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On his [official website](http://www.johnny-marr.com/guitarchestra-2/1964-fender-jazzmaster), Johnny Marr says, "1964 Fender Jazzmaster that I used for the Modest Mouse LP “We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank” and The Cribs “Ignore The Ignorant” LP. This guitar played the main riff on “We Share The Same Skies”more
In this photo, we can see Townshend with Fender Jazzmaster. Jazzmaster was used during 1967 and 1968. After a Grand Marquee gig, this guitar was stolen. However, in [this photo](http://www.thewho.net/whotabs/images/equipment/guitar/19680720_va_pt_03.jpg) from Virginia Dome concert, we can see that Townshend had more Jazzmasters.more
"1964 Fender Jazzmaster. Fender’s flagship model over the Telecaster and the Stratocaster. The Jazzmaster was made famous by the band The Ventures and is synonymous with surf music out of southern California. I bought this guitar in Columbus Ohio at a small shop. Love mom and pop shops!" says Joe Bonomasssa, on his [website](http://jbonamassa.com/joes-guitar-of-the-week/guitar-of-the-week-19-1964-fender-jazzmaster/).more
Can be seen clearly at the 2:48 mark. [This photo] (http://www.soundgardenliveguide.com/1994/19940813-photo01.jpg) and [this photo] (http://www.soundgardenliveguide.com/1994/19940813-photo03.jpg) also display his use of the Jazzmaster. Used throughout the Superunknown/Down On The Upside tours.more
In this photo, Thurston Moore can be seen playing Fender Jazzmaster. [This website](http://www.sonicyouth.com/mustang/eq/gtr66.html) says, about it, "Used by Thurston: 1999-2009 1999 -- CGDGBB (Free City Rhymes, Renegade Princess) 2000 -- CGDGBB (Free City Rhymes, Renegade Princess, Sunday, Hoarfrost, Ineffable Me) 2001 -- CGDGBB (Free City Rhymes, Hoarfrost) + CGDGCD (Sympathy for the Strawberry, The Empty Page, Disconnection Notice, Karen Revisited, Rain on Tin) 2002 -- CGDGCD (The Empty Page, Disconnection Notice, Karen Revisited, Rain on Tin, Plastic Sun, Radical Adults Lick Godhead Style) 2003 -- CGDGCD (The Empty Page, Disconnection Notice, Karen Revisited, Rain on Tin, Plastic Sun, Radical Adults Lick Godhead Style, Mariah Carey..., Peace Attack) 2004 -- CGDGCD (The Empty Page, Disconnection Notice, Karen Revisited, Rain on Tin, Mariah Carey..., Unmade Bed, Dripping Dream, Stones, New Hampshire, Peace Attack) 2005 -- CGDGCD (The Empty Page, Disconnection Notice, Karen Revisited, Rain on Tin, Mariah Carey..., Unmade Bed, Dripping Dream, Stones, New Hampshire, Peace Attack) & also DD#A#D#GG for new early 'Ripped' sets 2006 -- CGDGCD (Reena, What a Waste, Turquoise Boy, Lights Out, The Neutral, Stones, Sunday) 2007 -- CGDGCD (Reena, What a Waste, Turquoise Boy, Lights Out, The Neutral, Stones, The Empty Page) 2008 -- CGDGCD (Reena) 2009 -- CGDGCD (What We Know, Malibu Gas Station, Thunderclap) NOTES: New Jazzmaster used as a replacement after the gear theft in July 1999. Black body 2 soapbars Rosewood fretboard Tortoise shell pickguard 1 toggle switch 1 knob (tone removed) Switches removed Trem bar Listed as "BLACK" or "BL.JZ" on 2000 set lists. Listed as "black jazz" on 2002 set lists. Absolutely covered in stickers Gauges for CGDGCD: .052 .042 .026 .017 .014 .014" Also, Eric Baecht, guitar tech for Thurston Moore, [said](http://www.spin.com/2011/11/instrument-stories-behind-kurt-cobain-bon-iver-and-more-artists-favorite-gear/moore21_instrument/): "The black Jazzmaster is a '61 and has been around since about '99 and is Thurston's main axe for Sonic and side projects. It goes where he goes, and is subject to all manner of abuse (files, knitting needles, etc.) so if I haven't seen it for a while, it's often a bit "broken." When we start a Sonic tour, I usually need to give it some special attention to get it show- worthy again."more
Also, one of his guitars he used for "Chasing Yesterday" tour. In this video, at around 12:00 minute mark, he can be seen playing "In The Heat Of The Moment". This one as P90's, and it looks like 2003 Fender Jazzmaster, made in Japan, considering it is lake placid blue, but we have no proof that this is the exact same model.more
