Watch J Mascis recreate Dinosaur Jr's Freak Scene using a Fender Acoustasonic Jazzmaster

J Mascis has delivered a new rendition of Dinosaur Jr.'s Freak Scene – taken from the band's 1988 album Bug – on the latest episode of Fender's Re-Creation YouTube series.

For the performance, Mascis sends a Tobacco Sunburst-finished variant of Fender's new American Acoustasonic Jazzmaster through his vast pedalboard – showcasing both the stellar clean and dirty tones achievable through the Big F's latest hybrid guitar model.

Watch as he switches seamlessly between an acoustic guitar-type tone for the vocal-driven sections, a punk-esque fuzz-driven tone for the guitar-only passages and a howling, gain-drenched tone for the guitar solo. 

J Mascis's performance is the third episode of Fender's Re-Creation series, after appearances by Lindsey Buckingham and Jeff Tweedy (opens in new tab). The series sees artists, players, producers and music-makers reimagine classic songs with the new American Acoustasonic Jazzmaster.

Dinosaur Jr.'s twelfth studio album Sweep It Into Space is set to arrive tomorrow (April 23) via Jagjaguwar. The alt-rock trio's first full length since 2016's Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not, the twelve-track album is co-produced by Kurt Vile.

For more information on the new American Acoustasonic Jazzmaster, head to Fender (opens in new tab).

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Sam Roche

Sam is a Staff Writer at Guitar World, also creating content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar (opens in new tab).