The Spark-o-Matic in particular suggests that if things had been different in the 50s, the successor to the Strat could also have looked like this. The wooden construction is comparatively elaborate. Two ash plywoods were glued to a mahogany block. The neck is traditionally maple with rosewood, bolted, and thus again typical of Fender.
Three Seymour Duncan mini-humbuckers, which, again typical of Fender, are controlled via a 5-way switch, provide power and assertiveness. Supported by the warm basic character of the body, the result is a sound that can be located somewhere between blues and rock. The surf-attitude of the Jazzmaster's body shape is therefore certainly not applicable.
The Californians once again succeed in drawing attention to themselves with sometimes daring designs. The instruments are highly individual, without denying the tradition of the brand, unusual, but not quite. Interesting variation!
- Body: 3-piece Ash, Mahogany, Ash
- Neck: Maple
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Frets: 22, medium jumbo
- Scale: 648 mm
- Neck width: 42.8 mm
- Pickups: Seymour Duncan SM-1N (neck, middle), SM-3B (bridge)
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone, 5-way switch
- Bridge: American Vintage Jazzmaster with Classic Tremolo
- Tuners: Fender ClassicGear
- Hardware: Nickel/ Chrome
- Colour: 3-Color Sunburst
- Factory String: 009-042
- Includes Deluxe Hardshell Case
- Made in USA
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