Gold Anodized pickguard for Fender Japan Jazzmaster '93

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Gold Anodized pickguard for Fender Japan Jazzmaster '93

Post by frail » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:57 pm

Hello all!
New JAZZMASTER owner and new member here!

I would like to install a Gold Anodized Pickguard on my MIJ Jazzmaster.
1) I am in Europe and I would like to find a cheap solution, I would not like to spend 100$,
2) Do USA Jazzmaster Pickguards fit on my guitar?

Thanks a lot

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Re: Gold Anodized pickguard for Fender Japan Jazzmaster '93

Post by mbene085 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:29 am

No, USA spec pickguards won't fit, including all the anodized guards.

MIJ anodized guards do exist, as they're offered on a few models in Japan, but I've never seen them on the aftermarket.

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Re: Gold Anodized pickguard for Fender Japan Jazzmaster '93

Post by Witchburner » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:44 am

would the J mascis MIJ fit on yours? or is the bridge mounting points different

Just an idea

I mean you also pay for what you get, high quality perfectly matched materials, you could perhaps get a shop to custom make it to your specs for the same or less price, explore your options

good luck dude

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Re: Gold Anodized pickguard for Fender Japan Jazzmaster '93

Post by frail » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:10 am

thank you very much guys,
No idea about the J Mascis Japan JM fitting... but I read that one has an adjustomatic bridge..
seems a difficult task :D
exploring other color options for the pickguard since I love the guitar

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Re: Gold Anodized pickguard for Fender Japan Jazzmaster '93

Post by biggs » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:32 am

Hello all,

I'm very interested in any kind of solution you may find !
There should be someone who sells a gold pickguard that fits MIJ/CIJ somewhere !

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Re: Gold Anodized pickguard for Fender Japan Jazzmaster '93

Post by spacecadet » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:33 am

This topic comes up periodically. There aren't a lot of options. It basically comes down to:

1) Fender Japan made/make them for JM's with standard bridges, although good luck waiting for one to come up separately.

2) Tone Guard might make you one, although I doubt it'd be cheap.

3) Allparts made/make them for both American and Japanese JM's, but you have to be really careful making sure of which one you're getting because they don't even really know.

I think your best bet is going to be hunting for an Allparts, if you don't want to pay more than $100. But study the visual difference between US and Japanese pickguards so you can tell what any given listing is actually selling. The easiest way I've found to tell the difference is that the short edge next to the bridge pickup just before it curves around to the bridge is 90 degrees and straight on Japanese pickguards, whereas it tapers on American ones.

Japanese: https://reverb.com/item/2046923-fender- ... -pickguard (unfortunately this one sold long ago)
American: https://reverb.com/item/903961-fender-j ... d-anodized

If you see that little taper just before the curve around to the bridge, it's American fit.

This one, for example, is a pic of a Japanese pickguard, but the description says it's American fit: https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Pickguard- ... SwySlZ608k

You could at least email and ask for an actual pic of the item. (Pretty sure this listing was there the last time this topic came up.)

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