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2020 Fender Traditional 60s Jazzmaster Olympic White Near Mint, Japan MIJ


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Up for sale, a 2020 Fender Traditional 60s Jazzmaster in near mint condition and in perfect working order with a custom color Olympic White gloss finish. Sourced direct from Tokyo, this Jazzmaster comes complete with its Fender-branded gigbag.

A reinvention of Fender Japan's Jazzmaster platform, the new Traditional 60s model features Fender USA V-Mod black bobbin pickups, as well as USA-made CTS pots, Switchcraft switches, and USA Fender plastic parts. A textbook example of everything we love about the Jazzmaster, 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 15oz, the guitar balances well on a strap and has been setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with the factory 9-42 strings (string gauge and setup can be dialed in to buyer's preference at no charge upon request).

The maple neck has a modestly chunky C shape with full shoulders and lightly rolled fretboard edges, offering a bit more heft than most Jazzmasters, measuring .860" deep at the 1st fret and .910" at the 12th. The dark rosewood fretboard features flawless slender fretwire, playing easily up the fingerboard with a modern-spec 9 1/2" fretboard radius. The scale length is a full 25 1/2", and the carved bone nut measures 1 5/8" in width. 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 is positively gleaming, and the tortoise pickguard is a deep swirling red, retaining the original factory protective plastic and Traditional Series advert. The vibrato unit works smoothly and engages easily for quick warbles and surfy dives, working in concert with the vintage-style bridge. The gloss Olympic White finish is bright and clean, with one larger ding on the bass side lower bout body edge and just a couple tiny additional faint marks on the back. The gloss-finished neck profile is pristine.

***We are dealers for the Mastery M2 bridge, Offset Vibrato and Lollar Jazzmaster pickups, any of which can be installed prior to shipment for an additional charge***