Squier® honors alt-rock godfather and Dinosaur Jr. leader J Mascis with a striking new Jazzmaster® guitar model that delivers as much massive sound and performance as its namesake. The pickups, hardware and finish are all specified by Mascis himself for tremendous tone and value.
The J Mascis Jazzmaster® features a basswood body, C-shaped maple neck, rosewood Fingerboard with 9.5” radius and 21 jumbo frets, two single-coil Jazzmaster pickups with three-position switching and dual tone circuits, gold anodized aluminum pickguard, aged white plastic parts (knobs, switch tip, pickup covers), Adjusto-Matic™ bridge with vintage-style floating tremolo tailpiece, vintage-style tuners, chrome hardware, Vintage White finish and J Mascis signature on the back of the large ’60s-style headstock.
|Model Name:||Squier® J Mascis Jazzmaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Vintage White|
|Body Finish:||Gloss Urethane|
|Neck Finish:||Gloss Urethane|
|Neck Shape:||"C" Shape|
|Scale Length:||25.5" (64.8 cm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||9.5" (241 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||21|
|String Nut:||White PPS|
|Nut Width:||1.675" (42.5 mm)|
|Truss Rod Nut:||5 mm Hex|
|Neck Plate:||4-Bolt Squier®|
|Bridge Pickup:||Single-Coil Jazzmaster|
|Neck Pickup:||Single-Coil Jazzmaster|
|Controls:||Lead Circuit: Volume, Tone. Rhythm Circuit: Volume, Tone|
|Pickup Switching:||3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, (Lead Circuit), 2-Position Slide: Up: Lead Tone Circuit, Down: Rhythm Tone Circuit|
|Special Electronics:||Upper and Lower Volume/Tone Control Circuits|
|Bridge:||Adjusto-Matic™ Bridge with Vintage Style "Floating" Tremolo Tailpiece|
|Tremolo Arm Handle:||Vintage-Style Tremolo Arm|
|Pickguard:||Silver Anodized Aluminum|
|Control Knobs:||Aged White Plastic and Black Knurled|
|Switch Tips:||Aged White|
|Strings:||Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)|
|Unique Features:||J Mascis Signature on Back of Headstock, Large '60s-Style Jazzmaster Headstock, Gold and Black Squier Logo, Squier Engraved Neckplate, Aged White Plastic Parts and White Dot Position Inlays|
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This is the Fender for those who aren't fans of Strats or Teles, like me. Plays really well, with a great neck and big frets. Stays in tune - this is the best tremolo I've used yet - and the action can be nice and low if you like.
I was surprised how loud and rocking these pickups are, they sound great, don't buzz and hold their own with humbucker guitars, no problem. I find it's range of tones covers all bases really, through an AC30 it sparkles, sustains and gets as filthy as you like. Its resonant and has a complex, airy tone helped by the tremolo spring and longer scale.
It's not a light guitar but its very comfortable, and I guess you either love or hate the look of it. Finish and construction are excellent - easily competes with Fender, in my opinion.
I tried this in the shop without intending to buy, just see what the Jazzmaster was like. I was interested in trying a P90 equipped guitar with 25'' scale, something a little bit different. Five minutes was enough to convince me, especially at the price - £325 in UK - can't go wrong! Its my favourite guitar of the 9 I own.
Niggles? The only thing I can think of is the lack of a tremolo lock button, which would be handy for alternate tunings.
Do yourself a favour and check one out, it may convert you to Fender...
Norris Vulcan owns this item
10 years down the road, I believe people will be kicking themselves for not buying this guitar. I absolutely love it, I'm 57 and discovering the Jazzmaster has re-ignited my love of music. The fit,finish and build quality are first rate and the versatility of tone is amazing. Due yourself a favor, stop looking at the name on the headstock and play one of these.
rdrew56 owns this item
As a lifelong Fender guy, I always kind of looked down on Squiers as beginner guitars. But the quality, sound, fit and finish of this guitar blew me away. The neck and fretwork are fantastic. The sound is great. It's solid as a rock.
My only complaint is that the pickup selector switch seems to be defective. I'm replacing that and the pickguard, as I just don't like the look of the gold anodized one. Other than that, it's one of my favorite (of 17) guitars now.
stig63 owns this item
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