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
Ken Andrews can be seen alternating between his Jazzmaster (Tuned to Eb/D#) and his Electrical Guitar Company model (Tuned down to drop C#/Db) throughout Failure's 'The Heart Is A Monster' Tour. [This performance](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feja2NDzb5g) shows his use of the Jazzmaster, as well.more
"While Malakian’s distorted tone is formidable, his many-and-varied clean tones are among the most interesting on the disc. He has a gift for placing small, delicate sounds amid roaring chunk-metal mixes and somehow ensuring that the tiny sound claims the listener’s attention. Mezmerize/Hypnotize is particularly rich in multitracked, harmonized, Greek bouzouki-like timbres, many of which were achieved on a Fender Jazzmaster through a [Divided by 13](http://equipboard.com/items/divided-by-13-ftr-37) model FTR-37 amp." - [*Guitar World*](http://www.guitarworld.com/daron_malakian_21st_century_schizoid_man?page=0,5).more
Though originally, a 1965 Jazzmaster, Lee modified this guitar heavily to make it the "Jazzblaster". > "Purchased immediately after the gear theft in July 1999, this was originally played by Thurston during the remainder of the July gigs, then used by Lee afterwards. This might be the guitar Lee referenced in Guitar World, a 1965 Fender Jazzmaster fitted with Telecaster Deluxe pickups. Either way, this is a Jazzblaster now! It's one of Lee's main guitars, though as of 2009 it had become a back-up for the Lee Ranaldo signature model." -[Sonic Youth Website](http://www.sonicyouth.com/mustang/eq/gtr72.html) Along with the brand new pickups, Nic Close, the guitar tech for Sonic Youth, recalled how Lee had taken out most of the extra electronics in his Jazzmaster to strip to a volume control and toggle switch for the pickups. Nic Close, who was also interviewed as a Sonic Youth tech, mentioned another modification regarding the replacement of the original Jazzmaster bridge with a Fender Jaguar bridge to improve its functionality. Nic Close and Jim Vincent were interviewed by Chrissy Mauck of [Fender](http://www2.fender.com/experience/artists/interesting-mods-lee-ranaldos-jazzblaster/).more
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
When asked about the most important gear she brings on tour, Neko Case immediately points to the 1960 Fender Jazzmaster. Previously, the guitar belonged to Case's favorite guitar player of all time, Pops Staples. But more than its sentimental value, Case speaks of the guitar's lower register, which she says helps her with vocal tuning: "Low end is a really hard thing to capture at a live show sometimes, if you're singing. It's a vibration that's not that easy to make with your own body sometimes." Plus, she simply adores it. Short on superlatives, Case let her imagination run, describing it as "a sleek panther covered in maple syrup shaking in slow motion." - (http://www.marketplace.org/2015/07/17/tech/neko-case-talks-about-her-favorite-guitar)more
"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." - [Robert Ackroyd](http://www2.fender.com/experience/artists/florence-machines-rob-ackroyd-modified-jazzmaster/)more
According to this Fender artist interview, "I’m not very good at any other guitar now,” Band of Skulls guitar player Russell Marsden said. “I need the elements of the Jazzmaster guitar to be any good. There’s only three of us so I like to make some interesting noises. Playing behind the bridge is the classic Jazzmaster misuse but it makes some interesting noises and it’s always different so it’s like a random generator of sound I’ve relied quite heavily on the tremolo as well. It’s like a different way of playing the guitar and it’s fun. It makes it more like a voice and changes the pitch and so I like using that to get some crazier tones and stuff.” Full article [here.](http://www2.fender.com/experience/artists/band-of-skulls-fact-or-fiction/)more
