A classic Fender Jazzmaster stripped down and hot-rodded!
Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo. Jazzmaster guitars slung across seminal shoulders. In the hands of both men, the sound of Sonic Youth is the sound of that guitar used as part paintbrush and part cluster bomb. If anybody ought to have a signature Fender Jazzmaster electric guitar, it's those two guys.
Special features of the Lee Ranaldo Jazzmaster include two Fender Wide Range humbucking pickups re-voiced to original vintage spec, black anodized pickguard, American Vintage Jazzmaster tremolo with Mustang bridge and tremolo lock button, single master volume control, and a Sapphire Blue Transparent satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish and black-painted headstock, plus a Sonic Youth 'zine and sticker sheet.
- Model Number: Fender Lee Ranaldo Jazzmaster
- Series: Artist Series
- Body: Alder
- Neck: Maple, "C" Shape, (Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish)
- Fingerboard: Rosewood, 7.25" Radius (184 mm)
- No. of Frets: 21 Vintage Style Frets
- Pickups: 2 New Fender "Wide Range" Humbucking Pickups Re-Voiced to Original Vintage Spec, (Neck/Bridge)
- Controls: Master Volume, Pickup Switching, 3-Position Toggle:
- Position 1. Bridge Pickup
- Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups
- Position 3. Neck Pickup
- Bridge: American Vintage Jazzmaster Tremolo with Mustang Bridge and Tremolo Lock Button. Uses U.S. Jazzmaster Tremolo Arm
- Machine Heads: Fender/Gotoh Vintage Style Tuning Machines
- Hardware: Chrome
- Pickguard: Black Anodized Aluminum
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Width at Nut: 1.650" (42 mm)
- Unique Features: Satin Lacquer Finish, Satin Black Painted Headstock, Single Master Volume with Black Speed Knob, Mustang Style Bridge,
- Re-Voiced Wide Range Humbucking pickups, Black Anodized Aluminum Pickguard
- Strings: Fender Standard Tension ST250R, Nickel Plated Steel,
- Gauges: (.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046), (P/N 0730250206)
- Accessories: Standard Black Hardshell Case, Strap, Cable, Sonic Youth 'Zine, Special Jaguar/Jazzmaster String Set
- Case: Standard Black Hardshell Case.
An awesome signature model of a Fender with a cult following.