Custom Replica Fender Jazzmaster
Custom Built Replica Fender Jazzmaster guitar.
Jazzmasters, along with Jaguars and their imitators, fell out of fashion among players during the 1970s largely due to their "old-fashioned" appearance and sonic characteristics.
The 70s rock sound meant "fat" humbucker tone and lots of sustain, so guitarists gravitated toward the Gibson Les Paul and its copies. Fender continued to offer the Jazzmaster as part of its product line until 1980.
Just as Fender discontinued the Jazzmaster, Elvis Costello started giving the guitar a cult following. They were later embraced by the American indie rock scene.
• Robert Smith of The Cure played a Jazzmaster with a Woolworth Top 20 guitar pickup installed.
• Nels Cline of Wilco plays "WATT" a 1959 Jazzmaster once owned by Mike Watt of the Minutemen.
• Jessica Dobson of The Shins and Deep Sea Diver plays a distinctive Jazzmaster that has become one of her signatures.
• Elvis Costello
• Inoran of Luna Sea uses his signature "Road Worn" model
• J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr.
The guitar has an Alder body, Maple Neck with Rosewood fret board and plastic block shaped Inlays, two 'P90' Single Coil Ceramic Bar Pickups, the pickups punch above their weight. Good tone and clarity with a good snappy crunch when you really get aggressive with your playing. 3-way selector switch, Tune-O-Matic Bridge with a Stop-Tail-Bar for greater stability, and Die-cast Chrome Machine Head tuners.
Tech Specs: This Guitar: Custom Built in 2017.
Model: Custom Fender Jazzmaster.
Neck: 25.5 inches Scale Length, Maple Bolt-On Neck, Truss Rod, 21 Frets, Eco-Rosewood Fret board with 'Block' shaped plastic Inlays.
Body: Alder wood with 3-layer Tortoise shell scratch plate.
Machine Heads: Die-cast Chrome.
Bridge: Chrome colored tune-o-matic style, with 'Stop-Bar' anchor.
Pickups: Cream colored soapbar covered 'P90' pickups, ceramic bar magnet.
Neck - M-90N 7.8K 5.2H.
Bridge - M-90B 9.2K 6.2H.
Controls: 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone and a 3-way switch.
Color: Artic White
• Scale: 648mm
• Nut Width: 43mm
• 1st fret Thickness: 21mm
• Shape: Modern D
• Radius: 350mm
Dimensions: 103.5cm x 54cm x 8.5cm