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August 24, 2012

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John Cummings (guitarist of Mogwai) finds Gem of a Jazzmaster

John Cummings of Scottish post-rock band Mogwai stopped in before their Chicago gig at Metro to do some guitar shopping. He was looking at our selection of vintage Fender Jazzmasters when we showed him our super cool 1966 Candy Apple Red Jazzmaster. He was blown away by by the look, feel and sound of this primo piece. We caught the Mogwai set at Metro later that evening and they killed it.

His plan was to play the Jazzmaster and he felt he needed to deal with the poorly designed Jazzmaster bridge. We have Mastery Bridge's Offset Bridges available in our repair shop. If you're not familiar with Mastery Bridge's they were created by John Woodland and are widely known to be the ultimate bridge solution for Fender offset body guitars. They are used by Elvis Costello, J. Mascis, Wilco, Nels Cline, Sonic Youth, Tom Verlaine, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Jimmy Vivino, Fleet Foxes and many other prominent offset guitar playing groups. Call us to talk about Mastery Bridge options for your guitar 1-773-525-7773.

Mogwai - "Friend of the Night"

Mastery Bridge installation on a Jazzmaster guitar

Chrissy Hansen
Chrissy Hansen