An icon of alternative rock, J Mascis’ penchant for running Fender® guitars into stacks of amps to create massive fuzzy riffs, incendiary leads and huge hooks have made his work in Dinosaur Jr. and on solo records an indispensable part of rock history, influencing countless artists to follow.
The J Mascis Telecaster® recreates J’s favorite guitar, an original 1958 top-loader Tele®, with which he recorded most of his lead work throughout his career. Features include a Dazzling Bottle Rocket Blue Flake finish, mirrored chrome pickguard, custom J Mascis Telecaster pickups, top-loader bridge and Road Worn® maple neck and hardware.
With an innate ability to create incendiary leads and giant hooks, J Mascis is an icon of alternative rock.
Whether it was his work as frontman of Dinosaur Jr. or as a solo artist, the Amherst, Mass., native set a standard that guitarists around the world have continually attempted to emulate. Fender guitar, running through stacks upon stacks of amps, generous use of fuzz … many have tried.
Still, there’s only one Mascis.
J MASCIS TELECASTER PICKUPS
Voiced to replicate the vintage Tele pickups from his original guitar, these single-coils deliver snappy high and snarly mids that set his amps on fire.
BOTTLE ROCKET BLUE FLAKE FINISH
While J’s beloved ‘58 Telecaster was “yellowish” underneath, this re-finish stood the test of time, and now it lives on in his signature model.
TOP-LOADER TELECASTER BRIDGE
An uncommon configuration used in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s, this top-loaded Tele bridge provides slightly lower string tension for softer attack and slinky bends.
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
Body Shape: Telecaster®
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Road Worn® Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Shape: "C" Shape
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Material: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Jumbo
Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.685" (42.8 mm)
Position Inlays: Black Dot
Bridge Pickup: J Mascis Custom ’58 Tele® Single-Coil
Neck Pickup: J Mascis Custom ’58 Tele® Single-Coil
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups (Out of Phase), Position 3. Neck Pickup
Bridge: 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Topload Tele® with Barrel Brass Saddles
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Pickguard: 1-Ply Mirrored Chrome
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
Switch Tip: Black
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
Strings: Fender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406
Case/Gig Bag: Included: Deluxe Gig Bag