The most unlikely guitar to become popular in heavy music has become popular in heavy music. The Jazzmaster Baritone is a 30” scale baritone that ships tuned to B standard but you can tune it A LOT lower.
The Duncan Designed Jazzmaster pickups retain some of that Jazzmaster character, which makes for a very articulate higher gain sound. The quality of this instrument at the $400.00 price tag is surprisingly great.
+ Intonates very easily below B all the way down to low E.
+ Nice pick attack and note definition (pickups and tension).
+ Very comfortable “short” feel even at 30”.
+ Use as baritone, Bass VI, or bass.
+ Very decent build
+ Great price. ($400.00 USD)
What’s not so Good
- Extreme noise (unless middle position).
- VERY Awkward intonation adjustment.
- Low gain tone not as sweet as a true fender Jazzmaster.
- Shape / style not for everyone.
- Neck profile feels closer to a bass than a guitar.
Most Special Feature
+ Use as a Baritone, Bass VI or Bass
Who might dig it
People who want to go super low with a 6 string on a budget.
People looking for a guitar that supports a range of lowwww tunings.
Squire Guitars • Jazzmaster Baritone