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Fender American Special Jazzmaster

Fender American Special Jazzmaster

Fender’s just introduced a new variation on the Jazzmaster – the Fender American Special Jazzmaster!

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1961 Fender Jazzmaster (consignment) No Longer Available

1961 Fender Jazzmaster (consignment) No Longer Available

Originally targeted at jazz guitarists, the Jazzmaster features large single-coil pickups, unique electronics, and a somewhat wider fingerboard than the Telecaster and Stratocaster. The offset body design is intended to make the instrument more comfortable when seated – standing up and moving around was more of a country or rock and roll thin

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1959 Fender Jazzmaster (consignment) SOLD

1959 Fender Jazzmaster (consignment) SOLD

Comments A classic, the 1959 Fender Jazzmaster. Leo Fender introduced the Jazzmaster at the 1958 NAMM show and intended it as an upmarket offering to jazz guitarists. However, it wasn’t met with the same kind of roaring success as the Telecaster and Stratocaster and Precision Bass. Serial Number 32985 Pricing $5650.00 CAD with original tweed case. SOLD Neck Maple neck with unbound ‘slab’ rosewood fingerboard; original decal in good condition. Frets Original frets with noticeable play wear. Body Offset, contoured alder

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1959 Fender Jazzmaster (consignment) SOLD

1959 Fender Jazzmaster (consignment) SOLD

A classic, the 1959 Fender Jazzmaster.

Leo Fender introduced the Jazzmaster at the 1958 NAMM show and intended it as an upmarket offering to jazz guitarists. However, it wasn’t met with the same kind of roaring success as the Telecaster and Stratocaster and Precision Bass.

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Fender Jazzmaster 1961 (Consignment) – SOLD

Fender Jazzmaster 1961 (Consignment) - SOLD

Leo Fender introduced the Jazzmaster intending that it would take off and replace the Telecaster and Stratocaster; despite its qualities, it didn’t quite work out that way. This is one of the nicest Jazzmasters we’ve seen as far as playability. Everything you want a Jazzmaster to be!

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Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster Special

Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster Special

The first time I ever encountered a Jazzmaster in person, it was in the hands of a great guitarist by the name of Stan Gadziola, who was one of two guitarists slinging their axes in the service of an amazing R&B band called Sounder. They played around the Georgian Bay area in the 1980s, and I managed to misspend a fair chunk of my misspent youth at their gigs. I thought the Jazzmaster was just about the coolest looking thing on the planet, especially in an era that was overpopulated by Kramer and Charvel wannabes.

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