The American Vintage Series has long presented some of Fenders best selling guitars their early-80s introduction, in fact, was one of the first signs that Fender was back as the CBS era ended. Today, Fender has boldly cleared the slate to make way for a fresh American Vintage series with new features, new specs and the most meticulous level of vintage accuracy yet. Rather than just replacing the previous models with different ones, weve completely and comprehensively re-imagined the entire vintage-reissue conceptrestoring original tooling dies, voicing new pickups, reformulating vintage colors and morebased on actual vintage guitars we tracked down to make sure we had it right. We did the work, and it shows, because theres pure tonal magic in each new American Vintage instrument.
The American Vintage 65 Jazzmaster takes you back to the middle of that musically momentous decade, when the reverb-drenched surf had largely receded and the Jazzmaster began its steady decade-long ascent toward alternative indispensability for subversive new generations of iconoclastic guitarists. It had also acquired some elegant new design features by 1965, such as a bound round-laminated rosewood fingerboard with larger pearl dot inlays, and distinctive white witch hat control knobs. Available in 3-Color Sunburst and limited Aztec Gold finishes.