Originally designed for jazz guitarists, the Jazzmaster was quickly adopted by surfers and punks who were drawn to the offset, contoured body, new vibrato system and flexible electronics. The 1959 Journeyman Relic Jazzmaster brings the vintage style, sound and feel of those exciting musical times into the modern era.
A pair of hand-wound Jazzmaster pickups crank out rich, throaty tone with enough power to slash through a mix. Vintage wiring and controls, including the classic rhythm circuit, shape the pickups’ voice to unlock your creativity. The Journeyman Relic lacquer finish lets the body wood breathe with pure Fender tone while looking (and feeling) like a well-loved guitar that’s been broken-on over hundreds of gigs.
Other features include a two-piece select alder body, tinted rift-sawn maple neck with Jazzmaster “C”-shaped profile, 9.5”-radius slab rosewood fingerboard, 21 6105 frets, four-ply nitrocellulose tortoiseshell pickguard, vintage-style bridge, tailpiece and tuning machines, bone nut and wing string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
Model Name: 1959 Journeyman Relic® Jazzmaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Black
Series: Time Machine
Color: Aged Black
Body: 2-Piece Select Alder
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Shape: Jazzmaster®
Neck Material: Maple Rift Sawn with Rosewood Fingerboard
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Shape: Jazzmaster "C"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard: AAA Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Frets Size: 6105 Narrow Jumbo
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays: Vintage Clay Dot
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Single-Coil Jazzmaster®
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Single-Coil Jazzmaster®
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; 2-Position Slide: Up: Lead Tone Circuit, Down: Rhythm Tone Circuit
Pickup Configuration: SS
Bridge: American Vintage Jazzmaster® Tremolo with Adjusto-Matic™ Bridge and Tremolo Lock Button
Hardware Finish: Custom Relic® Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoiseshell
Control Knobs: Custom Relic® Vintage White
Strings: Fender® USA Bullets® 3250R, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity