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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 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Good feel (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Rock concerts (3)
  • School bands (3)
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5.0

Mostly a Jazzmaster

By Clayton S.

from Chattanooga, TN

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

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

Comments about Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster Electric Guitar:

This was my very first Jazzmaster. I've had this guitar for about four years now, and I've gotten a handful of (real) Jazzmasters since then. The over all vibe of this guitar is excellent. The gold pickguard really looks neat with the cream body. The electronics are pretty poor, and the pickups are straight up P-90's that sound absolutely nothing like Jazzmaster pickups. This isn't a bad thing, though. I just prefer a true Jazzmaster sound, so I've since replaced the pickups with Seymour Duncan Antiquity i's, replaced the pots with 250k Fender pots, and replaced the 3-way toggle switch, as it was giving out on me. Unfortunately, I also had to replace the pickguard due to a "mishap" a couple years ago that caused the input jack to be bent beyond repair. But that was my fault, and was an easy fix! This guitar has been my safe place for any gig or recording situation in the past four years. Since I've owned it, I've taken it all over the country with me on various tours with various groups. This is honestly a guitar that I know I can always count on it. The neck feels absolutely perfect and the huge frets just make me feel right at home. I should mention that the vibrato functions flawlessly and the Tune-O-Matic style bridge solves just about every problem that the original Jazzmaster bridges create! This guitar has taken quite a bit of abuse, but has never failed me completely. It never asks too much from me, even when I'm having to piece it back together mid-show due to some silly tomfoolery of mine. Buy one and love it!! Take it everywhere and don't be ashamed that such a great instrument says "Squier" on the headstock!

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5.0

Couldn't be any happier with this as my first GOOD guitar

By Ace

from Greater Binghamton, New York

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

  • Some people might not be a fan of the pickguard

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • School Bands

Comments about Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster Electric Guitar:

I've been playing guitar for a solid 3-4 years and after a quick boost of cash, I decided it was about time for me to finally upgrade from my starter guitar. Coincidentally, the day I picked this bad boy up from GC, I ended up jamming with a bassist fried for a couple hours and playing this baby was fantastic. The satin neck is so unique and plays like a dream. Even if you're thinking you don't like this guitar, if you see it you NEED to try it out.

An added plus was the fact that it was hanging in my local GC for long enough that it was on clearance for $100 off.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

squier jazzmaster

By Johnny B

from Little Falls,N.J.

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster Electric Guitar:

    Workmanship is terrific and sounds great!!!!!

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good guitar for the money.

    By SquidTurbo

    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!!

      By ODBehemoth

      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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        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Working it out slowly

        By JOJO

        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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            (4 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            One trick pony

            By Eric

            from Seattle

            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 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

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

              By Craig

              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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              (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

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

              By Philip L

              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!

              By Patrick Fitzgerald _ _ _ _

              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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