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Fender American Vintage II 1966 Jazzmaster - Lake Placid Blue

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Solidbody Electric Guitar, with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, 2 Single-coil Pickups, and Tremolo - Lake Placid Blue
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The Fender® American Vintage II series presents a remarkably accurate take on the revolutionary designs that altered the course of musical history. Built with period-accurate bodies, necks and hardware, premium finishes and meticulously voiced, year-specific pickups, each instrument captures the essence of authentic Fender craftsmanship and tone. The Jazzmaster® was originally advertised as a guitar that contained “all the well-known Fender developments,” where “every convenience is provided.” Intended to provide a luxury playing experience and tempt jazz guitarists into playing solidbody electric guitars, this futuristic and comfort-contoured offset is about as far from a boxy archtop as can be imagined. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the guitar failed to catch on with the jazz crowd, but instead gained early acceptance with ‘60s surf, and later, indie-rock, alternative, and even country players. The American Vintage II 1966 Jazzmaster features a comfortable “C” shape maple neck that plays like a dream with a 7.25” radius round-lam rosewood fingerboard and vintage tall frets. Characteristic of production in 1966, this guitar is offered with white neck binding, pearl blocks, single-line “Fender Deluxe” tuners and matching painted headstock (on custom colors only). The patented “floating” tremolo, adjustable bridge with threaded saddles and Pure Vintage ‘66 Jazzmaster pickups, wired to the signature rhythm and lead circuits, deliver classic tone and authentic Fender feel. The instruments in the American Vintage II series are direct descendants of the original Fenders: designed for players with a fine appreciation for vintage Fender tone and feel and built with unmatched quality, down to the last screw. These are Fender electrics in their purest form: Fender American Vintage II, the stuff of legends.

Fender American Vintage II 1966 Jazzmaster at a Glance:

  • Alder Body
  • Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
  • Pure Vintage '66 Single-Coil Jazzmaster® Pickups
  • “C”-Shaped Neck Profile
  • Bound Round-Laminated Rosewood Fingerboard with Pearloid Blocks and Paint Matched Headstock
  • Pure Vintage Single-Line “Fender Deluxe” Tuners

Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish

Nitrocellulose lacquer, as used on ‘50s and ‘60’s Fender instruments, is a premium finish that reveals the instrument’s true tonal character.

Alder Body

Alder has a well-balanced tone with beefy mids and a robust low-end.

7.25” Radius Bound Round-Lam Rosewood Fingerboard With Blocks

The 7.25”-radius fingerboard provides the comfortable playing feel of a vintage instrument, while vintage-tall frets make it easier to bend notes.

1966 “C”-Shape Neck

In vintage years, the shape and thickness of Fender guitar necks varied tremendously. The American Vintage II Series offers a variety of authentic neck profiles from Fender’s past.

Pure Vintage '66 Jazzmaster® Pickups

Specially voiced to reproduce the authentic sound and performance of individual model years, Pure Vintage pickups are constructed just like pickups from Fender’s golden years. Materials include cloth-covered wire, fiber bobbins and alnico magnets.

Vintage-Style Hardware

From the bridge to the string tree and tuning machines, every piece of American Vintage II hardware is manufactured to look, sound and function just like it did on the originals. Much of the American Vintage II hardware is still manufactured on the original ‘50s and ‘60s era Fender factory machines.

Fender American Vintage II 1966 Jazzmaster Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:

  • Era-accurate design includes “witch hat” knobs and bound fingerboard
  • Alder body maintains resonant, rich tones with incisive mids and lush lows
  • Maple neck keeps your tones tight and articulate throughout the spectrum, imbued with a distinctive brightness
  • Rosewood fingerboard provides a sonic balance and glassy tonal topcoat
  • 1966 “C”-shaped neck is highly resistant to twisting and warping, thanks to its maple construction
  • 7.25-inch fingerboard radius houses 21 vintage tall frets for premiere range
  • 25.5-inch scale is bookended by Pure Vintage tuners and Jazzmaster bridge for plenty of expressive potential
  • 1.65-inch bone nut and threaded steel barrel saddles keep your tones reliably buzz free
  • Pure Vintage ’66 Single-coil Jazzmaster pickups are accompanied by classic switch slide and thumbwheel controls to dial in your sound

            Body Type Solidbody
            Body Shape American Vintage II 1966 Jazzmaster
            Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
            Number of Strings 6
            Body Material Alder
            Body Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer
            Color Lake Placid Blue
            Neck Material Maple
            Neck Shape 1966 "C"
            Radius 7.25"
            Fingerboard Material Bound Round-Laminated Rosewood
            Fingerboard Inlay Pearloid Block
            Number of Frets 21, Vintage Tall
            Scale Length 25.5"
            Nut Width 1.650"
            Nut Material Bone
            Bridge/Tailpiece Pure Vintage Jazzmaster with Threaded Steel Barrel Saddles and Floating Tremolo
            Tuners Pure Vintage Single Line "Fender Deluxe"
            Neck Pickup Pure Vintage '66 Single-Coil Jazzmaster
            Bridge Pickup Pure Vintage '66 Single-Coil Jazzmaster
            Controls 1 x master volume, 1 x master tone, 2-way slide switch (rhythm/lead), 2 x thumbwheels (neck volume, tone), 3-way toggle switch
            Strings Fender USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel, .010-.046
            Case Included Vintage-Style Black (Orange Interior)
            Manufacturer Part Number 0110340802