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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... Read More

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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".

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),
  • p/n 0730250206
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FenderClassic Player Jazzmaster Special Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (4)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Jamming (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

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

 

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

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.

         
        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!

        (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.

         
        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.

            (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.

            (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.

            (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.

            (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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