Fender Jazzmaster 1961 Olympic White refin
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Fender Jazzmaster 1961

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Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • Jazzmaster
Finish
  • Blonde
  • Daphne Blue
  • Fiesta Red
  • Olympic White
  • Sonic Blue
  • Sunburst
Year
  • 1961
Made In
  • United States
Categories
Body Material
  • Alder
  • Ash
Body Shape
  • Double Cutaway
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Tremolo Tailpiece
Color Family
  • Blue
  • Brown
  • Red
  • White
  • Yellow
Finish Pattern
  • Sunburst
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Fretboard Radius
  • 7.25"
Model Family
  • Fender Jazzmaster
Neck Construction
  • Bolt-On
Neck Material
  • Maple
Number of Frets
  • 21
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Offset Body
  • Yes
Pickup Configuration
  • SS
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Scale Length
  • 25.5"
Series
  • Fender Vintage Pre-CBS Era
Wood Top Style
  • Opaque
  • Plain

Overview

Fender announced the Jazzmaster at the 1958 NAMM show as a high-end jazz guitar with an array of innovative features and sleek sports-car inspired curves. Though the model never really caught on with jazz players, it was quickly embraced by surf rock players due to its unique floating tremolo system and mellower sounding pickups. Later, the Jazzmaster would find new life as an iconic instrument for a range of indie rock players.

Years of Production:
 1958 - 1980

Unique to this Year: Last full year with slab style fingerboard. 

Body Style: Offset solidbody 

Wood Composition: Alder body, Maple neck with slab Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: Bolt-on neck, dot inlays, 2 single-coil soapbox pickups, 3-way pickup selector, 25 1/2-inch scale length, treble and bass roll knobs, floating tremolo system, lead/rhythm circuit switch

Finish Specifications: Sunburst was the standard finish for the Jazzmaster in 1961. Rarer colors are more prized by collectable. 

Notable Players:  J Mascis, Elvis Costello, Lee Ranaldo, Kevin Shields

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