Up for sale, a 2010 Fender Jazzmaster model JM66 in exceptional condition and in perfect working order. This rare, discontinued Fender Japan exclusive "Competition" model features the racing stripe most commonly associated with Fender's Mustang models, along with a stunning bluish purple hue officially known as Jupiter Blue.
This Jazzmaster has a range of clear, defined sounds, and the Lead Circuit has a snappy, chiming quality with a trio of distinct tonalities on the three-way pickup selector switch. Toggling to the Rhythm Circuit on the bass side body horn yields a bigger, broader sound, with a capacitor to darken up the neck pickup, perfect for thick sounds that work well with your favorite fuzz or low wattage tube amp. At 8lbs 2oz, this is a lightweight Jazzmaster with a naturally resonant and snappy tone. Setup to perfection here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar where we specialize in Fender Offset instruments, this Jazzmaster is dialed in and ready for the stage and studio with fresh 11-49 strings.
The maple neck has a round medium C profile carve with full shoulders and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .840" deep at the 1st fret, graduating to .930" at the 12th. The rosewood fretboard has a vintage spec 7 1/4" radius, with original slender frets retain their full factory height with well-rounded crowns, showing just a hint of wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-2. The scale length is a full 25 1/2", and the nut measures 42mm in width (a hair over 1 5/8"). The headstock sports a Pre-CBS style "Spaghetti" Jazzmaster logo, with Kluson-style tuning machines which turn smoothly and hold pitch well. The "Made in Japan" designation and T-prefix serial number are present above the four-bolt neck plate.
All of the electronics work as they should, and the wiring and pickups are stock. Hardware includes an upgraded Mustang-style bridge with large barrel saddles, increasing sustain and stability over the stock bridge and working in concert with the vibrato unit for surfy warbles and dives. The chrome plating on the hardware is notably clean, and plastics include the white pearloid pickguard and uniformly aged pickup covers, with some pick scuffing across the neck pickup cover. Cosmetic wear on the Jupiter Blue gloss finish is limited to one line of finish checking on the bass-side edge of the neck pocket and just a couple exceedingly faint finish scratches in the clear coat of the gloss on the body as a whole. The ambered gloss finish on the neck profile is flawless.
A padded gigbag is included.