Introduced in 1959 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, being used by countless alternative musicians over the years. Vintage Jazzmasters have never been more popular or sought after, and as such they have never been pricier. This 1993/'94 Fender Japan JM66 Jazzmaster in Daphne 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.
This MIJ Fender Jazzmaster features a nicely aged, vintage correct Daphne Blue finish, exhibiting some wear and tear that only adds to its character. The Maple neck sports a comfortable 60's style 'C' shape profile with vintage style 7.25" radius while the Rosewood fingerboard is in good condition, with plenty of life left in the frets. The neck pocket is stamped with the code JM66-TOM, indicating a factory fitted Tune-O-Matic bridge as opposed to a more tradition 6 saddle Fender style one. The pickups feature all the clarity and versatility that makes the tone of Jazzmasters so unique a revered. This Jazzmaster is finished off with an mint green pick guard and aged white plastic parts for an authentic vintage look, and a traditional Jazzmaster vibrato unit. A superb quality instrument as you'd expect from a Fujigen manufactured Fender of 'Made in Japan' era.
Condition / Originality:
This guitar is in good condition, and while it exhibits some cosmetic wear it has obviously been well played and well loved during its lifetime. All electronics and pickups are original and fully functional, featuring CTS pots and oil in paper caps.