As part of my on-going guitar collection transition, I picked up this Saito S-622 JMC from Japan. I sold two guitars last week so I bought this one. I'm a bit short on single coil guitars so I picked up this modern interpretation of a Jazzmaster. Saito is a small boutique make in Japan that make very traditional style guitars with a very modern look. One can argue that Fender's new Japan made Modern series is trying to go for the aesthetic established by Saito. The S-622 is a offset Jazzmaster like guitar with two Saytone Flathead pickups. These are Saytone/Saito's intrepretation of a Jazzmaster pickup. This guitar is alder with a maple neck. 3.29 kg weight. I opted for the Alder body rather than as ash although the ash versions are lighter. Saito have a lot of modern looking finishes. This one is Cloud Black. I just played it and these pickups have that certain bite that I don't find in my other humbucker based guitars. The set-up is typically high end Japanese and immaculate with a very low action although not as perfect as my G-Life. This has a very comfortable C shaped neck with an ebony fretboard.