Here we have the rather stunning Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster, the lead man of Dinosaur Jr! This signature Jazzmaster is an extremely good quality, great sounding versatile electric guitar. With dual tone circuitry you can get a huge amount of tones from this beast that are ready for Rock, Jazz, Blues, Country or just about any style that you want to play!
With a tremolo bridge and great playability, this is one great value instrument by Squier that’s ready to rock! Don’t be put off by the Squier logo! This guitar is fantastic; so whether you want to use it around the home at lessons or even at gigs it’s raring to go!
The pickups here are 2 Jazzmaster Single Coil Pickups which sound extremely smooth and full, just what you would expect from a Jazzmaster. What’s great about this guitar though is the dual tone circuitry. You get a little black switch at the top of the guitar which changes the tone circuit.
So in the downward position you’re using the cream volume and tone knobs which has that nice single coil twang, but when put into the upward position you’re using the black metal rollers for tone and volume which makes the pickups sound more like humbuckers for a beefy sound ideal for fat Jazz chords and licks. If you want to add a load of drive to the sound then this is a good setting to have it on too.
Overall, this is a fantastic playing, looking and sounding guitar that comes in at extremely good value.
- Body – Basswood
- Nut width – 42.5 mm
- Neck – Maple, C shape, bolt on, 25.5″ scale
- Fingerboard – Rosewood, aged dot inlays, 9.5″ radius, 21 Jumbo Frets
- Hardware – Chrome