Fender is expanding it’s line of American Special guitars (introduced in 2010) with the addition of Mustang and the Jazzmaster models. Both look to be available in black and 3-color sunburst and be offered at the $899.99 price point. (1249.99 msrp)
The jazzmaster comes in fairly typical setup with 2 jazzmaster special humbuckers. The mustang is being offered with a HH setup using dual “atomic” humbuckers and the lower pickup switch. Images and links to the Fender pages follow below.
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Finally we’re in a day and age where us westerners have a decent amount of choice when it comes to picking a Fender Jaguar or Jazzmaster. (10 years ago not so much) So maybe we don’t need more choice here – but Japan is getting more!
Fender Japan seems to now be offering interesting hollow body versions of the Jaguar and Jazzmaster models.
Below are some images from the Fender Japan site and translated link.
Fender has recently introduced the new Blacktop Series which includes Jazzmaster and Jaguar models. They are being pushed as guitars that “deliver on modern player demands for a thick and heavy sound” by adding high-gain humbucking pickups.
These guitars are being made in Mexico and come in at an attractive $450 (us dollars). Now if you don’t want to shell out $800 for a Classic Player model one of these Blacktop Series guitars may work for you.
Fender Blacktop Jazzmaster
HS pickup config
Duncan designed humbucker in bridge
Duncan designed single coil jazzmaster pickup in neck