We present an all original and rare 1960 Fender Jazzmaster in its original Blond finish. Made in Fullerton, California.
This pre-CBS Fender Jazzmaster even comes complete with its original bridge cover, tremolo arm and matching number hang tag. Cosmetically, this guitar shows little “buckle rash” on the back and nicks and dings on the front and sides, with a few spots of notable and an assortment of small nicks and scratches to the back of the guitar. The neck profile and headstock face are as clean as can be. The 1-piece lightweight ash body has a gorgeous grain that’s visible through the original Blond finish. Overall, this is an exceptional example of a pre-CBS Jazzmaster. The original Black Pickups are very balanced and strong and sound incredibly good. The original frets still have plenty of life left.
The guitar is powerful, resonant and extremely versatile, this is everything you’d expect from a guitar produced in Fender’s golden age era. Beautiful dark rosewood slab board with clay dots. 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 voicings 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.
Comes complete with its original Fender brown hardshell case w/yellow interior. Latches and handle in perfect working order.
- Neck date: 5/60.
- Pots dated: 50th week of 1959 – Other pot, visible by the original solder.
- Neck pickup: 9.01 kOhm.
- Bridge pickup: 8.9 kOhm.
- Weight: 3.43 Kilograms.
Professionally setup in our workshop here at Guitar Hunter.