In truth, both the Jazzmaster has been garnering its own fans and players for many, many years becoming the almost default axe for anyone remotely ‘indie’: the anti-Fender for the anti-guitar hero. I would really recommend you try to play the JMascis and compare. The only thing they could of done better was to be a little more tidy with the wiring, and used some of those felt washers between the strap buttons and the body. Any direction is appreciated. But as far as the sound goes, it's everything I expected. Them or a TVL is what I’d buy today if I didn’t already have one and was on a budget. So, as many probably read my adventures in getting a Vintera 60's Jazzmaster, well here it is. I should say, I have a Mascis. When I’m asked about my favorite Jazzmaster pickups, I always recommend Lollar, Novak, and Duncan Antiquity Is, the latter of which I feel does an excellent job of approximating the sound and response a 60+ year old black-bobbin pickup. For players who appreciate the mojo of the past matched to contemporary features, we created the Vintera ‘60s Jazzmaster Modified. They're very similar to the earlier 60s AVRI model, but have the 65 reissue pups. Got it for around $1100 from sweetwater. With this in mind, are the Jazzmaster pickups and rhythm circuit worth the cost of the more expensive J Mascis guitar + the cost of a new pickguard? The Jag was cool just not my thing. My big thing is I want a nitro finished offset. it’s good to hear high praise for the avri. The Vintera ‘60s Jazzmaster was designed for players who want the style and sound of Fender’s golden era. Another thing to note is that the HH is cheaper than the J Mascis, as it is a secondhand guitar. The pair of wide single-coil Jazzmaster … And for $500 more than the Squier, it seemed like the Fender Vintera wasn't such a great value. There were a couple of odd issues that came up during setup, mainly a stripped pickup adjustment thread and the expected fretwork needed. Finally! Tbh I’d go the vintera route and put custom pickups like Novak’s or Lollars in there. The Vintera ’60s Jazzmaster modified in Surf Green The Modified model’s neck is finished in satin urethane and in combination with medium-jumbo frets, a Modern ‘C’ neck profile and 9.5-inch/241mm fingerboard radius, it offers a less old-school playing experience than its more vintage-faithful sibling, the Vintera ’60s Jazzmaster (£899). The ‘65 just doesn’t come close to me. Everything on reverb is north $2k, or the seller won’t ship. The American Performer doesn't have a Jazzmaster bridge, but a strat-style bridge. Stratoholic, Jan 6, 2020 #2. Not opposed to anything MIJ, I had a super cool Japanese strat I gigged with for a few years. I’ve watched some videos of the American performer, and they seem alright. I’m looking for a 60’s style Jazz for <$1800. The feel is sleek and fluid, yet retains the solid feel players expect from a Jazzmaster. If you can, play as many as you can. Thanks. This model now features 60’s voiced pickups, vintage C neck profile with 7.25” radius, with the Ice Blue … From what I understand, the AVRI has a poly finish, which I’ve been trying to avoid in favor of the nitro finish on the AV series. Maybe I just need to wait and save some coins? You can mod it to have Les Paul style volume/tone controls and have a humbucker-ish sound if you'd like. So, here is a Jazzmaster that’s unashamedly high-class. The new Vintera series have just arrived in the UK and I was interested to see just what more Fender could possibly do to the Strat and was all the hype justified. They sound close to the AV65’s, sharing the same pickups and all. i haven't tried jazz masters enough but this will definitely stand out. By now, we’re all familiar with Jazzmaster lore: the model was introduced in 1959 as a way to lure jazz guitarists away from Gibson courtesy of Fender’s first-ever rosewood fingerboard and newly designed single coils with wider, flatter coils, but - despite a brief love affair with surf - the design proved unpopular and was discontinued in 1980. Modding my Jazzmaster Vintera MIM: opinions? Jazzmaster Values and Collectibility When it debuted in Fender’s catalog in 1958, the Jazzmaster was the company’s top model, listing for $329 – $50 more than the Stratocaster! I confirm it's a fantastic instrument and recommend it. The AO is newer, but one will pop up. My preference is the ‘65 AV, but they are few and far between, it seems. The American Original 60s Jazzmaster is an AV65 with a 9.5” fretboard radius opposed to the 7.25” on the AV65. I've seen used AV65's for $1100 and $1200 fairly often. