This bonkers Fender Jazzmaster mod crams a delay pedal underneath the tailpiece for on-the-fly insanity

(Image credit: Jack's Instrument Services)

It’s always fun to build delay circuits into the bodies of Fender electric guitars – just ask Fender itself, which recently outfitted a rare Marauder design with the effect.

Now, UK-based shop Jack’s Instrument Services has performed a similar mod on another Fender offset model, a Jazzmaster, replacing the tremolo with a custom laser-cut tailpiece with a built-in tape delay effect.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.