Up for sale, a 2005 Fender American Vintage '62 Jazzmaster in exceptional, 100% original condition, complete with the original G&G hardshell case and hangtags. A discontinued model finished in custom color Ocean Turquoise Metallic, the American Vintage '62 Jazzmaster captures the feel and tonal properties of a Pre-CBS example with a tonewood complement comprising an alder body, maple neck, and thick slab rosewood fretboard, yielding a clear, bold 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 4oz, 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 medium C-shaped profile carve with modest shoulder and lightly rolled fretboard edges, gaining a bit more overall heft as you travel up the fretboard, measuring .830" deep at the 1st fret and .900" at the 12th. The guitar conforms to traditional Fender spec with a 7 1/4" fretboard radius, 1.650" nut width, and full 25 1/2" scale length. The slab rosewood fretboard retains the stock slender fretwire which is flawless, and the guitar plays well in every register up the straight neck with a responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The headstock boasts a Pre-CBS-style "spaghetti" Jazzmaster logo, with Kluson-style tuning machines that turn smoothly and hold pitch well. The neck heel and pocket have numerous factory stamps, with date stamps from February of 2005.
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, the vibrato arm sits nice and tight in the collet, and the chrome plating on the hardware is bright and clean. Plastics include parchment pickup covers and knobs and a mint green pickguard. The gloss Ocean Turquoise Metallic nitro lacquer finish is extremely clean, with wear limited to some light finish scuffing at the edge of the belly contour on the back, and just a few additional tiny dings and faint finish scratches on the body as a whole. The smooth gloss finish on the neck profile is flawless.
The original brown tolex G&G hardshell case with gold plush interior is included, along with the hangtags.
***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***