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“The Jazzmaster is kinda like the underdog, but it’s a secret weapon”: Troy Van Leeuwen on his brand new signature guitar and the future...

Troy Van Leeuwen is the shadowy sonic architect who introduced Fender offsets and single-coil pickups to one of the world’s biggest rock bands. The Queens Of The Stone Age guitarist tells us about his new signature Jazzmaster, living the dream with Iggy Pop and the possibility of a new Queens album.

Fender revamps Troy Van Leeuwen’s Signature Jazzmaster

It now comes with a brighter finish and maple neck and fretboard.

Tech Talk: Jazzmaster tuner trouble

Changes in temperature and humidity can play havoc with guitars, from the fretboard to the tuners.

The Guitar Interview: Thurston Moore on Jazzmasters, Sonic Youth and his new solo LP

The 62-year-old noise pioneer talks weird tunings, writing “straight up pop songs” and why he can’t separate his songs from the guitars he recorded them with.

Introducing… Madison Cunningham: the Jazzmaster-playing songwriter putting her stamp on modern Americana

The Californian songwriter's stunning major label debut has set her on the course for very big things.

Fender launches Squier Mini Jazzmaster HH models

These mini models are targeted at younger players, and feature a 22.75" scale length.

Vintage Bench Test: 1961 Jazzmaster vs 1966 Jaguar shootout

Fender’s Jazzmaster and Jaguar might look similar, but when we put a pair of vintage custom-colour offsets through their paces, they prove to be very different animals.

The Guitar Interview: Jim Root on Slipknot, Jazzmasters and standing shoulder to shoulder with his heroes

Known as #4, Jim Root has formed half of Slipknot’s brutal six-string assault for 20 years. As he steps into the rarified air of his fourth signature model with Fender, we talk classic designs, playing with lightsabres and why he still finds guitar solos stressful.

Fender launches the Jim Root Jazzmaster V4

Aiming to capture Root’s signature speed and aggression.
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