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Squier honors alt-rock godfather and Dinosaur Jr. leader J Mascis with a striking new Jazzmaster guitar model that delivers as much massive sound and performance as its namesake. The pickups, hardware... Read More

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Squier honors alt-rock godfather and Dinosaur Jr. leader J Mascis with a striking new Jazzmaster guitar model that delivers as much massive sound and performance as its namesake. The pickups, hardware and finish are all specified by Mascis himself for tremendous tone and value.

The J Mascis Jazzmaster features a basswood body, C-shaped maple neck, rosewood fingerboard with 9.5" radius and 21 jumbo frets, two single-coil Jazzmaster pickups with three-position switching and dual tone circuits, gold anodized aluminum pickguard, aged white plastic parts (knobs, switch tip, pickup covers), Adjusto-Matic bridge with vintage-style floating tremolo tailpiece, vintage-style tuners, chrome hardware, Vintage White finish and J Mascis signature on the back of the large '60s-style headstock.

Features
  • Body
  • Body: Basswood
  • Body Shape: Jazzmaster
  • Neck
  • Neck Shape: "C" Shape
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: Jumbo Frets
  • Position Inlays: Aged White Dots
  • Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Satin Neck Finish
  • Nut Width: 1.675" (42.5 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
  • Headstock: Standard Jazzmaster Headstock
  • Neck Plate: Chrome Squier Logo
  • Truss Rods: Adjustable Truss Rod
  • Truss Rod Nut: 5 mm Hex
  • Electronics
  • Pickup Configuration: S/S
  • Bridge Pickup: Jazzmaster Single-Coil Pickup (Bridge)
  • Neck Pickup: Jazzmaster Single-Coil Pickup (Neck)
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, (Lead Circuit), 2-Position Slide: Up: Lead Tone Circuit, Down: Rhythm Tone Circuit
  • Special Electronics: Upper and Lower Volume/Tone Control Circuits
  • Controls: "Lead" Circuit: Volume, Tone. "Rhythm" Circuit: Volume, Tone
  • Hardware
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Bridge: Adjusto-Matic Bridge with Vintage Style "Floating" Tremolo Tailpiece
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage Style
  • String Nut: White PPS
  • Switch Tip: Aged White Switch Tip
  • Tremolo Arm/Handle: Chrome Handle, Aged White Cover
  • Auxiliary Switching: Upper and Lower Volume/Tone Control Circuits
  • Strings: NPS, .010-.046 Gauges
  • Unique Features: J Mascis Signature on Back of Headstock, Large '60s-Style Jazzmaster Headstock, Gold and Black Squier Logo, Squier Engraved Neckplate, Aged White Plastic Parts and White Dot Position Inlays
  • Accessories
  • Pickguard: Gold Anodized Aluminum
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SquierJ Mascis Jazzmaster Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

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4.0

Good guitar for the money.

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from Albuquerque, NM

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Sketchy wiring

Best Uses

    Comments about Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster Electric Guitar:

    First off be forewarned. THESE ARE NOT JAZZMASTER PICKUPS. If that is the sound you are searching for you will need to look elsewhere in the Fender catalog. These are P90 pickups (a bar magnet) under a jazzmaster pickup cover. There is nothing wrong with that, if you like P90s. I do. But I also have a couple of Jazzmasters with jazzmaster pickups and the sounds are drastically different. The 90s have more gain and honk to them, not nearly as smooth or articulate as the Vintage 65s in my JM. The cleans aren't as pristine as a real JM, but the P90s overdrive well and sound good for raunchy rock n roll. Also the rhythm circuit is very dark and wooly sounding on the J Mascis, almost unuseable for me. But for the money it's a good guitar and I've used it a lot. I take this to practice when the weather is bad, and I have gigged with it as well.

    As for quality the big issue mine had was the wiring to the 3 way switch was bad and as a result the treble pickup kept cutting in and out. This occurred within the first year of owning the guitar. I had the wiring fixed and a new 3 way installed and it works as it should now.

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    5.0

    Love it!!

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    from Norman, OK

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Great Looking Guitar

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster Electric Guitar:

      This is a fantastic guitar. I love Dinosaur Jr. and all that J does, so getting the guitar was for the name and look. Once I looked at reviews of the guitar, I realized this is an excellent instrument! Great play ability and great sound. With all the features of a much more expensive guitar this is a great value at any price!

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      4.0

      Working it out slowly

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      from Marengo

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Not sure yet

        Best Uses

          Comments about Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster Electric Guitar:

          I haven't used it a lot yet. I need to get any amp of my own but I like the sound quality a lot.

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          (1 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          One trick pony

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          from Seattle WA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster Electric Guitar:

            I played this guitar at my local Guitar Center and had a blast. The pickups are good, and it has a built in overdrive. the only reason that I gave this a four star and not a five star was because it's a one trick pony. The only sound that it really makes is a sort of hollow, tinny sound. That may not be a great destcription, but, imagine the sound that Slash's guitar makes when he's playing Sweet Chold O' Mine. It's a cool guitar, it's just a one trick pony.

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I LOVE this guitar!!! Worth every penny!!!

