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In 1958, Fender unveiled a new top-of-the-line solid body electric guitar called the Jazzmaster, which was their attempt to enter the jazz guitar market. Sadly, this targeted group of players didn't react quite as Fender had hoped. However, this guitar served as a great choice to the ever-growing Surf Rock music of the 1960s. So much so, that this guitar is often synonymous with the genre!
The Jazzmaster debuted with a new vibrato system and electronics circuit when it was released, but most notably it showcased a striking new feature that was the contoured, the offset-waist body design. This new body style was brought to us by both Leo Fender and Freddie Tavares. Additionally, it included two new wide-coiled pickups which produced a mellow, less punchy sound than the Jazzmaster's cousins the Telecaster and Stratocaster. While the first Jazzmasters released featured a gold anodized aluminum pickguard, by 1959 Fender had made the transition to a celluloid pickguard.
This beautiful 1960 Jazzmaster is available now at Well Strung Guitars in it's original and unfaded custom color Blond. This piece exhibits minimal play wear and was very well cared for. It also comes in its original hardshell case AND has all of the great case candy! Check out our listing here.
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