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Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster Special Electric Guitar  

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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

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".

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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),
  • p/n 0730250206
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FenderClassic Player Jazzmaster Special Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 89 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (64)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (22)
  • Good tone (22)
  • Fun to play (21)
  • Solid electronics (19)
  • Good pick up (18)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (18)
  • Practicing (18)
  • Recording (15)
  • Small venues (14)
  • Rock concerts (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Professional musician (7)

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I've never been so disappointed!!

Fender took my favorite guitar of all time, the Jazzmaster, and made it suck. The pickups are horrible! They buzz with the slightest overdrive, and the bridge was really noisy. It made...Read complete review

Fender took my favorite guitar of all time, the Jazzmaster, and made it suck. The pickups are horrible! They buzz with the slightest overdrive, and the bridge was really noisy. It made a rattling sound that even came through the amp when I was playing (which, believe me, is really annoying). The neck was fine, but the fingerboard was cheap. The only benefit is the Tune-o-Matic bridge that lets it sustain a little more than usual. Over all, though, this guitar is an embarrassment to the Jazzmaster line. Do yourself a big favor and save the extra $ for an American one.

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5.0

Money well spent! Out plays the value of guitar!!

By Cubbs Brown

from Eastanolle, GA

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster Special Electric Guitar:

      Use this in live setting and extremely happy with tone and playability. No setup required. Will probably take action down just a shade in future, but personal preference.

       
      5.0

      Perfect sound!

      By perfinirt

      from Monroe, New Jersey

      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 Player Jazzmaster Special Electric Guitar:

        I've always liked the tone of the Jazzmaster. I favor a sweet, mellow type of tone and get it with the Jazzmaster. Thus, it's perfect for playing jazz. It's quite versatile and is solid for rock as well. A great instrument. I've had them all - you name it - nothing compares with the Jazzmaster.

         
        5.0

        My "go to" axe

        By ebonicase

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster Special Electric Guitar:

          I bought a black MIM Classic Player Strat about 4 years ago on it's looks alone. At that time, Jazzmasters were hard to find, and I wanted that sound I've been searching for ever since 1968 when I first played one. The strings are up higher off the pickguard than Stratocasters, and the split pkp single-coil sound that is unique to Jazzmasters is fully present and a refreshing difference than Strats or Telecasters. The nice thing is that these pkps are hotter than in the American Jazzmasters and really punch out for rock gigs. I love playing it quietly sitting at home with compound jazz chording. I turn it up full for rock gigs. It handles fine and sounds awesome through a tube amp. Its warm and not as shrill as a Strat. I always get compliments on my sound. I kinda wish the tremolo plate wasn't as close to the bridge as it is - it detracts from the authentic look of a Jazzmaster, but, if you can get past that, the Mustang bridge and improved string break keeps strings more stable for heavy rhythm playing. No regrets or buyers remorse with this guitar! v I wish they came in Fiesta Red, Sonic Blue and light purple. I'd buy backups. Excellent instrument.

           
          4.0

          I LOVE THIS GUITAR!! but just one problem....

          By Gabe Q

          from San Mateo

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster Special Electric Guitar:

            Great guitar! Love the feel of it! Great uses for that alternative, indie, and classic rock sound!

             
            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.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Sonic Day Dreamer

              By #1

              from Greenfield, IN

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Fret Buzz

              Best Uses

              • Jamming

              Comments about Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster Special Electric Guitar:

              Sonic Truth.

               
              5.0

              Great price for a great guitar

              By Dan Mc

              from Johnstown, 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!

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great guitar!

              By Rockshady

              from Ham Vegas, Indiana

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              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 Classic Player Jazzmaster Special Electric Guitar:

                I love it! I got the black to match Robert Smith of the Cure's jazzmaster.

                (2 of 11 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.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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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