Up for sale, a 2021 Fender Traditional 60s Jazzmaster electric guitar in mint condition and perfect working order. This FSR (Factory Special Run) model features a Walnut gloss finish over an alder body, accented by a deep red tortoise pickguard, clearly evoking Elvis Costello's Jazzmaster. This limited edition Fender is a new instrument, sourced directly from Tokyo and complete with the original Fender-branded gigbag and hangtags, only intended for sale to a Japanese domestic audience.
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 9oz, 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 .870" deep at the 1st fret and .915" at the 12th. The rosewood fretboard features 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 Walnut finish is in mint condition.
This Traditional '60s Jazzmaster is complete with the original hangtags and 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***