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    1964 Fender Jazzmaster

    This popped up recently on our local selling web site and I was lucky enough to win the auction.

    I have re-fretted it and it is playing and sounding very nice. Pickups read 9K for the bridge and 8.4K for the neck.

    I like the wear and large neck profile. Body dates to Dec '63 and the pots '64, so early '64 is when it probably hit the store. I won't clean off the 54 year old gunk on it.

    A Mastery bridge is sitting on the workbench waiting to be installed.




    Otherwise known as Grant.

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    Re: 1964 Fender Jazzmaster

    Very cool JM!

    I love the pickguard on this one!
    Guitars: '56 Les Paul Custom, '63 SG/LP Custom, '61 Jazzmaster, '43 000-28, '15 ES-345,
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    Re: 1964 Fender Jazzmaster

    Nice! Enjoy!

    I have a Mastery bridge on my Jaguar. It's a great upgrade!

    The farther you go, the closer you are.

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    Re: 1964 Fender Jazzmaster

    Cool guitar! Killer score

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    Re: 1964 Fender Jazzmaster

    Wow,that has so much mojo! fantastic score!

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    Re: 1964 Fender Jazzmaster

    Very cool score!
    Game on!

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    Re: 1964 Fender Jazzmaster

    Beautiful! And just my kind of wear on this one. Love it, congrats!

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    Re: 1964 Fender Jazzmaster

    Cool geetar! I love Jazzmasters!
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    Re: 1964 Fender Jazzmaster

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeSlub View Post
    Cool geetar! I love Jazzmasters!
    Thanks, and I'm with you there Mike. I am playing this thing a lot. I am not really that great with Fender guitars, but this is something else. The tone is more P90 for sure but has the top end cut through that Fenders intrinsically have...I love it!
    Otherwise known as Grant.

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    Re: 1964 Fender Jazzmaster

    I remember a time when they were practically giving Jazzmasters and Jaguars away, times sure have changed.
    That one is a beaut! (not to be confused with a "butte").
    Also Big but Nice Al

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    Re: 1964 Fender Jazzmaster

    Sorry to Hi-Jack - but I’ve got Fender off set GAS and “Latestarter” that guitar just buckled my knees. The pickgaurd is beautiful.

    Would you buy vintage or Fender Custom Shop relic with the 9.25 radius ? Prices are pretty close.

    Thanks

    And CONGRATS on a sweet guitar
    Some people call me old fashion - but fire scares me

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    Re: 1964 Fender Jazzmaster

    Quote Originally Posted by Ace139 View Post
    Sorry to Hi-Jack - but I’ve got Fender off set GAS and “Latestarter” that guitar just buckled my knees. The pickgaurd is beautiful.

    Would you buy vintage or Fender Custom Shop relic with the 9.25 radius ? Prices are pretty close.

    Thanks

    And CONGRATS on a sweet guitar

    Thanks!

    Well, I'm a vintage guy so my opinion is biased. A properly fretted and setup 7.25 radius works just fine. I have played a number of the newer Fender JM's and none of them struck me as having the wow factor - the pickups seem to be missing some woodiness and depth compared to these.

    I'd go non-bound vintage JM if it's in the scope of your budget. All the best!

    EDIT: The original bridges don't do it for me. I have found the Mustang bridge is good (once the poles have been taped to widen), but the Mastery is the best and worht the money.
    Otherwise known as Grant.

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    Re: 1964 Fender Jazzmaster

    Cool Jazzmaster congratulations!

    Checkout the Staytrem bridge also, modern functionality but looks and behaves more vintage accurate. I’ve had them on a Jag and currently have one on a Jazzmaster. Johnny Marr uses it on his
    Jag-uuu-ahrs.

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    Re: 1964 Fender Jazzmaster

    From the Staytrem site

    "Due to a change in circumstances we have reduced our production to just 20% of our previous output. As a consequence of this we will have a very limited amount of stock which will only be sufficient to supply within the UK and we will no longer be shipping worldwide.

    Orders placed on the website will be accepted from UK residents only.


    There is also a limit to the amount of products that can be ordered.


    We would kindly ask that you do not purchase our products for the purpose of re-selling on internet sites etc, thank you."
    Due to a change in circumstances we have reduced our production to just 20% of our previous output. As a consequence of this we will have a very limited amount of stock which will only be sufficient to supply within the UK and we will no longer be shipping worldwide.
    Orders placed on the website will be accepted from UK residents only.
    There is also a limit to the amount of products that can be ordered.
    We would kindly ask that you do not purchase our products for the purpose of re-selling on internet sites etc, thank you.
    Due to a change in circumstances we have reduced our production to just 20% of our previous output. As a consequence of this we will have a very limited amount of stock which will only be sufficient to supply within the UK and we will no longer be shipping worldwide.
    Orders placed on the website will be accepted from UK residents only.
    There is also a limit to the amount of products that can be ordered.
    We would kindly ask that you do not purchase our products for the purpose of re-selling on internet sites etc, thank you.
    Due to a change in circumstances we have reduced our production to just 20% of our previous output. As a consequence of this we will have a very limited amount of stock which will only be sufficient to supply within the UK and we will no longer be shipping worldwide.
    Orders placed on the website will be accepted from UK residents only.
    There is also a limit to the amount of products that can be ordered.
    We would kindly ask that you do not purchase our products for the purpose of re-selling on internet sites etc, thank you.
    Otherwise known as Grant.

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