by adamrobertt » Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:44 am, Post Re: Jazzmaster - 60th Anniversary VS American Original 60s? FEATURES With the American Original ’60s Jazzmaster, Fender went all out replicating the finer details of a Sixties Jazzmaster. All rights reserved. by Mechanical Birds » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:47 pm, Post An elegant model with flexible electronics and a rich voice, the Jazzmaster's introduction in 1958 marked the first time a rosewood fingerboard was used on a Fender instrument. Please refresh the page and try again. ● THE BOTTOM LINE The Fender American Original ’60s Jazzmaster is proof once again that Fender doesn’t make guitars like they used to — they make them better than ever. by daysleeperjeff » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:26 am, Post This continued rise in this offset’s fortunes is clearly evidenced by its elevation into the 2017 Fender American Professional range - previously the American Standard range. If you’re really set on getting a Fender American Standard instrument, you should pull the trigger soon – but make sure you take a good look at what the new American Professional Series has to offer. Price-wise the new Originals sit between the slightly lower-priced American Professionals and the only slightly higher priced remaining American Vintages starting at £1,549 for the 50s Tele, rising to £1,649 for the bound 60s Tele - the basses are slightly more dear, starting at £1,699. With a Series Mode Rhythm Circuit, two V-Mod II single-coil Jazzmaster pickups and a Panorama™ Jazzmaster tremolo, the new 3-Color Sunburst Jazzmaster delivers the crisp, versatile sound fans have come to know and love – with a few upgrades, of course. I'm sure they're great guitars, people are just butthurt that they aren't exactly vintage spec. How great of a deal is that? Equipped with a pair of period-correct single-coil pickups, the Fender A direct descendent of the guitar that powered underground music from the late-'60s to today, the American Professional Jazzmaster is ready to lend its unique sound to your playing. Though the Ultra’s switching and tone circuit deviate significantly from the original Jazzmaster system, they adhere to the notion that more is more when it comes to tone shaping. The tuners felt solid. Future Publishing Limited Quay House, The Ambury, The main difference, in fact, is that this new colour – Olive Green – is even more seductive in the flesh than Mystic Seafoam. I understand the specs are very close but how do they compare quality wise? by Francer » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:34 pm, Post England and Wales company registration number 2008885. © Performer vs Professional Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Kayle McGuire, Dec 9, 2018. The vintage tall frets feel nothing like a modern large fret. Jazzmaster: American Original vs. American Vintage â65, Re: Jazzmaster: American Original vs. American Vintage â65. Please deactivate your ad blocker in order to see our subscription offer, The rise, fall and rediscovery of the Fender Jaguar, How to set up a Les Paul: 7 essential tips, Signed John Petrucci and Thurston Moore guitars headline massive COVID-19 charity auction, Trace Billie Joe Armstrong's roots and revisit an Eddie Van Halen rarity with this week's essential guitar tracks, Slash named his new signature Les Paul after the person who stole his old guitars, Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys Octavia pedal sells for $70,400 at auction. Unfortunately, they have indeed been discontinued. Post American Pro Jazzmaster bridge drop in replacement on American Original 60s. Find great deals on eBay for jazzmaster usa and jazzmaster american. If a historically accurate American Vintage Strat rated a 9.5 on this imaginary spectrum, the new American Professional Strat would get about a 7.5. While The Fender Strat and Tele will always be timeless classics, the Jazzmaster arguably is one of the coolest solidbody guitars Fender ever produced. by daysleeperjeff » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:23 pm, Post by daysleeperjeff » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:25 am, Post Close. The tremolo makes deep dives a breeze and never goes out of tune. Iâm thinking of going for the OT American original so Iâm curious. The new Fender American Pro series replaces the old American Standards and brings the guitars more in line with the recently released Fender American Elites.The Fender Strat, Tele, Jaguar, Jazzmaster and the basses are legendary models and have been played by an enormous range of players over the last sixty-odd years. The reason is partly due to the fact that its original intended audience — jazz guitarists — mostly ignored the instrument and instead it became the favored ax of various riffraff over the ensuing decades: surf and garage band guitarists during the Sixties, punk and new wave players during the Seventies, alternative rockers during the Eighties and grunge musicians during the Nineties. Except for the frets and neck radius, most people would have a pretty hard time telling them apart. by Francer » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:41 pm, Post by daysleeperjeff » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:33 pm, Post You will receive a verification email shortly. It's really down to what kind of frets you like. It’s tough to improve upon perfection, but the new American Professional II Jazzmaster seals