The Fender 60th Anniversary '58 Jazzmaster celebrates 60 years since Leo Fender introduced the original Jazzmaster. And with the modern-day popularity of Fender's quirky offset guitars, the timing is perfect. The 60th Anniversary '58 Jazzmaster offers Fender fans a taste of a late-'50s Jazzmaster prototype, complete with Pure Vintage '65 Jazzmaster pickups, a vintage 7.25" fretboard radius, and a vintage "C" neck profile. More than an homage to one of Leo Fender's proudest moments, the Fender 60th Anniversary '58 Jazzmaster reminds us that this distinctive guitar is as relevant as ever.
At first glance, it's obviously a Jazzmaster, but the 60th Anniversary '58 Jazzmaster features a few non-traditional appointments that give it a prototype vibe. Guitarists at Hiendguitar dig the knurled control knobs in particular. Its anodized aluminum pickguard is an interesting alternative to the tortoiseshell you'll often find on sunburst models. These aren't unique appointments, but all together, the 60th Anniversary '58 Jazzmaster manages to make an already iconic guitar more distinctive.