(SOLD) Fender Japan Jazzmaster JM66-80 Modified Natural 1993
Fender Japan Jazzmaster, refinished in natural, made in Japan 1992-3. Yep, it's modified, but heck: very cool, right? This started life as a standard Jazzmaster, but it's been totally customised by a previous owner in Japan. First, the original finish has been stripped and it's wearing a coat of thin natural satin, which is cool. It's been routed to accommodate two humbuckers and a middle single coil and had a custom guard cut to match. The switching is clever: the neck and bridge pickups are on the three way switch on the bottom horn, and both are splittable to either coil via the three way slider switches. You can turn on the middle single coil with the other slider, which would usually engage the rhythm circuit. Our in house tech added a master volume, as it was previously runnign straight to the jack. All that means you can get an insane amount of tones out of it: gnarly chunky humbucker growl, Strat in-between quacks, Tele-middle breathy zing... at least a dozen more too. The Bill Lawrence pickups are awesome, they're clear and rich with plenty of attack and oomph. The neck is a rounded C shape and feels comfy, and at 3.5kg this is a lightweight example of the model, so the whole thing just feels easy and fun in the hands. This one includes a cool Hiscox case. Are you the master of jazz, or what?
Model: Fender Japan Jazzmaster JM66-80
Made: Japan, Fujigen plant, 1992-3 (serial N076999)
Finish: natural, satin poly, refinished
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 25.5" scale, 7.25" radius, vintage C shape
Mods: adjust-o-matic bridge installed, fully rewired with new pickups and switching, routed for HSH setup, custom pickguard installed, refinished
Controls: master volume, 3-way switch for neck/bridge pickups, on-off slider for middle pickup (circuit selector position), 2 x 3-way slider switches for each humbucker for rear/both/front coil
Pickup: Bill Lawrence rails humbucker x2, flat pole single coil x1
Case: Hiscox branded case, excellent quality, good condition
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has some minor dimples on the end and the front near the Fender decal. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor rub wear on the back only. The back has some light scuffs along the belly carve, in the elbow area and back edge, as well as a dent in the elbow area. The sides have minor scuffs on the top horn and elbow area and some dimples near the jack and on the bottom horn. The front has some dimples in the elbow area and near the jack and some play wear on the guard and horns. Overall: good condition (7/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. The frets have minor wear, 8/10 for life left. Wearing fresh 11/49 Moonshiners strings.