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Stratoholic Senior Stratmaster. it's just sort of warm and full. The MIM Laquer series is pretty good. Series Vintera® (2) Orientation Right-Hand (2) Color Woods Fingerboard Material Body Material Neck Shape C Shape Modern C Pickup Type Vintage-Style (2) Price $750-$1000 (1) $1,000-$1,250 (1) Apply Cancel. Vintera 60's Jazzmaster Discussion in 'Other Guitar Discussion' started by Stratoholic, Oct 2, 2019. Play the J Mascis. The Vintera 50s telecaster harkens back to “Fender’s golden era”, and incorporates period-correct appointments that include a fat U shaped neck, vintage style string-thru bridge, and a set of Tim Shaw designed 50s-style single-coils. Kicking myself daily. To me it's not junk by any means, at least when it comes to the tone. 59 years later, the Jazzmaster’s dual control circuit, for example, still leaves many of us baffled. For players who want the style and sound of Fender’s golden era, we created the Vintera® ‘60s Jazzmaster®. I am still planning on getting a Sonic Blue from them when it's off back order and keeping it stock. Even if chocolate chip is on your mind, our cookies make an important contribution to a great shopping experience. It has Fender’s latest Ultra Noiseless pickups, promising all of the tone with none of the electrical buzz; a compound-radius fretboard, flattening out from 10 inches at the nut to 14 at the top of the neck; and a reshaped heel and lower cutaway for better access to the upper frets. Quick look on reverb showed some in your price range. Though Im changing the bridge pickup. these are getting increasingly hard to find the last year or so. Blending classic looks with a modern neck profile and fingerboard radius, hotter pickups and updated electronics—this guitar packs a … It does, however, have standard Jazzmaster pickups and a rhythm circuit. Buy whichever one you like more (with cost factored in). What's different is, neck shape/color, neck pocket angle needs shimmed, hardware, wiring, and shielding are cheaper (I replaced trem and bridge on mine). I’m partial to owning one with a nitro finish, but it isn’t a deal breaker. Unless you have your heart set on a Fender (nothing wrong with that) you could try a G&L US (Fullerton) Doheny. With that said - I own a Mascis myself and love it, though I have swapped the pickups. I still think it’s nutty than one expects to need fretwork on a new $900 guitar. My preference is the ‘65 AV, but they are few and far between, it seems. Don't listen to reviews, just judge by how comfortable they are for you to play. he J Mascis is literally so comfortable to me and has a really nice clean fender sound with not too much poppy slap or brightness. Everything on reverb is north $2k, or the seller won’t ship. Blending classic looks with a modern neck profile and fingerboard radius, hotter pickups and updated electronics—this guitar packs a … 3bolt79 likes this. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I didn't think much of having to fix a couple of things,as that happens on more expensive guitars from time to time as well. Here's another question! Blending classic looks with a modern neck profile and fingerboard radius, hotter pickups and updated electronics—this guitar packs a … And three other Jazzmasters. r/Jazzmaster: A subreddit for the legendary guitar and those who play them. It has a nice bridge and doesn't have all those switches and controls. Only issue is that the stock pickups kinda suck, so you might want to swap them out. I already owned 3 Fenders, including the Johnny Marr Jaguar and and American Pro Telecaster, so I'm familiar with the build quality and playability of higher priced Fenders. The Player Jazzmaster has humbucking pickups, so while it will look like a Jazzmaster it won't really sound like the original. I personally liked how it played and sounded, but I am no pro and don't know a whole lot about guitars. And in extension to that, would standard Jazzmaster pickups fit into the HH if I decided to replace the humbuckers? I haven't played it, but I'm really not keen on the gold pickguard or white knobs. Check everythings good on