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Fender Classic '60s Jazzmaster Lacquer Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar  Surf Green 

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For guitarists who must have original-era Jazzmaster sound, look and feel, the Classic Series '60s Jazzmaster Lacquer epitomizes the instrument durin...Read More

Available 12-17-2016

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A detailed recreation of the Classic with American Vintage pickups.

For guitarists who must have original-era Jazzmaster sound, look and feel, the Classic Series '60s Jazzmaster Lacquer epitomizes the instrument during the 1960s, when guitarists from coast to coast used it to ride waves of reverb-drenched surf and instrumental music. With authentic features including a nitrocellulose lacquer finish in classic Surf Green and dual American Vintage Jazzmaster Pickups, everything about it takes you back to a wildly creative time when rock music came into its own, from surf to psychedelic and more.

Includes gig bag.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: C standard
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 7.25"
  • Fret size: Vintage-style
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.65" (42mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: Rhythm tone circuit, Lead tone circuit
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Floating vintage tremolo
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: Nickel/chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Versatile electronics
  • Case: Gig bag
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Mexico

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FenderClassic '60s Jazzmaster Lacquer Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good feel (6)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Solid electronics (6)
  • Good pick up (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Recording (4)
  • Rock concerts (4)
  • Practicing (3)
  • School bands (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

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(11 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

a great guitar

By Reverbo-Man

from Princeton

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender Classic '60s Jazzmaster Lacquer Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

    this guitar is fabulous, the people who put down the pickups dont know how to play a guitar.
    yes they can be bright.
    that is the object ,you morons. and they can also be smooth and mellow. this guitar does everything.
    i play hard surf. smooth jazz.. old country instrumentals ..blues.., just about anything
    have some of you dipweeds never heard of a tone knob on your guitar or amp..?
    seriously , come out of your mom's basement.
    i love the neck. it feels really great. i strung mine really light with pure nickel 9 to 41 gauge and it plays great and stays in tune and doesnt buzz,
    i did notice that the bridge saddle screws would go down and cause some of the bridge pieces to drop..
    did i cry.?..did i call upstairs to my mommy.?
    no, i took a tube of White-out and dobbed a little on each screw. it dries real fast and holds them tight and it is easily removed if your mommy or your friends on the internet groups , who have never gigged ,tell you to take it off.
    i got my guitar at a whopping discount because one of the basement dwellers sent it back for a blemish which you can not find with even a microscope,. and i got a hard case with it too...!!
    i love this guitar. the neck feels so good. i love the radius and the frets, iset mine with really low action ..!
    and i love the tremolo too..if you dont use the tremolo on this guitar, you are missing so much.!
    its like the steering wheel on a car. it takes you places, if you dont use it , you might as well stick with a hardtail.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great!

    By Chris

    from Wilmington NC

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming

      Comments about Fender Classic '60s Jazzmaster Lacquer Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

      I didn't have to do anything. The setup and feel was perfect out of the box. The guitar stays in tune. Great guitar and it comes with an awesome case.

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      yes

      By bob

      from EP, RI

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Bridge buzz
      • No Tremolo Lock

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Classic '60s Jazzmaster Lacquer Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

      if you are between this and the roadworn JM, get this one. It comes with a hard case.

      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Speechless

      By N/A

      from Pottstown PA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Authentic String Tension
      • Authentic Tone
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Versatile

      Comments about Fender Classic '60s Jazzmaster Lacquer Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

      If this guitar was any closer to being the 64 Sunburst Jazzmaster I had back in 1964 it would be it! This instrument, with its high, bright sound, extra long string pull and perfect balance has taken me back quite a few years and inspired me as my first and second Jazzmasters did! Don't just sit there! Get it.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      All in all, a slick guitar

      By Brendan

      from Cincinnati

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender Classic '60s Jazzmaster Lacquer Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

          This is my first Jazzmaster, so bear that in mind. I was excited to see a non-sqier Jazzmaster of roughly vintage specs for under a grand, and preordered this one immediately. Got it in the mail a couple weeks ago and have been playing it daily. It came set up very well. It plays very comfortably. I don't find the varnished neck to be a bother at all, which was a concern of mine when I ordered it. I've had a ton of fun with this thing and am really looking forward to gigging with it! I do have two slight issues with it though. First, the bridge, or the saddles more specifically, are driving me mad. The screws on the saddles unscrew themselves through heavy playing and totally goof up your action to the point of having totally dead strings. So then you've got to break out the Allen wrench and jack the saddles back up to start playing again. I could see someone losing a saddle screw because of this and that would be a pain in the butt. I'll probably switch out the bridge at some point anyway, but still, I don't think it should come from the factory with this issue. Second minor issue: the bridge pickup is painfully bright. I figure this is probably 'vintage correct' though. All in all I'm definitely happy I bought it, but would hope Fender fixes this thing with the saddle screws.

          By the way, the case that comes with this is easily the nicest case I've ever seen from fender. Really great quality.

          (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The most Jazzmastery Jazzmaster ever.

          By meowmeowman

          from Oklahoma City, OK

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Fender Classic '60s Jazzmaster Lacquer Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

            Everything about this feels like a vintage JM. It's buttery neck pickup, the almost-too-trebly bridge pickup, the finish, the insane amounts of laquer, even the headstock has an aged look about it. Fender includes the best hard case they offer, with a lot of case candy. I sold my Gretsch for this guitar, and this feels like much more of a permanent investment. Fender makes the player feel like this is for life, and the feel of the guitar compliments that. It came out of the box set up very well, and almost in tune.

            I'll be buying some new saddles down the road, as is common with all offset Fenders, but hey, at least it's historically accurate. The tuners are phenominal, and I don't think they'll need to be replaced for a long time. I'll be putting a P90 in the bridge, but that's a matter of personal taste, not lack of quality on Fender's part.

            Buy one of these guitars. They're the best instruments I've seen in this price range, and feel like a lifelong instrument without using words like "modern", "blacktop", "aerodyne", or anything like that.

            I could talk for as long as I want, but at the end of the day, it's a Jazzmaster. Nothing more, nothing less. I mean that in the absolute best way possible. No weird modern features, no "road worn finish", nothing unexpected.

            If you like Jazzmasters and insane amounts of Laquer (the neck is still lightning fast), buy this. The build quality and included case will make this one win over the Classic Player every time.

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