Paramore's Taylor York shows this Fender Jazzmaster and talks through the features he has had customized on it, including * Humbucker (AlNiCo II Pro) in bridge and hubucker-sized P90 ( Phat Kat) in the Neck. * Rhythm/Lead circuit removed and replaced with pickup selector toggle from lower bout. * Output jack moved form the guard to the lower bout. * Binded neck is based on a Fender '72 Tele Thinline Ri and the Standard Jazzmaster. * Initials on neckplatemore
A Fender Jazzmaster was the first guitar Lenny Kravitz bought, according to [this Guitar Center interview](http://gc.guitarcenter.com/interview/lkravitz/): "GC: Have you shopped or do you shop at Guitar Center at all? What do you think about it? Lenny: I bought my first guitar at Guitar Center! A Fender Jazz Master. Then I traded it in for a Les Paul Deluxe. I've been shopping at Guitar Center before it was even a big chain. It was the one place."more
In [this interview](http://www.guitarplayer.com/artists/1013/-the-cures-robert-smith-talks-guitar/25794), Robert discusses his distinctive Jazzmaster. "The extra pickup on that Jazzmaster is from a Woolworth's Top 20 guitar—my very first electric," he says. "I took it [the Woolworth guitar] in to record our first album, along with a little WEM combo amp. [Manager/producer] Chris Parry, who was paying for the record, said, 'You can't use that!' We went out and bought a Fender Jazzmaster, and I immediately had the Top 20 pickup installed into it, which really upset Chris. I played the entire *Three Imaginary Boys* album through a Top 20 pickup. It's a brilliant guitar, though I actually bought it because of how it looked."more
Since first identifying Robert Smith of The Cure playing an Olympic White Jazzmaster in their earliest albums, I was fascinated by this instrument. To later see them wielded by Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr, My Bloody Valentine and Swervedriver, it seems that Leo Fender's ill fated jazz intentions had found their true home in the Alternative and Indie music scenes. Tonally quite thin, the Jazzmaster handles effects brilliantly, chiming with chorus or letting a fuzz clear its throat. The floating tremolo allows for ample movement up and down; from a few tones up, to slack on the fretboard slams, the guitar handles it all and bounces back in tune for the next round. The trem can even be locked into position if you want to disengage it for more tuning stability The most definable feature is the rhythm circuit. Running independently to the 3 way selector switch, it comes with it's own dedicated volume and tone sliders. This circuit can be used to simply toggle two settings in instrument tone, provide a rhythm at an attenuated volume or can serve as a killswitch when the volume is disengaged, bypassing even the noisiest of pedal combinations. Lightweight and comfortable to play sitting or standing, the Jazzmaster is a guitar to fall in love with.