Watch J Mascis shred on a cardboard Fender Strat

J Mascis plays a cardboard Stratocaster
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Dinosaur Jr. frontman and alt-rock electric guitar titan J Mascis has long been a Fender man.

Mascis is well-known for playing Jazzmasters live, and has relied on a ‘58 Telecaster – a production-line recreation of which became his second Fender signature model in 2021 – for laying down leads in the studio throughout his career with Dinosaur Jr.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.