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Fender release limited run of Jazzmasters with solid rosewood necks

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There has never been a better time to snare yourself a Fender electric guitar (opens in new tab) with an all-rosewood neck. A limited number of Strats and Teles, not to mention Jazz and Precision bass guitars (opens in new tab), from the American Professional Series (opens in new tab) are available online (opens in new tab) and in-stores with this highly desirable spec option. 

And, if you can part with the cash for a super-boutique Fender, the Rarities Series' Quilt Maple Top Stratocaster (opens in new tab) and Flame Maple Top Stratocaster (opens in new tab) both have all-rosewood necks in similar profiles. 

But now it's the Jazzmaster's turn.

The American Professional Jazzmaster Rosewood Neck Limited Edition is not a complete departure from the original run. It similarly has an alder body, a Jazzmaster tremolo bridge with brass Mustang saddles, and two V-Mod Jazzmaster pickups. 

The V-Mod Jazzmaster singlecoils were designed by Michael Frank, who created Eric Johnson's Signature Stratocaster Pickups, and have got plenty of that hot-soup midrange punch going on. It will be fascinating to hear how the rosewood neck works with them. 

The American Professional Jazzmaster Rosewood Neck Limited Edition is priced £/$1,749.99 and available in Shell Pink, Surf Green and Olympia White finishes. 

They are sure to sell quickly. If you are in the US, Guitar Center have some in stock (opens in new tab). In the UK check out the likes of, GAK (opens in new tab), Andertons (opens in new tab) or your favourite dealer to grab one.  

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars and guitar culture since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitar World. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.

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