1 jalexanderdixon 2 months ago I’ve always wanted a Jazzmaster as many of my guitar heroes play them... Robert Smith, Nels Cline, Pops Staples, Luther Perkins...However, this has to be the most intimidating model Fender has ever made. Toggles and switches everywhere. Debate about the bridge. And so many models that deviate from the classic design. Lo and behold, while passing through a small town, I checked Craigslist and saw a Squier VM Jazzmaster listed for $140. A quick online check revealed that this model is pretty well regarded and adheres to the original design. At the price point, I figured I couldn’t go wrong and it would be a low risk trial of a Jazzmaster. I now have the guitar and am having a lot of fun with it. The neck is very comfortable and it sounds how I think a Jazzmaster should sound. A few months ago I played an American Professional and didn’t like the feel of the neck. Too chunky for my taste. This one is wide but relatively slim, so it plays pretty fast while having good string separation. I have never had a non-US made Fender before and I must say I am pretty impressed. The price point is pretty crazy. The one beef I have is with the electronics. The toggle switch has fallen apart twice already. Looks like I’m going to have to replace that. I see Allparts has a full replacement kit for all the electronics, so I may just go with that. All in all, I’m pretty happy with his introduction to the world of Jazzmasters.