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Squier Vintage Modified Jazzmaster Electric Guitar - Olympic White

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  • The iconic Jazzmaster guitar ideal for many different playing styles
  • Smooth basswood body delivers a strong fundamental tone and remains lightweight
  • Maple neck with a c-shape profile feels comfortable in the hand
  • 21-fret rosewood fingerboard complete with positional dot inlays
  • Duncan designed JM-101 single-coil Jazzmaster pickups for a varied tone
  • 6 saddle vintage-style bridge with non-locking floating vibrato
  • Specially-voiced rhythm and lead circuit controls
  • All of the premium features of the original, made affordable for all
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The Squier Vintage Modified Jazzmaster electric guitar combines the classic features that made the model such a huge draw for players from many different musical genres for decades, with modern touches that takes the power, versatility, and reliability of the Jazzmaster to another level.

Following on from the success of the Strat, the Jazzmaster was released to cater to the playing needs of jazz and blues players. The offset-waist body was designed to make the Jazzmaster comfortable to play in the seated position, as was common for jazz and blues' guitarists at the time. Following its popularity with surf rock bands, the Jazzmaster became the model of choice for many highly influential musicians including Elvis Costello, Robert Smith, Thurston Moore, Stephen Malkmus, J Mascis, and Kevin Shields - to name but a select few of a huge list! The Jazzmaster's incredible sustain, tonal versatility, raw power, comfortable playability, and unique design continues to make it a go to model for players across many musical genres.

Body

The Vintage Modified Jazzmaster body has been fashioned from basswood, favoured for its lightweight feel that is backed up by an impressive energy. Thanks to the exquisite balance of lows, mids and highs, basswood is the perfect choice. The body has been treated to an eye-catching Olympic White finish, which is complemented beautifully by the tortoiseshell pickguard, and protected by a slender layer of gloss polyurethane.

Fitted to the body is the 6-saddle vintage-style with non-locking floating vibrato, hailed for its ability to ensure optimum intonation and sustain. The tremolo responds beautifully, allowing you to infuse you tone with subtle tremolo/vibrato, and return to start-position efficiently every time.

Neck

Fitted to the body is a sublime maple neck, which has been shaped to the "C" shape profile that gives it a substantial feel in the hand that yields a fast-playing feel. The gloss polyurethane finish along the back of the neck prevents unwanted stickiness or tackiness from affecting manoeuvrability or playability, so that you may glide up and down the neck effortlessly. Married to the neck is a stunning rosewood fingerboard, home to 21 medium-jumbo frets that are adorned with dot position inlays.

Electronics

The Vintage Modified Jazzmaster comes fitted with a pair of Duncan Designed JM-101 single-coil Jazzmaster pickups in the neck and bridge positions. Powered by Alnico 5 magnets, the pickups work with the intricate circuitry to deliver warm, smooth tones every time. One of the Jazzmaster's notable features is the pickup circuitry, which features a "roller" thumbwheel and slide switch. The slide switch selects between two different pickup circuit options: "lead" and "rhythm". In the lead position, the tone and volume knobs, and the 3-position pickup selector switch control the guitar’s tone. In the rhythm position, only the neck pickup is active, and the volume and tone are controlled by the two thumbwheels. Therefore, you can effectively set up two different settings within the guitar itself, to quickly switch between rhythm and lead tones. To say this arrangement is versatile would be an massive understatement.

The Squier Vintage Modified Jazzmaster in Olympic white is a dream guitar at down-to-earth price. With its smooth, clear tones, it definitely lives up to the "Jazzmaster" title, but is equally comfortable when being applied to any genre of music. Not only that, but the build quality makes it a superb touring guitar.

Specification
ManufacturerSquier
ModelVintage Modified Jazzmaster Electric Guitar
Body MaterialBasswood
Neck MaterialMaple
Fingerboard MaterialRosewood
Pickup ConfigurationSS
Pickguard4-Ply Tortoiseshell
BridgeTremolo
Neck ProfileC Shape
No. of Frets21
Position InlaysParchment Dot
Bridge/Tailpiece6-Saddle Vintage-Style with Non-Locking Floating Vibrato
Active/PassivePassive
TunersVintage-Style
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
Controls Lead Circuit: Volume, Tone. Rhythm Circuit: Volume, Tone
Pickup Switching Neck pickup only (rhythm circuit); neck only, neck and bridge, bridge only (lead circuit)
Special Electronics Specially-Voiced Rhythm and Lead Circuit Controls
FinishOlympic White
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