Squier’s Gold Edition series celebrates four decades of history with blinged-out models of all Fender’s classic guitars and basses. From the pickguard to the bridge and even the washers, the 40th-anniversary Jazzmaster is studded with striking all-gold hardware. It also boasts a stunning bound Indian laurel neck with pearloid blocks, a late-'60s feature that Music Experience guitarists find complements this guitar’s decked-out cosmetics. A pair of Fender-designed alnico single-coils equips this guitar with an authentic articulate Jazzmaster jangle, with spongy lows and brightly detailed highs. Stunning looks, comfortable playability, and incredible sound: the Gold Edition series is a gold mine of 40 years of high-quality Squier instruments.
These Fender-designed single-coil Jazzmaster pickups give you the classic, hot-rocking tone that single-coils are known for. In addition, with vintage dual-circuit switching and volume and tone controls for each mode, you can explore many tonal options for lead and rhythm playing. And with the vintage-style bridge and “floating” vibrato, you can tap into all kinds of expressive, fun sonic stylings. So whether you're playing jazz or starting a garage band, the Jazzmaster is appointed with the features that throw open the doors to years of sonic exploration and all-around good times — and isn't that what music is all about?
Over the years, countless players have fallen in love with the neck of the Jazzmaster. The 40th-anniversary Gold Edition Jazzmaster keeps that love affair going with a classic “C”-shaped profile, bolt-on maple neck that is instantly comfortable and playable. The 21 narrow tall frets retain the feel of a '60s original. Experience the feel and response of the neck that made so many surf rock players of the early 1960s adopt the Jazzmaster as the genre's go-to electric.
The first instruments to bear the Squier name were introduced in 1982, answering the call for genuine Fender® designs at accessible prices. The Squier 40th Anniversary collection celebrates the 40-year journey of Fender’s entry-level brand with special editions of the Telecaster®, Stratocaster®, Jazzmaster®, Precision Bass®, and Jazz Bass®, all available in Gold Edition and Vintage Edition variants. The Squier® 40th Anniversary Jazzmaster®, Gold Edition is a stylish model adorned with an eye-catching collection of upscale features for the discerning Squier fanatic. Featuring striking gold-plated hardware, a gold anodized aluminum pickguard, a bound Indian laurel fingerboard with pearloid block inlays, an engraved anniversary neck plate and gloss finish throughout, this Jazzmaster is poised and ready for the spotlight. Player-friendly refinements of this commemorative model include a slim and comfortable “C”-shaped neck profile for an easy playing feel, vintage-style tuning machines and 6-saddle floating bridge and tremolo for authentic performance and style, and Fender-Designed single-coil pickups with alnico 5 magnets for familiar Jazzmaster tone.
This anniversary model features gold-plated hardware for an upscale look.
An anodized pickguard is not only extremely durable, but also has a premium look and feel.
This model features vintage-voiced pickups designed in-house at Fender for authentic and familiar tone.
Fingerboard binding and block inlays add an eye-catching aesthetic appeal to this limited edition model.
This model features a custom neck plate design commemorating 40 years of Squier history.
The headstock logos on this model are inspired by original Fender designs from the 1970s.
40th-anniversary Gold Edition Jazzmaster
|Number of Strings
Lake Placid Blue
|Number of Frets
|21, Narrow Tall
6-Saddle Vintage-style with Non-locking Floating Vibrato
Fender Designed Alnico Single-coil
Fender Designed Alnico Single-coil
1 x master volume, 1 x master tone, 2-way slide switch (lead/rhythm circuit), 2 x thumbwheel controls (neck volume/tone), 3-way toggle pickup switch
Nickel-plated Steel, .009-.042
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