Sixty years ago, in 1958, Leo Fender introduced the Fender Jazzmaster as the top-of-the-line electric guitar. In 1966 we updated the instrument with a bound neck, block inlays, and as a special aesthetic touch, a slick-looking matching painted headstock. These stylish visual cues—as well as the rich, multi-dimensional sound—made this one of the most sought-after Jazzmaster models. We reproduced these sterling features in the 60th Anniversary Classic Jazzmaster, adding a few modern enhancements to update this glorious instrument for the adventurous players of today.
The duet of Classic Series '60s Jazzmaster single-coil pickups have the authentic sound that made the Jazzmaster a darling of the underground. Warm and dynamic, they have just the right amount of punch for any music. The uber-flexible control scheme includes the famous Jazzmaster lead/rhythm circuit, unleashing an unheard-of variety of easily accessible tones from a single guitar. The "C"-shaped maple neck bears a modern 9.5"-radius fingerboard with 21 narrow-tall frets for easy playability. Other special touches on the 60th Anniversary Classic Jazzmaster include a vintage-style, 6-saddle adjustable bridge with "floating" tremolo tailpiece, vintage-style tremolo arm, tuning machines and strap buttons, synthetic bone nut, dual-wing string tree and 4-bolt neck plate.
Produced in limited quantities for 2018, the 60th Anniversary Classic Jazzmaster updates the classic 1966 model with features that modern, creative players are sure to appreciate.
The nitrocellulose lacquer finish not only lets the body breathe with its true tonal character, it also ages in a distinctively personal way.
Vintage single-coil pickups provide classic Jazzmaster style tone, warm, wide and dynamic.
The 9.5" radius fingerboard is slightly flatter than a vintage-style radius, which, combined with the narrow-tall frets, makes it easier to bend notes without fretting out.
Since 1966 the classy, high-end look of block inlays has been a classic Fender stylistic element. They look better than ever on this maple neck with elegant binding.
In addition to its other highly distinctive features, the 60th Anniversary Classic Jazzmaster features a matching painted headstock.
To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Jazzmaster a limited edition 60th Anniversary Jazzmaster logo is etched into the neck plate.