This is a vintage 1960 Fender Jazzmaster electric guitar in 100% ALL original condition. This particular example, serial number 47400, is extremely well-preserved and includes; the original brown/yellow interior case with keys, original tremolo arm, the original bridge cover, the original leather strap, and a 90s reissue 1960 Fender catalog. Considered the golden era of Fender instruments, a Strat or Tele from the same year is worth at least $18,000.00 in comparable condition.
As previously mentioned, this guitar is in 100% all original condition. This no issues, no excuses, and no stories guitar was disassembled with the utmost caution and we were careful enough to put all of the original screws in their correspondingly original holes. (Please allow time for the 74 high quality photos to load properly, enjoy!)
Serial Number: 47400
Neck Date: No Pencil Date (Common for ’60)
Potentiometer Codes: 137 950 (late-1959, CTS)
This beautiful pre-CBS â60 Jazzmaster features: a gorgeous nitrocellulose 3-tone sunburst finish over a light-weight alder body, a Brazilian rosewood slab board fingerboard with clay dot inlays on a maple neck, a spaghetti logo decal, an attractive tortoise pattern pickguard, original single-line Kluson Deluxe tuning machines, robust black bobbin large P-90-style single-coil pickups, the floating tremolo system with the original arm, all original hardware, and the original brown vinyl case.
Upon visual inspection, it is clear that while definitely being enjoyed, it was also taken very good care of, and highly respected. There is evidence of an isolated area of belt buckle wear on the back of the body, with minimal finish wear on the back of the neck, very very littlel arm wear, and the typical random dings and indentations in general areas.
Aside from the aforementioned cosmetic issues, the guitar is in otherwise excellent condition. The original pickguard is beautiful and void of typical cracks or chips, yet does exhibit the slightest bit of shrinkage. The hardware exhibits pick wear, but is still shiny and oxidation free. The pickup covers too, are not cracked and in excellent structural condition. The finish has only faded slightly, and the coloring is beautiful. It weighs 7 lbs. and 13 oz.
Most importantly, the guitar plays unbelievably well, feels fantastic, and sounds incredible. The original frets are still entirely intact with only the slightest bit of playing wear on the first 3 frets. The slab board fingerboard does not display grooves or wear, and is incredibly comfortable. The neck profile is medium-sized, and possibly considered to be a medium/large. The delicately worn neck finish makes the neck feel like an old worn-in baseball glove: intuitive, comfortable, and inspiring. All 6 tuning machines work perfectly without hesitation or slipping. Surprisingly, the guitar does not exhibit the usual weather-checking, which enhances the appearance of the condition. Due to this, the top of the guitar would rate a 9/10.
All of the electronics work perfectly and sound amazing. The large single-coil Jazzmaster pickups offer a very unique Fender sound, only achievable with a Jazzmaster. With rich warm robust bite, the growl of this Jazzmaster makes the tone from a Jaguar or Strat sound like a whimper. The case is also in excellent condition and as mentioned, includes the original case keys. Found in the case is a 90s re-print of the original 1960 Fender catalog.