American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster®

Model #: 0112200800

  • Color
    3-Color Sunburst
  • Fingerboard Material
    Bound Round-Laminated Rosewood
$2,349.99
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Vintage 1965 Jazzmaster Style

For the guitarist who craves pure vintage Fender style, the American Vintage series presents original-era model year guitars built with meticulous attention to accurate detail that bring Fender history and heritage to authentic and exciting new life.

Built using original tooling and based on actual 1965 models we tracked down, the U.S.-made American Vintage ’65 Jazzmaster takes you back to the middle of that musically momentous decade, when the reverb-drenched surf had largely receded and the Jazzmaster acquired elegant new design features and began its long, steady ascent toward must-have status for subversive new generations of alternative guitarists in the decades to come.

Features
  • Mid-’60s “C”-shaped neck profile
  • Bound round-laminated rosewood fingerboard with larger pearl dot inlays
  • Specially voiced pickups
  • Dual-circuit wiring and controls
  • White “witch hat” control knobs
  • Vintage-style floating tremolo bridge with lock button
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American Vintage \'65 Jazzmaster®

  • Highlights

    Flash-Coat Lacquer Finish
    Flash-Coat Lacquer Finish

    The term flash-coat lacquer refers specifically to the quickly applied thin and final “flash” of topcoat lacquer applied to most American Vintage instruments. The composition and method of application for this finish layer lets an instrument “breathe” with a more natural resonance, and imparts a more authentically vintage appearance.

    Newly Voiced American Vintage Pickups
    Newly Voiced American Vintage Pickups

    American Vintage instruments feature specially voiced pickups meticulously researched and crafted to reproduce the authentic design, voice and performance of specific instruments from individual model years in the 1950, ’60s and ’70s. Their superior sound and style is one of the defining hallmarks of the American Vintage series.

    Bone Nut
    Bone Nut

    A string nut fashioned from bone contributes to superior tone and performance, not to mention being an authentic original-era Fender design element. Many players consider bone string nuts more “organic” sounding, with tonal quality unmatched by string nuts made using synthetic materials.

    “Round-Lam” Rosewood Fingerboard
    “Round-Lam” Rosewood Fingerboard

    Fender introduced “round-lam” (short for round-laminated) rosewood fingerboards in the early 1960s as a new method of attaching smooth-playing and attractive rosewood fingerboards—in a thin, rounded veneer-like form—to sturdy maple necks. In look, sound and feel, it’s a classic Fender design element still widely used today on many contemporary and vintage-style instruments.

    Bound Fingerboard
    Bound Fingerboard

    The elegantly sophisticated look of a bound fingerboard dates to the great Fender instruments from the mid-’60s to the mid-’70s, and is reproduced here in carefully crafted detail.

    Period-Correct Cases and Ephemera
    Period-Correct Cases and Ephemera

    American Vintage instruments are complemented by cases that are every bit as vintage-authentic as the guitars and basses they so stylishly contain, accompanied by a fascinating wealth of in-case reproduction extras and accessories, such as straps, cables, polishing cloths, wiring kits, bridge covers, owner’s manuals and more.

  • Specs

    Body
    • Body Material
      Alder
    • Body Finish
      Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
    • Body Shape
      Jazzmaster®
    Neck
    • Neck Material
      Maple
    • Neck Finish
      Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
    • Neck Shape
      Mid '60s "C"
    • Scale Length
      25.5" (648 mm)
    • Fingerboard Material
      Bound Round-Laminated Rosewood
    • Fingerboard Radius
      7.25" (184.1 mm)
    • Number of Frets
      21
    • Fret Size
      Vintage-Style
    • Nut Material
      Bone
    • Nut Width
      1.650" (42 mm)
    • Position Inlays
      Pearloid Dots
    • Truss Rod
      Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
    Electronics
    • Bridge Pickup
      American Vintage '65 Single-Coil Jazzmaster
    • Neck Pickup
      American Vintage '65 Single-Coil Jazzmaster
    • Controls
      Lead Circuit: Volume, Tone. Rhythm Circuit: Volume, Tone
    • Switching
      3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup; 2-Position Slide: Up: Rhythm Tone Circuit, Down: Lead Tone Circuit
    • Configuration
      SS
    Hardware
    • Bridge
      American Vintage Floating Tremolo with Tremolo Lock Button
    • Hardware Finish
      Chrome/Nickel-Plated Steel
    • Tuning Machines
      Single Line "Fender Deluxe" Vintage Style
    • Pickguard
      4-Ply Tortoiseshell
    • Control Knobs
      White "Witch Hat"
    • Switch Tip
      Aged White
    • Neck Plate
      4-Bolt Vintage-Style
    Miscellaneous
    • Strings
      Fender® USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
    • Other Features
      Bound round-laminated rosewood fingerboard with larger pearl dot inlays; White "witch hat" control knobs; All-new pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound, with classic dual-circuit wiring and controls; Vintage-style floating tremolo with lock button
    • Legal Notice
      Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice
    Accessories
    • Case/Gig Bag
      Updated Deluxe Vintage Black
    • Included Accessories
      Vintage '65 Jazz Strap, Cable, and Cloth; Flatwound String Set, '60s Jazz Information Kit, Bridge Cover, Vintage and Modern Owner's Manuals, Saddle Height Wrench
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