Fender Japan Jazzmaster JM66/ALG Sunburst 2007
Fender Japan Jazzmaster, sunburst, crafted in Japan 2006-8. The sunburst Jazzy is a classic, but add a gold guard... sheesh, that looks pretty good, aye. The gold guard complements the creamy plastics and deep amber of the sunburst finish nicely, it looks superb. The neck has been sanded back to a slick satin feel, so it's super quick to move around on and has a certain luxurious feel to the touch. It's a responsive, snappy player, you can really feel your notes ringing around in the well-balanced offset body. Plugged in, this has the classic Jazzmaster chime: heaps of definition and a crisp, clear attack. The iconic dual circuit electronics allow you to dial in a sticky, juicy thick rhythm tone and switch instantly to a snappy, cuts-the-mix lead tone... heaps of fun. These gold-guard models seldom pop up at a reasonable dime never last long, so if you've already got five fuzz pedals and Jetstar fleet worth of delay in your rig, here's your new best bud.
Model: Fender Japan Jazzmaster JM66/ALG
Made: Japan, 2006-8, Dyna plant (serial S041862)
Finish: 3-tone sunburst (3TS), 1-ply gold anodized guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 7.25" radius, 25.5" scale, slim C-shape
Mods: knobs replaced, 3-way switch replaced, neck plate replaced, neck sanded down to satin
Pickup: Fender Japan JM-single coils
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some minor dimples on the end and bottom edge. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, there's a few dimples on the back and it's been sanded to a slick satin feel. The back has widespread light scuffs and surface scratches, most notably on the back edge. The sides have a few dimples on the bottom horn and elbow area, as well as a blacked out chip and some scuffs near the jack. The front has a bunch of dimples around the bridge and elbow area as well as play wear on the guard and horn. Overall: very good condition (8/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets have some normal wear, there's the start of some pitting but they're pretty even with no major buzz issues, 6/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 11/49 Moonshiners strings.