Fender American Vintage II 1966 Jazzmaster - Dakota Red
The Fender American Vintage II series of guitars and basses is a modern recreation of their guitars from the golden years. With period-accurate bodies, finishes, necks, hardware and year-specific pickups, each American Vintage II captures the look, feel and tone of its predecessors.
The American Vintage II 1966 Jazzmaster featuresa comfortable "C" shape maple neck that plays like a dream with a 7.25" radius round-lam rosewood fingerboard and vintage tall frets. Characteristic of production in 1966, this guitar is offered with white neck binding, pearl blocks, single-line "Fender Deluxe" tuners, and matching headstock finish. The patented "floating" tremolo, adjustable bridge with threaded saddles and Pure Vintage '66 Jazzmaster pickups, wired to the signature rhythm and lead circuits, deliver classic tone and authentic Fender feel.
The Jazzmaster was originally advertised as a guitar that contained "all the well-known Fender developments," where "every convenience is provided." Intended to provide a luxury playing experience and tempt jazz guitarists into playing solidbody electric guitars, this futuristic and comfort-contoured offset is about as far from a boxy archtop as can be imagined. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the guitar failed to catch on with the jazz crowd, but instead gained early acceptance with '60s surf, and later, indie-rock, alternative, and even country players.
- Body: Alder
- Finish: Dakota Red Nitro Lacquer
- Neck: 1-Piece Maple
- Neck Shape: 1966 "C"
- Nut: Bone, 1.650
- Fingerboard: Bound, Round-Laminated Rosewood
- Radius: 7.25"
- Pickups: 2x Pure-Vintage '66 Jazzmaster
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone, 3-Way Selector; Rhythm Circuit Controls (slide switch up) two thumbwheel controls for neck pickup volume and tone
- Tuners: In-Line Fender Deluxe Pure Vintage
- Bridge: Pure Vintage Jazzmaster with Threaded Steel Barrel Saddles
- Hardware: Nickle/Chrome
- Case: Hardshell included