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A Wonderful What-If

From the hallowed halls of the Fender Custom Shop, there emerges yet another fearsome creation from the 2019 Collection: the Vintage Custom 1958 Jazzmaster. As its name implies, this jammin' Jazzmaster is the answer to a historical hypothetical: what would it look like if someone had ordered a super-sweet custom Jazzmaster with a maple fingerboard in 1958? Since all fifties Jazzmasters had rosewood boards, this NOS recreation is a fun example of what could have been!

Sonically, the maple fingerboard does interesting things to the Jazzmaster. Because of the geometry of the bridge, Jazzmasters have a supremely articulate attack. A maple fingerboard is a bit snappier and more percussive than its rosewood counterpart. So, this guitar has bit more bite on the front end of the note. Though funk and soul-inclined players will especially dig this feature, players of all genres will enjoy this newfound flavor of Fender tone.

After the inital attack, the handwound flatpole Jazzmaster single-coils capture plenty of blooming overtones. The bridge pickup is chime-y with plenty of midrange snarl, and its lush high-end is something to behold. It's well-suited for everything from jangly indie rock, Niles Rodgers-esque funk, tight rock rhythms, and even twangy country. By contrast, the neck pickup exhibits a warm, clear, woody voice perfect for everything from mellow jazz to thick, fuzzy riffage.

Such a superb sound demands excellent feel as well, and the 1958 Custom Jazzmaster does not disappoint in that regard. It features a '57 Soft "V" neck profile with a 7.25"-9.5" compound radius and medium vintage frets. This combination allows for effortless chording low on the neck, easy bending up high, and superb vintage handfeel.

We are proud to present this wonderful "what if?" from the Fender Custom Shop. We're sure its fantastic feel, singular tone, and stunning looks will inspire you to reach new heights on your fretboard journey.


Brand Fender Custom Shop
Model2019 Collection Vintage Custom 1958 Jazzmaster
Finish ColorDesert Sand
Finish TypeFlash Coat Lacquer
Weight8.60 lbs.
Body WoodAlder
Neck WoodRiftsawn Maple
Neck Shape'57 Soft "V"
Neck Dimensions.860 1st-1.000 12th
FingerboardRiftsawn Maple
Fingerboard RadiusCompound 7.25"-9.5"
InlaysBlack Dots
Scale Length25.5"
Width at Nut1.650"
Nut MaterialBone
Frets21 Medium Vintage
Pickups2 Custom Shop Hand-Wound Jazzmaster Single-Coils with Flatpole Magnets
Controls"Lead" Circuit: Volume, Tone, "Rhythm" Circuit: Volume, Tone, Circuit Selector Switch, Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle
TunersVintage Nickel
Pickguard1-Ply Anodized Black Aluminum
CaseBrown Hardshell Case

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