New here - picked up a '59 JM

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New here - picked up a '59 JM

Post by jazzbro » Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:28 am

Just picked up a '59 and am having fun drilling down into all things vintage Jazzmaster.
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Bridge p/u pocket says 8/59 -
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Neck markings - just a 3 (or an M or E or W), possibly a fainter 4 and an embossed/stamped II. No date on neck or neck pocket. I assume original. I haven't seen examples of the stamp on this site but just got here.
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Bridge height adjustment holes appear a little different than some I've seen from the period - some seem to have the edge of the holes domed upwards.
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Anyway - enjoying exploring this piece and this site!

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Re: New here - picked up a '59 JM

Post by Pacafeliz » Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:15 am

Nice!!! But that bridge looks like a recent (japanese?!) one
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Re: New here - picked up a '59 JM

Post by will » Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:34 am

Lovely guitar!

It does look original other than the bridge (though the photos are teeny.)

Be sure to try metric allen screws first if you're looking to replace the missing height adjustment screws on the bridge.

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Re: New here - picked up a '59 JM

Post by jazzbro » Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:08 am

Thanks for the responses - was wondering about the bridge.
Not sure how to get the pics bigger.

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