Fender Custom Shop George Blanda Founders Design Jazzmaster GB8735

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Fender Custom Shop George Blanda Founders Design Jazzmaster GB8735

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The Builder:
George Blanda

Founding Master Builder

George was recruited to start the Fender Custom Shop in 1985. "There wasn’t a model for a custom shop," he said. "We were kind of making it up as we went. That was part of the excitement." After a few months, he transitioned into a much-needed R&D position at Fender, allowing him to marry his engineering knowledge with his love of guitars.

Among his favorite projects at Fender were working on guitars for Eric Clapton, James Burton and Yngwie Malmsteen, which became the first models in the Fender Signature Series; documenting the Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix "Woodstock" and Stevie Ray Vaughn "Number 1" guitars for the first few models in the Custom Shop Tribute Series; and creating the "Rocketcaster" art guitar based on 1950s automobile motifs – his personal favorite.

A current Fender employee with over 30 years of tenure, Blanda is currently Chief Design Engineer, Guitars, guiding Fender’s Custom Shop R&D division.
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George Blanda Founders Design Jazzmaster®

As an R&D guru, George’s creative process has always centered on fixing players’ problems–looking for a fusion of fit, form, function and emotional response to get a guitar or bass right. "I’ve always been a fan of the golden age of industrial design, from the ‘30s up to the ‘50s and even ‘60s," he said. His Founders Design Jazzmaster is inspired by the classic image he has of an early ‘60s Jazzmaster–a white guitar with white pickups, a tortoiseshell pickguard and rosewood fretboard. The Founders Design Jazzmaster with modified pickups features a White Blonde ash body, giving an all-white appearance, but with some visible wood grain. The pickguard and fingerboard are both crafted from dyed and stabilized maple burl wood, which is reminiscent of tortoiseshell but with more depth, movement and a splash of color. The Jazzmaster comes with a custom kit and G&G plush case.



Model Name: George Blanda Founders Design Jazzmaster®, Maple Burl Fingerboard, White Blonde
Model Number: 1587182801
Series: Founders Design
Color: White Blonde


Body Shape: Jazzmaster®
Body Material: 2-Piece Select Ash
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer


Neck Material: Flat Sawn Maple
Neck Shape: 1965 "C"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: 6105 Narrow Jumbo
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Neck Plate: Founders Design Signature neck plate
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish with Satin Finish on Back
Fingerboard: Dyed and Stabilized Maple Burl
Position Inlays: Mother-of-Pearl Dots


Bridge Pickup: Custom Hand-Wound Small-Footprint Jazzmaster® Pickups
Neck Pickup: Custom Hand-Wound Small-Footprint Jazzmaster® Pickups
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone; 4-Position Pickup Selector Switch; 1. Bridge, 2. Neck/Bridge in Parallel, 3. Neck, 4. Neck/Bridge in Series.
Pickup Switching: 4-Position Pickup Selector Switch; 1. Bridge, 2. Neck/Bridge in Parallel, 3. Neck, 4. Neck/Bridge in Series.
Pickup Configuration: SS


Bridge: RSD Jaguar®/Jazzmaster®
Tuning Machines: Sperzel® Trim-Lok™ Staggered
Orientation: Right-Hand
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Pickguard: Dyed and Stabilized Maple Burl
Control Knobs: Vintage-Style Skirted White Plastic
Switch Tips: Eggshell


Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Included Accessories: Custom accessory kit; Founders Design signature neck plate; G&G black hardshell case with amp logo and black plush interior with embroidered Founders Design logo and signature; signed Certificate of Authenticity.
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Manufacturer Fender Custom Shop
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