Saturday, 23 April 2011
POST # 592 Did you know that Early example of the Jazzmaster came with an...
Early example of the Jazzmaster came with an anodised aluminium scratch plate.
Jazzmasters were introduced in 1958 and at $329 was $50 more expensive than the Strat.
It was the first guitar from Fender to feature a rosewood fingerboard.
The new 'lock-off' vibrato was to prevent tuning problems if a string breaks.
It also featured a new enlarged headstock design.
The Buzz Stop, a base plate with string-tension bar that bolts down to the Jazzmaster style tremolo can be installed to increase string pressure in the saddle to improve tone.