Squier® J Mascis Jazzmaster®


Model #: 0301060541
Squier® J Mascis Jazzmaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Vintage White

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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.

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Quality guitar

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Matt72 on May 15, 2014 (updated May 16, 2014)
Blues Alternative Rock Classic Rock

Got this guitar today and have to say how good it is. It's one of the best guitars I've played and I've been playing 20 years. Custom shop guitar it isn't but played blind, you'd be hard pressed to tell a huge difference in tone. The feel and playability are inspiring, set up pretty good. It's got bite in the pick ups and isn't shrill or muddy. The neck is fantastic and I love the look. Early days yet but I haven't got a bad word to say. We'll done Squier.

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SIMPLY AMAZING

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jorlando1 on May 10, 2014
Blues R&B Funk Jazz Alternative Rock

Arriving at a local concert where a friend's band was playing, I noticed an attractive Jazzmaster sitting on stage. I asked my friend what it was, and he told me it was a J Mascis signature Squier. I'd never heard of it. Knowing that Squier has been making really nice guitars lately, I was intrigued. I played it for a minute before their gig started, and I was really impressed. The guitar looked and sounded so good that I couldn't get it out of my head after the show. I called around a few local stores, and I found luckily one that had it in stock. So I raced with frantic pace. The guitar was hanging on the store wall, in pristine condition. I grabbed it and played it for about 30 minutes. Jazz, surf, rock, blues... Everything sounded divine. I had to buy this guitar! I'm so glad I did because this guitar is a true gem. The neck is unbelievable. You'll swear it's a $1200 American made Fender. I'm not planning to swap out the pickups because they sound really good as is. Clear, but a strong attack. A possible upgrade down the road might be the Mastery bridge, but that's like $180 and will require drilling. Not sure I want to deal with all that now. The adjusto-matic bridge works just fine. I love this guitar so much that I just sold my Gibson Les Paul to make room for it.

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Squier beats Fender

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auraboy on March 18, 2014 (updated March 18, 2014)
Blues Alternative Rock Pop Rock Heavy Metal

Seriously this is a Squier. Honestly. It's not a Fender signature guitar though you'd be forgiven for thinking it was. I agree with one of the previous reviews, when this is discontinued people will kick themselves for not picking them up. It's just a beautiful instrument and better than many of it's more expensive cousins. Seriously other than the lack of a locking mechanism on the trem it's easily on a par with models costing 6 times its cost.

The guitar has so much vibe, and despite it being one of the cheaper models I own, it's played far more than some pricier models. It's just my go-to guitar. The trem is hands down the best Jazzmaster I've ever used, It's lower and more subtle but able to be insane when needed. It is more stable with the tune-o-matic and intonation is better but it still warbles when needed. The pickups - they don't sound like P-90s or vintage JazzMaster pickups - they are almost superclean humbuckers in tone. Other than a mild hum when played near an amp, I'd be convinced they were humbuckers. The tone is halfway between dark and gritty and glossy and thick.

The 'aged' look of the colour and controls works very well, not into relic territory but like a closet special. The neck is gorgeous, the action higher than some, but perfect for this style. Even if J Mascis isn't someone you care to emulate, it's just the best value JazzMaster out there. The gold pickguard seems to bother some people but I think it's gorgeous and don't understand anyone who thinks anodized brushed metal isn't classy!

Seriously, if you want an American quality instrument at far east prices, buy this. It's a fine, fine instrument.

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A Fender For Those Who Dont Like Fenders ?

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Norris Vulcan on September 15, 2013
Amateur Alternative Rock Punk

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...

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Finally found my soul-mate

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rdrew56 on July 16, 2013 (updated July 18, 2013)
Amateur Blues Jazz Rock Classic Rock

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.

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Pleasantly surprised at the quality of a Squier

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stig63 on February 19, 2013
Semi-Professional Alternative Rock Classic Rock Punk

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.

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General
Model Name: Squier® J Mascis Jazzmaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Vintage White
Model Number: 0301060541
Series: Artist Models
Color: Vintage White

Body

Body
Body Material: Basswood
Body Finish: Gloss Urethane
Body Shape: Jazzmaster®

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
Neck Shape: "C" Shape
Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Jumbo
String Nut: White PPS
Nut Width: 1.675" (42.5 mm)
Position Inlays: Dot
Truss Rods: Standard
Truss Rod Nut: 5 mm Hex
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Squier®

Electronics

Electronics
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
Pickup Configuration: SS
Special Electronics: Upper and Lower Volume/Tone Control Circuits

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: Adjusto-Matic™ Bridge with Vintage Style "Floating" Tremolo Tailpiece
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tremolo Arm Handle: Vintage-Style Tremolo Arm
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Pickguard: Silver Anodized Aluminum
Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic and Black Knurled
Switch Tips: Aged White

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
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