Originally intended for sophisticated jazz guitarists, the Jazzmaster was quickly embraced by musicians attracted to its left-of-center looks and fat sound. A direct descendent of the guitar that powered underground music from the late-‘60s to tod...
> "This is a new Jazzmaster, American [?]. They gave me three of 'em and... I didn't need three of 'em. I asked if it was alright if I sold one and they gave me permission." In 2017, Mascis was featured in [the first episode of Fender's "Feedback" series](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6oDAt0xVOs), which concluded with an advert for the American Professional Jazzmaster.more
In this Instagram posted by Jimmy Smith, his Fender American Professional Jazzmaster in Sonic Gray with a maple fingerboard can be seen. He says: > After acquiring a new category of hangover on a stag in Ibiza, this here new gizmo should soften the blow as i sail into the pit of despair. Thanks @fender and Neil. #americanpro ????more
Q: Teppei, did you have any gear revelations in the studio? > Surprisingly, I only played single-coil guitars. I used my Nash T-model, Baritone Jag, and the unexpected hero of the record, a Fender American Professional Jazzmaster - that I had planned on putting humbuckers in but never got around to - which probably showed up more on the record than any other guitar.more
At 26:10 of this live video of Paramore, Logan can be seen playing a Fender American Professional Jazzmaster in sunburst with a rosewood fingerboard. When asked about the guitar on Instagram, Logan explained that the bridge pickup has been replaced with a Curstin Novak humbucker as he does not like new Fender pickups.more
"I have a Fender American Professional Jazzmaster – it’s the newest guitar that I own. It was actually a gift from Fender, which I’m really stoked about. Normally I play a 1968 Vox Viper which has built-in effects and is a hollowbody, so this is kind of different. But it’s good for touring because it’s very versatile & reliable. I like the Fender because you can throw it around and swing it, and it’s smaller. It feels a little more comfortable playing it. I love Fender in general, and I also play a Fender amp. I usually play with really treble-y tones, and this guitar can achieve that – but also has warmer tones as well. I was really inspired by The Cramps, The Jesus & Mary Chain - almost ear-piercing guitar. I usually just turn the bass & treble up" [Gear interview](https://www.guitarcenter.com/riffs/interviews/guitars/la-witch-the-sound-and-gear-of-desert-daze)more
Connor Doyle shows and talks about his Fender American Professional Jazzmaster in Mystic Seafoam finish with a maple fingerboard. > "The Jazzmaster, I always thought was like the super Fender when you get aggressive it gets really aggressive when you get clean it's really clean. It's two parts of my brain, one wants to master the instrument and be beautiful and lush and huge, and another part the crazy, aggressive noises that a guitar can make. I don't think I can comfortably describe my style. The guitar is like my voice and when I'm playing I want my head to like, remove from my body, and kind of get wrapped up in the sound. My relationship with the guitar is kind of like my platonic life partner that never leaves me. It comes out of my voice. It is my voice. It's an extension of what I want to hear. If you don't like that sound there's like probably something wrong with you. You know? Like you might wanna go see a doctor."more
In this video, you can see Dylan playing a Fender American Professional Jazzmaster. You can tell from the maple neck, the mystic seafoam finish, and the toggle switch on the upper bout. Per Dylan, "AmPro JM with Duncan quarter pounder in the bridge. Used a ton on our new album. Love the tone just don’t tour with it a ton as the single coils pick up a lot of train interference."more
Originally intended for sophisticated jazz guitarists, the Jazzmaster was quickly embraced by musicians attracted to its left-of-center looks and fat sound. A direct descendent of the guitar that powered underground music from the late-‘60s to today, the American Professional Jazzmaster is ready to lend its unique sound to your playing.
An elegant model with flexible electronics and a rich voice, the Jazzmaster’s introduction in 1958 marked the first time a rosewood fingerboard was used on a Fender instrument. This model features a maple fretboard. Thanks to its effortless playing feel and ergonomic offset- waist body, the Jazzmaster has powered infinite musical genres, including surf rock, gospel, new wave and indie rock, among others.
Developed by longtime pickup guru Michael Frank, creator of the renowned Eric Johnson Signature Stratocaster Pickups, the brand-new V-Mod Jazzmaster pickups kick out hot, vintage-inspired tone with plenty of punch and definition. Retain high end clarity when adjusting the volume controls, thanks to the new treble-bleed tone circuit.
The new modern “Deep C”-shaped neck profile feels just right in your hand while the narrow-tall frets make it easy to bend strings accurately and play perfectly intonated chords. The improved tremolo and bridge incorporate a screw-in arm and brass Mustang saddles that stabilize the strings while adding a touch of sonic zip to your tone.
The best of yesterday and today, the American Professional Jazzmaster is the latest form of electric inspiration from Fender. Step up and stake your claim to a legend. Includes hardshell case.
If you're looking for a modern take on the fender Jazzmaster, I highly suggest this guitar! Between the updated pickups, neck profile and lack of rhythm circuit this may not be the guitar for anyone looking for a more vintage correct Jazzmaster, nonetheless this thing sounds amazing and it's tonally different enough to warrant trying it out. Overall it's definitely one of the best sounding jazz masters fender currently makes.