them, plug into a nice amp at the store and lets your fingers decide. The new Vintera ‘60s Jazzmaster harks back to the time when the Jazzmaster really came into its stride and was adopted by a wide range of players. The pickups were different yet again than the others but would again be more true to a classic Jazzmaster, they don't sound bad at all. I have asked and gotten good feedback from you guys over the last year. Posted in r/fender as well.. I’m looking for a 60’s style Jazz for <$1800. imo they’re the perfect midpoint between mexican and american made options, and with a few upgrades many consider them on par with the AVs. https://shop.fender.com/en-US/electric-guitars/jazzmaster/vintera-60s-jazzmaster-modified/0149763357.html, I bought this from sweetwater and I love it. Or buy it from a place you can easily return it to if you don't like it. lots to think about here... I’ve wanted a jm for at least that long, but had myself convinced vintage gibsons were my “thing”. Vintera Jazzmaster 2 results Filter Filter Filters. Vintera '60s Jazzmaster, Pau Ferro Fingerboard, Ice Blue MetallicFor players who want the style and sound of Fender’s golden era, they created the Vintera ‘60s Jazzmaster. Joined: Mar 30, 2010 Location: somewhere. In the case of this JMJM, we ended up with a brand new guitar, the sound of which belied its youth. You'll have that guitar forever. classic offset-body design that moves some of the mass towards the tail resulting in a very comfortable playing position There are so many tonal options. For players who appreciate the mojo of the past matched to contemporary features, we created the Vintera® ‘60s Jazzmaster® Modified. The Fender Vintera ‘60s Jazzmaster Modified Electric Guitar is an updated take on a classic Fender style. you can get them on reverb for under $1800, easily. p-90's or not this guitar will sound much more different than any other humbucmer guitar out there. With that said - I own a Mascis myself and love it, though I have swapped the pickups. The switching and the wiring has been dumbed down, and the pickups are basically Strat pickups in JM-sized housings. Sort: Select Sort New Arrivals The J. Mascis doesn't have standard jazzmaster pickups - it has P90s that look like Jazzmaster pickups. For players who appreciate the mojo of the past matched to contemporary features, we created the Vintera ‘60s Jazzmaster Modified. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, Press J to jump to the feed. The JM won't have humbucker sound but they're unique and the JMascis has a TOM bridge. i’ve got two MIJ jazzmasters and love them. Equipped with a period-accurate neck profile and re-voiced pickups, this guitar has all of the warm, smooth sound that made the Jazzmaster a legend. Maybe my ear is off? They help us to show you relevant offers, remember your settings to ease navigation on our website and alert us when the website is slow or unstable. The pickups will be darker and probably higher output. I'm shopping around for my first guitar and I've fallen in love with a Fender Jazzmaster 2015 HH in Olympic White at my local music store. Jazzmaster pickups are constructed similarly to a Strat pickup in many ways, but are much wider and flatter, in what's called a "pancake" wind. I confirm it's a fantastic instrument and recommend it. I don't intend to play anything too fancy, mostly surfy-garage-alternative-punk-rock sort of stuff, and I'm looking for a good quality, versatile guitar that will probably last me for life. I’m open to a lot, as long as the options land within the 60‘s jazz vibe. I may need to re-evaluate my priorities, tbh. The “Mid '60s C”-shaped neck has a classic look and feel with its matching painted headstock and 7.25"-radius. