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2004 Fender American Vintage '62 Jazzmaster Ice Blue Metallic 100% Original w/ Case

$2,849.99

+ shipping

Up for sale, a 2004 Fender American Vintage '62 Jazzmaster in exceptional, 100% original condition with a rare Ice Blue Metallic gloss nitro lacquer finish and original G&G hardshell case. A discontinued model, the American Vintage '62 Jazzmaster captures the feel and tonal properties of a Pre-CBS Jazzmaster with a tonewood complement comprising an alder body, maple neck, and thick slab rosewood fretboard, yielding a clear, balanced acoustic voice.

The American Vintage '62 pickups are constructed with black fiber bobbins and beveled alnico magnets, wound with a bit more midrange push than vintage Jazzmaster pickups, lending these coils a certain presence and a touch more fullness than many other Jazzmaster winds. The bridge pickup has ample sparkle, twang, and percussive cut, while also offering more inherent warmth than any other Fender single coil. Complimenting the bridge position single coil, the neck pickup is rich and nuanced, with more low end oomph on tap via the Rhythm Circuit, ideal for articulating darker chord voicings or thickening up your favorite fuzz pedal. The guitar weighs 8lbs 5oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar (where we specialize in Fender Offset instruments) with fresh 11-49 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.

The maple neck has a slender C profile shape with round shoulders and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .820" deep at the 1st fret and .900" at the 12th. The guitar conforms to traditional Fender spec with a 7 1/4" fretboard radius, 1 5/8" nut width, and full 25 1/2" scale. The slab rosewood fretboard retains the stock slender fretwire which is exceedingly well-kept, showing virtually no wear with well-rounded crowns. The guitar plays easily in every register, and the truss rod is responsive and optimally adjusted. The headstock boasts a Pre-CBS style "spaghetti" Jazzmaster logo, as well as Kluson-style tuning machines that turn smoothly and hold pitch well. The neck heel and pocket have a bevy of original factory stamps, the most legible of which reads Nov 2nd, 2004.

Electronically, everything works as it should, with the pickups wired to a three-way pickup selector, Volume and Tone knobs, and the "Rhythm Circuit" with on/off selector and Volume and Tone rollers. The vibrato has a smooth and responsive feel, and the vibrato arm sits nice and tight in the collet. The chrome plated hardware is nigh flawless, including the original bridge cover. The alder body has a vibrant gloss Ice Blue Metallic nitro lacquer finish accented by a mint green pickguard which shows some requisite pick scuffing. Cosmetic wear on the nitro lacquer is limited to one small split (finish only) on the top edge of the neck pocket with a line of glue touchup to stabilize the lacquer, and just a couple exceedingly faint finish scratches and minor marks on the back and body perimeter. The neck profile is flawless.

The original brown tolex G&G hardshell case with gold plush interior is included, along with a few pieces of original factory paperwork.

***We are dealers for the Mastery M1 Bridge, OMV-P Offset Vibrato, and Lollar Jazzmaster pickups, any or all of which can be installed prior to shipment for an additional charge***