The Fender Jazzmaster’s Story, From the Fireballs to Lee Ranaldo

Lee Ranaldo and Thurston Moore. Photo courtesy of Fender.

There’s a cycle of musicians and technology that goes like this: Certain kinds of new tools become popular; lots of artists who are chasing success buy them; eventually they become overfamiliar and unfashionable, and everyone unloads them. A few years later, a new generation of musicians picks them up, because they’re cheap, and figures out a new way to use them.

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