Squier's Vintage Modified Jazzmaster is the solidbody electric guitar for your inner iconoclast. You don't want to play the same instrument as everyone else; you want exclusivity, right? Well, here it is, and it's affordable. The Vintage Modified Jazzmaster pays homage to its iconic predecessor, and it's juiced with hot features like dual-circuit switching and a pair of Duncan Designed pickups that give you everything from glassy cleans to jangly crunch. You also get a comfy maple neck with a modern 9.5"-radius rosewood fingerboard for easy shredding, and a vintage-style floating vibrato. If awesome tone, playability, affordability, and mavericky vibe are on your guitar wish list, then Music Experience's got your axe: the Squier Vintage Modified Jazzmaster.
The Squier Vintage Modified Jazzmaster has a colorful back story. By the late '50s, Leo Fender had some new tricks up his sleeve, and a number of design refinements were infused into the Jazzmaster when it was introduced as an upscale alternative to the Strat and Tele in 1958. The Jazzmaster featured a radical-for-the-time (but incredibly comfortable) contoured offset-waist body, dual lead and rhythm circuits, and single-coil pickups that produced richer, warmer sound than its stablemates. The Jazzmaster was originally aimed at, you guessed it, jazz guitarists, but it found a home in the burgeoning Surf Music scene of the early '60s. Today, the Jazzmaster is celebrated as one of the two "alternative" Fenders (the short-scale Jaguar being the other) and is making music in the hands of artists as diverse as Elvis Costello, J. Mascis, and Thurston Moore.
Squier's Vintage Modified Jazzmaster is packin' heat in the form of two Duncan Designed JM-101 single-coil Jazzmaster pickups that serve up everything from glassy cleans to jangly crunch. These pups are armed with with Alnico V magnets (same as classic vintage pickups), which give them the warmth, clarity, and punch to compete with your drummer. (If you're in a band, you know exactly what we're talking about!) This pair is voiced in accordance with your tonal needs: a vintage-toned neck pickup and a higher-output bridge pickup. When you crank your amp, you get a gamut of tasty tones, from chimey jangle to aggressive crunch. And thanks to the Jazzmaster's dual-circuit switching, you can preset your lead and rhythm tones and select them at the flick of a switch.
Squier's tapped into something really cool with their Vintage Modified series: hot mods of classic Fenders, all sporting top-shelf materials and components, with primo fit and finish. If you're a guitarist or bassist, you'll likely agree that vintage Fender guitars and basses are heavily lusted-after items, so it's great that Fender, in their infinite wisdom, have set their Squier subsidiary free to create hot-rodded and affordable versions of the classics.
An authentically styled Jazzmaster® now joins the Vintage Modified family, with modern touches including clear Duncan Designed™ pickups and a modern fingerboard radius. Squier's Vintage Modified Jazzmaster has the model's distinctive hallmarks, too: dual-circuit switching and controls, floating-vibrato bridge and colorful, stunning finishes.
The neck on this model sports a vintage-tinted gloss finish for a highly desirable aged look. The Duncan Designed pickups on this instrument crank out plenty of full-bodied tone with ease. This instrument features a modern neck designed for comfort and performance, with a contemporary "C"-shaped profile (the shape of the neck in cross section) and a smooth back finish—ideal for those who play with the thumb on the back or side of the neck.
The Squier Vintage Modified Jazzmaster: legendary vibe, sound, and playability!
|Number of Strings||6|
|Neck Material||Maple, bolt-on|
|Fingerboard Material||Rosewood, 9.5" radius|
|Number of Frets||21 (Medium Jumbo)|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||Non-locking floating vibrato|
|Number of Pickups||2|
|Neck Pickup||Duncan Designed JM-101N single-coil|
|Bridge Pickup||Duncan Designed JM-101B single-coil|
|Controls||1 x Volume, 1 x Tone, 3-way Switch, Lead Channel with Volume and Tone, Rhythm Channel with Volume and Tone|
|Manufacturer Part Number||0302100500|