With its Shoreline Gold gold finish and its black pickguard, this heavily-relic'd '59 Jazzmaster cuts an imposing figure, and it sounds as mean as it looks. The bridge pickup is snappy, and it has biting mids and taut lows beneath lush, open highs. So, it has a bad attitude, but it still sounds pretty. By contrast, the neck pickup is thick, warm, and woody, with throaty mids and singing highs along with deep yet clear lows. Anyone searching for a Jazzmaster with rich resonance and plenty of bite will love this serial!