Joe Trohman Telecaster & J Mascis Jazzmaster Fender Squier
September 23, 2011 by Charlie
The Joe Trohman Telecaster guitar, like the other artist signature series of Squier was designed to provide inspiration to guitar players by making great value guitars that have the approval of great artists, ensuring quality workmanship and superb sound.
The Joe Trohman Telecaster is a looker with it’s alder body in two tone Sunburst finish. It has a C-shaped maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and it sports a 12″ radius neck with 22 Jumbo frets adorned with white clay dot inlays. Hardware includes a three ply black-white-black pickguard, chrome/skirted black amp control knobs, vintage style hardtail bridge, die-cast tuners and all the hardware are chrome detailed.
To capture the sound of the wood and strings, it has two open-coil humbucking pickups on the neck and bridge, and a single-coil Stratocaster middle pickup, controlled by a five position rotary pickup selector switch and an upper bout 2 way kill switch.
J Mascis Jazzmaster Fender Squier
The J Mascis Jazzmaster is another Fender Squier release, it is a tribute to it’s namesake the Dinosaur Jr Leader and Alt-Rock Godfather.
Squier did it’s best to follow the specifications provided by J Mascis himself, providing build quality and superb sound at a reasonable price.
The J Mascis Jazzmaster is a beauty that features a basswood body in a vintage white finish. The aesthetics are further enhanced by the addition of a gold anodized aluminum pickguard, Adjusto-Matic bridge with vintage style floating tremolo and the vintage style tuners. The aged white plastic knobs, switch tip and pick up covers also enhance the look of the guitar.
Your left hand will be glad to grip it’s C-shaped maple neck with a 9.5″ radius rosewood fingerboard. You can shred up and down the neck with it’s 21 jumbo style frets.
The J Mascis Jazzmaster has two single coil Jazzmaster pickups, that are being controlled by a three position switch routed to it’s dual tone circuit. It has special electronics that control the “Lead” Circuit’s Volume and Tone plus the “Rhythm” Circuit’s Volume and Tone.
And finally J Mascis signs his signature on the back of the large ’60s-style Jazzmaster headstock so you know that he approves of it. The J Mascis Jazzmaster has an MSRP of $599.99