One of the foremost names in the guitar world, Fender has been pumping out top-of-the-line electric guitars for decades. Their various makes and models have been wielded on stage around the world by some of the biggest stars to ever shred. One such iconic axe is the Fender Jazzmaster. Want to get your hands on one of these beloved instruments? eBay can make it easy for you to find one of these beauties in a style you love.
The lowdown on the Fender Jazzmaster
There's no doubt that Fender Stratocasters and Telecasters have hogged a bit more spotlight through the years, but those who have played a Jazzmaster or seen one in action know the power of these great guitars.
Fender introduced the Jazzmaster back in 1958 as a guitar that was best suited for playing jazz music. One look at the guitar was all it took to see that it was a bit different from its predecessors. The shape of the instrument's body is offset, with the top of the face slanted a bit further toward the head. This was done in an effort to make playing the guitar a more comfortable experience.
In the decade after its introduction, the Jazzmaster went through a few changes. One change happened in 1962, when the company decided to switch from a maple fingerboard to a rosewood one. Neck binding was added in 1965, and the dotted inlay patter was switched to block shapes a year later.
However, just a few changes were made after that. The company stopped mass producing the guitar in 1980, and, outside of reissues in Japan that decade, it has only been released in special signature editions since.
If you're interested in owning a piece of music history, check out the Fender Jazzmaster guitars available online every day from eBay and get ready to rock!