This is a vintage 1964 Fender Jazzmaster electric guitar. This particular pre-CBS custom color/matching headstock example (serial number L21862), is in excellent all original condition and includes both the original tremolo arm (whammy bar) and original “no logo” hard shell case! Undeniably and utterly attractive with a vibrant and well-preserved Lake Placid Blue finish, a matching peg head with a spaghetti logo, a green (pick)guard and the perfect amount of player’s patina, this 100% all original example is simply stunning. It looks great, it feels fantastic, and it sounds spectacular. Fairly rare in this configuration, this represents a great opportunity to own one of the sexiest pre-CBS custom color instruments ever made.
Serial Number: L21862
Weight: 8 lbs.2 oz.
Neck Date Stamp: “DEC63”
Pot Codes: 304 6237, 304 6309 (Stackpole)
Body Stamp: “LP BLUE” (Phillips screwdriver tip stamped)
Pickup Measurements: 7.66Ω (bridge) 7.78Ω (neck)
Pickup Dates: “BF APR 16 ’64” (black bobbins with yellow date stamps)
This ’64 Fender Jazzmaster features; original Lake Placid Blue finish over an Olympic White undercoat and yellow Fullerplast, a matching L.P.B. headstock with Spaghetti logo, Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with clay dot inlays, original frets, original single-line Kluson Deluxe tuning machines, “Green Guard” nitrate pick guard, original Strat-style control knobs, original large single-coil pickups, all original cloth wiring and electronics, original tremolo arm and original “no logo” black hardshell case with vintage LAX airport check tag.
While this Jazzmaster clearly exhibits playing wear, it is very attractive in appearance, and the years/decades of enjoyment has resulted in an absolutely beautiful patina. With a likeness very much like that of a Fender Custom Shop Relic, all of the authentic wear on this original is the real deal. Subsequently, the neck feels amazingly comfortable, and the guitar exudes magnificent mojo. The pickups are efficient and sonically robust, and the guitar is acoustically highly responsive.
Sometimes you can just tell by looking, and this is one of those, it’s a simply great guitar.