Fender Jazzmaster – U.S.A. – 1958


Electric Solid Body Single cutaway guitar


Originally alder body, maple neck

Rosewood fretboard

Two single-coil pickups


At the NAMM show of 1958, the new luxurious showpiece of Fender was launched: the Jazzmaster.
The new model was a regular electric solidbody and was nothing like the instruments used by jazz musicians at the time. The Jazzmaster was the first Fender model to have an asymmetrical body: the curves of the waist were not aligned horizontally, giving the instrument a modern, streamlined look. Furthermore, the instrument had a floating tremolo-arm. The Jazzmaster was equipped with ‘soap bar’ pickups that were flat and wide.

Last updated on 12 May 2020
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