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2018 Fender Traditional 60s Jazzmaster FSR Blonde Ash Body, Gold Guard w/ Hangtags, Japan MIJ


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Up for sale, a 2018 Fender Traditional 60s Jazzmaster in near mint, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the factory hangtags. This FSR (Factory Special Run) model features a Blonde gloss finish over an ash body, accented by a gold anodized aluminum pickguard, clearly evoking 1958-59 Jazzmaster spec despite the "Traditional 60s" model name. This limited edition Fender was only intended for select international markets, sourced direct from Tokyo and now sold out across Japan and discontinued.

The guitar offers a clear, authoritative natural acoustic tone with the midrange heft and complexity of ash as a tonewood. The instrument has plenty of twang and sparkle on tap, with a range of powerful and defined 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 14oz, the guitar balances well on a strap and has been setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar where we specialize in Fender Offset instruments, featuring 11-49 roundwound strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

The maple neck has a medium C-shaped profile carve with round shoulders and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .840" deep at the 1st fret and .895" at the 12th. The rosewood fretboard features flawless slender fretwire and a vintage spec 7 1/4" fretboard radius. The scale length is a full 25 1/2", and the carved bone nut measures a full 1 11/16" in width (an unusual spec for any Traditional model, and notably wider than the later Heritage series gold guard Jazzmasters). The headstock sports a Pre-CBS style "Spaghetti" Jazzmaster logo, with Kluson-style tuning machines which turn smoothly and hold pitch well.

All of the electronics function flawlessly, the chrome hardware shines like new, and the plastic parts are clean as can be. The vibrato unit works smoothly and engages easily for quick warbles and surfy dives, working in concert with the vintage-style bridge. The transparent gloss Blonde finish highlights the broad grain of the ash body, and this Jazzmaster is exceedingly well-kept, with just a couple microscopic nicks and faint finish scratches on the body. The ambered gloss finish on the neck profile is flawless.

This Traditional '60s Jazzmaster is complete with the original hangtags and a Fender-branded gigbag.

***We are dealers for the Mastery M2 bridge, Mastery OMV-P Vibrato, and Lollar pickups, any of which can be installed or included prior to shipment for an additional charge***