Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo unveil signature Fender Jazzmasters

Fender has teamed up with legendary rockers Lee Ranaldo and Thurston Moore to release their own signature model Jazzmaster electric guitars. Both guitarists are long time fans of the iconic Jazzmaster, using its unique sound to help create their highly identifiable brand of noise rock for over two decades.

Both guitars are fairly similar, sharing the same scale lengths, body and neck materials and tuning machines. Differences lie in the pickup configurations. Moore’s guitar sticks with the traditional Jazzmaster pickup set, sporting two Seymour Duncan Antiquity II pickups, while Ranaldo has chosen to feature his with Wide Range Fender Humbuckers. These pickups are recognizable from early 70’s Fender Telecaster models, and were originally designed by Seth Lover, inventor of the original humbucking pickup. These have been revoiced to sound and respond like the original models. The bridges also differ, with the Ranaldo model using a Mustang bridge, and the Moore model an Adjusto-Matic.

Both the Lee Ranaldo and Thurston Moore Signature Fender Jazzmasters will be available July 1st, 2009.

Jazzmaster,
The Thurston Moore Jazzmaster



Body: Alder

Finish: Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish

Neck: Maple, “C” Shape, Satin Black Painted Headstock

Fingerboard: Rosewood, 7.25” Radius (184 mm)

Frets: 21, Jumbo

Scale Length: 25.5”

Nut: Width 1.650”

Hardware: Chrome

Tuning Keys: Fender Vintage Style Tuning Machines

Bride: American Vintage Jazzmaster Tremolo with Adusto-Matic Bridge and Tremolo Lock Button

Pickguard: Anodized Black

Pickups: 2 Seymour Duncan Antiquity II for Jazzmaster Pickups (Neck & Bridge)

Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup; Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups; Position 3. Neck Pickup

Controls: Master Volume (Neck and Bridge Pickup)

Strings: Fender Standard Tension ST250R, Nickel Plated Steel, Gauges: (.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046)

Unique Features: Satin Lacquer Finish, Satin Black Painted Headstock, Single Master Volume, Adusto-Matic Bridge, Seymour Duncan Antiquity II for Jazzmaster Pickups, 2-Piece Black Anodized Aluminum Pickguard, Sticker Sheet

Jazzmaster,
The Lee Ranaldo Jazzmaster

Body: Alder

Finish: Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish

Neck: Maple with Satin Black Painted Headstock, “C” Shape

Fingerboard: Rosewood, 7.25” Radius (184 mm)

Frets: 21, Vintage Style

Scale Length: 25.5”

Nut: Width 1.650”

Hardware: Chrome

Tuning Keys: Fender Vintage Style Tuning Machines

Bride: American Vintage Jazzmaster Tremolo with Mustang Bridge and Tremolo Lock Button.

Pickguard: Anodized Black

Pickups: 2 New Fender Wide Range Humbucking Pickups Re-Voiced to Original Vintage Spec, (Neck/Bridge)

Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup; Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups; Position 3. Neck Pickup

Controls: Master Volume (Neck and Bridge Pickup)

Strings: Fender Standard Tension ST250R, Nickel Plated Steel, Gauges: (.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046)

Unique Features: Satin Lacquer Finish, Satin Black Painted Headstock, Single Master Volume, Mustang Style Bridge, Re-Voiced Wide Range Humbucking pickups, Black Anodized Aluminum Pickguard, Sticker Sheet.

For more information, please visit www.fender.com

This is a Press Release

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