Fender: A True American Classic!Pick up the Lee Ranaldo Jazzmaster guitar and tap into the unmistakable Sonic Youth sound. Ranaldo — one of Sonic Youth's indie rock guitaring geniuses — teamed up with the crew at Fender to make this Sapphire Blue masterpiece. This one's hot-rodded with independent spirit, and a pioneering alternative Fender, fitting for anyone into making some artful noise. For the Sonic Youth die-hards, Fender's also got the next ingredient in this noise rock recipe: pair the Thurston Moore Jazzmaster with this Lee Ranaldo Jazzmaster and get ready to start a wave.
Fender Lee Ranaldo Jazzmaster Electric Guitar at a Glance:
- Primed for that Sonic Youth sound
- Hot-rodded with independent spirit
Primed for that Sonic Youth sound
It's hard to draw any comparisons to this decidedly trailblazing band. With Lee Ranaldo and Thurston Moore at the 6-string helm, Sonic Youth took on the world their own way... a noisy, underground, textured, avant-garde sort of way. And that's just what the Lee Ranaldo Jazzmaster is all about. Ranaldo's been playing Jazzmasters forever — loves 'em. So, he and Fender got together to develop his ultimate Jazzmaster. It's hot-rodded and it's definitely eye-catching. Read on to find out more about the Fender Lee Ranaldo Jazzmaster.
Hot-rodded with independent spirit
The Jazzmaster is already the outside-of-the-mainstream Fender of choice. And here, with the Lee Ranaldo Jazzmaster, you've got an independent take on the independent axe. Special features of the Lee Ranaldo Jazzmaster include two new Fender Wide Range humbucking pickups, re-voiced to original classic spec. It's also got a black anodized pickguard, and and American Classic Jazzmaster tremolo with Mustang bridge and tremolo lock button. In Ranaldo style, there's one master volume control, a Sapphire Blue Transparent satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish, and a black-painted headstock. A Sonic Youth 'zine comes with it, and you also get a Sonic Youth sticker sheet for decking out the included hard case.
Fender Lee Ranaldo Jazzmaster Electric Guitar Features:
- Color: Sapphire Blue Transparent
- Body: Alder
- Neck: Maple, "C" Shape
- Fingerboard: Rosewood, 7.25" Radius (184 mm)
- No. of Frets: 21 Classic Style Frets
- Pickups: 2 New Fender "Wide Range" Humbucking Pickups Re-Voiced to Original Classic Spec, (Neck/Bridge)
- Controls: Master Volume
- Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle — Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
- Bridge: American Classic Jazzmaster Tremolo with Mustang Bridge and Tremolo Lock Button. Uses U.S. Jazzmaster Tremolo Arm
- Machine Heads: Fender/Gotoh Classic Style Tuning Machines
- Hardware: Chrome
- Pickguard: Black Anodized Aluminum
- SCALE: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Width at Nut: 1.650" (42 mm)
- One-of-a-kind Features: Satin Lacquer Finish, Satin Black Painted Headstock, Single Master Volume with Black Speed Knob, Mustang-style Bridge, Re-Voiced Wide Range Humbucking pickups, Black Anodized Aluminum Pickguard
- Includes: Strap, Cable, Sonic Youth 'Zine, Special Jaguar/Jazzmaster String Set, Black hard case included
NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.