The Fender Jazzmaster: A Short History
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First I need to apologize for the typo on Michael Lemmo's name in the text in the video (I typed Lemma (!). He's a great and interesting guitar player and you should all check him out here:
OK, I think that the Jazzmaster has been the most requested topic since I started doing the "Short Histories". So here you go. Let me just say, that I'm sure you'll all be disappointed. I say this because I can't think of another guitar that is so divided among its fans. I have the sense that folks dig Jazzmasters because of their favorite band/player and though this describes how we often come to like a particular guitar style, it feels ever more so with the Jazzmaster somehow. Tell me if you think I'm completely wrong about this. I'm always up for being educated (but be kind :).
I need to thank Zac Childs from the "Ask Zac" YouTube channel for sharing his depth of knowledge in all things Fender and vintage. Subscribe to his channel here. You'll be glad you did.
I need to thank Perry McManis and Dave Onorato for their unique brands of gear "nerdiness" that contributes so much to the five watt world. As I say in the video, it wouldn't be the same without them. You can find Dave on Instagram: @DojoGuitarRepair
I am indebted to Tony Bacon for his excellent "The Fender Electric Guitar Book". To learn more you can buy it here***:
And "Fender: the Golden Age" by Kelly, Martin and Kelly. You can get that here:
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