Up for sale, a 2011 Fender Jazzmaster Hollowbody model JM/HO in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. This extremely rare and short-lived model was produced exclusively for the Japanese domestic market and never exported to the USA.
The semi-hollow ash body construction pushes this guitar into uncharted Jazzmaster tonal territory, combining the inherent warmth of the body design with the midrange punch and note detail of ash. The pickups deliver plenty of sinewy snap and sparkle in the bridge position, with a warmer, fuller neck pickup sound that retains ample definition and cut. Engaging the Rhythm Circuit on the lower body horn unlocks a fatter set of tonalities for the neck pickup, perfect for thickening up your favorite fuzz or small tube amp. The guitar weighs 7lbs 15oz, 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 well-rounded shoulders and faintly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .825” deep at the 1st fret and .930” at the 12th. The bound rosewood fretboard features pearl dot inlay and a vintage spec 7 1/4" fretboard radius with slender fretwire. The frets retain their full factory height, with moderate wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-7. This guitar plays cleanly up the 25 1/2“ scale with a straight neck and a responsive, optimally-adjusted truss rod. The original bone nut measures 42mm (1.650”) in width. The headstock sports a Pre-CBS style "Spaghetti" Jazzmaster logo, and the Kluson-style Gotoh tuning machines which turn smoothly and hold pitch well.
All of the stock electronics function as intended, and all original hardware is intact with bright chrome plating. The ash body is framed by ivory top and back binding, and plastics include a pair of Strat-style knobs and the original multi-ply brown tortoise pickguard which shows some requisite pick scuffing.
This is a well kept example, with cosmetic wear on the gloss Natural finish limited to a handful of small dings along the lower bout body edge and a number of faint finish scratches in the clear coat on the body as a whole, largely relegated to the back. The gloss finish on the neck profile is flawless.
A gigbag is included.
***We are dealers for the Mastery M2 bridge, Mastery OMV-P Offset Vibrato, and Lollar pickups, any or all of which can be installed prior to shipment for an additional charge***