Freshly set up in-house by our skilled Guitar Tech, this AV II 1966 Jazzmaster is totally dialed in and ready to join you on the main stage tonight. Comes with original deluxe hard shell case. Read below for more details and specifications.
The Fender® American Vintage II series presents a remarkably accurate take on the revolutionary designs that altered the course of musical history. Built with period-accurate bodies, necks and hardware, premium finishes and meticulously voiced, year-specific pickups, each instrument captures the essence of authentic Fender craftsmanship and tone.
The Jazzmaster® was originally advertised as a guitar that contained “all the well-known Fender developments,” where “every convenience is provided.” Intended to provide a luxury playing experience and tempt jazz guitarists into playing solidbody electric guitars, this futuristic and comfort-contoured offset is about as far from a boxy archtop as can be imagined. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the guitar failed to catch on with the jazz crowd, but instead gained early acceptance with ‘60s surf, and later, indie-rock, alternative, and even country players.
The American Vintage II 1966 Jazzmaster features a comfortable “C” shape maple neck that plays like a dream with a 7.25” radius round-lam rosewood fingerboard and vintage tall frets. Characteristic of production in 1966, this guitar is offered with white neck binding, pearl blocks, single-line “Fender Deluxe” tuners and matching painted headstock (on custom colors only). The patented “floating” tremolo, adjustable bridge with threaded saddles and Pure Vintage ‘66 Jazzmaster pickups, wired to the signature rhythm and lead circuits, deliver classic tone and authentic Fender feel.
The instruments in the American Vintage II series are direct descendants of the original Fenders: designed for players with a fine appreciation for vintage Fender tone and feel and built with unmatched quality, down to the last screw. These are Fender electrics in their purest form: Fender American Vintage II, the stuff of legends.
Pure Vintage Single Line Fender Deluxe Tuners
1.65" Bone Nut
1966 C Profile Maple Neck with 25.5" Scale Length
Neck Depth .83" at First Fret and .92" at Twelfth Fret
21 Vintage-Size Frets
Bound Round Laminated Rosewood Fingerboard with Pearloid Block Inlays and 7.25" Radius
Pure Vintage '66 Single-Coil Jazzmaster Pickups
Pure Vintage Jazzmaster Bridge with Threaded Steel Barrel Saddles and Floating Tremolo with Tremolo Lock Button and Push-In Tremolo Arm
Alder Body with Nitrocellulose Lacquer Dakota Red Finish
Weight 8 lb 0 oz
Original Hard Shell Case
Serial Number V2324978