The guitar most frequently associated with Tom Verlaine is the Fender Jazzmaster. Up until the mid to late-1970s, Fender Jazzmasters and Jaguars were seen as exclusively for surf music. During and after Television's initial run, the Jazzmaster gradually became something of an icon for underground music. Beginning at 00:08 Verlaine can been seen with a three-color sunburst Jazzmaster with a brown shell pickguard and stock Jazzmaster pickups.more
from sonicyouth.com 2000 -- EADGBE (Teenage Riot, Schizophrenia, Tom Violence -- JIM) 2003 -- EG#EG#EG# (Expressway -- JIM) Jim's Jazzmaster for the bulk of the "nyc ghosts" tour, later replaced by the Musicman Stingray. The guitar originally had a Strat neck (and was nicknamed "Strazz") but it was converted to a Jazzblaster with a proper neck and Tele Deluxe pickups. Jim used it for 'Expressway' at some point. Lee reclaimed it for the 2006 tour.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
On his [website](http://cwstoneking.com/instruments/), Stoneking says, "I always liked the look of the Jazzmasters once I got over how ugly they are, I have two of them, an olympic white USA version with mint green pickguard, and a 60s sunburst Japanese reissue with tortoise pickguard, the Jap one I completely upgraded with USA parts (tremolo tailpiece, Mustang bridge, pickguard, electrics, pickups), the only remaining Japanese components being the body, neck, and tuners. Both guitars have Antiquity II pickups by Seymour Duncan and are strung with 13 – 54 flatwound strings."more
You can see several screenshots of Brain's Jazzmaster in this image. As you see It is a blue Jazzmaster with a white pickguard. Brain names his Jazzmaster "Goddess" and was used for the the following songs,Pure Morning, Lady of The Flowers, Burger Queen, and Teenage Angst. It was also used during The Placebo, and Black Market Music tours.more
In [this interview with Premier Guitar magazine](http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/22907-metz-alex-edkins-relentless-aggression), Edkins talks about his Jazzmaster. "I restring it a lot to keep it even more janky and bright-sounding, and also so I don’t have to use my backup... I only want to play my Jazzmaster because nothing else sounds like it." When asked if his JM is stock or not, Edkins says, "To my knowledge, it’s not modified at all. It’s got a [Whizzo] Buzz Stop installed, but other than that, it’s stock. I’ve never had any issues with strings popping out of the saddles, luckily. For me, the only thing a guitar’s really got to do is stay in tune. If the strings were popping out a lot, I would have ditched it by now."more
"I love the Jazzmaster. It’s a lot lighter than the 335. I love the neck on it. I like the range. And it gives me more room to get a little violent with it. My 335 has to be handled with care, but I just rip on the Jazzmaster. There have been times when I played it, finished a song, and then took it off and threw it on the ground."more
This Gibson guitar, the ES-175, was the main guitar of Joe Pass. He got one for his birthday from a guy named Mike Peak in 1963, who saw Joe Pass playing jazz on a solid body (the Fender Jazzmaster). The other jazz guitarist who played the Gibson ES-175 include: Jim Hall, Pat Metheny, Wes Montgomery (in the early days), and Kenny Burrell. [Source](http://www.jazzguitar.be/joe_pass_guitar.html#sthash.tyNPnFNY.dpuf).more
While Philip has used a Classic Player Jazzmaster, the new Jazzmaster that he's been seen with is a clone. A [Premier Guitar](http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/23411-caspians-philip-jamieson-and-calvin-joss-sonic-sculptors?page=2) article stated that this was a Fender Jazzmaster made out of stock parts.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.
My Jazzy is a 97 CIJ Jazzmaster. It has the Mastery bridge upgrade (a must on these guitars). Has Curtis Novaks in it currently and sounds amazing! Neck fits my hand great (I have larger hands)! Love the way this thing plays and sounds! I will be adding the Mastery Vibrato later and may try out some Kinman Fatmaster pickups.
Its my favorite guitar I've owned! Very versatile sound. The bridge kind of sucks if I'm rocking out real hard sometimes I knock the E off of the bridge which probably shouldn't be happening but besides that its really great!