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1966 Fender Jazzmaster Guitar Not a reissue

Sold ! This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2007-12-21)
Price : US $2,011.



1966 Fender Jazzmaster Guitar Not a reissue 1966 Fender Jazzmaster Guitar Not a reissue 1966 Fender Jazzmaster Guitar Not a reissue 1966 Fender Jazzmaster Guitar Not a reissue 1966 Fender Jazzmaster Guitar Not a reissue 1966 Fender Jazzmaster Guitar Not a reissue 1966 Fender Jazzmaster Guitar Not a reissue


1966 Fender Jazzmaster Guitar





Despite the success of its popular Stratocaster® and
Telecaster® models, like most companies, FENDER® was always looking for the
'next big thing.' And so the Jazzmaster™ made its first appearance on
Fender price lists in 1958 at $329 - or $50 more than a Strat® at the time! And
at that price, the company couldn't resist the temptation to add a bit of hype
by dubbing the Jazzmaster™, 'America's
finest electric guitar... unequal in performance and design features.'


 


The most striking aspect of this new guitar was its
offset-waist body (which it would continue with the release of the Jaguar® a
few years later). Other 'firsts' included a standard rosewood
fingerboard glued to the traditional maple neck (Strats got rosewood in about
1959), a new floating vibrato with a locking button and redesigned pickups. In
truth, the Jazzmaster was richer and warmer than most Fenders up to that point,
and the company hoped that would extend its appeal to (as you'd expect) jazz
players. The controls were also elaborate for the time, and players could
actually dial in 'preset' lead and rhythm tones.


 


 


That Unique Fender Style


Fender guitars of the late '50s and early '60s borrowed a
lot from the 'futuristic' automobile designs of the times - think
Chevy Impala or Cadillac El Dorado! The original Jazzmaster was designed with a
somewhat radical offset-waist body shape (later adopted in the 1962 Ja


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