Fender American Vintage II, '66 Jazzmaster - Dakota Red
The Jazzmaster was originally advertised as a guitar that contained "all the well-known Fender developments," where "every convenience is provided." Intended to provide a luxury playing experience and tempt jazz guitarists into playing solidbody electric guitars, this futuristic and comfort-contoured offset is about as far from a boxy archtop as can be imagined. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the guitar failed to catch on with the jazz crowd, but instead gained early acceptance with '60s surf, and later, indie-rock, alternative, and even country players.
The American Vintage II 1966 Jazzmaster features a comfortable "C" shape maple neck that plays like a dream with a 7.25" radius round-lam rosewood fingerboard and vintage tall frets. Characteristic of production in 1966, this guitar is offered with white neck binding, pearl blocks, single-line "Fender Deluxe" tuners. The patented "floating" tremolo, adjustable bridge with threaded saddles and Pure Vintage '66 Jazzmaster pickups, wired to the signature rhythm and lead circuits, deliver classic tone and authentic Fender feel.
Comes with a Vintage-Style Case.
NECK MATERIAL: Maple
NECK FINISH: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
NECK SHAPE: 1966 "C"
NECK CONSTRUCTION: 4-Bolt
FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Bound Round-Laminated Rosewood
POSITION INLAYS: Pearloid Block
SIDE DOTS: Black
NUMBER OF FRETS: 21
TRUSS ROD: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
TRUSS ROD NUT: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
STRING NUT: Bone
NUT WIDTH: 1.650" (42 mm)
NUT MATERIAL: Bone
BODY FINISH: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
BODY SHAPE: Jazzmaster
BODY MATERIAL: Alder
BRIDGE: Pure Vintage Jazzmaster with Threaded Steel Barrel Saddles
BRIDGE COVER/TAILPIECE: Pure Vintage Floating Tremolo with Tremolo Lock Button and Push-In Tremolo Arm
BRIDGE MOUNTING: Floating
PICKGUARD: 3-Ply Parchment
PICKUP COVERS: Aged White
CONTROL KNOBS: White "Witch Hat"
SWITCH TIP: Aged White
HARDWARE FINISH: Nickel/Chrome
TUNING MACHINES: Pure Vintage Single Line "Fender Deluxe"
STRING TREES: Butterfly
STRINGS: Fender USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406
TREMOLO ARM: Pop-In Vintage-Style Jazzmaster
NECK PLATE: 4-Bolt with "F" Logo, Serialized
STRAP BUTTONS: Vintage-Style
BRIDGE PICKUP: Pure Vintage '66 Single-Coil Jazzmaster
NECK PICKUP: Pure Vintage '66 Single-Coil Jazzmaster
PICKUP CONFIGURATION: SS
CONTROLS: Lead Circuit Controls (Slide Switch Down): Master Volume, Master Tone; Rhythm Circuit Controls (Slide Switch Up): Two Thumbwheel Controls for Neck Pickup Volume and Tone
SWITCHING: 3-Position Toggle (Lead Circuit)
AUXILIARY SWITCHING: 2-Position On/Off Slide Switch for Switching Between "Lead" and "Rhythm" Circuits
DIMENSIONS: 6.40x17.30x43.80 IN
SHIPPING WEIGHT: 22.05 LB
FRET SIZE: Vintage Tall
SCALE LENGTH: 25.5" (64.77 cm)