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2023 Fender Traditional II 60s Jazzmaster FSR Gold Guard w/ American Vintage Pickups, Japan MIJ


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Up for sale, a 2023 Fender Traditional II 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 an extensive suite of upgrades beyond Fender's Japan-exclusive Traditional II 60s platform, this Jazzmaster evokes a 1959 feature set with an anodized gold aluminum pickguard and a slab rosewood fretboard. Other notable features of this FSR model include Fender American Vintage '65 pickups and a bridge with Mustang-style barrel saddles.

The American Vintage '65 gray bobbin pickups are coupled to factory installed USA-spec CTS pots and Switchcraft switches, and this guitar dishes out plenty of sparkling cut, with a range of powerful and defined tones from the two single coil pickups. Warmer, wooly sounds are on tap when switched to the Rhythm Circuit on the guitar's lower body horn. Weighing 7lbs 12oz, the guitar has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar where we specialize in Fender Offset instruments, featuring low action, spot-on intonation and factory 9-42 strings (string gauge can be set to buyer's preference prior to shipment).

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Shape: Chunky C, full shoulders, measuring .865” 1st fret, .900” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood slab, 9 1/2” modern radius
-Frets: Slender, tall
-Scale Length: 25 1/2”
-Nut: 1 5/8"
-Tuners: Kluson-style Gotoh
-Serialization: “Made in Japan,” JD23-prefix

Body Specs:

-Wood: Alder
-Pickups: American Vintage '65 single coil x2
-Controls: Lead Circuit - Volume, Tone, three-way pickup selector; Rhythm Circuit - Volume, Tone
-Hardware: Vibrato, Mustang-style bridge with barrel saddles, anodized gold aluminum pickguard
-Plastics: Cream pickup covers, knobs

This Traditional II 60s Jazzmaster is complete with the original Fender-branded gigbag and hangtags. When sourcing this guitar brand new from Ishibashi, a warranty card with mis-matched serial was paired with the instrument.

***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***