Hey there! 1st post! Greetings to all forum members!
So, I just got a Fender Modern Player Jazzmaster!! YAY!!! Stoked.
I really like that it has a Mahogany body and all my guitars have maple necks, which is "my thing". Also the Black Blocks... I got it more as a backup and a "modding platform" so, I would like to know what would you upgrade on it to go from "China to more American", quality-wise... AH! This will be tuned in C standard...
I think of it as an on-going DYI hobby project to perfect my "guitar tech and axe tweaker skills", so I don't mind to spend some real cash on it, as long as the difference really shows.... Pickup change and sanding the neck are on top of my list. Maybe change the tuners to locking tuners (Yeah, I like those!) ... What else?
Any and all ideas and tips on this are very much welcomed! Thanks in advance!
Series: Modern Player
Body Shape: Jazzmaster®
Body Material: Mahogany
Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
Neck: Maple, "C" Shape
Neck Finish: Gloss Polyester
String Nut: Synthetic Bone, 1.650" (42 mm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood on (538), Maple on (506), 9.5" (241 mm) Radius
Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo
Position Inlays: Black Blocks on Maple; White Dots on Rosewood
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Bridge: Adjusto-Matic Bridge with Vintage Style "Floating" Tremolo
Tailpiece and Tremolo Lock Button
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Pickup Configuration: H/H
Pickups: Modern Player Humbucking (Bridge)
Modern Player Humbucking (Neck)
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge
and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Other Features: 3-Ply Black Pickguard on (538), 4-Ply Aged White Pearloid on (506)