Fender American Special Jazzmaster

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


Since their introduction, players have been modifying Fender guitars to meet their personal needs. Guitars have been dressed up, stripped down, hot rodded, had electronics projects added to the circuitry and there’s been custom paint in endless variety.

It’s only fair, then, that Fender continues the effort to find new ways of expressing these time-proven designs.

The Fender American Special series strips down and streamlines a number of instruments while improving the core elements of the designs.

Intended to be affordable versions of US-made instruments, these not only cost less but make a lot of sense. These are really good instruments!

Here we are looking at the Fender American Special Jazzmaster. It has nearly all the features of the classic version – but with an adjusto-matic bridge and stop tailpiece instead of the vintage bridge and trem unit.

For many players, this is a serious upgrade! The new bridge provides solid, reliable intonation and better control of the string geometry.

As well, the pickups are now humbucking, and the controls have been simplified; the preset switches and thumbwheels are gone. It’s straight ahead playing.

The revolutionary alder offset body with comfort contours is still there, with a glowing gloss urethane sunburst or black finish.


Neck Maple neck with ‘slab’ Rosewood fingerboard and white dot position markers. 25.5 inch scale length with 9.5 inch radius and 1.665 inch nut width. Modern C shape neck profile.
Frets Jumbo frets, 21 in total.
Body Alder body in Fender’s revolutionary offset-waist design, with comfort contours.
Finish Gloss Urethane finish in three-colour sunburst or black.
Hardware/electronics Jazzmaster special humbucking pickups, pickup selector, master volume, master tone. Faux tortoise multi-layer pickguard.
Playability/Action These guitars play very well right out of the box and like any Fender can be readily set up to the player’s requirements.
Case Fender Gig Bag Included

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