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    Fender Jazzmaster for Jazz.-993ed713-627d-40b9-996d-a99393e38523-jpgFender Jazzmaster for Jazz.-b0154ae5-fa93-4b32-bded-052de2ea74c0-jpg
    Just finished my Jazzmaster made for Jazz. It has a Fralin P90 in the neck position as I nixed the two humbuckers that originally came with the guitar. Also has a new pickguard made for the single pickup, I also nixed the pickup toggle switch. All pots and caps have been upgraded to give a warmer sound along with the brass saddles, new knobs and Tomastik flatwound 15s. Just a simple hardtail that is a lot of fun to play. This is actually the first non hollow body guitar that I have ever owned, kinda strange how it’s just a block of wood that you can bolt anything onto it, including the neck which will be getting a Fender “hockey stick” soon.

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    love it. Designing something similar as well. Can't beat a jaguar/jazzmaster for comfort.

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    Looks classy, cool and tons of other superlatives! Great!

    If You ever have time and possibilities the sound clips would make us even happier!

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    nice looker..always good to see some jm love!

    enjoy!

    might check this older thread

    Does anybody use a Fender Jazzmaster for jazz?

    cheers

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    Love it.

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    Just wanted to quickly add that Masaki at Walkin here in Tokyo where they create the Archtop Tribute line turned me on to his guitar tech that did all the work, including the custom pickguard, hand wiring and set up. They did a very professional job. I originally purchased the guitar to create a Fender 12 and still might at a later date but enjoyed the idea of a jazzer to start, especially since you really don’t see too many Jazzmasters with a single neck pickup. A lot of Jazzmasters are popular with alternative bands but I was a little curious to see how dark I could get this guitar and so far not too bad, it’s also fun to play a little bossa nova with stand up bass and female vocals on occasion, all just for fun.
    Last edited by Scotto; 08-14-2020 at 11:04 PM.

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    walkin of japan !!

    been talked about here plenty!

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by waltf
    love it. Designing something similar as well. Can't beat a jaguar/jazzmaster for comfort.
    Show us some pics when your finished!

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    Lovin' the keyhole brass bridge saddles. Brings back the '70s. One of mine:
    Attached Images Attached Images Fender Jazzmaster for Jazz.-tele-sbc-korina-rosewood-bridge2-lo-jpg 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammertone
    Lovin' the keyhole brass bridge saddles. Brings back the '70s.
    Yeah 70s. Makes me want to play some Tony Mottola... looks even more 70s when I use my Vox vintage coiled guitar cord.

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    The jazzmaster is my absolute favorite guitar. It makes me happy to see people use them to make the music they were designed to. I do my best there, as well.

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    I would have kept a humbucker in the bridge just in case, but that looks great, should be a lot of fun

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    Put a tort pickguard on that and you'll be good to go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotto
    A lot of Jazzmasters are popular with alternative bands but I was a little curious to see how dark I could get this guitar and so far not too bad, it’s also fun to play a little bossa nova with stand up bass and female vocals on occasion, all just for fun.
    Looks very elegant. If you were looking for a dark sound, why didn't you place the neck pickup flush to the neck?

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    ^ pre routed body cavity only takes you so far



    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by neatomic
    ^ pre routed body cavity only takes you so far

    cheers
    But the one in the picture looks like it could be set up with a pickup pretty much flush to the neck. Fender fretboards tongue out of the neck pocket by an half an inch or so. So a pickup installed all the way up in the cavity should come a lot closer to the neck than the one in the OP, no?

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    I would buy this if I saw it out somewhere.I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tal_175
    But the one in the picture looks like it could be set up with a pickup pretty much flush to the neck. Fender fretboards tongue out of the neck pocket by an half an inch or so. So a pickup installed all the way up in the cavity should come a lot closer to the neck than the one in the OP, no?
    no..real fender 21 fret necks stop in the pocket...only the licensed copies use 22 fret with overhang...

    op would be the one to say where in cavity he mounted neck pup

    can't really tell precisely from angles of pics

    cheers

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    The P90 probably makes a world of difference .. Pups can be anything off course, but the common '65 custom shop pups that Fender uses a lot really aren't my taste for a jazz sound. That classic scooped sound where you have lots of bite and good bass response, but no mids.

    Great for many applications, but something I really hate for jazz.


    Great looking axe!

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    Scotto,

    Congratulations, & a lovely axe.

    i rarely covet another player's plank, but you succeeded.

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    Quite nice.

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    ...and there's this, new for 2020 in really limited numbers for not a lot of bucks ($999.99) from Fender Japan:

    Fender Jazzmaster for Jazz.-20200825_135503_resized-jpg

    All Korina body and neck, with two P90's, a Tele control layout and a nice fat neck!
    They also made one like this in all mahogany a year or two ago, nearly impossible to find now, but there are still some of these Korina ones available, but probably not for long.

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    ^ nice! korina is a beautiful wood!

    cheers

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    Yeah, I'd been jonesing for a P90 mahogany guitar for a while, and was looking at LP Juniors when I saw a MIJ Mahogany 'Tele' on reverb that got snatched before I could decide. These Korina ones just came out recently, supposedly only a few hundred of them in a limited release (just like the all-mahogany ones were) and it decided to go for it.

    I'm really quite happy with it. Only had it for a few days, but it's quite comfy for a big slab and sounds nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhythmisking
    ...and there's this, new for 2020 in really limited numbers for not a lot of bucks ($999.99) from Fender Japan:

    Fender Jazzmaster for Jazz.-20200825_135503_resized-jpg

    All Korina body and neck, with two P90's, a Tele control layout and a nice fat neck!
    They also made one like this in all mahogany a year or two ago, nearly impossible to find now, but there are still some of these Korina ones available, but probably not for long.

    What's the weight of these approximately?
    Last edited by blue_lu; 08-26-2020 at 02:44 AM.

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    I found a Squier one recently with a fairly light "okoume" body (looks like mahogany, fairly light), and am thinking deep thoughts about it. Maybe put a nice fat mahogany neck w/rosewood or ebony board on it. Hmmmm...
    Attached Images Attached Images Fender Jazzmaster for Jazz.-squier-paranormal-telemaster-hog_9521-jpg 
    Last edited by Hammertone; 08-27-2020 at 12:52 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammertone
    I found a Squire one recently with a fairly light mahogany body, and am thinking deep thoughts about it. Maybe put a nice fat mahogany neck w/rosewood or ebony board on it. Hmmmm...
    Plus you get free online lessons ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcjazz
    Plus you get free online lessons ...
    Lessons! That might push me over the top! The lure of Fender online lessons is so enticing.

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    This is interesting too....

    style a — Thorell Fine Guitars

    Fender Jazzmaster for Jazz.-thorell-jazzmaster-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammertone
    Lessons! That might push me over the top! .
    Over the edge, more like.