Introduced in 1958 and intended as an upgraded replacement for the Stratocaster, the Fender Jazzmaster never really found favour with players at the time, but has become somewhat of a cult icon in the last 30 years, forming the sound of alternative music throughout the 80's, 90's and 00's. With Fender not producing any fully vintage spec Jazzmasters in their current catalog, people are turning more and more to vintage 'made in Japan' options. This 1993-'94 Fender Japan JM66 Jazzmaster in Lake Placid Blue combines expert Japanese craftsmanship with vintage Fender looks, making it a great option for anyone searching for a truly vintage spec Jazzmaster for a fraction of the price of a 60's one, or a US made counterpart.
Manufactured in Fujigen and with a quality and feel every bit as good as a US made model, this MIJ Fender Jazzmaster features a vibrant Lake Placid Blue finish with matching headstock, in good condition for its age, showing only minor wear, adding perfectly to it's vintage aesthetic. The Maple neck sports a comfortable 60's style 'C' shape profile with vintage style 7.25" radius while the Rosewood veneer fingerboard is in good condition, with plenty of life left in the frets. The neck pocket is stamped with the code JM66. The pickups sound perfectly balanced, offering the warmth and chime synonymous with Jazzmaster guitars, with the original rhythm and lead circuit offering a huge amount of tonal variety. The traditional Jazzmaster vibrato unit pairs with a Tune-O-Matic style bridge for increased stability. This Jazzmaster is finished off with Japanese made Kluson style tuners and a 60's style three ply white pick guard.
Condition / Originality:
This guitar is in very good condition, showing only a few minor signs of cosmetic wear. All electronics and pickups are original and fully functional, and this guitar includes a Fender gig bag.