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Fender American Professional II Jazzmaster, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Colour Sunburst

Code: 993661
  • £1,949.00
  • (FREE UK Delivery)

The American Professional II Jazzmaster draws from more than sixty years of innovation, inspiration and evolution to meet the demands of today’s working player.

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The American Professional II Jazzmaster® draws from more than sixty years of innovation, inspiration and evolution to meet the demands of today’s working player.

Our popular Deep "C” neck now sports smooth rolled fingerboard edges, a “Super-Natural” satin finish and a newly sculpted neck heel for a supremely comfortable feel and easy access to the upper register. New V-Mod II Jazzmaster single-coil pickups are more articulate than ever while delivering the sparkle and chime the Jazzmaster is known for. The bridge pickup has a tap function that allows both a powerful, throaty sound or a lower-output vintage sound. At the flip of a switch, the rhythm circuit puts both pickups in series for a thicker tone with increased output, controlled by independent volume and tone roller pots. The new Panorama™ Tremolo system with pop-in tremolo arm dramatically increases the range of vibrato available, allowing for deep, Strat-style dives, in addition to classic Jazzmaster warble.

The American Pro II Jazzmaster delivers instant familiarity and sonic versatility you’ll feel and hear right away, with broad ranging improvements that add up to nothing less than a new standard for professional instruments.


FEATURES:
• Two V-Mod II single-coil Jazzmaster pickups
• Panorama™ Jazzmaster tremolo with pop-in arm and bridge with brass Mustang saddles
• Deep "C”-shaped neck profile
• Bone nut; 22 narrow-tall frets for easier bending
• Series Mode Rhythm Circuit
• Includes Deluxe Molded hardshell case

V-MOD II PICKUPS
V-Mod II Jazzmaster pickups are voiced specifically for each position, slightly overwound for punch and presence, yet retaining vintage warmth and clarity. Activated by a push/push switch, the bridge pickup can be tapped for a sparkly, vintage-accurate tone.

NEW SCULPTED NECK HEEL
The rounded neck heel and beveled neck-plate improve access to the upper register and make leads easy and comfortable.

BRASS MUSTANG SADDLES & PANORAMA™ TREMOLO
Engineered for ultra-stable performance, the American Professional II Jazzmaster bridge/trem features brass Mustang® saddles and a pop-in arm. The new saddles keep the strings where they belong, even when the bridge is pummeled, while the new Panorama™ tremolo dramatically increases the range of vibrato available, allowing for deep, Strat-style dives in addition to classic Jazzmaster warble.

“DEEP C” NECK PROFILE WITH ROLLED FINGERBOARD EDGES
Delivering both comfort and speed, the American Professional II “Deep C” neck profile is slim at the nut and fills out gradually as it approaches the neck joint to create a natural feel that’s perfect for chording and single note playing alike. The hand-rolled fingerboard edges and Super-Natural satin finish provide a supremely comfortable feel.

SERIES MODE RHYTHM CIRCUIT
At the flip of a switch, the rhythm circuit puts both pickups in series for a thicker tone with increased output, controlled by independent volume and tone roller pots.

NARROW-TALL FRETS
Narrow-tall frets deliver a vintage feel with modern playability, especially effective for bending notes and playing chords up the neck with perfect intonation.

Specifications

  • Body: Alder
  • Body Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Body Shape: Jazzmaster®
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: “Super-Natural” Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
  • Neck Shape: Deep "C"
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Frets Size: Narrow Tall
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.685" (42.8 mm)
  • Position Inlays: White Dot
  • Bridge Pickup: V-Mod II Single-Coil Jazzmaster®
  • Neck Pickup: V-Mod II Single-Coil Jazzmaster®
  • Controls: Lead Circuit Controls (Slide Switch Down): Master Volume, Master Tone; Rhythm Circuit Controls (Slide Switch Up): Thumbwheel Volume and Tone Controls for Series Rhythm Mode
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Configuration: SS
  • Bridge: 9.5” Radius Jazzmaster®/Jaguar® Bridge with Panorama™ Tremolo System
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Fender® Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered
  • Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoiseshell
  • Control Knobs: Aged White "Witch Hat"
  • Strings: Fender® USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges), PN 0730250403
Technical
What is guitar 'action'?

