fellow Jaguar and Jazzmaster connoisseurs…

You’ve come to my very own place of worship of Fender‘s Jazzmaster and Jaguar, the wonderful, but often underrated guitars, once designed to be the top-of-the-line models in Fender’s production line.

Here you will find plenty of information on these two guitar-models and their specialities, strengths, and problems. Information that I collected since 1999, when I got me my first Fender Jaguar, and was intrigued by the oddities of that guitar.

Hopefully you’ll find what you came here for. :-)

What's On?

August 25th 2014

Offset setup for purists

I just stumbled over this series of posts regarding the setup of Jazzmaster or Jaguars with the original parts, no replacements involved, over at http://www.tymguitars.com.au …

February 4th 2014

’64 Jazzmaster wipe out

Ok, confession time. I’m absolutely hooked on Fretted Americana‘s Youtube channel, esp if they manage Phil X to try out some of their treasures. In this 10 minute gem he gets the best sounds out of a 1964 CAR Jazzmaster and if you’re like me, you’ll be sure to wait till the end of this video to get totally earblown.

January 6th 2014

Gallery Update

Red Refin, 3 pickups

Roelf sent me some cool new pictures of his 65 custom Jazzmaster (the one with the three pickups), and I added them to the ’65 Jazzmaster gallery. Enjoy!

January 6th 2014

Guestbook reopened

I just reopened the guestbook, I was missing something. :-)
Hopefully the spammers are tired and look for other targets in 2014. *sigh


In just one hour the newly opened guestbook got hammered by 30 spam comments. effin lowlifes. >:-(

January 6th 2014

Happy New Year 2014

long time no writing and – wosh – another year is passé.
One of my new year resolutions is: Redesign. Redesign. Redesign this site. :-)
We’ll see if and how this will go.
During the holidays I found a lovely new (to me) site: Mike & Mikes Guitar Bar.
They have a weak spot for the offset guitars, and wrote several entertaining, yet very informative articles, “Demystifying the Fender Jazzmaster and Jaguar”, be sure to give you a treat and read them all:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

And while you’re at it, be sure to keep an eye on their category Jaguar setup tips and tricks.

Rock on,

November 9th 2013

Guestbook closed for now

Due to an unusual high amount of spam comments I pulled the plug and disabled the guestbook. Sorry for that, but the spam to real comments ratio was getting insane.

November 8th 2013

Troy Van Leeuwen Singature Jazzmaster?

Wow, I just stumbled upon this tweet by Troy van Leeuwen:

And after a bit of educated searchengineering I found this picture.
So it seems Fender is up to another signature Jazzmaster in 2014, Made in Mexico. I wonder if it will feature a Mastery Bridge – Troy is using one on stage with Queens Of The Stoneage.

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