This is my main guitar for 3 months. I have a fairly substantial amount of graters, and I tried to be more than enough, but it is one that suits what I do in my group. I love everything about it, a guitar must fully take, or change it to full.
In the list of defects may be noted that the original bridge is really too "vintage" to me (just an attack to the rope remains in place on the bridge).
And also the rhythm channel (pimples), which in my opinion has no interest because all deaf (and this is not a concern tone), so I have found a solution by using it commme a killswitch (possibly in the future I will be installing a real one)
From the perspective of the highlights: The sound. Aesthetics (the body in real wood tree is still super class). Slamming Fender. Sensitivity to feedback and filthy grunge side. Super accurate knobs. ON can do almost everything with in terms of styles, from jazz to grunge through reggae, picking in saturated clean as it is brilliant. The tuners are highly reliable, and also vibrato.
I love the 3 mic positions that have all three different character, and the central position that gives nothing less than a humbucker sound.
This is a signature guitar yes, but not limited to Elvis Costello style, and with all due respect I have for him, so much the better! I get to play with all quickly with sound and presence necessary. I play in a JCM 800, a Jmp a ampeg v4 and other types dr504n HIWATT amps and whenever it has its sound, and fits the grain of the amp at the same time.
In short, you throw it!
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Mr Fern's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
The Jazzmaster Elvis Costello Signature American Artist. It has the distinctive profile handle early '70s, and a very vintage walnut stain finish. This is obviously a U.S., as its name indicates.
Model Name Elvis Costello Jazzmaster
Model Number 011-5900 - (892)
Series Artist Series
Colors (892) Walnut
(Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish)
Neck Maple, C Shape
(Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish)
Fingerboard Rosewood, 7.25 Radius (184mm)
No. of Frets 21 Vintage Style Frets
Pickups 2 Special Design American Vintage Jazzmaster Single-Coil Pickups (Neck & Bridge)
Controls Lead Circuit: Volume, Tone,
Rhythm Circuit: Volume, Tone
Pickup Switching 3-Position Toggle:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups
Position 3. Neck Pickup
Up: Lead Tone Circuit
Down: Rhythm T
Handle less "plump" than the AVRI 62 'and comfy without being Drout.
Ergonomics top. Classic Jazzmaster.
It is more lightly lgre my Jazzmaster AVRI 62 '
If you get a good sound? I WANT!
Yes if we know the Jazzmaster and adjust and we know the dealer with. Otherwise, you just do it by a specialist in rgler or get started. But arrives without problem.
The sound is better than the AVRI 62 '?
For me, it's really very very close but a bit warmer and SINP. I rgl my pickups the same height, the action idem, the same set of strings, same amp without effects and amp rglages same of course.
Rock, Blues, Noise, Jazz, even carefree nomtal for who knows how to make the best of it.
Clear sound sublime directly into a Fender amp or other lamp.
I test in a Fender Pro Junior, a Vibrolux and a Twin ... Sublime. A Laney idem, an Engl, but something else is also superb.
In disto as clear: its fabulous. Drawing board: from 10/52. Me and I prefer a minimum 11/52 12/52 ample home of Jazz Addario Light EJ 21. My two are mounted in JM 12/52. T he kills!
In rsum the sound is clear and warm without drooling neck pickup though rgl (lowered to the proper level), sublime shuffled the two microphones with specifiers that end we love the JM . Its very sharp and offensive ct bridge pickup, with a good ideal type Turbo Rat distortion or a Big Muff Pi Fuzz type with a Big Muff Sovtek, adchire serious too.
The sound of surf race, but especially for me as well as superb sound of Bill Frisell or Tom Verlaine ... For me the ultimate level REFERENCES his Jazzmaster plain and crunch with Nels Cline and his sonic palette totally unlimited. you can go up a sound noise rock Sonic Youth of course. Register in which she excels.
I play on Jazzmaster and Jaguar since the 80's and reissues on since the late 90's. I have since Costello qques days only but it is at its correct AVRI rplique the hand handle 62 and a vibrato so more noticeable when the pushes and less sensitive when pulled on the other hand. Just rgler but otherwise if you want to change that. The rod has a vibrato steeper than usual Jazzmaster and that's what makes the action more sensitive vibrato.
I do not compare with the Classic Player or the ICJ (unmodified) is something else.
I love the Jazzmaster is my n1 guitar for over twenty years and it is superb CarRent. Finish with a bit multimdia AVRI 62 '.
Report qualitprix: good but it is a budget, of course. View DDiS forums of this site to change a CIJ or MIJ otherwise seems to do well.
But the handle 70's convinced me. For me the surprise of the Costello and more and finish more than vibrato modified
although it is also intressant.
I therefore recommend that Costello wants a Jazz type AVRI but a little DIFFERENT level ergonomics and finish while keeping the same type of sound ... better.
Brief Plutt a Jazzmaster for the fun look at retaining a traditional sound "vintage." I'd rather as a classic sound to me as Jazzmaster be fairer and less in the commercial catches.
Superb Jazz when he was in the hands ... Emotions guarantee the opening of the flight. Well, considering the price, is pleased ... OK.
I would do without this choice pbl you'll understand.