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2022 Fender Traditional 60s Jazzmaster FSR Blonde w/ Maple Board & Ash Body, Japan MIJ


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Up for sale, a 2022 Fender Traditional 60s Jazzmaster in showroom clean condition and in perfect working order. This FSR (Factory Special Run) Fender Japan model was made in small quantities exclusively for a single dealer in Japan (Ishibashi). An instrument not otherwise available to the USA market, this Jazzmaster was sourced direct from Tokyo and is complete with the original Fender-branded gigbag and hangtags.

Offering two fundamental differences from the majority of offerings in Fender's Japan-exclusive Traditional 60s line, this Jazzmaster boasts a lightweight ash body paired with a slab maple fretboard, ensuring a particularly authoritative and lively sound with excellent midrange punch and treble clarity.

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 at 7lbs 7oz, 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 the original 9-42 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation (string gauge and setup can be dialed in to buyer's preference at no charge upon request).

The maple neck has a fuller profile carve than earlier Fender Japan Jazzmasters, with generous shoulder and lightly rolled fretboard edges, offering a modestly chunky U shape at the nut and just a hair more heft in the higher registers, measuring .860" deep at the 1st fret and .905" at the 12th. The thick slab maple fretboard has 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-plated 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 bridge which has vintage-style spiral saddles. The gloss transparent Blonde finish is flawless, highlighting the very dynamic grain of the ash body, and the gloss on the neck profile is equally pristine.

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

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