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Fender Jazzmaster 65 Reissue Ice Blue Metallic, 2014

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The Fender Jazzmaster 65 is part of the American Vintage series, and this 2014 model is dressed in a custom Ice Blue Metallic with matching headstock!

Introduced in 1958, the Jazzmaster was aimed directly at Gibson’s market – jazz players who wanted the extra warmth of a rosewood fingerboard, and lower output and mellower, or less bright, pickups. These models also introduced a new, relatively complex wiring system, with pre-sets for the volumes of the two pickups. These, and the concurrently released Jaguar, were Fender’s first guitars with Rosewood fingerboards and offset bodies. Unfortunately, Jazz players were not quick to adopt these models. Surf guitarists did, however, and in the 1970s and on various ‘Alternative’ guitarists found them – Elvis Costello and Johnny Marr leap to mind.

Here we’re looking at a Fender Jazzmaster 65 Reissue, built during 2014 at the Corona, California plant, and wearing a very snappy Ice Blue Metallic finish, with Anodized aluminum pickguard. This guitar is in great shape, though there is one small chip on the side just past the output jack. It’s set up well, with lots of string downbearing from the bridge to the vibrato tailpiece. Fret wear is light to medium in the low positions.

The original rectangular hard shell case is included.

Here’s what the builder has to say about the Fender Jazzmaster 65 Reissue:

“For the guitarist who craves pure vintage Fender style, the American Vintage series presents original-era model year guitars built with meticulous attention to accurate detail that bring Fender history and heritage to authentic and exciting new life.

Built using original tooling and based on actual 1965 models we tracked down, the U.S.-made American Vintage ’65 Jazzmaster takes you back to the middle of that musically momentous decade, when the reverb-drenched surf had largely receded and the Jazzmaster acquired elegant new design features and began its long, steady ascent toward must-have status for subversive new generations of alternative guitarists in the decades to come.”


 

Price: $1800 CAD
  • Model: Jazzmaster 65 Reissue
  • Year: 2014
  • Finish Ice Blue Metallic
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: V1424385
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 11/11/2019

  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITES documentation
  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 8.5lbs 3.84kg
  • Scale Length: 647.7mm 25.5in
  • Nut Width: 42mm 1.653in
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