#1
Hey guys, I've been GASing for a Jazzmaster for some time now but i really don't want the price on the Classic Player or the American made. (I'm kinda poor)
I was wondering if there are any good alternatives for under 300$.
I was thinking a Squier Vintage modified kinda like this. http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/squier-vintage-modified-jazzmaster-electric-guitar

I've also checked out a used Blacktop Jazzmaster, but I'm iffy because of the humbucker in the bridge. I'd probably go with that if I could get the right deal on it.

Are there any other Jazzmaster alternatives I could look for?

Thanks
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#3
J. Mascics signature, hands down the best budget Jazzmaster.

IMO.
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#4
Rob Chappers says he loves the Squier VM Jazz (2012 version).

The thing is you might want to change the bridge of the guitar because the strings kind of fall out if you strum/pick hard.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4hkel-Jx9I
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#5
Yeah, the Squiers are the way to go. VM if you're prepared to/want to do some modding and have the colour options, J. Mascis if you like the look and want it more playable as-is.

I play a Classic Player fender jazzmaster, my backup is a Squier VM which I fitted with a tune o matic bridge (like the mascis has) and shimmed the neck on. Strings gauge 10+ are also fairly important.
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Last edited by TomMon at Aug 5, 2013,
#6
I'm all for modding. I really like the Sonic Blue VM. I don't like the look of the J. Mascis, (although it plays great)
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Hagstrom F-301
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