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Fender American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster Electric Guitar  

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The Fender American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster Electric Guitar takes you back to the middle of that musically momentous decade, when the reverb-drenched surf had largely receded and the Jazzmaster began i... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Fender American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster Electric Guitar takes you back to the middle of that musically momentous decade, when the reverb-drenched surf had largely receded and the Jazzmaster began its steady decade-long ascent toward alternative indispensability for subversive new generations of iconoclastic guitarists. It had also acquired some elegant new design features by 1965, such as a bound round-laminated rosewood fingerboard with larger pearl dot inlays, and distinctive white "witch hat" control knobs.

The American Vintage Series has long presented some of Fender's best selling guitars (their early-'80s introduction, in fact, was one of the first signs that Fender was "back" as the CBS era ended). Today, Fender has boldly cleared the slate to make way for a fresh American Vintage series with new features, new specs and the most meticulous level of vintage accuracy yet. Rather than just replacing the previous models with different ones, they've completely and comprehensively re-imagined the entire vintage-reissue concept-restoring original tooling dies, voicing new pickups, reformulating vintage colors and more-based on actual vintage guitars. Includes case.

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Specifications
  • Series: American Vintage
    Body Shape: Jazzmaster
    Body Material: Alder
    Body Finish: New Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
    Neck: Maple, Mid '60s "C" Shape
    Neck Finish: New Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
    Fingerboard: Bound Round-Laminated
    Rosewood Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (18.41 cm)
    Frets: 21, Vintage Style Frets
    Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
    Nut Width: 1.650 (42 mm)
    String Nut: Bone
    Truss Rod: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
    Pickups: New American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster (Bridge) New American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster (Neck)
    Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup; 2-Position Slide: Up: Rhythm Tone Circuit, Down: Lead Tone Circuit
    Controls: Lead Circuit: Volume, Tone; "Rhythm" Circuit: Volume, Tone Hardware: Chrome
    Tuning Keys: Single Line "Fender Deluxe" Vintage Style
    Bridge: Vintage Style Floating Tremolo with Tremolo Lock Button
    Control Knobs: New White "Witch Hat"
    Pickguard: 4-Ply Brown Shell on (800) 3-Color Sunburst; 3-Ply White with Vintage Bevel on (878) Aztec Gold
    Strings: Fender USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
    Incl. Accessories: Vintage '65 Jazz Strap, Cable, and Cloth; Flatwound String Set, '60s Jazz Information Kit, Bridge Cover, Vintage and Modern Owner's Manuals, Saddle Height Wrench
    Case/Gig Bag: New Deluxe Vintage Black Case
    Unique Features: Bound round-laminated rosewood fingerboard with larger pearl dot inlays; White "witch hat" control knobs; All-new pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound, with classic dual-circuit wiring and controls; Vintage-style floating tremolo with lock button
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FenderAmerican Vintage '65 Jazzmaster Electric Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Rock concerts (4)
  • Jamming (3)
  • Recording (3)
  • Small venues (3)
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Quite a Surprise !!

By LostVenture

from Charlotte, NC

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Fender American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster Electric Guitar:

    This is my first JM, and that's after 50+ years playing. The Strats, Teles, and Les Pauls have kept me happy so I was hesitant to pick up a Jazzmaster. But I'm sorry that I waited so long.
    This model has been a constant list of surprises. First I put 10's on it and then did a set-up. Action came up perfect, very low with relatively little relief. Then I plugged it in and the second surprise was all of the incredible sounds that I was getting. I'm essentially a country-rock guy and this was delivering everything that I was looking for.
    Third, after breaking it in for an hour or so I gave it a detailed inspection. Fit & finish are flawless and the and the bound neck really add a finishing touch..
    So, I will still play all of my others, but this will definitely go into my rotation.

    And I just found the same thrill with a new P90 loaded SG, so I've got some catching u to do.

     
    5.0

    Great Guitar

    By Marty

    from Virginia

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Fender American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster Electric Guitar:

      It's a high quality guitar. I've owned several other jazzmasters and this one is just miles apart in terms of quality and tone. Fit and finish are perfect. Pickups sound great no issues. The bridge saddle rattle but heavier string help a lot.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      great tone - no regrets

      By Martay

      from Houston, Tx

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Great Tonal Range

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Fender American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster Electric Guitar:

        This is a great guitar with a wide range of tones that you can customize and change at a flip of the switch. I use this guitar to get sounds found in Rocket (pumpkins) or Ride (leave them all behind). The soap bar pick-ups are loud and clean, if your looking for distortion, you will need a proper tube amp. I used a 30w VOX. Marshall Haze does a great job too. Solid state amps do not exploit the tonal range of this guitar. Yes I would recommend this to a friend that plays alternative music, jazz, rock. I would not recommend it for a friend who plays grunge or heavy metal. I use one of my other guitars for that.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic Vintage Guitar

        By Ratmonger

        from So Cal

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster Electric Guitar:

          This ia a beautiful guitar, but it is not for everyone. It is perfect for every kind of nuanced clean sound, from Jazz to Country to instrumental guitar like Surf. It is also great for Blues and overdriven sounds. But do not try full distorted Rock or Metal with this. This guitar is not made for heavy distortion. Yes, the bridge is vintage accurate, so it is trouble. I had my guitar tech tweak it, and no more problems. With that, I highly recommend this beauty. Thank you, Fender, for making this one.

          (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          One Weakness

          By Chris

          from Hollister, California

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Bridge Sucks
          • Change The Stock Saddles

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Fender American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster Electric Guitar:

          This is a great fender guitar, It has all the quality you would expect from an american fender. The one weak point of this guitar, or any jazzmaster, is the bridge. Many jazzmasters today have a tun o matic style bridge, but the traditional jazzmaster bridge is a pain in the butt. I can't list in detail every issue i have with it but it pretty much falls apart as you play it. I had to scan my floor for the springs and screws that hold the saddles on. It has been recomded to me to replace he stock saddles with mustang saddles. Love my jazzmaster 99.9% just need to get rid of the poopoo saddles. Don't let my opinion of the bridge/saddles discourage you from buying a '65 jazzmaster RI, just buy some mustang saddles to go with.

          (2 of 53 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          worst guitar Ive played

          By griffin

          from CT

          Comments about Fender American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster Electric Guitar:

          this guitars pickups are the worst they don't take distortion well at all and fuzz out I am an active musician and this will just not do for my type of work. If I could give this guitar less stars I would.

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