This is not the sort of 'action' that you get from the audience after the show when you're lead guitarist in an '80s rock band. It's much more exciting than that! Guitar 'action' describes the distance between the strings and the frets on a guitar. A lower action makes pressing down the string onto the frets a whole lot easier, but if it's too low your strings can buzz, rattle and lose their sustain (not "ring out"). If you have a high action, the strings are harder to press down but you get a much purer tone. Because nearly all guitars can be adjusted, you can usually find a happy medium between comfort and tone. If you need someone to fix the action on your guitar, just ask one of the Kenny's Music team.

Does it matter what the fingerboard on a guitar is made from?

Apart from making a big difference to how the guitar looks, different types of wood can feel and sound quite different when you're playing on them, and their differing feels can subtly affect the way you play.

Rosewood: Soft-feeling and warm-sounding, rosewood fretboards are popular for good reason.

Maple: Offering a brighter tone with more high end, Maple fretboards also wear over time which can be attractive if you want your axe to look lived-in. 

Ebony: similar to maple in tone and sturdier than rosewood, ebony fretboards offer a darker-looking neck with a brighter tone.

Does it matter what country a guitar is made in?

Despite what nationalists might tell you, there's not really any simple answer. Even though many companies design their guitars in the USA or Europe, the vast majority of instruments are actually manufactured in China, Mexico, Indonesia, Japan and Korea. There aren't any 'rules' as to what country makes good or bad guitars, but rather which brands have tighter quality control.

Does it matter how many frets a guitar has?

Not really. Most electric guitars have between 21 and 24 frets which allows you to play pretty much everything you can imagine. 24 frets can be handy for easily playing exactly 2 octaves above the open string during a solo, but Jimi Hendrix, Dave Gilmour, Eric Clapton and John Mayer got by just fine with 21 frets!

Does body shape matter?

Surprisingly, it does.  Wood type is not the only thing that affects the tone.  The shape of the guitar can also influence the sound.  As some shapes require the use of more wood than others, it can definitely give the tone a different texture.  Some shapes will also work better if you are performing seated as opposed to standing.  You also can't discount the importance of having the right "look" if that is what you are going for. 

Why are some guitars so much more expensive than others?

The price range of guitars can vary from less than £100 to prices too large to mention. The reason why the prices vary so much has a lot to do with the types of wood used, the craftsmanship of the instrument(customized or not), the quality of the hardware and the type of pickups used. Some guitars are made to be pieces of art for display while some are created for the everyday player or brand new learner to use as they see fit.  There are good guitars at about every price range. 

How do I know what guitar bridge type suits me?

There are 3 main bridge types that you regularly find on electric guitars, Fixed or Hardtail, Tremolo, and then Floyd Rose.  Fixed or Hardtail bridges have great tuning stability and are easily retuned or drop tuned without affecting the remaining strings. The main negative for this type of bridge is that you don't have the flexibility to change the pitch of a chord easily as you do with a Tremolo. For most guitarists this is not much of a problem and this tends to be the preferred bridge type. Tremolo bridges are usually set up as "floating" which means that if you push or pull on the tremolo bar you are able to change the pitch of the note or chord that you are playing. This type of bridge requires regular checking of tuning as the strings can get out of tune much easier on this bridge type. The Floyd Rose is the best known by the guitar shredding community. With this bridge you can dive bomb and lift squealing harmonics to the heavens by pushing or pulling on the tremolo bar. This bridge usually stays in tune very well no matter how dramatically you use it because there is a locking nut installed to help keep the guitar in tune. The difficulty comes when needing to change strings quickly or needing to change or drop tune. It all comes down to personal taste.

What is the difference between Overdrive and Distortion?

Overdrive is literally what you get when a tube is pushed beyond its voltage limits causing a clip in the top of the waveforms resulting in a slight warm, fat and sometimes, sizzly tone. Overdrive pedals recreate that tone. The harder you strum, the angrier it sounds, so to speak. Distortion basically adds more clipping stages than overdrive and therefore has a more distorted tone. The more clipping stages added the more distorted the tone is. There is less definition with distortion as there are more overtones created because of the hard clipping. 

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