Guitar Center have reduced the price on this limited-edition Squier Classic Vibe '60s Jazzmaster in a vintage-style Daphne Blue finish by $100. While stocks last this awesome offset solidbody can be had for only $349.99.
Daphne Blue is one of Fender’s earliest custom colors, appearing on their first custom color chart in 1961. A slightly deeper shade than Sonic Blue it has that classic ‘60s look, and when paired with a faux tortoiseshell pickguard it just screams retro cool.
This Squier Classic Vibe '60s Jazzmaster features a vintage-style vibrato (the same unit is installed on Jaguar guitars) for chord and lead line embellishments. Sporting dual single coil Alnico pickups this guitar features the classic Lead and Rhythm circuits, enabling different front/neck pickup settings.
$449.99, Now $349.99
Guitar Center have knocked $100 off the price of this cool Fender Squier Classic Vibe '60s Jazzmaster. Sporting a ‘60s-style Daphne Blue finish – one of Fender’s oldest original custom colors – this retro tone machine is loaded with two 'soapbar' Alnico single coil pickups and the classic Lead/Rhythm circuit controls of the original model. A vintage-style "tremolo" system allows for expressive real time vibrato effects.
Introduced in 1958, the Jazzmaster was Fender's first solidbody electric guitar to receive a rosewood fingerboard (the other guitars in the lineup were changed over from fretted maple necks by the following year.)
Originally intended to complete with Gibson in the jazz market, the Jazzmaster was rarely opted for as an instrument of choice among the cool cats of the jazz set. It would be years before the joys of the Jazzmaster truly found their home, thanks to guitarists such as Robert Smith, Kevin Shields, and J Mascis.
It’s safe to say the Jazzmaster has never been more popular and original examples on the vintage market have rocketed in price in recent years. Fender’s Classic Vibe range makes rare, vintage electric guitar designs such as this easily available without the hefty price tag of an original vintage instrument.
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Rod Brakes is a music writer with an expertise in all things guitar-related. Having spent many years at the coalface as a guitar dealer and tech, Rod's more recent work as a journalist covering artists, industry pros, and gear includes writing hundreds of articles and features for the likes of Guitarist magazine, MusicRadar, and Guitar World, as well as contributions for specialist books and blogs. He is also a lifelong musician.
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