Despite being designed with jazz and blues in mind, this guitar has become a symbol for innovation across the musical spectrum, with everyone from Robert Smith to John Lennon strumming their tunes on one of these classics. The Fender Jazzmaster is still the favorite choice for anyone playing experimental, indie, or art - rock music, and has a cult following in a number of guitar-led genres. This is certainly down to the fact that the Fender Jazzmaster has a number of features that set it apart from the competition. In addition to the unique shape, which allows for easy and comfortable playing while seated, as was the preference of many blues and jazz artists at the time it was designed, the fact that the guitar is especially prone to feedback is what endeared it to more experimental bands such as Sonic Youth. Two single coil pickups, that are flatter thanks to a technique called pancake winding, gives the guitar a warm, thick tone. Combined with the unique slide switch that changes pickup sounds from the warm rhythm setting to harsher lead guitar tones, and the recipe is complete. The 1965 Fender Jazzmaster is still in high demand, but thanks to the large inventory on eBay, you can find all kinds of models, including the vintage Fender Jazzmasters.
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