American Songwriter magazine recently published its annual Holiday gear guide, and made sure to include Fender’s new American Vintage ’65 Jazzmaster in the lineup.
“If you are looking for a Jazzmaster and you don’t want to break the bank on a true vintage model, this reissue is an excellent choice,” wrote the magazine’s John Strohm, who owns a few ’59 Jazzmasters.
“I found the reissue to be more playable than my ’59s, mostly because of the slightly shorter neck,” he wrote. “I have small hands, and the ’50s Jazzmaster frets are very wide. I’ve probably adapted my playing to the wide frets, so it’s refreshing to play an instrument that is more comfortable in my hands.”
See what else American Songwriter said about this dazzling and sparkly axe here.