Fender American Vintage 65 Jazzmaster, 3-Color Sunburst, Round-Lam Rosewood
For the guitarist who craves pure vintage Fender style, the American Vintage series presents original-era model year guitars built with meticulous attention to accurate detail that bring Fender history and heritage to authentic and exciting new life.
- Mid-'60s 'C'-shaped neck profile
- Bound round-laminated rosewood fingerboard with larger pearl dot inlays
- Specially voiced pickups
- Dual-circuit wiring and controls
- White 'witch hat' control knobs
- Vintage-style floating tremolo bridge with lock button
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Built using original tooling and based on actual 1965 models that Fender tracked down, the U.S.-made American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster takes you back to the middle of that musically momentous decade, when the reverb-drenched surf had largely receded and the Jazzmaster acquired elegant new design features and began its long, steady ascent toward must-have status for subversive new generations of alternative guitarists in the decades to come.
Flash-Coat Lacquer Finish
The term flash-coat lacquer refers specifically to the quickly applied thin and final 'flash' of topcoat lacquer applied to most American Vintage instruments. The composition and method of application for this finish layer lets an instrument 'breathe' with a more natural resonance, and imparts a more authentically vintage appearance.
Newly Voiced American Vintage Pickups
American Vintage instruments feature specially voiced pickups meticulously researched and crafted to reproduce the authentic design, voice and performance of specific instruments from individual model years in the 1950, '60s and '70s. Their superior sound and style is one of the defining hallmarks of the American Vintage series.
A string nut fashioned from bone contributes to superior tone and performance, not to mention being an authentic original-era Fender design element. Many players consider bone string nuts more 'organic' sounding, with tonal quality unmatched by string nuts made using synthetic materials.
'Round-Lam' Rosewood Fingerboard
Fender introduced 'round-lam' (short for round-laminated) rosewood fingerboards in the early 1960s as a new method of attaching smooth-playing and attractive rosewood fingerboards—in a thin, rounded veneer-like form—to sturdy maple necks. In look, sound and feel, it's a classic Fender design element still widely used today on many contemporary and vintage-style instruments.
The elegantly sophisticated look of a bound fingerboard dates to the great Fender instruments from the mid-'60s to the mid-'70s, and is reproduced here in carefully crafted detail.
Period-Correct Cases And Ephemera
American Vintage instruments are complemented by cases that are every bit as vintage-authentic as the guitars and basses they so stylishly contain, accompanied by a fascinating wealth of in-case reproduction extras and accessories, such as straps, cables, polishing cloths, wiring kits, bridge covers, owner's manuals and more.
Fender American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster® Specifications
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
Body Shape: Jazzmaster®
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
Neck Shape: Mid '60s 'C'
Scale Length: 25.5 inch (648 mm)
Fingerboard Material: Bound Round-Laminated Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25 inch (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Vintage-Style
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650 inch (42 mm)
Position Inlays: Pearloid Dot
Truss Rod: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
Bridge Pickup: American Vintage '65 Single-Coil Jazzmaster
Neck Pickup: American Vintage '65 Single-Coil Jazzmaster
Controls: Lead Circuit: Volume, Tone. Rhythm Circuit: Volume, Tone
Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup, 2-Position Slide: Up: Rhythm Tone Circuit, Down: Lead Tone Circuit
Bridge: American Vintage Floating Tremolo with Tremolo Lock Button
Hardware Finish: Chrome/Nickel-Plated Steel
Tuning Machines: Single Line 'Fender Deluxe' Vintage Style
Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoiseshell
Control Knobs: White 'Witch Hat'
Switch Tip: Aged White
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Vintage-Style
Strings: Fender® USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Other Features: Bound round-laminated rosewood fingerboard with larger pearl dot inlays, White 'witch hat' control knobs, All-new pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound, with classic dual-circuit wiring and controls, Vintage-style floating tremolo with lock button
Case/Gig Bag: Updated Deluxe Vintage Black
Included Accessories: Vintage '65 Jazz Strap, Cable, and Cloth, Flatwound String Set, '60s Jazz Information Kit, Bridge Cover, Vintage and Modern Owner's Manuals, Saddle Height Wrench
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