Fender American Vintage II 1966 Jazzmaster Rosewood Fingerboard Lake Placid Blue With Case
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.
- Alder Body
- 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
SERIES: American Vintage II
COLOR: Lake Placid Blue
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US
NECK MATERIAL: Maple
NECK FINISH: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
NECK SHAPE: 1966 "C"
NECK CONSTRUCTION: 4-Bolt
FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Bound Round-Laminated Rosewood
POSITION INLAYS: Pearloid Block
SIDE DOTS: Black
NUMBER OF FRETS: 21
TRUSS ROD: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
TRUSS ROD NUT: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
STRING NUT: Bone
NUT WIDTH: 1.650" (42 mm)
NUT MATERIAL: Bone
FRET SIZE: Vintage Tall
SCALE LENGTH: 25.5" (64.77 cm)
BRIDGE: Pure Vintage Jazzmaster® with Threaded Steel Barrel Saddles
BRIDGE COVER/TAILPIECE: Pure Vintage Floating Tremolo with Tremolo Lock Button and Push-In Tremolo Arm
BRIDGE MOUNTING: Floating
PICKGUARD: 3-Ply Parchment
PICKUP COVERS: Aged White
CONTROL KNOBS: White "Witch Hat"
SWITCH TIP: Aged White
HARDWARE FINISH: Nickel/Chrome
TUNING MACHINES: Pure Vintage Single Line "Fender Deluxe"
STRING TREES: Butterfly
STRINGS: Fender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406
TREMOLO ARM: Pop-In Vintage-Style Jazzmaster®
NECK PLATE: 4-Bolt with "F" Logo, Serialized
STRAP BUTTONS: Vintage-Style
BODY FINISH: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
BODY SHAPE: Jazzmaster®
BODY MATERIAL: Alder
BRIDGE PICKUP: Pure Vintage '66 Single-Coil Jazzmaster®
NECK PICKUP: Pure Vintage '66 Single-Coil Jazzmaster®
PICKUP CONFIGURATION: SS
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)
AUXILIARY SWITCHING: 2-Position On/Off Slide Switch for Switching Between "Lead" and "Rhythm" Circuits