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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 during the 1960s, when guitarists from coast to coast us... Read More

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Overview

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
 
5.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Recording (5)
  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Rock concerts (3)
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic guitar!!

By Bobby

from Muncie, IN

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

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

    This guitar is gorgeous!! The second i took it out of it's case i was blown away by its beauty. It also sounds as good as it looks. I'm playing this through a vox ac15 and i am getting gorgeous clean tones out of it. The neck feels great and is the perfect thickness for me and allows very easy playability. Highly recommended

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The Nicest Guitar I Own

    By Ford

    from Nashville, TN

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

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

      I purchased this guitar brand new earlier this year. I've played Jazzmasters for most of my playing career, and I think this lil guy is the end-all-be-all for me. Since purchasing it, I've sold more guitars than I'd like to admit, and frankly, I don't miss them. This is about as Jazzmaster as a Jazzmaster can be. The only weird thing is that the tremolo doesn't have a lock on it, but oh well! I don't miss it that much. Of course, this guitar is plagued with the typical Fender offset bridge issue, but I was able to fix this with a spare Mastery bridge I had lying around. (Trust me, those bridges are worth it.) It will need some minor set up out of the box, but what new guitar doesn't? Something interesting about this guitar is that it comes from the factory with 1MEG pots, which is absolutely insane. This is the reason that many folks say that "the pickups are way too bright!" Thankfully, it's a lot easier (and cheaper) to drop in some 250K CTS pots than it is to buy new pickups. Speaking of pickups, these AVRI '65 pickups are by far my favorite Jazzmaster pickups for cleans, and I've tried many, including SD Antiquity i's & ii's. I record and play many shows with this guitar. The tone of this instrument through my Princeton Reverb is the most inspiring thing I've ever come across. I hardly even find myself using effect pedals any more, as I just plug straight in to the amp. Excellent, excellent instrument. And it comes with a super nice case, too!

       
      5.0

      amazing guitar

      By Fin

      from Pasadena

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

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

        I use this guitar to record, jam, and perform.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very nice guitar!

        By ChiefTeleman

        from San Antonio, Texas

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Pick Up

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Recording

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

          I use the guitar for personal enjoyment & occasional gigs with various blues & vintage rock groups. I am 73 years old & have played in some wonderful Louisiana large bands with keyboard, horns, etc,. In my opinion, there is nothing better than this guitar run through a Fender Twin as it will cut through anything. Further it's made in Mexico & that's a good thing as it puts the guitar at a great price point . Oh yea, when I look inside my "American made" Amps they are signed by Hispanics! My friends 1953 Bassman was built by a Hispanic. So, you can draw whatever conclusion you want. But, I know & can say that this is wonderful instrument with its so called faulty Bridge & non locking Tremelo arm. But, I love it's authentic build because that's the way Leo Fender designed the thing & he has stated on occasion that the Jazzmaster was his favorite design!

           
          5.0

          Gorgeous - much nicer the colour than the picture online

          By Tony

          from London

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Neck's a little over varnished
          • Needs properly setting up

          Best Uses

          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

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

          This is my third Jazzmaster and will look great in use and at home on the wall

          (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Classic '60s Jazzmaster

          By Joe strummer

          from Orlando

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Beautiful instrument
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Ohsc Included

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              Great guitar.

              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Surfs up!

              By Michael

              from Los Angeles CA

              Site Member

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

              I purchased this guitar new from the Northridge Guitar Center. I play Surf, Rockabilly, Alternative and Rock N Roll. The feel: Feels great, I really love the neck. It's not too thick not too thin, just perfect. The Tone: Surf all the way, the American Vintage P90 Jazz Master pickups sound all though balanced they are a touch higher in tone which fits well with this style of guitar. It sounds great with Flatwound strings on it as well. Not only surf tones but it sounds great overdriven as well. The bridge sounds pretty twangy, the middle position adds that almost out of phase sound. The middle position you have a nice balance of low and high, but not so much mid, if that makes sense. Almost as if you turn the mid down. This guitar is great for layering when you are recording. It's the perfect guitar to add accents similar to the Alternative bands of the 80's and 90's used Jazzmasters for. I owned the Classic Player Jazzmaster and never grew attached to it, honestly this feels more high end and sounds completely different, I am guessing because of the American Vintage Jazzmaster Pickups. It looks way cool in the SeaFoam Green, feels great to play just a top notch guitar! I love mine.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Wowee!

              By STEVEN

              from San Jose, CA

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

              This is my new favorite guitar! The finish is flawless (the photos don't due it justice because the green looks washed out... it's actually a deeper surf green color) The white pick guard with the aged pickup covers and knobs looks amazing. I haven't had any of the bridge problems that often plague Jazzmasters -- even though this has the old original 60's bridge and tremolo. And the sound is perfect for surf music... slightly more grit than a strat or a Jaguar -- but not as dirty as a humbucker. I did need to oil the fretboard (pretty common for Mexican guitars) -- but the setup was spot on. And the pop-in them arm is a nice change from the screw-in strat arms.

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