Fender Japanese Jazzmaster Reviews 5

My dad's mate runs a shop called Mill Hill Music. I ordered one from him and it came straight from Japan. It was sold to me for 530 but is worth 600. I got it because it mainly looked cool and it's in a 3-tone sunburst paint-job. That and i had a strat copy for 2 years and wanted a change and to use the strat as a backup for gigging.

Pretty much everything is good. The pickups give out a great clean tone and distorted tone. I mostly play RATM and the like but don't really like the nu-metal guitars like Ibanez. To my surprise it's very versatile and great for any genre.

Although the bridge-pickup gives out a great noise, the neck-pickup leaves something to be desired in my opinion. Also the bridge is pretty crappy, because when I strike the bottom E too hard sometimes it will come out of it's saddle and go out of tune. It might just be my guitar but I'm sorting this out soon by getting a mustang bridge or something.

It's Fender so it's pretty solid but a bit heavy as well. It's japanese and is about half as good as an american model. It does looks the nuts as it has a varnish coating and the light shines off superbly.

In my opinion it has a great tone, shape, colour and material. Don't think it's only for jazz because it's called a jazzmaster, use it for whatever you want, I did. This a great piece of kit and 530 quid well spent.

charlie wyatt rated this unit 5 on 2004-10-17.

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