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            from Tallahassee, FL

            Comments about Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster Electric Guitar:

            After much debate I decided to buy the Squier J. Mascis Jazzmaster. I really wanted a Fender and I couldn't decide between a Fender standard Telecaster, a Squier vintage modified Jazzmaster or the Squier J. Mascis Jazzmaster. After reading lots of articles, reviews and info and comparing the specs of all three guitars, I decided I liked the J. Mascis' dimension and electronics the most and took the plunge and ordered it and I am SOOOOO glad I did! The neck feels amazing, the craftsmanship is phenomenal, the pickups are amazing and it looks beautiful! Even better than in the pictures. I was a little worried I wouldn't like the gold pickguard in person, but I was just blown away by how great the guitar looks! I've only been playing Gibson guitars for the last five years or so and was a bit worried I wouldn't like it but I haven't put it down since I got it! It's a wonderful guitar at an unbeatable price! Two thumbs way, way up!!!!!

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Seriously...It CAN'T be this good. Can it?

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            from Knoxville TN

            Comments about Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster Electric Guitar:

            Last night I played a gig with this thing that encompassed country, rock, surf, & jazz. (a sampling of each would be Haggard, Me, Webb Wilder, Scofield) These were ALL a breeze with this instrument. I did the following modifications to the instrument: Um.. Quarter turn tightening of the truss rod, raised the "skinny" E string a quarter turn and put some teflon tape around the bottom of the vibrato bar so it doesn't "clank". The fit and finish of this instrument is STUNNING for the money. I'm actually a little upset that I own instruments, that cost WELL over 3 times what this one did, that aren't as well made. From everything I'm reading on the the internet, I didn't just get lucky and find "a good one". Apparently they're all pretty much like my example. Maestro Mascis has made this a VERY useful instrument to the average working musician with his light but incredibly useful mods. The biggest thing that probably goes un-noticed is the all parts-esque tune-o-matic bridge. I actually purchased a roller bridge to replace it but, the strings don't seem to hang on the saddles at all. (When it comes to whammy bars - I'm a "gentle wobble" kinda guy. Think Jimmy Wilsey's playing on "Wicked Game".) Neck: This is where "affordable" instruments usually drive of the cliff. The "jumbo" frets are gorgeous. The edges are machined down and there are no "tangs" to torture your paws. And, with the aformentioned bridge, intonation is bulletproof from top to bottom. The Nut: This is probably the part I replace most on an instrument. This one is going to stay. Yes, it's plastic. (Delrin? Dunno.) but, the height is PERFECT. Also, within a couple hours, the strings settle and the vibrato maintains "pretty good" tuning. After a day or so, you have to work to knock it out of tune with with the tremolo. Electronics: Pickups are apparently higher output than jazz masters. Jazzmaster pickups don't have adjustable pole pieces. These behave pretty much like a good set of P-90s. There's some hum but manageable. Once the drummer starts, it goes away! Switching etc is classic jazz master. Works like it's supposed to. For this money, I might buy another as a backup. I expect these to get expensive after they quit making them.

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Looks, tone and incredible value!

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            from Paradise, CA

            Comments about Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster Electric Guitar:

            I must admit I was a bit leery about buying a Chinese made guitar sight unseen, but I took a shot because of GC's excellent return policy, and I'm glad I did. First off, this thing looks like an aged but flawless 70's era guitar that's been sitting in a closet for forty years. It's that gorgeous! The neck stain and finish are as nice as any I've ever seen, and the overall fit and finish are first rate. Second, it plays like a dream, with great balance and easy access to the entire neck. Plus it's not too heavy, which is an issue with some Jazzmasters/Jaguars. Finally, it produces a distinct range of tones that work well for nearly any style of music. All in all a great guitar, especially at this price point. You will need to swap out the cheap strings and adjust the action when you first get it, but that's the case for nearly all new guitars. Yet another home run for the Squier/Fender line.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            THIS GUITAR IS RAD!

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            from COSTA MESA CALIFORNIA

            Comments about Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster Electric Guitar:

            its been about a month or more since a ordered this work of art. IVE BEEN PLAYING IT FOR ABOUT THREE TO FOUR HOURS EVERY DAY AND I LOVE IT! you cant beat it , the price ,the quality of components ,the finish, all PERFECT ! no complaints I even got the model that was made in china ,no problems whatsoever. I DEFINITELY RECCOMEND THIS FENDER GUITAR.

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            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            ATTENTION: VERY IMPORTANT !

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            from costa mesa CA

            Comments about Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster Electric Guitar:

            After seeing the jazzmaster model back in '91 I knew I had to have one.but the price made it unattainable .UNTIL NOW! after review and research on other masters,this one is the best as far as getting vintage master features along with the mods to make it the best deal without dropping a grand or two for vintage .the jumbo frets are like butter on the board.the pickups are decent especially since the options are multiplied with separate volume and tone knobs and switches that even though people complain that they are mysterious and unwanted I love the variety.mr. mascis made sure to leave no stoned unturned when designing this gitter.color and finish even had the eyeballs of the GC guys glazed over in awe when unpacking this beautiful piece.im a fan of old dino jr. stuff so the signature on the back of the head stock is ....well ...irrelevant.THIS IS A STEAL !ive played it everyday and haveHAD IT FOR ABOUT TWO WEEKS !even called in sick for work twice and played it all day .

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fantastic at any price level

            By 

            from Concord

            Comments about Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster Electric Guitar:

            The best feature of this guitar is the neck! Comfortable satin finish and shape. Playing is effortless. Just continued to play the JM when I first picked it up before I decided to actually go thru the pick-up switching options and settings. Very pleased with the tone and it's clean sounds. Body has a nice weight to it even though it is Basswood and the body shape is very comfortable to play standing as well as seated. I also own a highend Musicman Relex and a Sweet Les Paul. Haven't picked them up since the Jazzmaster came home.

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