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Through its run, which ended in 1980, Fender offered all the same color options and hardware finish upgrades on the Jazzmaster. The J. Mascis has pretty unique pickups. Open to opinion and ideas! Look into the 60s Lacquer JM. Product Type Electric Bass (4) Electric Guitars (19) Model Telecaster® (8) Stratocaster® (6) Jaguar® (2) Jazz Bass® (2) Jazzmaster® (2) Mustang® (1) Mustang® Bass (1) Precision Bass® (1) Orientation Right-Hand (23) Color Woods Fingerboard Material Body Material Neck Shape C Shape Modern C This is a pleasantly stout neck, and its increased mass yields an incredibly natural feel, as well as excellent sustain. The biggest detail to note about the American Pro JMs is that they have taken away a lot of the things that really “make” it a Jazzmaster. I haven’t played any of the more recent offerings except a professional. If you give it a minute, you can for sure find an AV65 or American Original for $1800 or less. There's a gold AV at $1900 and a white '59 thin-skin for $1970 on Reverb, might be able to talk one of em down, Press J to jump to the feed. Im pretty open, I’ll check out the Doheny! Vintera stuff sounds like junk to me. Messages: 3,246. I use the rhythm circuit as a built-in stomp box of sorts. Thanks (and sorry if this post breaks any rules)! I’d be willing to swap components to achieve the same thing, though I’m also heavily swayed by a matching headstock... maybe I should just save some more money haha. I don't love the style of tremolo, so while it's not on this list, I'm open to any ideas. I love the 60’s AV jazzmasters fender put out a while back. Other than that keep looking around for deals locally, you never know what will pop up. All I can comment on is the Vintera. But I love the way it plays. If I decided to go with the J Mascis, I would absolutely be changing to a black pickguard because I love the look of the black-on-white. Read more: G&L Fullerton Deluxe Comanche. Putting JM pickups in a humbucker guitar would probably require routing and a new pickguard, pots, caps, etc. Vintera 50’s Telecaster. Luckily, that’s already been done to about half of the used MIJs i see online. It’s a playable guitar but it looks a lot more like a Jazzmaster than it acts like one. The Vintera '60s Jazzmaster Modified rewards these players with its Modern "C" neck profile and 9.5" radius, a nice balance between the vintage originals and modern speed machines. To me the Vintera felt like a big step up from a Player and the American Professional felt like another smaller step up from that. I should reconsider the AVRI series. I personally like JM pickups but the rhythm switch isn't something I use often. Having bought the 50's Sea Foam Green Strat after playing it for two hours I think I can say that this is one of the best I've played and a really justified update on the Classic series. I’m also cool with switching out pick ups. VINTERA® '60s JAZZMASTER® This guitar is for the player looking for the golden era sound and style that defined the decade. Sonically, these physical differences make Jazzmaster pickups smoother and less mid-rangey than a P-90, while also being fatter, louder, and warmer than a typical Stratocaster pickup. Everyone ive talked to that has played the vintera series says they’re awesome. The Fender Vintera ’60s Jazzmaster is a treat to play, largely because of its vintage-style neck profile. I wanted to add a Jazzmaster to my arsenal, but didn't want to pay top dollar. Vintera 23 results Filter Filter Filters. They also have a J Mascis Jazzmaster there, which I know has rave reviews. I own one and an american original 60s, and they sound pretty much identical. In regards to the poly on the AVRI ‘62, it’s a poly undercoat, all high spec nitro finished Fenders have this man, out with the Thin Skin AV65. I have the Vintera 60's Jazzmaster (the one in my avatar), and it's very exceptional. However, after reading reviews of these guitars it seems like they are a bit hit or miss. Most importantly, it’ll only set you back a fraction of an original. The J Mascis is legit my favorite. Equipped with the coveted features that defined the decade—including period-accurate neck profile and playing feel, along with re-voiced pickups—this guitar has all of the warm, smooth sound that made the Jazzmaster a legend. The J. Mascis doesn't have standard jazzmaster pickups - it has P90s that look like Jazzmaster pickups. I went shopping for a Strat recently and tried a Vintera 60s and an American Professional but I also own a player Tele so I have some experience with the various Fender ranges. Also, like every guitar ever has a humbucker. Plus, they're hum cancelling in position 2, so there's your humbucker sound. I think the ‘62 AVRI is the best JM I’ve played. Submit links to audio clips of artists, soundclips you've made … Clips of artists, soundclips you 've made … Modding my Jazzmaster Vintera MIM: opinions original for 1800! 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