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The Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster Special is an electric guitar that updates Fender's iconic Jazzmaster model with some thoroughly modern improvements: Hotter pickups, a redesigned Adjusto-Matic br... Read More

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The Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster Special is an electric guitar that updates Fender's iconic Jazzmaster model with some thoroughly modern improvements: Hotter pickups, a redesigned Adjusto-Matic bridge with floating tremolo tailpiece, a 9.5" fingerboard radius and an improved neck pocket with increased back-angle for improved stability and sustain. The Classic Player Jazzmaster guitar's tremolo plate has been moved closer to the bridge to increase break angle and sustain. A screw-in tremolo arm increases stability and control when "twang-dipping".

Includes a gig bag.

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Features
  • Body: Alder
  • Finish: Polyester
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5" (241mm)
  • Frets: 21, Medium-Jumbo
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648mm)
  • Nut Width: 1.650" (42mm)
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Tuning Keys: Fender Vintage Style Tuning Machines
  • Bridge: Fender Adjusto-Matic Bridge With Floating Tremolo Tailpiece
  • Pickguard: 4-Ply Brown Shell
  • Pickups
  • Neck: Special Design Hot Jazzmaster Neck Pickup
  • Bridge: Special Design Hot Jazzmaster Bridge Pickup
  • Pickup Switching 3-Position Toggle:
  • Position 1. Bridge Pickup
  • Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups
  • Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • 2-Position Slide:
  • Up: Lead Tone Circuit
  • Down: Rhythm Tone Circuit
  • Controls
  • "Lead" Circuit: Volume, Tone,
  • "Rhythm" Circuit: Volume, Tone
  • Strings: Fender Standard Tension ST250R, Nickel Plated Steel,
  • Gauges: (.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046),
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FenderClassic Player Jazzmaster Special Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

AMAZING!

So, I bought mine off an older gentleman whose wife was making him sell guitars. He sold it to me for $600. I'm not joking when I tell you that this is the...Read complete review

So, I bought mine off an older gentleman whose wife was making him sell guitars. He sold it to me for $600. I'm not joking when I tell you that this is the BEST $600 I have ever spent. I would easily have paid double to for this beauty! I've been playing for about 15 years and have several nice guitars (Gibson Les Paul Studio, Big Apple Strat, 1970s Strat), but none of them compare to the Jazzmaster. It's seriously all I ever want to play now. I'm in an indie/emo/alt rock band and this guitar gets me the perfect sounds. Plus everyone loves the way it looks on stage. It plays like a dream and the tones are unbelievable. Seriously, if you want an amazing guitar for your buck, do yourself a favor and get one. Don't worry about the Mexican make either, because mine is perfect to the last detail. GO GET ONE!

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Great, but...

I ordered one of these online, and it was shipped directly to me. It sounds great and plays great, however there is a buzz coming from the bridge. Out of the box,...Read complete review

I ordered one of these online, and it was shipped directly to me. It sounds great and plays great, however there is a buzz coming from the bridge. Out of the box, it came with a couple loose saddles. Is it too much to ask that a guitar of this price arrive mechanically sound? You decide.

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5.0

Excellent Guitar

By JC

from Frederick, MD

About Me Experienced

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 Player Jazzmaster Special Electric Guitar:

    Great feel, beautiful sound. The dual path wiring rewards exploration and experimentation. I have been able to get unique tones, and switch between them with ease.

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    5.0

    Great price for a great guitar

    By Gunner Storm

    from Flood City, PA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz
    • Picking up too many chicks
    • Saddle buzz

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster Special Electric Guitar:

    Sexy guitar with awesome features. Don't let the MIM fool you, this is a great buy!

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    (2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Came used

    By Pooh

    from Davenport Iowa

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster Special Electric Guitar:

    The guitar was obviously used and damaged. Didn't wanna take it back because this has happened every time I've gotten a guitar from there. Will never buy another guitar. Wouldn't be so mad but still paid full price. If you pay full price for something, you expect it in new condition.

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    4.0

    Loving it!

    By Uh yeah, a nickname

    from Loomis, CA

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster Special Electric Guitar:

        This is a very fun guitar to play and experiment with. The only downside, and its extremely minor and maybe its just me and my lack of experience, is that I can't pre-set the position of the screw-in tremolo arm. It ends up where the threads take it. Doesn't diminish my overall good impression of this guitar though.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome Sound!

        By Greg

        from Arkansas

        Comments about Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster Special Electric Guitar:

        My dad actually bought this, but he never plays and I play it as much as I can. It has a really great/ unique sound that I can't explain. Most of the guitars I own are Fenders, but there is something really cool about this guitar. The sunburst is so pretty and the it seems like it never comes out of tune. The pickups and pretty good , but the way it plays and sounds is what gets me.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Sweet Motha

        By Garland Tabb

        from Stafford, VA

        Comments about Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster Special Electric Guitar:

        The last time I player a Jazzmaster was 20 odd years ago and wanted one ever since. This came and I found it to be a perfect fit for Church and Jazz, It's very versatile and the taller body style fits right under my arms very comfortable. The pickguard came pretty scratched up which took away from the new feel, if I have scratches on my pickguard, I want to be the one who put them there. Other than that, this baby is tone city with a lot of character. By the way GuitarCenter is sending a replacement pickguard with no fuss, their were very responsive.

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        (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Great, but...

        By Aaron Hubbard

        from Los Angeles, CA

        Comments about Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster Special Electric Guitar:

        I ordered one of these online, and it was shipped directly to me. It sounds great and plays great, however there is a buzz coming from the bridge. Out of the box, it came with a couple loose saddles. Is it too much to ask that a guitar of this price arrive mechanically sound? You decide.

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        (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great features and looks, but not for everyone

        By John Johnson

        from Anaheim, CA

        Comments about Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster Special Electric Guitar:

        I gave it 4 stars because for me 5 stars = absolute perfection. For me, this Jazzmaster guitar neck fit my hand like a glove but, Let me describe the pickups - the bridge has a similarly bright "swirl" sound to the Strat bridge pickup with a slight reverb feel. The neck pickup and neck/bridge (1st and 2nd position) sound mostly similar, but the 1st position has a ballsier contrast between lows and highs. The Jazzmaster also has less sustain, but it has such a distinct mellow tone that lends itself to blues, jazz, and surf when it's played cleanly. I wouldn't recommend this guitar for lower tunings except for drop tunings - the higher strings wont sit well in the saddles when tuned down. You definitely need to check this quality MIM guitar out and play.

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        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Gregat bang for your buck

        By Jose Gallegos

        from Midlothian, VA

        Comments about Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster Special Electric Guitar:

        This is a phenomenal deal! Well built guitar and very versatile. Pros are the set up from factory is good out of the box. Great gig bag and good floating trem. The rhythm settings are rather dark, but usable. The lead settings are the bomb! New hot pick ups are great, but remember they are single coils and that equals some hum on position one and three. The looks Are killer! All in all a super deal. It's a keeper.

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        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This will not disappoint

        By CJ

        from Connecticut

        Comments about Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster Special Electric Guitar:

        Pros: Dead sexy, plays great, sounds awesome, is weighted really nice, sits perfectly, came set up perfectly and it's a jazzmaster. Did I mention it's freakin beautiful. Sunburst is never my first choice in colors but the finish on this is really nice looks great with the great cream soap bar pickups. Cons: Comes with a soft gig bag, so if you want to look after it you'll probably want to buy a hardshell case for it. Other than that, I can't think of any. If you're buying a Jazzmaster, you probably searched for it and know what you're getting. This will not disappoint.

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