Fender American Vintage II 1966 Jazzmaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Dakota Red New
When Fender introduced the Jazzmaster they advertised it as a guitar that contained “all the well-known Fender developments,” where “every convenience is provided.” It was intended to tempt jazz guitarists into playing solidbody electric guitars, but, perhaps unsurprisingly, the guitar failed to catch on with the jazz crowd. Instead, it gained early acceptance with early 60s surf guitarists, and, in later decades with, grunge, alternative, new wave, indie-rock, alternative and even country players.
The American Vintage II 1966 Jazzmaster features a comfortable “C” shape maple neck that plays like a dream with a 7.25” radius round-lam rosewood fingerboard and vintage tall frets. Characteristic of production in 1966, this guitar is offered with white neck binding, pearl blocks, single-line “Fender Deluxe” tuners and matching painted headstock. (This example is Dakota Red). The patented “floating” tremolo, adjustable bridge with threaded saddles and Pure Vintage ‘66 Jazzmaster pickups, wired to the signature rhythm and lead circuits, deliver classic tone and authentic Fender feel.
The instruments in the American Vintage II series are direct descendants of the original Fenders: designed for players with a fine appreciation for vintage Fender tone and feel and built with unmatched quality, down to the last screw. These are Fender electrics in their purest form: Fender American Vintage II, the stuff of legends.ican Vintage II, the stuff of legends.
Bound Round-Laminated Rosewood
Nitrocellulose Lacquer Dakota Red
Frets to body
1.650" (42 mm)
Pure Vintage '66 Single-Coil Jazzmaster® Pickups (n,b)