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Fender Jazzmaster Ultralight Guitar Amplifier

Fender Jazzmaster Ultralight Guitar Amplifier

While Fender completely missed its target market when it launched the Jazzmaster guitar in 1958-aiming to replace the hollowbody but instead creating the ax of choice for surf guitarists and alt-rock hipsters-the company’s new Jazzmaster Ultralight amp will delight archtop junkies while providing the versatility that fusion heads demand.

It’s a surprisingly loud, great-sounding unit whose portability is one of its strongest selling points, and rightly so. Jazz happens, for the most part, in the cramped confines of urban areas, and unlike the brass and reed guys who can hop trains to gigs with their horns under their arms, guitarists usually pull up with a hatchback full of gear-especially in the case of contemporary players who utilize pedalboards full of effects. In other words, the next time you swear by your vintage Fender Twin, try lugging it down the stairs at the Village Vanguard.

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