A hot-rodded, cool-modded Jazzmaster® guitar now joins the Modern Player family. The Modern Player Jazzmaster HH rocks a powerful pair of Modern Player humbucking pickups, with stripped-down circuitry and controls that make it an exciting player’s instrument.
Other features include a mahogany body, maple neck with "C"-shaped profile, 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard with black block inlays (Black model) or rosewood fingerboard with white dot inlays (Crimson Red Transparent model) with 21 medium jumbo frets, three-way toggle pickup switching, four-ply aged white pearloid pickguard (Black model) or three-ply black pickguard (Crimson Red Transparent model), vintage-style black plastic Jazz Bass control knobs, Adjusto-Matic™ bridge with vintage-style floating tremolo tailpiece and tremolo lock button, and vintage-style Jazzmaster tremolo arm. Available in Black and Crimson Red Transparent.
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I got this guitar as a present for myself and simultaneously feed my newfound addiction to Jazzmasters but also bring in a guitar that would have a bit more output and bite than my other JM or my Gretsch Duo Jet (my other main gigging guitar) and this one really fit the bill. The mahogany body and 1 piece maple neck make it a weighty instrument, but not cumbersome. The one is actually much brighter than one would expect from a double humbucking guitar, likely a combination of the pickups and the maple neck on this particular guitar. Thought it may be too bright for some, it's perfect for my application in my Surf/Punk band. Leads soar with the right combo of plucky brightness and underlying fatness to keep them from being too tinny or one dimensional. The rhythms are really full, especially on the neck pickup. The fit and finish and build quality are also excellent, especially for a guitar in this price range. This one can go toe-to-toe with my Pro Series Duo Jet and even my MIA Fenders. Great job, Fender!
Polish John owns this item
I got this guitar few weeks back, and I really enjoy it. I like the smooth and warm sound and it actually stays in tune really well. I was unsure whether to buy this one because it was crafted in China but I bought it and so far I have no complaints.
Even though this jazzmaster doesn't have lots of switches and all it's a pretty decent guitar for the price.
Herring67 owns this item
I was torn between this model and the J Mascis Squier, but went for this on the basis of the locking trem and, let's be fair, the headstock logo.
It may say Crafted in China on the back of the headstock but don't let that put you off. For the money this is a great guitar. The finish of the two-piece mahogany body is flawless and the neck is spot on as well. It arrived well set-up, although the trem lock does need adjusting.
I'd heard plenty of mutterings about the Jazzmaster trem and have got to say any worries were completely unfounded. It's not for dive-bombing or huge pitch changes, but when fitted with the adjusto-matic bridge, it works really well. I've never really got on with trems before and assumed I'd just keep it locked to aid the tuning stability but really like it.
The humbuckers are pretty high output and love some gain. The volume and tone pots are nice and smooth with a nice resistance, so as to not be knocked out of the desired position. I'd originally planned to change the pick ups and might still do that for some UK hand-wound, standard humbucked sized, wide-range design, numbers from The Creamery. Just to give the Lee Ranaldo feel at a fraction of the price.
Why the dropped star? In fairness I'd say it's a 4 & 1/2 star guitar. My only negative comment is that the tuners look a little cheap compared to those on my Road-Worn Tele Deluxe which have a similar design. They are my favourite tuners, and I actually prefer the oval buttons to the hexagons on the tele, but the slot is not as deep so the strings don't sit quite as neatly. It's hardly a reason to complain as they are smooth and hold the tuning without any problems, and let's face it, the guitar costs around 1/2 to 2/3s of the Telecaster.
This is a great guitar for £364, don't be swayed by the country of origin on the back of the headstock.
Stef Brx owns this item
|Model Name:||Modern Player Jazzmaster® HH, Rosewood Fingerboard, Crimson Red Transparent|
|Color:||Crimson Red Transparent|
|Body Finish:||Gloss Polyester|
|Neck Finish:||Gloss Polyester|
|Neck Shape:||"C" Shape|
|Scale Length:||25.5" (648 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||9.5" (241 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||21|
|Fret Size:||Medium Jumbo|
|String Nut:||Synthetic Bone|
|Nut Width:||1.650" (42 mm)|
|Position Inlays:||Black Blocks on Maple; White Dots on Rosewood|
|Bridge Pickup:||Modern Player Humbucking|
|Neck Pickup:||Modern Player Humbucking|
|Controls:||Master Volume, Master Tone|
|Pickup Switching:||3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup|
|Bridge:||Adjusto-Matic™ Bridge with Vintage Style "Floating" Tremolo Tailpiece and Tremolo Lock Button|
|Tremolo Arm Handle:||Vintage Jazzmaster® Tremolo Arm|
|Control Knobs:||Vintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass®|
|Strings:||Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)|
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