Fender Jazzmaster, crafted in Japan 99-02, candy apple red. This girl hasn't sat in a case, it's been working hard and has the scars to show it. It's in good order playing-wise, and it's all the better for a few miles on the clock. This one came in with some funky wiring mods, so we arranged a full re-wire back to standard Jazzmaster style by our local luthier legend, so it's all in good order. The JM dual-circuitry allows for a whole bunch of different tones, all easily switchable on the fly... dial in a thick juicy dark tone on the rhythm circuit, then switch using the top slider to a cutting, spanky lead tone; it's all easy. The offset body is superbly comfy and the slim 60s neck is perfectly familiar, it's a lot of fun to play. Nothing beats a Jazzmaster for creating epic effects-laden soundscapes, so if you're looking for the best base for your extravagant sonic cake, this could be your friend.
Model: Fender Jazzmaster '66 reissue (JM66-80)
Made: Japan, 1999-02 (Q070538)
Finish: candy apple red, 3-ply white pearl guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, dot inlays
Mods: pickguard replaced, knobs replaced, wiring replaced (standard JM style), tuners replaced with WIlkinson Deluxe
Pickup: Fender Japan JM Single coils
Case: good quality gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: moderate finish wear. There' one very obvious chip on the front in the body contour area. There's a couple of other minor chips, one on the bottom horn on the back, one near the neck plate and a couple near the rear strap pin on the bottom edge. There's some dings on the end of the headstock and around the bridge area. Nothing too dramatic, but she's a little banged up. Overall: good condition (6.5/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly; we arranged a full rewire back to standard when we got it. Frets have some normal wear, nothing too nasty and it'll hold up for a while without a dress, 6/10. Wearing fresh 11/49s and playing nicely!