Back on April 1 2008 jag-stang.com put up an April Fools joke about Fender introducing a Jag-Stang Bass. Email still comes in to this day with people finding that post and not realizing it was a joke.
But one person took it upon themselves to actually build a “Jag-Stang Bass”. Below are some photos of Austin Coslar’s fantastic jag-stang bass creation.
For even more photos, including build-in-progress updates, see the following thread over on OffsetGuitars:
OSG Jag-Stang Bass Build
Thanks for sharing the photos with us Austin and nicely done!
Another Fender article and video featuring Troy Van Leeuwen and the building of a double-neck jazzmaster for him.
Full Fender Article here – [
There’s a great blog article over on Antiquiet summarizing the events of Nirvana’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and also a secret aftershow!
Article at Antiquet [
Also another great page of photos from the secret show including shots of John McCauley playing the jag-stang! (photos credited to Keith Marlowe)
Secret Show Photos [
Hey look! It’s another “on his jazzmaster” video from Fender. This time it’s Jim Root on his Signature Jazzmaster.
Queens of the Stone Age’s Troy Van Leeuwen talk about his new signature Jazzmaster in the Fender video below.
Fender has published a web article detailing the history of the Fender Jag-Stang. (by Jeff Owens)
Check it out here:
GUITARCHIVE: THE JAG-STANG (fender.com)
Fender Frontline 1994 – Page 2
Update! – Model retired as of 2015)
Fender Custom Shop has added the 1964 Closet Classic Jazzmaster to the Time Machine Series. Some of the features of this model include:
Closet Classic Sonic Blue finish with a matching headstock
7.25″-radius hand-selected rosewood fingerboard with 21 vintage-style frets
white amp knobs
“L Series” neck plate
Fender Custom Shop 1964 Closet Classic Jazzmaster
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.
American Special Fender Mustang
American Special Fender Jazzmaster