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"To coincide with the supporting tour for the band’s upcoming May 29 album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, Ackroyd selected a new custom-modified American Vintage Jazzmaster." Modifications include: - Custom hand-wound pickups made by Fender Master Builder Dennis Galuszka > "The ones that are in the Jazzmaster now have that warm, rounded bell tone. It’s so clean straightaway, and they react incredibly well with the pedals and the E-bow, as well. Playing it through a Hot Rod DeVille really suits the guitar. You can get that lovely rhythm sound and then dig in for that great bite." - A Johnny Marr Jaguar bridge - Shell Pink relic finish > "The matching headstock was a dream to have. Fender put out a reissue of the ’65 Jazzmaster with a matching headstock and I was after that. It looks incredible, so we did something a little more personal. I gave [Florence Welch] the option of baby blue or powder pink, and pink won out. It’s just trying to play a guitar that no one else has." Source from [Fender article](http://www2.fender.com/experience/artists/florence-machines-rob-ackroyd-modified-jazzmaster/#).more
The workhorse for the band’s sophomore album Sweet Sour was this Fender American Vintage “Thin Skin” ’65 Jazzmaster that he acquired from Wildwood Guitars in Colorado. (The “Thin Skin” moniker refers to the instrument’s ultra-thin nitrocellulose lacquer finish.) It also made a big thumbprint on their latest album, By Default, that was released earlier in 2016.more
Everything about my jazz master I love. the eccentric tremolo system just begs to be played and the tone is killer. Its not overly harsh or offensive. I'm glad I bought it. I don't think Id trade it for anything else. I changed it to a mastery bridge and never had any problems. I swear it keeps strings from breaking