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2012 Fender American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster

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Serial #: 1203695, four bolt neckplate.

Scale length: 25 1/2" Nut width: 1 5/8" Neck depth, 1st/10th frets: .83/.95"

Materials: Solid alder body; solid one-piece maple neck; rosewood 'slab' fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays.

Hardware: All original hardware includes three ply white pickguard; spring tremelo with white tipped arm; white American Vintage single coil pickups; white 'witch hat' volume and tone controls; three-way pickup selector switch; single line nickel Kluson Deluxe tuners; single butterfly string retainer in peghead; "Micro-adjustable" bridge saddles with nickel bridge cover; adjustable truss rod.

Notes: Introduced in 1958, the Fender Jazzmaster was the company's top-of-the-line guitar. Aimed squarely at the jazz guitar market, the Jazzmaster had unique pickups, wider and flatter than those on other Fender models, for a smoother, warmer voice. Innovative circuitry combined conventional wiring (three way pickup switching with master volume and tone controls) with an additional set of controls for the neck pickup only.

These thumbwheel volume and tone controls were controlled with a dedicated selector switch, which also activated an extra tone capacitor, for a mellow 'rhythm' mode. Finally, the contour of the body was specially configured for comfortable playing from a seated position, customary in jazz combo and big band settings. Discontinued in 1980, the model was first reissued in 1986, and finally revived in 1999, remaining in production to this day.

Notable Jazzmaster players have included Joe Pass (who recorded his first album with one) and Ventures lead guitarist Nokie Edwards, who cut their hit recording of Johnny Smith's 'Walk Don't Run' on the model. Johnny Cash guitarist Luther Perkins was an early adopter, and both Elvis Costello and Jeff Tweedy of Wilco brought the Jazzmaster to prominence in later years as well. Pete Townsend played one early on, and no less a picker than Jimi Hendrix himself strapped on a Jazzmaster from time to time, both as an R&B sideman, and in concert with the Experience.

This striking instrument is a meticulously faithful recreation of the mid-60's classic, with the dot inlay fingerboard, fully bound neck, and rosewood slab fingerboard. Finished in a lustrous Aztec gold, the lacquer is a true 50's style 'thin-skin' finish, for a faithful period correct look. The American Vintage single coil pickups have wider polepieces for enhanced bass and warmer mids, making them uniquely versatile for a number of contemporary styles.

The instrument is in immaculate 100% original condition, with smooth, low action over a fresh high-precision setup. All tags and accessories are included, along with its vintage correct Fender leather strap and 1/4" cable, all tucked into its original rectangular black tolex hardshell case with orange plush lining.

Fuller tone from Fullerton, in this timeless mid-century legend. One only, call now.

Setup: This instrument is strung with light gauge nickel roundwound strings. The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference. String action is set at 4/64" to 5/64" at the 12th fret, with moderate relief. The action may be lowered or raised to your requirements with the adjustable bridge.



















































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