"People first thought it was weird playing distorted music with a Jazzmaster because they only thought of surf and stuff with them. But by now it's becme pretty accepted that they can make a lot of noise also."

J Mascis

The Fender Jazzmaster is an electric guitar designed as an upmarket sibling to the Fender Stratocaster. First introduced at the 1958 NAMM Show, it was initially marketed to jazz guitarists, but found favor among surf rock guitarists in the early 1960s. Its appearance is similar to the Jaguar, though it is tonally different.

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