Fender Jazzmaster 1962

Fender Jazzmaster 1962

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Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • Jazzmaster
Finish
  • Black
  • Black with Matching Headstock
  • Blonde
  • Burgundy Mist with Matching Headstock
  • Dakota Red
  • Dakota Red with Matching Headstock
  • Lake Placid Blue
  • Lake Placid Blue with Matching Headstock
  • Olympic White
  • Olympic White with Matching Headstock
  • Sunburst
Year
  • 1962
Made In
  • United States
Categories
Body Material
  • Alder
  • Ash
Body Shape
  • Double Cutaway
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Tremolo Tailpiece
Color Family
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Brown
  • Pink
  • Red
  • White
  • Yellow
Finish Features
  • Matching Headstock
Finish Pattern
  • Sunburst
Finish Style
  • Gloss
  • Metallic
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Fretboard Radius
  • 7.25"
Model Family
Neck Construction
  • Bolt-On
Neck Material
  • Maple
Number of Frets
  • 21
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Offset Body
  • Offset Body
Pickup Configuration
  • SS
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Scale Length
  • 25.5"
Series
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: Switch made to veneer style Rosewood fingerboard mid-year. Some variation within year.

Body Style: Offset solidbody 

Wood Composition: Alder body, Maple neck with veneer 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 1962. Rarer colors are more prized by collectable. 

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

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