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
"When the family moved to New York City in 1964, Jeff went to Jimmy's Music Shop on 48th Street to score his first good guitar—a Fender Jazzmaster—and wound up with a job: "For a buck and a quarter an hour, I was unloading Fender Twin Reverbs in the middle of the night, taking them up two flights of stairs, and loving every minute of it! Then I started to work on guitars. Dan Armstrong, who had a store on 48th and used to do Jimmy's repairs, noticed that there was no work coming from the shop anymore, so he came down to investigate and stole me. Boy, that's when my guitar education started happening. I learned a lot about electronics and how to build and customize—even made few guitars." Called to deliver an amp to a record company, Jeff was asked to fill-in for a guitarist who was late for a demo session. "Afterwards the guy didn't pay me, but he bought me a beer," he says, "and I thought hat was nice. It was cool—l was into studios for the price of a beer and an arm around my shoulder."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
Sometime around 1980, The Cars appeared to get into Fender in a big way. Elliot Easton started playing new Fender Lead models (which some sources say he had a hand in - like the Lead fansite), Elliot used a few Stratocasters on the Panorama tour, Ric used a Jazzmaster and a Jaguar - and then there's this 1965' Fender Jazzmaster owned by Elliot Easton. This photo is from the Panorama tour. Here's another shot along side Ric Ocasek playing the pink 74' Jazzmaster he used a lot - https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/4e/50/43/4e5043a3981d91a1a4fa9118f12eccd3.jpg Another shot of it post-Elliot's ownership is here from a Fender Calendar - http://gretschpages.com/media/img/fretboard/2015/8/FenderJazzmaster-1.jpg.540x540_q85_autocrop.jpg Elliot Easton even mentions it on the Gretsch forum himself - http://gretschpages.com/forum/other-guitars/a-jazzmaster-without-a-vibrato/51410/page3/ Elliot Easton 1 year ago This one used to be mine. Again, note the righty tailpiece. When I got it, in 1980, it had a cracked body and nails holding in the pickups. Paid next to nothing for it! Elliot also had another mid 60's Jazzmaster for sale for awhile. A sunburst model. Something I read a lot - especially on offsetguitars.com - is that Elliot has owned a crazy lot of Left Handed and/or High Quality and/or vintage guitars.more
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
In the song "This Is My Town" Mark Kozelek remembers a time when he did play on a jazzmaster. Ironically, Mark later states it doesn't matter what guitar or amp he plays. Here's the lyric: "I picked up a guitar and I plugged it in A 1960 Jazzmaster Sunburst" He also states in a discussion about his self-titled 2018 album that it was "recorded in hotel rooms in San Francisco throughout the year, with mobile gear, mostly recorded on a 1960 Fender Jazzmaster guitar."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
FN: How do you build parts in a group like the E Street Band, in which three or four people are playing guitar? NL: If the song needs an electric, I found that if I took a Fender Jazzmaster® guitar and put the heaviest strings you can buy on it, it lets me really dig in with my thumb pick. It’s just a very wide, warm sound that fits between Steven’s Strat® and Bruce’s Tele® very well.more
In this [interview with *Sound on Sound*](http://www.muzines.co.uk/articles/the-magic-of-daniel-lanois/2506) describing his work on Peter Gabriel's *So* album, Lanois explains, "I played a lot of guitar, a green Fender Jazz Master which you don't see very often now. It doesn't have much sustain but it does have a good dense sound."more
Some details on this guitar. It started off as a bone-stock sunburst 1974 Fender Jazzmaster, which Ric used on an early promo in that format for My Best Friend's Girl in 1977/early 1978. Sometime after the first album took off, it was sent off and repainted and returned to The Cars touring Europe sometime before the Musikladen gig. Around 1980-1981, The Jazzmaster was fitted with a Gibson Harmonica or Ibanez Gilbitrar bridge, and possibly also refretted and fretboard leveled to fit with the new bridge. The anecdote provided below was right after this was done, and Ric used the Jazzmaster a lot on the Shake It Up era tunes, including the title track. The guitar continued to be used and toured with Ric Ocasek through his career. It did get loaned out to one of the Schwartzman bros in Rooney for awhile for a gig at CBGB's in the early-mid 2000's, but it was eventually returned. Also, it seems Ric Ocasek let's people use this guitar in the studio when he's producing as pictures of it have turned up online being used in the studio. From Musician Magazine 1982 when they had finished recording "Shake It Up" and were touring for it. http://dailyeventsbookpagethree.blogspot.com/2007/04/cars-musician-magazine-shake-it-up-1982.html Ocasek's guitar line-up is much simpler. His favorite guitar is an eight-year old Fender Jazzmaster, painted pink. "I used it on this record a lot, and I use it on every record, all the time," he said. But he didn't use it on the last tour. Instead, he took an old Fender Jaguar Easton found for him in a hock-shop. It cost $80. "I think it was just the idea of it being old and beat up," he said. "So I used that on the tour. I should have used the other one, because it sounds cleaner."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.
Now, I have heard many things about Jazzmasters. Many say it is flawed because of it very loud 60 cycle hum. But honestly these are problems that are very easily handled. But they truly are great guitars. With a 3 way switch it can't get any simpler. It also has a awesome jazz circuit that really cuts out highs and changes the guitar greatly. Honestly all you need to do is put this guitar in the middle position and you're ready to go.
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!