Fender Japan Jazzmaster JM66-80 Sunburst 1997-00
Fender Jazzmaster, sunburst, crafted in Japan 1997-00. This one just feels 'right' in the hands; it's got a lot of charm. The neck is slim and very easy to get along with, and paired with the always-comfy offset body, it's an easy player. The body is very lively and seems to ring truly with each note, which translates to a warm and thick tone that's equally at home clean and crispy or swimming in gain and effects. The sunburst finish is a classic look, with a few miles on the clock it's really got a vintage smoothness that radiates class. You can do a lot with a JM, and this one is one of the best players we've had; can't go wrong here!
Model: Fender Japan Jazzmaster JM66-80
Made: Japan, 1997-00, Tokai plant (serial O021893)
Finish: 3-tone sunburst (3TS), 3-ply red tort guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 7.25" radius, 25.5" scale
Mods: knobs replaced, bridge replaced with Mustang style
Pickup: Fender Japan JM-single coils
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. There's some minor marks on the end of the headstock. The neck is pretty clean, save for a minor dent on the lower side behind fret 6 approx; no dramas in the hands. The back has a couple of minor marks around the outsides and some very light scratches in the middle. The sides are pretty good, just a couple of little dings around from the jack, a few cm past there in the bottom corner and in the shoulder area. The front is pretty clean, just a couple of very minor dimples around the tailpiece, up from the rhythm tone wheel and a fade mark from a since removed Apple sticker near the knobs. 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 minor wear inc minor pitting; no major buzz issues and they're fairly even, 6/10 for life left. Wearing fresh 11/49s.