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2021 Fender Traditional 60s Jazzmaster FSR Black w/ Blocks & Binding, Japan MIJ


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Up for sale, a 2021 Fender Traditional 60s Jazzmaster, showroom clean with the original hangtags. A new instrument imported directly from Tokyo as such, this FSR (Factory Special Run) model features a Black gloss finish with neck binding and pearloid block inlay.

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 8lbs 2oz, 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 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation (string gauge can be set to buyer's taste prior to shipment).

The maple neck has a slightly fuller profile carve than earlier Fender Japan Jazzmasters, with generous shoulder and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .830" deep at the 1st fret and .940" at the 12th. The rosewood fretboard is an extremely dark, tight-grained cut with white binding and pearloid block inlay. The flawless slender frets play easily up the modern-spec 9 1/2" fretboard, and the carved bone nut measures 42mm in width (just shy of 1 11/16"). 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 plastic parts retain the clear factory protective film on the pickup covers and red tortoise 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.

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***