal character, it also ages in a distinctively personal way.
American Original instruments feature specially voiced pickups crafted to reproduce authentic Fender sound.
The thick "’60s C"-shaped neck profile is sculpted for a vintage-style playing feel. It’s remarkably comfortable and ideal for any playing style.
Original-era fans can rest assured every curve and line of the body and neck are accurate to the historic originals.
From the bridge to the string tree and tuning machines, every piece of hardware is just like the original.
This 9.5”-radius fingerboard is slightly flatter than a vintage-style 7.25” radius, providing a comfortable fret-hand feel. Vintage-tall frets make it easier to bend notes without fretting out.
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Finish||Nitrocellulose Lacquer Gloss|
|Neck Shape||Mid '60s C|
|Fingerboard Material||Round-laminated Rosewood|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Pearloid Dots|
|Number of Frets||21, Vintage Tall|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||Vintage-Style Floating Tremolo with Lock Button, Push-in Trem Arm|
|Tuners||Pure Vintage Single Line Fender Deluxe|
|Neck Pickup||Pure Vintage '65 Jazzmaster Single-coil|
|Bridge Pickup||Pure Vintage '65 Jazzmaster Single-coil|
|Controls||1 x bridge volume, 1 x bridge tone, 2-way slide switch (rhythm/lead), 2 x thumbwheels (neck volume, tone), 3-way toggle switch|
|Strings||Fender USA 250R, .010-.046|
|Case Included||Hardshell Case|
|Manufacturer Part Number||0110150808|