Fender American Vintage II 1966 Jazzmaster – Lake Placid Blue
Weight: 3,63 kilo
The Fender® American Vintage II series presents a remarkably accurate take on the revolutionary designs that altered the course of musical history. Built with period-accurate bodies, necks and hardware, premium finishes and meticulously voiced, year-specific pickups, each instrument captures the essence of authentic Fender craftsmanship and tone.
The Jazzmaster® was originally advertised as a guitar that contained “all the well-known Fender developments,” where “every convenience is provided.” Intended to provide a luxury playing experience and tempt jazz guitarists into playing solidbody electric guitars, this futuristic and comfort-contoured offset is about as far from a boxy archtop as can be imagined. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the guitar failed to catch on with the jazz crowd, but instead gained early acceptance with ‘60s surf, and later, 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 (on custom colors only). 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.
-Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
-Pure Vintage ’66 Single-Coil Jazzmaster® Pickups
-“C”-Shaped Neck Profile
-Bound Round-Laminated Rosewood Fingerboard with Pearloid Blocks and Paint Matched Headstock
-Pure Vintage Single-Line “Fender Deluxe” Tuners
VINTAGE-ACCURATE GLOSS NITROCELLULOSE LACQUER FINISH
Nitrocellulose lacquer, as used on ‘50s and ‘60’s Fender instruments, is a premium finish that reveals the instrument’s true tonal character.
Alder has a well-balanced tone with beefy mids and a robust low-end.
7.25” RADIUS BOUND ROUND-LAM ROSEWOOD FINGERBOARD WITH BLOCKS
The 7.25”-radius fingerboard provides the comfortable playing feel of a vintage instrument, while vintage-tall frets make it easier to bend notes.
VINTAGE-ACCURATE 1966 “C”-SHAPE NECK
In vintage years, the shape and thickness of Fender guitar necks varied tremendously. The American Vintage II Series offers a variety of authentic neck profiles from Fender’s past.
PURE VINTAGE ’66 JAZZMASTER® PICKUPS
Specially voiced to reproduce the authentic sound and performance of individual model years, Pure Vintage pickups are constructed just like pickups from Fender’s golden years. Materials include cloth-covered wire, fiber bobbins and alnico magnets.
From the bridge to the string tree and tuning machines, every piece of American Vintage II hardware is manufactured to look, sound and function just like it did on the originals. Much of the American Vintage II hardware is still manufactured on the original ‘50s and ‘60s era Fender factory machines.
Body Finish:Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Binding:1-Ply White
Neck Finish:Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Shape:1966 “C”
Scale Length:25.5″ (64.77 cm)
Fingerboard Material:Bound Round-Laminated Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius:7.25″ (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets:21
Fret Size:Vintage Tall
Nut Width:1.650″ (42 mm)
Position Inlays:Pearloid Block
Truss Rod:Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
Truss Rod Nut:Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
Bridge Pickup:Pure Vintage ’66 Single-Coil Jazzmaster®
Neck Pickup:Pure Vintage ’66 Single-Coil Jazzmaster®
Controls:Lead Circuit Controls (Slide Switch Down): Master Volume, Master Tone; Rhythm Circuit Controls (Slide Switch Up): Two Thumbwheel Controls for Neck Pickup Volume and Tone
Switching:3-Position Toggle (Lead Circuit)
Auxillary Switching:2-Position On/Off Slide Switch for Switching Between “Lead” and “Rhythm” Circuits
Bridge:Pure Vintage Jazzmaster® with Threaded Steel Barrel Saddles
Tuning Machines:Pure Vintage Single Line “Fender Deluxe”
Control Knobs:White “Witch Hat”
Switch Tip:Aged White
Neck Plate:4-Bolt with “F” Logo, Serialized
Bridge Cover/Tailpiece:Pure Vintage Floating Tremolo with Tremolo Lock Button and Push-In Tremolo Arm
Strings:Fender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406
Case/Gig Bag:Vintage-Style Black (Orange Interior)