I m going to get to the point by saying that a fender jazzmaster (at least american reissues) is not a dependable guitar without modifications....I have three of these guitars and through trial and I have made them into decent guitars.
If you plan on buying one know the following.. think about this before shelling out 1400+ dollars
Your going to have to replace the bridge....this is the big problem with this guitar.....to something that is not bulky, is light, and allow the strings to still move while you use the tremolo bar. a fender tunomatic bridge works great. And if you can replace the where the strings rest with rollers even better.
Understand you might need to take it in for a set up the minute it comes and by set up I mean electronics and and tremelo system might come whack.
all of the above cost money.
I only would give this instrument straight tens after modifications.
|Fernando Chamorro's Ratings|
|Sound:||10 out of 10|
|Features:||10 out of 10|
|Action/Finish/Feel:||10 out of 10|
|Reliability/Durability:||3 out of 10|
|Overall Rating:||6 out of 10|
Submitted: 2008-04-12 Number of views: 4347