We present an original 1959 Fender Jazzmaster in its original 3-Tone Sunburst finish.
This rare pre-CBS Fender Jazzmaster is all original except for a new professional refret plus a new handcrafted bone nut. All work done by our in-house luthier.
Cosmetically, this guitar is in excellent condition with minor nicks, ding and other cosmetic play wear. It has a few spots of notable wear down to the bare alder body. The beautiful c-shape maple neck profile and headstock face are clean as it can be. Dark rosewood slab board with clay dots. The guitar itself is powerful, resonant and extremely versatile, this is everything you’d expect from a guitar produced in the Fender’s golden age periode.
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.
One broken solder joint repaired on the body cavity shield. The solder joint under the neck pickup has a tendency to break on these, when you ad new foam to adjust the pickups hight (very common). There is an updated photo documentation on that repair that we did here at Guitar Hunter.
Otherwise Pickups and the Electronics/wiring are untouched and intact, with no broken solder joints, no re-wound pickups. All original and correct.
Comes complete with its original brown hardshell case. Latches and handle are in perfect working order.
Neck date: None ( normal in 1959)
Body date: 7/59
Pots date: 26th & 37th week 1959
Neck pickup: 8.01 kOhm
Bridge pickup: 6.93 kOhm
Weight: 3.61 kilograms
Professionally setup in our workshop here at Guitar Hunter.