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Happy 50th Jazzmaster! Fender Honours A Legend...

Some of the world's most acclaimed Fender Jazzmaster (opens in new tab) users performed at a 50th Anniversary Concert for the famous axe in New York last Friday. (Pictured above L to R): Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth); Jimmy Rip (Television); Tom Verlaine (Television); Nels Cline (Wilco); J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.); Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth).

Fender introduced the Jazzmaster in 1958 as a high-end alternative to the Telecaster and Stratocaster. It became an unexpected hit with youthful players who were blazing new trails in surf and garage pop music. More than a decade later, the Jazzmaster was rediscovered be new generations of edgy new guitarists who loved its great looks, versatile sound and subversive cool.

Watch footage from the concert HERE (opens in new tab).