The Squier Vintage Modified Baritone Jazzmaster Guitar in Transparent Black is a striking and unique instrument that is very special indeed. Though this may look similar to Squier's Vintage Modified Bass VI, which is somewhat ambiguous as to whether it's more of a bass or a guitar, this baritone is without a doubt a guitar through and through.
Solid Basswood Body
The Squier Jazzmaster body shape is characterised by a striking asymmetrical body with deep cutaways for improved upper fret access. The solid basswood body packs a powerful midrange punch, yet is surprisingly lightweight, which makes it a joy to play onstage. The cool and uncompromising transparent black finish will guarantee that you'll be the centre of attention onstage for all the right reasons.
Slender Maple Neck
Fitted to the body is the supple, lightly tinted maple neck, which has been shaped to the slender modern "C"-profile. Married to the neck is an Indian laurel fingerboard with 21 medium-jumbo frets and pearloid block position inlays, and binding. The scale length along the neck is 30", making it longer that your average electric guitar neck. However, this allows the thicker strings to remain under tension, resonate fully, and thus optimises sustain.
The Vintage Modified Baritone Jazzmaster, is fitted with a pair of Duncan Designed JM-101N and JM-101B single-coil pickups - with Alnico 5 magnets - in the neck and bridge positions respectively. The powerful Alnico 5 magnets guarantee a smooth output whether you dial the Master Volume switch back or decide to crank out the power. The Master Tone control allows you to shape the tonal output for both pickups, and a 3-position toggle switch allows you to select between each one pickup or create a blend of both.
The body is home to a fixed "top loader" bridge, which creates a seamless connection between the strings and body for optimised intonation and sustain. The headstock features vintage-style tuning machines, which maintain tuning integrity with dutiful precision throughout the most demanding of performances.
Everything about the Squier Vintage Modified Baritone Jazzmaster sets it apart from the rest, from the sleek finish to the rich tonal complexity generated by the deeper tuning capabilities. If you're looking for a model that is as versatility as your playing style, then this model was made for you.
Manufacturer Squier Model Vintage Modified Baritone Jazzmaster Guitar Body Material Basswood Body Shape Jazzmaster Body Finish Gloss Polyurethane Neck Material Maple Neck Finish Gloss Neck Shape Modern "C" Scale Length 30-inches (762 mm) Fingerboard Material Indian Laurel Fingerboard Radius 9.5-inches (241 mm) Number of Frets 21 Fret Size Medium Jumbo Nut Material Synthetic Bone Nut Width 1.650-inches (42 mm) Position Inlays Pearloid Blocks Pickups
- Neck: Duncan Designed JM-101N Single-Coil Jazzmaster with Alnico 5 Magnets
- Bridge: Duncan Designed JM-101B Single-Coil Jazzmaster with Alnico 5 Magnets
- Master Volume
- Master Tone
Configuration SS Bridge Fixed "Top Loader" Hardware Finish Black Tuning Machines Vintage-Style Pickguard 3-Ply Black/White/Black Control Knobs Black Plastic Neck Plate 4-Bolt Strings NPS, .014 -.068 Gauges
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