Fender’s original prototype instruments were fashioned from pine and now, with the 2017 Limited Edition American Vintage ’59 Pine Jazzmaster we’ve come full circle. This body wood began its functional life over 100 years ago, as part of the Globe Grain Elevator facility in Superior, Wisconsin, before it was reclaimed, cooked and fashioned into an instrument. The grain, knotholes and man-made imperfections make each one unique.
The 2017 Limited Edition American Professional Pine Jazzmaster is loaded with a pair of V-Mod single-coil Jazzmaster pickups, kicking out vintage-inspired tone while the new treble-bleed tone circuit retains high end clarity, no matter where the volume control is set. Topped by 22 narrow-tall frets for easy bending, the 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard is ideal for most playing styles, offering enough arc for comfortable chording while remaining flat enough for wide bends. The improved tremolo and bridge incorporate a screw-in arm and brass Mustang saddles that stabilize the strings while enhancing your tone.
With its original-era sound and style, the 2017 Limited Edition American Professional Pine Jazzmaster is an inspiring tribute to Fender’s beginnings.
COOKED, RECLAIMED PINE BODY
This unique guitar is hand-crafted from 130-year-old pine reclaimed from the Globe Grain Elevator facility in Superior, Wisconsin, complete with original grain, knotholes and man-made imperfections. A lightweight wood, pine provides ringing sustain and a warm, round tone. "Cooking" is a thermal treatment that removes moisture, sweetens the tone and darkens the natural color of the wood.
FIGURED MAPLE NECK WITH "DEEP C" PROFILE
Crafted from figured maple, this guitar's neck offers a smooth and comfortable playing experience thanks to its "Deep C" profile. Designed for comfort and speed, the new “Deep C” neck profile sports more substantial shoulders. The increased mass and altered geometry creates a more natural feel that’s perfect for chord and single-note playing alike.
LASER-ENGRAVED HEADSTOCK LOGO
As an extra-special appointment, this Jazzmaster comes complete with a laser-engraved headstock logo.
V-MOD SINGLE-COIL JAZZMASTER PICKUPS
V-Mod Jazzmaster pickups are voiced specifically for their positions, overwound for high-output tone with vintage warmth and the crisp, clear sound that made Fender a legend.
BLACK ANODIZED ALUMINUM PICKGUARD
A 1-ply anodized aluminum pickguard gives this guitar a classic and classy look.
LIMITED EDITION NECK PLATE
As a special appointment, this guitar features an engraved 'Limited Edition' neck plate marking it as a special instrument.