FENDER JAZZMASTER, 1965
Sunburst, beautiful transitional Jazzmaster from Fender's early CBS era, built in late '65: like in all the Jazzmasters and Jaguars shipped in those months, the fretboard has both the pearl dots and the plastic binding.
It is a 100% original guitar. Neck is dated November 1965; pots are dated 30th week of '65.
The guitar has an untouched circuitry, the typical Jazzmaster scheme with a switch that selects either the controls on the lower part of the body (volume, tone, pickup selector), or an additional circuitry with two rotary switches for a softer tone conceived for rhythm guitar parts. The pickups are the original wide/flat large single-coils with white plastic covers. Everything is perfectly original, both in the hardware and the electronics, without modification of any kind.
The chrome-plated metal hardware has the classic Jaguar / Jazzmaster bridge with threaded saddles, the "floating tremolo" plate, and original Kluson Deluxe "double-line" tuners in full working order. No rusty spots, everything works fine.
The asymmetrical body is made of light alder wood. The neck is maple with a nice brazilian rosewood board with binding and pearl dots. Both fretboard and neck show some wear, but the guitar's playability is just fine, with good action and frets. The beautiful sunburst finish is in great conditions, with just a little fading to the red. Normal playing wear on the back and the sides of the body, plus some great-looking checking, for that right vintage feel... a real '60s gem.
Grey bottom pickups sound great. One of them is pencil-datedl December 28th 1965.
The original black tolex hardshell case is in good shape, but has lost its inside pocket and has one broken latch. The handle has a rough-looking homemade repair, but is quite functional nevertheless. The vibrato arm and the bridge cover are missing. A great, all original guitar, light, in excellent shape and just ready to play!