For sale is this vintage 100% ALL ORIGINAL 1961 Fender Jazzmaster electric guitar. This particular pre-CBS slab-board example, serial number 63787, includes the original brown Fender case and tremolo arm. While it may not be a collector’s dream, with respect to cosmetic condition, this is definitely the perfect player’s piece. Clearly played and enjoyed for many years, it’s time to get it into a real player’s hands again.
Serial Number: 63787
â¨Pot Codes: 304-6119, 304-6102
Neck Date: 6-61
Body Date: 8/61
Weight: 7 lbs. 12 oz.
This guitar has playing wear all over. While it is a no issues instrument (no cracks, no breaks, no repairs, no modifications, no nothing), this guitar is covered in dings, dents and scratches, and has faded and discolored in all the best ways possible. Even the now cream-colored pickup covers have weather-checking!
As briefly mentioned, this specimen is in 100% ALL ORIGINAL condition. This guitar features; a Brazilian rosewood slab board fingerboard with clay dot inlays, a 3-tone nitrocellulose sunburst finish, a maple neck with attractive birds-eye figuring, (2) large P-90 style (black bobbin) single-coil pickups, a tortoise-shell style material pickguard, single-line Kluson Deluxe tuning machines, a spaghetti-logo decal, white plastic parts and a brown hard case.
Yes. 100% ALL ORIGINAL. From the finish and pickups down to the nut and the frets, this guitar remains all original. It has not been abused, but lovingly used. The neck finish has been worn down to the wood, and it feels absolutely perfect. Nothing feels as good as a vintage Fender neck from this era that has been worn down to perfection from decades of serious playing. Like an old baseball glove that took years to break in, the next owner of this guitar benefits from somebody else’s dedication to playing this guitar.
The neck is as straight as an arrow, and while the frets have been worn down quite a bit, the guitar still plays nicely. At some point in the future, the frets will need to be replaced, but the guitar plays great as-is. Early-60s Jazmmasters are famous for having exceptional tone, and both pickups sound magnificent. The guitar weighs a healthy 7+ pounds, and feels nice and balanced when playing with or without a strap.
While this might not be the investment-grade Jazzmaster for the collector, it is definitely the coolest player’s example that is certain to retain and increase in value due to the immaculate originality. Why play a relic when you can own the real deal? This is an investment that is meant to be enjoyed.