the deal. Visit our corporate site. by Mechanical Birds » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:48 pm, Post Free shipping. $1,699.00 on eBay from a 100% seller. b parts list ref# description part number 1 body am pro jazzmaster 3ts 7709988500 1 body am pro jazzmaster owt 7710522505 1 body am pro jazzmaster mys 7710522585 1 body am pro jazzmaster sng 7710522548 The 3-way toggle felt good. Re: Jazzmaster: American Original vs. American Vintage ‘65 Post by daysleeperjeff » Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:42 am Well, I Bought an AO Ocean Turquoise today! The American Original ‘60s Jazzmaster faithfully recreates the voice and style of this classic guitar, supplementing them with smooth, modern playability. Discussion of newer designs, copies and reissue offset-waist instruments. Does it feel & sound great? One thing I don't like about either of the American series JMs is they don't have the rhythm circuit (it cost $2000 for the model that does). Guitar World is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. 99% Upvoted. With the aptly named new “American Original” series, Fender has resurrected the Jazzmaster in all of its original glory with just a few tweaks to appease modern players. The specs are really going to be the difference. Dec 9, 2018 #1. by DesmondWafers » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:11 am, Post 2. Reverb is a marketplace bringing together a wide-spanning community to buy, sell, and discuss all things music gear. Appearing to be a more affordable and streamlined alternative to the AVRI line, speculation ran wild as to what the series might offer. With those big single-coil pickups (which look similar to P90s but are entirely different), the Jazzmaster produces bigger, warmer tones that still generate plenty of desirable single-coil twang and sparkle. The slightly flatter neck radius is much more comfortable to play than the original’s round 7.5-inch radius, and the vintage tall frets are a little meatier and offer more accurate intonation. Now, though, comes the American Original Jazzmaster… and this time Fender’s sticking closely to the script. ● The Pure Vintage ’65 Single-Coil Jazzmaster pickups and unique lead/rhythm circuit deliver all of the beloved classic Jazzmaster tones from the early Sixties onward. Archived. The pure vintage 64s are brilliant pickups, but I wouldn’t call them fat sounding at all. Thank you for signing up to Guitar World. Concerning tuning stability, how does the trem on a Jazzmaster compare with a Strat (I have an American series Strat made in 2001 that stays in tune great, which I why I used that example). Learn more about Fender electric basses. The electronics are equally period correct and impressive, including a pair or Pure Vintage ’65 Single-Coil Jazzmaster pickups and the Jazzmaster’s distinctive lead/rhythm circuit incorporating traditional master volume and tone knobs for the lead circuit and thumbwheel volume and tone controls for the neck pickup only, which is the only active pickup when the sliding switch is set to the rhythm setting. Rather than activating a filtered rhythm circuit, the upper bout slider switches the pickups in and out of phase. The av65s have huge fuckin necks get outta here, I saw the thread title and skimmed the posts in here so I guess vaguely responding to you haha, Itâs all subjective but itâs the fattest jazzy neck Iâve ever played and probably my favorite. I can't imagine that the quality is much different. Post by daysleeperjeff » Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:49 am I have not played the 60th anniversary but I can tell you that my American Original is the best Jazzmaster I have played and I have been playing Jazzmasters since 1995. I tried out the exact Fender American Professional Jazzmaster you see above in the "Mystic Seafoam" finish. by daysleeperjeff » Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:45 am, Post New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. "classic player" jazzmaster or jaguar M1-KIT: M1 Mastery Bridge and set of MT Mastery Thimbles Includes our M1 Mastery Bridge with standard US mounting posts and a set of two vintage spec 303 Stainless Steel thimbles.The “AOM” or “Adjusto-Matic” bridge used on these guitars has threaded body thimbles which must be replaced with standard ones in order for our bridge to work. The guitar ships in a brown vintage-style G&G case. Talk about the Fender Jazzmaster, Jaguar, and any other offset waist guitars with us! by Mechanical Birds » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:11 pm, Post This classic revival certainly will inspire a new generation of players like the Sixties original did. by daysleeperjeff » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:42 pm, Post I think it would depend on the individual guitars in question, are you able to play both?, Also your own preferences, the AVRI will almost certainly have a slimmer neck, and if this is really important to you then stick with the AVRI, otherwise if you love a bigger neck with binding go for the AO. There was a problem. I work for a pretty large independent Fender dealer. On the other hand, I actually think the Vintera bridge pickup is fatter than the American original 60s. BA1 1UA. Fender literally wrote the book on electric basses, laying the foundation for musical innovation and evolution. Havenât seen any threads specifically comparing these two. PERFORMANCE The American Original ’60s Jazzmaster delivers all of the classic Jazzmaster tones we all know and love, from the Ventures to Tom Verlaine and Johnny Cash to Elvis Costello. Fender American Professional Jaguar. The neck profile, bridge, whammy bar, pots and fretboard are all the same as the other guitar’s, but what’s unique to the American Pro Jaguar is its … Earlier this year, message boards and forums lit up with rumors of Fender’s 2017 American Pro series guitars, especially the Jazzmaster and Jaguar models in the range. Forget spending a fortune on a battered vintage model — the American Original ‘60s Jazzmaster delivers the classic tone and look of the real deal with modern playability at a down-to-earth price. save hide report. 