Talk:Fender Jazzmaster

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It's not entirely accurate to say: 'Fender has sporadically reissued the Jazzmaster during the last 20 years.'

Fender Japan reissued the Jazzmaster from 1986 and this model has constantly been in production since then. However, it is accurate to say that the Japanese-made reissues have been 'sporadically availiable' outside Japan. On release they were on sale in the US, UK and Australia (and, I assume, other territories); they then 'disappeared' for a few years, although they were availiable in Australia in the mid 90s and in the UK on and off.

Fender US issued a more accurate Jazzmaster in its vintage series in 1999; at about the same time the Japanese models were re-named 'Crafted in Japan'.

The Japanese models are now widely availiable through eBay and other internet sources. The 'Crafted in Japan' series in cludes a number of variants not availiable in the US reissue series - such as a 'post-CBS' block/bound neck; an Antigua finish; and matching headstocks on metallic colours.

kevin shields[edit]

i've been a kevin shields AND jazzmaster fanatic for years and years, and _never_ have i heard of yamaha coming out with a copy that he endorsed.

can you cite this reference? otherwise i'm going to take it out.

Tremspeed 04:50, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Too many POV favorites are being included[edit]

This article is laced with editors trying to squeeze their favorite 'non-notable' Jmaster player into the text. Perhaps it would be better to clean the article of the fancruft and create a Jazzmaster player list, that is referenced, similar to the Tele players list. Thoughts? Fair Deal 14:26, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

i agree completely, and maintaining reasonable lists of 'notable' players on my watchlisted gear articles has taken up most of my wikipedia time. i would support and do my best to assist in any effort... it's really the plague of gear articles at the moment. Tremspeed 21:42, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

It is my understanding that Joe Pass played a Fender Jaguar, not Jazzmaster while at Synanon. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:43, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

Pictured Guitar[edit]

Has what appears to be an Ebony fretboard, this does not match the fretboard description of 'Rosewood' —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:10, August 27, 2007 (UTC)

nevertheless, rosewood it is. fender never made a jm with ebony board. rubber, yes, ebony, no. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Petchboo (talkcontribs) 05:09, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
Rubber fretboard? Any sources to support this claim? I don't see anything about a rubber fretboard in "The Fender Book". Elp gr (talk) 01:44, 28 November 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject class rating[edit]

This article was automatically assessed because at least one WikiProject had rated the article as start, and the rating on other projects was brought up to start class. BetacommandBot 16:36, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

What is the difference between a jazzmaster and a jaguar?[edit]

Hi I think someone should clarify the differences like tone, features, and stuff like that. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:31, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

Adding links to[edit]

Even though it's against the guidelines for External linking, I would strongly suggest allowing a link to , since it is THE number one place to go to for information about Jazzmasters (and Jaguars, Bass VIs, Electric XIIs etc.). The collective knowledge of its members goes far and beyond what is written in this Wiki page, and if you have a question regarding an obscure detail of any of the Fender "Offsets", offsetguitars is the most likely place you'll get the correct answer from. Wikipedia is supposed to be about providing good solid information, and linking to offsetguitars is just that. (talk) 15:02, 22 October 2008 (UTC)