Pawn Shop Offset Special


Model #: 0143402303

Pawn Shop Offset Special, Maple Fingerboard, 2-Color Sunburst

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Pawn Shop Offset Special, Maple Fingerboard, Black

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Pawn Shop Offset Special, Maple Fingerboard, 2-Color Sunburst

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Die Gitarren der Pawn Shop-Serie wurden von den exzentrischeren Fender-Kreationen aus den 60er- und 70-Jahren inspiriert, die manchmal ihren Weg in die Außenwelt gefunden haben und in den esoterischeren Teil der Fender-Geschichte eingegangen sind. Kunstvoll hergestellt für Sound und Qualität von höchster Aktualität, weisen sie eine kreative Verquickung diverser Fender-Elemente auf. Ab 2012 neu in der Pawn Shop-Serie ist ein unkonventionelles neues Sortiment von “Gitarren, die es nie gegeben hat, die es aber hätte geben müssen”.

Das Design der Pawn Shop Offset Special-Gitarre gehört zu den außergewöhnlichsten, die es bei Fender je gegeben hat. Sie verfügt über einen Semi-Hollow-Double-Cutaway-Korpus mit F-Loch und eleganter Offset-Taillierung, ein phänomenal klingendes Paar von großen JZHB-Humbuckern mit 3-Wege-Schalter und Adjusto-Matic™-Steg mit Floating-Tremolo-Tailpiece im Vintage-Stil. Dies ist eine Gitarre aus Vergangenheit und Zukunft.

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Almost amazing

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Jakely on February 20, 2014 (updated February 25, 2014)
Amateur Blues Funk Jazz Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Country Bluegrass Punk

Finally, Fender has released the kind of guitar I've always wanted... well, sort of. All maple neck, semi-hollow body, Jazzmaster pickups and vibrato, unique minimalistic styling; It should be an indie rocker's dream come true.

However, the stock electronics are useless. I was so excited to receive this guitar as a Christmas present and started playing it, then immediately was disappointed when I plugged it in. The JZHB's, stacked humbuckers with metal slug pole pieces, are in stark contrast to a real Jazzmaster pickup, a wide single coil with alnico magnet pole pieces. The output is far too high (neck pickup measures about 15k ohms, bridge pickup measures a ridiculous 30k ohms). It distorts my vintage tube amp at very low gain without providing any brightness. As usual, I also need to replace the tone capacitor with a value that doesn't sap all of the treble at a small turn of the dial. It amazes me how Fender can make such brilliant products while totally ignoring simple, but major aspects, Musicians don't want to buy a guitar for over $700 when they have to replace the electronics as soon as they get it, especially when they can find Squiers with good playability and better sounding pickups for less than half the price.

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Who would have thought

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D Marshall Saba on December 25, 2013
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Who would have thought I would like this guitar so much. The blend of the JZHB Humbuckers with the Bridge - Vintage Style "Floating" Tremolo and the Tremolo Locking Button is a killer combo. Together with the semi - hollow unique shape and an F - hole to boot!

Unique look, Great sound!

I am running it through an American Made Fender Blues Jr. 1998. Wow, sounds great clean and dirty.

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General

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Model Name: Pawn Shop Offset Special, Maple Fingerboard, 2-Color Sunburst
Model Number: 0143402303
Series: Pawn Shop
Color: 2-Color Sunburst

Body

Body
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Polyester
Body Shape: Other

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: 1-Piece Maple
Neck Finish: Urethane
Neck Shape: 60er "C" Form
Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
Fingerboard: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Jumbo medium
String Nut: Sattel aus synthetischem Knochen
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays: Punkt-Positionseinlagen
Truss Rod Nut: einstellbare 3/16" Sechskantmutter

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: JZHB Humbucking
Neck Pickup: JZHB Humbucking
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Switching: 3-Weg Kippschalter: Position 1. Steg-Pickup, Position 2. Mittel-Pickup, Position 3. Hals-Pickup
Pickup Configuration: HH

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: Adjusto-Matic™ Steg mit Vintage Style "Floating" Tremolo Saitenhalterung und Tremolo Sperrtaste
Hardware Finish: Chrom
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Pickguard: None

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
Unique Features: Humbucking Jazzmaster Pickups, Semi-Hollow Body, Unique Shape
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