We present an original / early 1966 Fender Jazzmaster in its original and super rare Blue Ice Metallic finish. This piece is so amazing and a rare piece of history as well as a top collector piece and notch player! This is one of the most rare custom color you can come across. Fender introduced officially this color in 1965.
This Jazzmaster is all original and it even comes complete with its original bridge cover, and tremolo arm, and hardshell case.
Cosmetically, this guitar shows some “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 wood and an assortment of small nicks and scratches to the back of the guitar. Through the years the original finish has faded to greenish/grey color.
The neck profile and headstock face are clean as they can be. Chasing improved intonation, although the stock bridge position intonate perfectly.
The guitar is powerful, resonant and extremely versatile, this is everything you’d like and it has a great/strong medium C-shape neck profile with dots and bindings.
Acoustically, the guitar is 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 are untouched and intact, with no broken solder joints, no re-wound pickups. All original and correct.
Neck date: February 1966
Pots dated: 51th week of 1964 & 45th week of 1965
Neck pickup: 6.67 kOhm
Bridge pickup: 6.65 kOhm
Weight: 3.66 kilograms