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 Fenders current offset output appealing more to those looking for modern specs, people are turning more and more to vintage Japanese made options. This CIJ 2006 - 2008 Fender Japan JM66 Jazzmaster in Old Lake Placid Blue combines all the quality you would expect from a Japanese made instruments with the vintage appointments of Fender's golden era.
This MIJ Fender Jazzmaster features an aged looking Lake Placid Blue finish, with a slightly darker almost greyer appearance that certainly lends it a unique quality unlike others we have seen. It is a stunning looking instrument without a doubt, and a rare example in this finish. 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. The pickups have all the definition and unique character you would expect from a Jazzmaster, and sound great when pushing a cranked amp. The traditional Jazzmaster vibrato unit and six saddle bridge function smoothly for that classic subtle offset vibrato sound. 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 excellent condition, showing the kind of wear to the finish that only adds to its vintage look. All electronics and pickups are original and fully functional, and this guitar includes a Fender gig bag.