Up for sale, a 2021 Fender Traditional 60s Jazzmaster with the original hangtags. An instrument sourced new and imported directly from Tokyo, this discontinued FSR (Factory Special Run) model features a Black gloss finish and matching peghead.
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. Lightweight for a Jazzmaster at 7lbs 4oz, the guitar balances well on a strap and has been setup to perfection here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar where we specialize in Fender Offset instruments, featuring factory 9-42 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation (string gauge can be set to buyer's taste prior to shipment).
The maple neck has a fuller profile carve than earlier Fender Japan Jazzmasters, with generous shoulder and lightly rolled fretboard edges, offering a chunky C shape at the nut and just a hair more heft in the higher registers, measuring .880" deep at the 1st fret and .920" at the 12th. The rosewood fretboard is a dark, tight-grained cut, with flawless slender fretwire and 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 shines like new, and the plastic parts are clean as can be, with the original clear factory plastic and Traditional 60s sticker intact on the pickguard. The vibrato unit works smoothly and engages easily for quick warbles and surfy dives, working in concert with the vintage-style bridge. The gloss finish is flawless save for one shallow mark on the treble-side lower bout body edge.
This Traditional '60s Jazzmaster is complete with the original hangtags and Fender-branded gigbag.
***We are dealers for the Mastery M2 bridge, OMV-P Offset Vibrato, and Lollar pickups, any or all of which can be installed or included prior to shipment for an additional charge***