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Fender Troy Van Leeuwen Jazzmaster Electric Guitar  Oxblood 

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Well back into the 1990s and right up to this day, Troy Van Leeuwen has contributed deftly textural guitar work and atmospherics to some of alt-heavy...Read More

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Distinctive color combo and versatile electronics make this signature model stand out.

Well back into the 1990s and right up to this day, Troy Van Leeuwen has contributed deftly textural guitar work and atmospherics to some of alt-heavy rock's most acclaimed and forward-thinking bands. From the influential '90s alternative of Failure to A Perfect Circle, Queens of the Stone Age, Eagles of Death Metal, Puscifer and others, Van Leeuwen's multi-instrumental expertise has given great color and power to a great deal of very creative rock music.

The Troy Van Leeuwen Jazzmaster is as distinctive as the sounds he wrings from it. Its gloss Oxblood finish with a four-ply red tortoiseshell pickguard is darkly alluring, with the interestingly contrasting touch of two white "witch hat" control knobs. The dual tone circuits (lead, rhythm) use a two-way toggle switch on the upper horn rather than the customary slider switch, and the brass-saddle Mustang bridge is combined with a Jazzmaster tailpiece.

Other features include a maple neck with "C"-shaped profile and heel-end truss rod adjustment, 7.25"-radius bound rosewood fingerboard with 21 vintage-style frets and pearloid block inlays, two American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster single-coil pickups with three-way toggle switching, and vintage-style tuners.

Hardshell case included.

FEATURES
  • Alder Jazzmaster body
  • Maple neck with C shape
  • Rosewood fretboard with 7.25"radius
  • 21 vinage-style frets
  • American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster pickups
  • Jazzmaster bridge with floating tremolo tailpiece
  • Troy Van Leeuwen Signature on Back of Headstock
  • 2-Position Toggle Lead/Rhythm Switch in Upper Position
  • Metallic Oxblood Paint
  • Matching Painted Headstock Face
  • White Plastic Parts
  • "Witch Hat" Control Knobs
  • Single "Wing" String Tree
  • Vintage-Style Strap Buttons
  • Case/Gig Bag: Black hardshell case

If you're a fan of Van Leeuwen, this is a no-brainer. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

Troy Van Leeuwen Jazzmaster Electric Guitar

  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
  • Neck: Maple, "C" Shape
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone, 1.650" (42mm)
  • Fingerboard: White Bound Rosewood, 7.25" (184.1mm) Radius
  • Frets: 21, Vintage-Style
  • Position Inlays: White Pearloid Block
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648mm)
  • Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
  • Bridge: Jazzmaster Bridge with Nickel-Plated Brass Mustang Saddles and Vintage-Style "Floating" Tremolo Tailpiece
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
  • Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
  • Pickups: American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster (Bridge and Neck)
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup; 2-Position Toggle: Up: Rhythm Tone Circuit, Down: Lead Tone Circuit
  • Controls: Lead Circuit: Volume, Tone. Rhythm Circuit: Volume, Tone
  • Series: Artist
  • Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoiseshell

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FenderTroy Van Leeuwen Jazzmaster Electric Guitar
 
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5.0

Mustang Saddles on Jazzmaster

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from Maryland, USA

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        Comments about Fender Troy Van Leeuwen Jazzmaster Electric Guitar:

        I am writing this review to inform potential buyers that if they find the high E string too close to the edge of the fretboard(see enlarged photo above) it has nothing to do with fender craftsmanship, neck issues,etc.. but it is because of the Mustang saddles. They create a wider than ideal string spacing on a Jazzmaster and you can see the high E string is not even close to the pole piece of the bridge pickup. Some people like the Mustang saddles because they don't have height adjust grub screws to fall down but honestly the stock saddles are better(you can move the string spacing) and you can prevent them from "falling" by simply using clear nail polish on the screws.

        I hope this will save some aggravation for some (as with the last reviewer) as Fender is making some mighty fine instruments and they deserve credit for giving us lots of choices. But in this case they should have left the mustang saddles for the aftermarket tweakers.

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        2.0

        Neck Issues

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        from Los Angeles, CA

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        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

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          Comments about Fender Troy Van Leeuwen Jazzmaster Electric Guitar:

          First off, I love so much about this guitar. It looks and sounds great and is really fun to play. When I discovered it I was thrilled that I finally potentially found the Jazzmaster for me.

          But I got the first one and noticed that the high E string was on the edge of the fretboard. The nut looked fine and I have someone who sets up all my guitars so I don't know much about those things but it certainly seemed weird out of the box.

          Since I'd purchased an "open box" guitar I worked with MF support to get it replaced with a new one. I thought maybe a kid had played Kurt Cobain with it and effed up the neck or something.

          My bad, as I paid for expedited shipping only to get a brand new one with exactly the same issue. Then I did some research and saw a lot of folks complaining about this.

          I've thought about taking to my guitar guy and having him work on it, but between that and the tremelo (arm doesn't stay in) it just seemed like too much to deal with for how much I'd spent on principle alone.

          So I'm bummed because I like many aspects but I'm returning mine in hopes Fender resolves this and future models don't have the same issues.

          I hope this helps someone. It surely would have helped me to temper my expectations.

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          5.0

          Cant see myself playing any other guitar

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          from Melbourne, fl

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          Pros

          • Band Setting
          • Clean Tones
          • Distortion
          • Getting Experimental
          • Tonalswitching Options
          • Tuning Stability
          • Versatility
          • Weight And Size

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              Comments about Fender Troy Van Leeuwen Jazzmaster Electric Guitar:

              Mine came tuned down half a step. After a very quick tuning, all I had to do was set up the trem lock which took about 2 minutes and the guitar was fully set up. It's stunning visually, and I the design quickly grew on me. I use every pickup, and I switch between the lead and rhythm circuits constantly. The guitar is just as useful as the tones are beautiful, which is something I haven't seen in most guitars. I love telecasters, but most of the time I'm playing mine I'm either using both pickups or just the bridge. With the jazzmaster, it's cool to use every switch and knob it has. Cuts right through the mix in my band, and turned me from an almost always clean toned
              guitarist to a totally 50/50 guitarist between experimental distortion stuff and cleans. It's so easy to let the creativity flow on this guitar and the fact that it has the couple unique touches make it stand out among all the other jazzmasters and jaguars that all the indie kids are playing nowadays.

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