We present an original 1959 Fender Jazzmaster in its original Sunburst finish with Gold Anodized pickguard. Made in Fullerton, California.
This rare pre-CBS Fender Jazzmaster is all original except for a professional refret. It even comes complete with its original bridge cover, tremolo arm, 50’s Fender polish cloth, original matching number hang tag and the instruction manual.
Cosmetically, this guitar shows “buckle rash” on the back and nicks and dings on the front and sides, with a few spots of notable wear down to the bare alder body and an assortment of small nicks and scratches to the back of the guitar. The C-shape maple neck profile and headstock face are clean as can be.
This is an exceptional example of a pre-CBS Jazzmaster!
The guitar is powerful, resonant and extremely versatile, this is everything you’d expect from a guitar produced in the Fender’s golden age periode. This guitar is so amazing and a super rare piece of history as well as a top collector piece and notch player! Acoustically, the guitar has a very authoritative sound that translates well through the two original black bobbin pickups. Able to deliver everything from sparkle and twang in the bridge position to wooly and complex tones at the neck, this Jazzmaster boasts a distinct and usable tone in every position. Flip a switch to the oft disregarded (and infinitely cool) Rhythm Circuit and you have a whole new palette of dark voicing’s meant to appeal to the “Jazz” player that never really got on with this instrument, but a tonal range that really loves a heavily overdriven tube amp.
Pickups and electronics/wiring remain untouched and intact, with no broken solder joints, no re-wound pickups. All original and correct.
The original tweed case has a lot of wear but it’s perfect working (one latch is missing on the tweed case)
- Body date: 5/59.
- Pots date: 6 & 16 week 1959.
- Neck pickup: 8.06 kOhm.
- Bridge pickup: 8.09 kOhm.
- Weight: 3.58 kilograms.
Professionally setup in our workshop here at Guitar Hunter.