Darkly alluring from top to tailpiece and made to the specification of, as the name suggests, Troy Van Leeuwen of Queens of the Stone Age fame, amongst others. The Fender Troy Van Leeuwen Jazzmaster electric guitar is packed with features personal to the man himself, with its Oxblood finish, special switching, a unique Mustang saddles/Jazzmaster bridge and tailpiece combination and more.
The notable Jazzmaster is carved from alder as usual but in the case of the Troy Van Leeuwen signature guitar, it has been coated with the aforementioned metallic Oxblood gloss polyester finish, whose deep, rich red can seem almost black until the light hits it and unmasks its true hue. This is complimented perfectly by the 4-ply red tortoiseshell pickguard, chrome hardware and plastic white knobs and pickup covers. The headstock has been given the same finish as the body and sports a gold Fender logo, so it all matches up, and is equipped with a set of vintage-style tuners.
Bolted into the body with a four-bolt neck plate, is a maple neck, which, with its C Shape profile and gloss urethane finish, offers smooth playability and comfort, while a vintage-style heel truss rod offers adjustment. The surface is covered with a bound rosewood fingerboard with a 7.25" (184.1 mm) radius, 21 vintage style frets, and pearloid dot inlays.
The dual tone circuits of the Fender Troy Van Leeuwen Jazzmaster (lead, rhythm) use a two-way toggle switch on the upper horn rather than the customary slider switch, and the Jazzmaster bridge with chrome-plated brass Mustang saddles is combined with a vintage style floating tremolo tailpiece. The two American Vintage ’65 Jazzmaster single-coil pickups are complete with three-way toggle switching, and white witch hat control knobs.
Now that you have fallen in love and know that you must own this guitar, you also know that you will want to treat it like your new baby, and what do all new babies need? A hardcase. Fortunately, the Fender Troy Van Leeuwen Jazzmaster comes supplied with just that. Lined with form-fitting foam and with locking latches, safety will not be an issue. It also makes it a lot easier to carry.
Manufacturer Fender Model Troy Van Leeuwen Jazzmaster Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickup Configuration SS Bridge Brass-saddle mustang Neck Profile Modern C No. of Frets 21 Position Inlays Block Pickguard 4-ply Tortoiseshell Active/Passive Passive Tuners Vintage-style Pickups Bridge and Neck: Vintage '65 jazzmaster single coil Finish Oxblood Included Accessories Hardcase
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