25 comments. Hardware includes the awesome and under-rated vintage-style floating tremolo with tremolo lock button, vintage-style Fender Deluxe tuners and a four-ply tortoiseshell pickguard. The Fender American Professional Series Jazzmaster brings one of the company's favorite black sheep models in the 21st century with a complement of new Fender American Professional Series Jazzmaster for sale on Reverb. Oh my god those guitars are just fuckin killers. Lots of high praise for the AV65âs craftsmanship...how does the new American Original hold up in comparison? by B » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:08 am. 71. Forget spending a fortune on a battered vintage model — the American Original ‘60s Jazzmaster delivers the classic tone and look of the real deal with modern playability at a down-to-earth price. Combined with the steel saddles and alder body and you’ve got a guitar that leans more towards well defined and articulate rather than fat. ● Playability upgrades include a slightly flatter 9.5-inch radius and vintage tall frets that facilitate easier fingering and more accurate intonation. Build Fender American Ultra Jazzmaster fender.com. They're probably made in the same factory by the same people with the same tools and machines. You many find that the changes are more ap… This means that Fender is no longer manufacturing new instruments in the line and as soon as they are out of stock, they’re gone for good. Posted by 6 months ago. Baroness guitarist Gina Gleason plays the Fender American Ultra Jazzmaster (Image credit: Fender) When Fender dropped the American Ultra Series this week , its fresh hot-rodded takes on classic outlines, it offered a number of neat touches - contoured heels, new neck shape, compound radius - but arguably the most significant change was the inclusion of a Jazzmaster in the line-up. With the aptly named new “American Original” series, Fender has resurrected the Jazzmaster in all of its original glory with just a few tweaks to appease modern players. Advertisement As we saw with the American Original Tele and Strat reviewed last month, the idea of the new range is to preserve the ‘vintage reissue’ spirit but with the freedom to add a few modernising tweaks. The Fender American Original ’60s Jazzmaster certainly will inspire a new generation of players like the Sixties original did. Today we’re looking at the reworked Jaguar. There’s a brand new range of Fender electric guitars and basses. I played one of the jags recently and honestly 99% of people would confuse it with an av65. Bath We’d love to stay in touch, sign up for the Guitar World team to contact you with great news, content and offers. $1,699.00 on … American Pro Jazzmaster bridge drop in replacement on American Original 60s. american pro jazzmaster® (011309xxxx) copyright - 2018 - fender musical instruments corporation page 2 of 7 nov 15, 2018 - pr4754 - rev. What I liked about the guitar. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. by B » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:23 am, Post My bilt has 9.5 and vintage fret wire, they look pretty much the same to me. Fender… Shop with confidence. Here are my thoughts on it. This thread is archived. The Fender American Professional Jazzmaster retains many of the classic design elements of the originals, but has several changes and updates too. Well, I Bought an AO Ocean Turquoise today! Me, I couldn’t wait. Good weight? The Jazzmaster comes in new colours: Sonic Gray, with a parchment scratchplate, and Mystic Seafoam, with a mint green scratchplate, but only with a maple fingerboard. The positioning of the strings from the Mustang saddles was correct. The knobs felt right and had nice give to them. Kayle McGuire ... Fender briefly had an American Special Mustang and Jazzmaster back circa 2013-2014, but both of those had tune-o-matic bridges (and the Mustang had humbuckers). The alder body has the same "offset waist" design that the original Jazzmaster launched with back in 1958, with the waist of the guitar being closer to the neck on the bass side, and set back more on the treble side of the body. It has the requisite alder body with a gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish and maple neck with a rounded “C” profile and gloss nitrocellulose finish, rosewood fingerboard with mid-Sixties style 1-ply white binding, flatter 9.5-inch radius, 21 vintage tall frets, 25.5-inch scale length and even a vintage-style slotted truss rod nut that is adjustable at the heel instead of above the nut. Alder body with lacquer finish Two Pure Vintage ‘65 single-coil Jazzmaster pickups share. Much of what we said about the Jazzmaster is equally applicable to the Jaguar. 3. And even then, most people who didn't play a 7.25 their entire lives probably wouldn't notice that change if they didn't already know.