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American Vintage II 1966 Jazzmaster®

Model #: 0110340854
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The Fender® American Vintage II series presents a remarkably accurate take on the revolutionary designs that altered the course of musical history. Built with period-accurate bodies, necks and hardware, premium finishes and meticulously voiced, year-specific pickups, each instrument captures the essence of authentic Fender craftsmanship and tone.

The Jazzmaster® was originally advertised as a guitar that contained “all the well-known Fender developments,” where “every convenience is provided.” Intended to provide a luxury playing experience and tempt jazz guitarists into playing solidbody electric guitars, this futuristic and comfort-contoured offset is about as far from a boxy archtop as can be imagined. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the guitar failed to catch on with the jazz crowd, but instead gained early acceptance with ‘60s surf, and later, indie-rock, alternative, and even country players.

The American Vintage II 1966 Jazzmaster features a comfortable “C” shape maple neck that plays like a dream with a 7.25” radius round-lam rosewood fingerboard and vintage tall frets. Characteristic of production in 1966, this guitar is offered with white neck binding, pearl blocks, single-line “Fender Deluxe” tuners and matching painted headstock (on custom colors only). The patented “floating” tremolo, adjustable bridge with threaded saddles and Pure Vintage ‘66 Jazzmaster pickups, wired to the signature rhythm and lead circuits, deliver classic tone and authentic Fender feel.

The instruments in the American Vintage II series are direct descendants of the original Fenders: designed for players with a fine appreciation for vintage Fender tone and feel and built with unmatched quality, down to the last screw. These are Fender electrics in their purest form: Fender American Vintage II, the stuff of legends.

Features

  • Alder Body
  • Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
  • Pure Vintage '66 Single-Coil Jazzmaster® Pickups
  • “C”-Shaped Neck Profile
  • Bound Round-Laminated Rosewood Fingerboard with Pearloid Blocks and Paint Matched Headstock
  • Pure Vintage Single-Line “Fender Deluxe” Tuners
VINTAGE-ACCURATE GLOSS NITROCELLULOSE LACQUER FINISH

Nitrocellulose lacquer, as used on ‘50s and ‘60’s Fender instruments, is a premium finish that reveals the instrument’s true tonal character.

ALDER BODY

Alder has a well-balanced tone with beefy mids and a robust low-end.

7.25” RADIUS BOUND ROUND-LAM ROSEWOOD FINGERBOARD WITH BLOCKS

The 7.25”-radius fingerboard provides the comfortable playing feel of a vintage instrument, while vintage-tall frets make it easier to bend notes.

VINTAGE-ACCURATE 1966 “C”-SHAPE NECK

In vintage years, the shape and thickness of Fender guitar necks varied tremendously. The American Vintage II Series offers a variety of authentic neck profiles from Fender’s past.

PURE VINTAGE '66 JAZZMASTER® PICKUPS

Specially voiced to reproduce the authentic sound and performance of individual model years, Pure Vintage pickups are constructed just like pickups from Fender’s golden years. Materials include cloth-covered wire, fiber bobbins and alnico magnets.

VINTAGE-STYLE HARDWARE

From the bridge to the string tree and tuning machines, every piece of American Vintage II hardware is manufactured to look, sound and function just like it did on the originals. Much of the American Vintage II hardware is still manufactured on the original ‘50s and ‘60s era Fender factory machines.

Body
  • Body Material
    Alder
  • Body Finish
    Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Shape
    Jazzmaster®
Neck
  • Neck Material
    Maple
  • Neck Construction
    4-Bolt
  • Neck Binding
    1-Ply White
  • Neck Finish
    Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Shape
    1966 "C"
  • Scale Length
    25.5" (64.77 cm)
  • Fingerboard Material
    Bound Round-Laminated Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius
    7.25" (184.1 mm)
  • Number of Frets
    21
  • Fret Size
    Vintage Tall
  • Nut Material
    Bone
  • Nut Width
    1.650" (42 mm)
  • Position Inlays
    Pearloid Block
  • Side Dots
    Black
  • Truss Rod
    Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
  • Truss Rod Nut
    Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
Electronics
  • Bridge Pickup
    Pure Vintage '66 Single-Coil Jazzmaster®
  • Neck Pickup
    Pure Vintage '66 Single-Coil Jazzmaster®
  • Controls
    Lead Circuit Controls (Slide Switch Down): Master Volume, Master Tone; Rhythm Circuit Controls (Slide Switch Up): Two Thumbwheel Controls for Neck Pickup Volume and Tone
  • Switching
    3-Position Toggle (Lead Circuit)
  • Configuration
    SS
  • Auxillary Switching
    2-Position On/Off Slide Switch for Switching Between "Lead" and "Rhythm" Circuits
Hardware
  • Bridge
    Pure Vintage Jazzmaster® with Threaded Steel Barrel Saddles
  • Hardware Finish
    Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines
    Pure Vintage Single Line "Fender Deluxe"
  • Pickguard
    3-Ply Parchment
  • Control Knobs
    White "Witch Hat"
  • Switch Tip
    Aged White
  • Neck Plate
    4-Bolt with "F" Logo, Serialized
  • Bridge Cover/Tailpiece
    Pure Vintage Floating Tremolo with Tremolo Lock Button and Push-In Tremolo Arm
Miscellaneous
  • Strings
    Fender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406
  • Legal Notice
    WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
Accessories
  • Case/Gig Bag
    Vintage-Style Black (Orange Interior)

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