Fender Custom Shop 1962 Jazzmaster Heavy Relic, Daphne Blue
Overview by GAK
Arguably the king of offset guitars, the Fender Jazzmaster is renowned for its distinctive looks and characterful tone. This particular Jazzmaster has been hand crafted by the artisan team at the Fender Custom Shop, encapsulating everything that makes the Jazzmaster a classic instrument. If you’re in the market for a gorgeous Jazzmaster that is second-to-none, pick up this one today.
Classic Feel & Sound
This Fender Custom Shop Jazzmaster uses a classic '62 model as its basis, which provides an unmistakably vintage feel. Bolstered by the detailed Heavy Relic treatment, this Jazzmaster has the timeless look and feel of a well-loved vintage guitar. Using a classic Alder body, this Jazzmaster has a balanced, resonant tone with a singing sustain.
The slick and comfortable playability is catered for by the Maple neck, which features a '62 Jazzmaster profile and is adorned with a AAA Dark Rosewood fretboard. As you can see from looking at this guitar, this neck looks like it has been well played for decades! The Narrow/Tall 6105 frets enhance the robustness of this guitar’s sound and make expressive bending a breeze.
Gorgeous Worn-In Look
This Jazzmaster features a nitrocellulose finish, which promotes resonance whilst ageing beautifully over time. The Custom Shop Heavy Relic treatment gives this guitar the soulful, battle-hardened look of a beloved instrument.
Vintage Jazzmaster Tone
Giving this Jazzmaster its distinctly vintage voice is a pair of Custom Shop '62 Jazzmaster pickups, which have the smooth warmth and clarity that you’d expect from an instrument of this calibre. Using the Jazzmaster’s famous control setup, a huge variety of tones can be achieved.
Whilst this guitar’s look and sound is authentically vintage, thanks to the Fender Custom Shop’s world-class build quality, it’s as reliable as a modern workhorse. With premium components onboard, including Fender Gotoh tuners, this Jazzmaster’s tuning stability and intonation are rock solid.
Jazzmasters have seen a resurgence in recent years due to their alluring aesthetic and bold tone. From surf to shoegaze to jazz and beyond, this guitar can pull it off with style. If you want a Jazzmaster that stands out from the rest, this one should be at the top of your list.
- Body Wood: Alder
- Base Model: '62 Jazzmaster
- Body Spread: 2-piece
- Body Finish: Heavy Relic, Nitrocellulose
- Finish Colour: Daphne Blue
- Neck Wood: Maple Plain Grain
- Neck Shape: 62 Jazzmaster
- Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Fingerboard: Soft For AAA Dark Rosewood
- Radius: 9.5"
- Fret Size: Narrow tall / 6105
- Number of Frets: 21
- Face Dots: White Micarta - Wide Spacing
- Nut: Blank Bone
- Tuners: Fender Gotoh Vintage
- Hardware: Chrome/Nickel
- Bridge: Adjustable Jaguar/Jazzmaster
- Pickguard: 4-ply Tortoiseshell
- Pickups: '62 Jazzmaster w/ Flat Magnets
- Weight: 3.7kg
- Included: Fender Custom Shop Jag/Jazz Brown Case & Certificate of Authenticity