Clean L-Series Jazzmaster score on Reverb

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Re: Clean L-Series Jazzmaster score on Reverb

Post by Heartland » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:46 am

Oh my, that is splendid!

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Re: Clean L-Series Jazzmaster score on Reverb

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:54 am

The new L series paint looks pristine and unfaded. But the big difference that stands out to me is the amount of overspray on the red. It gives the center more of an orange hue vs the bright yellow on the D+B. Very good possibility the earlier one was from when they still used the different nozzle (pre-target burst).

How do the two necks and pickups compare side by side?

BTW, I still have it for your D+B based on looks alone. (And this is coming from the owner or a '64 thats not too different from your 65...well yours is a lot cleaner.) :blush:

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Post by takeittothemall » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:56 pm

D&B is sold. It's bittersweet.
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Post by kosmonautmayhem » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:59 pm

Oh man! Well i guess that solves it. Either way you have a fine JM.

A toast!

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Post by takeittothemall » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:20 pm

kosmonautmayhem wrote:Oh man! Well i guess that solves it. Either way you have a fine JM.

A toast!
I sold it on condition that the buyer offer it back to me if ever he puts it up for sale. I've bought back three guitars in the past and depending on how good this L-series is, could totally see myself buying back the D&B in the future.

Part of my willingness to sell is that I would love to somehow work my way into a 59 JM with tort, which would require some wheeling, dealing and cash on hand.
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Re: Clean L-Series Jazzmaster score on Reverb

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:23 pm

takeittothemall wrote:
kosmonautmayhem wrote:Oh man! Well i guess that solves it. Either way you have a fine JM.

A toast!
I sold it on condition that the buyer offer it back to me if ever he puts it up for sale. I've bought back three guitars in the past and depending on how good this L-series is, could totally see myself buying back the D&B in the future.

Part of my willingness to sell is that I would love to somehow work my way into a 59 JM with tort, which would require some wheeling, dealing and cash on hand.
I can get with that thinking. :)

Well played.

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Post by takeittothemall » Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:46 am

Well, the guitar had a once-over by local Jazzmaster meister Dave Ayers. It needed a few new height adjustment screws and one new intonation screw, for which we used the same screws used in the Mastery bridges, as the screws from reissue Jazzmaster bridges had a different threading. We adjusted pickup height and ended up replacing the rhythm circuit switch. The original one still works, but is less reliable than the new one.

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It's now playing and sounding awesome. I've been struck by how fat and satisfying the pickups sounds. Almost a perfect representation of the ideal Jazzmaster tone as it exists in my head. Upon cracking open the pickguard, we made an interesting discovery (though I'm not sure how interesting or unique this really is).

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AY. Unless there's an Aluicious Yellowstone who wound pickups at Fender in the mid-60s, I believe this stands for Abigail Ybarra. Does anyone know how unique this is for a Jazzmaster?
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Re: Clean L-Series Jazzmaster score on Reverb

Post by Stam » Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:06 am

What a great find, that starburst looks awesome! She does seem to be a closet queen.

Looking around the web I couldn't find much related to Abby JM pickups other than this from an auction:
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Would they use stamps in '64 and then reverted to handwritten signatures?

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Post by takeittothemall » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:29 am

Stam wrote:What a great find, that starburst looks awesome! She does seem to be a closet queen.

Looking around the web I couldn't find much related to Abby JM pickups other than this from an auction:
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Would they use stamps in '64 and then reverted to handwritten signatures?
Yeah. It looks like yellow stamping occurred in 64, even though handwriting is what I've seen on 64, 65, and 66 Jazzmasters. This thread partially addresses it:

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Re: Clean L-Series Jazzmaster score on Reverb

Post by will » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:43 pm

It looks like the neck has TWO double-stamps - is it a B or a C width?

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Post by tonehungry » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:58 pm

that guard is beautiful :-*

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Post by takeittothemall » Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:16 pm

will wrote:It looks like the neck has TWO double-stamps - is it a B or a C width?
I think it's probably a B neck, though on the chunkier side. Do you know what the measurements are of the various neck sizes?
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Post by tonehungry » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:50 pm

great score 8)

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Re: Clean L-Series Jazzmaster score on Reverb

Post by jansenjazzman » Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:35 am

Great Score! The class of 65. I like the new one also but I have no attachments. Some people like the binding and consider it an upgrade but being old school on a Fender I like it without the binding but it's a personal choice. Either way you have both bases covered and a nice little start on your IRA lol :)

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Re: Clean L-Series Jazzmaster score on Reverb

Post by wesorwesley » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:04 am

Awesome starburst pickup. That tort! :w00t:

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