Squier Vintage Modified Jazzmaster Special
Squier Vintage Modified Jazzmaster Special

Vintage Modified Jazzmaster Special, Chitarra elettrica solidbody con corpo JZ/JG from Squier belonging to the Vintage Modified Jazzmaster model.

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"Vintage vibe, with modern advancements."

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Body: Alder
Body Shape: Jazzmaster®
Body Finish:
(0302800503, 0302800550)

Neck Shape: "C" Shape
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
Fretboard: Maple
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Polyester
Nut Width: 1.650” (42 mm)
Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)

Bridge Pickup: Duncan Designed™ JM-101B Single-Coil Jazzmaster® Pickup with AlNiCo 5 Magnets
Neck Pickup: Duncan Designed™ JM-101N Single-Coil Jazzmaster® Pickup with AlNiCo 5 Magnets
Controls: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup

Hardware: Chrome
Bridge: Fixed "Top Loader" Bridge

Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Unique Features: Concentric Volume/Tone Knobs, Duncan Designed™ pickups, "Top-Loader" Fixed Bridge

Control Knobs: Stacked Concentric Controls Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)

The Vintage Modified Jazzmaster from Fender's Squier division is a great entry into the world of low-priced, vintage-style axes. This guitar cops an extremely vintage vibe, yet has a few streamlined improvements over the original Jazzmaster design of the 50s. The original Jazzmaster featured a convoluted control system that most players disabled and rewired. This guitar has a simple 2 dual concentric pot system, with a 3-way toggle switch, so the controls act like a Gibson setup, only taking up less space. The bridge is also now a stop tail piece, as the old Jazzmaster bridge ended up making the guitar frequently go out of tune. This new bridge improves upon that aspect considerably!

The guitar itself plays very well - the construction of the guitar is fantastic for the price. And the sound of the Duncan designed pickups is very meaty and cutting, great for classic rock, indie, blues, and surf sounds mainly. One caveat with the pickups is that they do induce a bit of noisy hum into the signal, but I've heard much worse - these pickups aren't bad, I just thought I'd point that out. This Jazzmaster is simpler all the way around than the original, and I like the design better. It's a winner in my book.