Fender Custom Shop Founder's Design George Blanda Jazzmaster

Fender

A fusion of fit, form and function.

As an R&D guru, George’s creative process has always centered on fixing players’ problems – looking for a fusion of fit, form, function and emotional response to get a guitar or bass right. “I've always been a fan of the golden age of industrial design, from the ‘30s up to the ‘50s and even ‘60s,” he said.

His Founders Design Jazzmaster is inspired by the classic image he has of an early '60s Jazzmaster – a white guitar with white pickups, a tortoiseshell pickguard and rosewood fretboard. The Founders Design Jazzmaster with modified pickups features a White Blonde ash body, giving an all-white appearance, but with some visible wood grain. The pickguard and fretboard are both crafted from dyed and stabilized maple burl wood, which is reminiscent of tortoise shell but with more depth, movement and a splash of color. The Jazzmaster comes with a custom kit and G&G plush case.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: 2 piece Ash
  • Body finish: Lacquer
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: 1965 C
  • Neck wood: Flatsawn Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 9.5 in.
  • Fret size: 6105 Narrow jumbo
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.656 in. (42 mm) Bone
Pickups
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: Custom Hand-Wound Small-Footprint Jazzmaster 
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Custom Hand-Wound Small-Footprint Jazzmaster 
  • Brand: Fender Custom shop
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Switchable
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 4-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 2-saddle
  • Tailpiece: RSD Jazzmaster
  • Tuning machines: Sperzel locking
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Electronics
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Certificate of authenticity
  • Country of origin: United States

Collections: Electric Guitars

Category: Electric Guitar, Fender

Type: Electric