The new Fender Spark-O-Matic Jazzmaster, slated for release at the beginning of March, seems to allure fans of a particular offset style guitar. The new chapter of Fender's Parallel Universe II story features a Jazzmaster with three chrome covered Seymour Duncan SM-1N and SM-3B Mini-Humbuckers, melting the famous Jazzmaster shape with a number of Gibson Firebird specs.
The new Parallel Universe II Spark-O-Matic Jazzmaster has a custom three-piece body made of a mahogany core and two chambered ash wings, a similar body construction to the infamous Firebird. The guitar is finished in a glossy nitrocellulose lacquer three tone sunburst on the body, and a satin nitro lacquered finish on the maple neck. The neck comes with a 9.5” radius and 22 medium jumbo frets on a very nice rosewood fingerboard.
All features ring "Firebird", but the most obvious feature is the set of chrome-covered Seymour Duncan SM-1N and SM-3B Mini-Humbuckers, a favourite among Firebird fans. The pick-ups are wired via a five-way switch with a single volume and tone control, a simple layout with interesting pickup combinations.
Next to all the "Firebird" specs, the hardware on the new Spark-O-Matic Jazzmaster remains classic Fender with an American Pro Jazzmaster bridge, a classic offset vibrato tailpiece and a set of Fender’s ClassicGear tuners.
The Spark-O-Matic Jazzmaster should start appearing at dealers towards the end of February and at the beginning of March. Check the full specifications on the official product page below.