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Best Jazzmaster Shape Guitars in 2022

Here you'll find the best Jazzmaster shape guitars.

We've found exactly 22 guitars like this in production this year. You can see them all by clicking on 'Load More' at the end of this list. You can use our filters to the left to see only the exact types of guitar you want. You can also click on "Compare" to get a deep spec comparison between two guitars of your choice. This list is updated daily automatically as we add new guitars to our database. We'll show you first the best ones according to our automated scoring system, which takes into account dozens of parameters to determine the build quality, playability, pickups quality, value for money and more.

1. Fender American Ultra Jazzmaster

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Fender American Ultra Jazzmaster
Playability 73
Sound 79
Build quality 79
Value for money 67
Overall Score 77
  • From Fender's 2019 American Ultra series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 10" to 14" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Ultra Noiseless Vintage Jazzmaster (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Ultra Noiseless Vintage Jazzmaster (Single Coil/Passive)
  • American Professional Jazzmaster bridge
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Ultra Modern D Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking (all short posts) tuners
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Fender American Ultra Jazzmaster
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Series Split Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

2. Fender Jim Root Jazzmaster

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Fender Jim Root Jazzmaster
Playability 78
Sound 77
Build quality 74
Value for money 71
Overall Score 76
  • From Fender's 2014 Artist series
  • Jim Root Signature
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG 81 (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: EMG 60 (Humbucker/Active)
  • 6-Saddle String-Through-Body Hardtail With Block Saddles bridge
  • 1 volume and 0 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Modern C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Locking tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender Jim Root Jazzmaster
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Synthetic Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Tremolo
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

3. Fender American Professional II Jazzmaster

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Fender American Professional II Jazzmaster
Playability 73
Sound 78
Build quality 74
Value for money 70
Overall Score 75
  • From Fender's 2020 American Professional II series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender V-Mod II Single-Coil Jazzmaster (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender V-Mod II Single-Coil Jazzmaster (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 9.5” Radius Jazzmaster/Jaguar Bridge with Panorama™ Tremolo System bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Deep C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Narrow Tall frets
  • Fender® Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender American Professional II Jazzmaster
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • S-1 Switch Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

4. Schecter Paul Wiley Noir

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Schecter Paul Wiley Noir
Playability 78
Sound 73
Build quality 75
Value for money 75
Overall Score 75
  • From Schecter's 2020 Artist series
  • Paul Wiley Signature
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 14" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany 3-pc w/ Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Schecter USA Pasadena Plus (Humbucker/Passive)
  • TonePros T3BT TOM & T1Z Tailpiece bridge
  • 1 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
  • Thin C Set neck
  • 22 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Grover Rotomatic 18:1 tuners
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Schecter Paul Wiley Noir
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Expensive Wood
  • Black Tusq XL Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Killswitch Pickups
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Not from a High-Quality-Standards Country
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

5. Fender American Vintage II 1966 Jazzmaster

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Fender American Vintage II 1966 Jazzmaster
Playability 73
Sound 73
Build quality 75
Value for money 64
Overall Score 74
  • From Fender's 2022 American Vintage II series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 7.25" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Bound Round-Laminated Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Pure Vintage 66 Single-Coil Jazzmaster (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Pure Vintage 66 Single-Coil Jazzmaster (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Pure Vintage Jazzmaster with Threaded Steel Barrel Saddles bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • 1966 C Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Vintage Tall frets
  • Pure Vintage Single Line Fender Deluxe tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender American Vintage II 1966 Jazzmaster
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

6. Schecter Hellcat-VI

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Schecter Hellcat-VI
Playability 78
Sound 79
Build quality 65
Value for money 79
Overall Score 74
  • From Schecter's 2010 Retro series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 30"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Swamp Ash body
  • Maple w/ Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods neck
  • Pau Ferro fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Schecter USA MonsterTone Stack (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Schecter USA MonsterTone Stack (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Schecter USA MonsterTone Stack (Single Coil/Passive)
  • TonePros System w/Custom Brass Saddles bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Schecter C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 XL Jumbo frets
  • Grover Vintage Deluxe tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Schecter Hellcat-VI
  • Expensive Wood
  • Black Tusq XL Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Coil Split Pickups
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Not from a High-Quality-Standards Country
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Tremolo
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

7. Fender Jim Root Jazzmaster V4

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Fender Jim Root Jazzmaster V4
Playability 78
Sound 77
Build quality 67
Value for money 69
Overall Score 74
  • From Fender's 2020 Artist series
  • Jim Root Signature
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG Jim Root Signature Daemonum Open-Coil Active Humbucking (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: EMG Jim Root Signature Daemonum Open-Coil Active Humbucking (Humbucker/Active)
  • 6-Saddle String-Through-Body Hardtail With Block Saddles bridge
  • 1 volume and 0 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Fender Thin C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Locking tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender Jim Root Jazzmaster V4
  • Locking Tuners
  • Expensive Wood
  • Synthetic Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • Not from a High-Quality-Standards Country
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Tremolo
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

8. Fender American Original 60s Jazzmaster

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Fender American Original 60s Jazzmaster
Playability 70
Sound 74
Build quality 74
Value for money 63
Overall Score 73
  • From Fender's 2018 American Original series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Pure Vintage 65 Single-Coil Jazzmaster (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Pure Vintage 65 Single-Coil Jazzmaster (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Vintage-Style Floating Tremolo with Tremolo Lock Button and Push-In Tremolo Arm bridge
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Mid 60s C Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Vintage Tall frets
  • Pure Vintage Single Line Fender Deluxe tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender American Original 60s Jazzmaster
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

9. Fender American Performer Jazzmaster

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Fender American Performer Jazzmaster
Playability 73
Sound 75
Build quality 70
Value for money 73
Overall Score 73
  • From Fender's 2019 American Performer series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Yosemite Single-Coil Jazzmaster (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Yosemite Single-Coil Jazzmaster (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Modern C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Fender ClassicGear tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender American Performer Jazzmaster
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Synthetic Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

10. Fender Custom '62 Jazzmaster Journeyman Relic

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Fender Custom '62 Jazzmaster Journeyman Relic
Playability 70
Sound 73
Build quality 74
Value for money 57
Overall Score 72
  • From Fender Custom's 2018 Time Machine series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • 2-Piece Select Alder body
  • Rift Sawn Maple neck
  • Round-Laminated Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound Jazzmaster (Single Coil/Passive)
  • RSD Jaguar/Jazzmaster bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • 1962 Jazzmaster Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Medium frets
  • Vintage Style tuners
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Fender Custom '62 Jazzmaster Journeyman Relic
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock