Up for sale, a 2017 Fender Japan Exclusive Classic '60s Jazzmaster in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. Made in Japan and rarely seen outside its country of origin, the Japan Exclusive Classic 60s model is a discontinued and very short-lived variant. This Jazzmaster has a broad range of vintage-flavored tonalities with an Olympic White gloss finish and alder body.
A textbook example of everything we love about the Jazzmaster, the instrument has plenty of twang and sparkle on tap, with a range of defined and powerful tones from the two single coil pickups, and warm, wooly sounds when switched to the Rhythm Circuit on the guitar's lower body horn. Weighing 7lbs 13oz, this Jazzmaster balances well on a strap and has a smooth, clear acoustic voice. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar where we specialize in Fender Offset instruments, this Jazzmaster is dialed in for low action and accurate intonation with 9-42 roundwound strings (string gauge can be set to buyer's preference).
The amber-tinted maple neck has a medium C shaped profile carve with lightly rolled fretboard edges and full shoulders, measuring .845” deep at the 1st fret and .910” at the 12th. The thick rosewood fretboard has dot inlay and original slender vintage-style frets that retain their full factory height with well-rounded crowns, showing only faint wear beneath the G and B strings on frets 1-6. The scale length is a full 25 1/2", the fretboard has a vintage-spec 7 1/4" radius, and the nut measures 1 11/16" in width. 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" script text and JD17-prefix serial number are present just above the four-bolt neck plate.
All of the electronics work as they should, and the chrome hardware is positively gleaming. The vibrato unit works smoothly and engages easily for quick warbles and surfy dives, working in concert with the stock bridge. The plastic parts include a dark brown tortoise pickguard, and bright white pickup covers and knobs. Cosmetic wear on the alder body is limited to one small finish chip adjacent to the forward strap button, and a couple tiny nicks on the lower bout body edge. The lightly ambered gloss finish on the neck profile is flawless.
***We are dealers for the Mastery M2 bridge and Offset Vibrato, Lollar pickups, and G&G hardshell cases, any or all of which can be installed or included prior to shipment for an additional charge***