One of the highlights of this years NAMM trade show has to be the announcement of Fenders range of 60th Anniversary Jazzmaster instruments. First released in 1958, the Jazzmaster was introduced as Fenders new top of the line instrument, and although it never quite surpassed the Stratocaster or Telecaster in terms of popularity the Jazzmaster went on to be an iconic instrument in its own right. Firmly adopted as the creative tool of choice for alternative musicians, the 60th Anniversary '58 Jazzmaster is the perfect recreation of the iconic original instrument.
The 60th Anniversary '58 Jazzmaster sees the 1958 first year Jazzmaster painstakingly recreated with great attention to detail. A classic late 50's 2 Colour Sunburst and gold anodised aluminium pick guard combine for a truly vintage looking instrument. Vintage voiced Single Coil Jazzmaster pickups and a traditional rhythm & lead switching circuit ensure the tone is true to the originals, with all the chime, clarity and warmth of its 1958 counterpart.
The maple neck with rosewood board ensure the guitar is comfortable and smooth play for both chords and lead playing, with the back of the neck also being finished with a traditional gloss nitrocellulose lacquer. The body is also made of Ash instead of the less visually striking Alder wood that was used in the 1960's. Other features on the 60th Anniversary '58 Jazzmaster include the a vintage style Jazzmaster bridge and tremolo with locking button and period correct threaded saddles, Pure Vintage single line tuning machines, vintage style clay dot inlays and knurled flat top control knobs. All 60th Anniversary '58 Jazzmasters also include a fitted period correct tweed hard case with 60th Anniversary embroidery.
Available only in 2018 and in extremely limited numbers, the 60th Anniversary '58 Jazzmaster as an unbelievably accurate reproduction of the original 1958 instrument that inspired so many guitarists and made the Jazzmaster and other Fender Offset instruments so revered.
Body Material: Ash
Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: Rosewood, 7.25" (184.1mm)
Frets: 21 Vintage Tall
Position Inlays: Vintage Clay Dots
Nut (Material/ Width): Synthetic Bone, 1.650" (42mm)
Tuning Machines: Pure Vintage Single Line Fender Deluxe
Scale Length: 25.5" (648mm)
Bridge: Vintage Style Floating Tremolo With Tremolo Lock Button
Pickguard: 1 Ply Gold Anodised Aluminium
Pickups: Vintage Style Single Coil Jazzmaster (Bridge/ Neck)
and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup; 2-Position Slide: Up:
Rhythm Tone Circuit, Down: Lead Tone Circuit
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat Top
Hardware Finish: Chrome/ Nickel
Case/ Gig Bag: Vintage Style Tweed With 60th Anniversary Embroidered Logo