Jazzmaster 77-78 Vintage (just)

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Jazzmaster 77-78 Vintage (just)

Post by reserves » Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:37 am

Guess my Jazzmaster only just makes the vintage cut (pre-80)

Not a NGD as had this for about 13 years, but first time i'd seen it for a while, seems that the 70's ones have had a bit of revival.

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Post by mordecainyc » Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:14 am

Beautiful! Black pickguards on sunburst like yours really do it for me.

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Post by Pacafeliz » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:04 am

oh WOW!!! :-* :-* :-*
i love delay SO much ...that i procrastinate all the time.

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Re: Jazzmaster 77-78 Vintage (just)

Post by Badry » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:12 am

Wow! Amazing wood grain!

Love '70s Fenders and Gibsons

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Post by Axolotl » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:15 am

Oh my!! :? that's gorgeous.

Doesn't a S70 serial corresponds to 1970?

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Post by reserves » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:29 am

Thank you for all the positive comments :)

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Re: Jazzmaster 77-78 Vintage (just)

Post by reserves » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:30 am

Axolotl wrote:Oh my!! that's gorgeous.

Doesn't a S70 serial corresponds to 1970?
From here http://www.tdpri.com/resources/dating-your-fender/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

"So starting in mid-1976 the serial number was moved to a decal on the peghead. Even with the new system, Fender didn’t like to throw away a perfectly good serialized decal just because the year code would be incorrect. So, the information on the peghead could be off as much as two years. Generally speaking, a “S” prefix equals the 1970′s (Seventies)"

S7 + 5 digits = 1977-1978

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Post by Axolotl » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:36 am

reserves wrote:"So starting in mid-1976 the serial number was moved to a decal on the peghead. Even with the new system, Fender didn’t like to throw away a perfectly good serialized decal just because the year code would be incorrect. So, the information on the peghead could be off as much as two years. Generally speaking, a “S” prefix equals the 1970′s (Seventies)"

S7 + 5 digits = 1977-1978
Thank you! :)

This is then certainly one of the last jazzies before reissues!

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Post by kosmonautmayhem » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:50 am

Gorgeous! :? :?

Love the grain! Were these ash?

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Post by reserves » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:34 am

kosmonautmayhem wrote:Love the grain! Were these ash?
Pretty sure they are, it's certainly heavier than my 60's JM's.

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Re: Jazzmaster 77-78 Vintage (just)

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:52 am

Cool!

You're holding out on more Jazzies! Let see those pics!!! :w00t: :w00t: :w00t:

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Re: Jazzmaster 77-78 Vintage (just)

Post by AwesomeWelles » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:02 am

Wow!

I'm sooo gassing for one of those. I've seen quite a few for sale recently - all in the €1500-1900 range, so still kinda affordable.

Definitely looks like ash - you can almost see the weight :D

Wouldn't bother me too much, tho...

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Post by reserves » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:42 am

kosmonautmayhem wrote:Cool!

You're holding out on more Jazzies! Let see those pics!!!
I need to get some pics.

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Post by Jässi » Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:58 am

70's Jazzmasters are beautiful guitars.

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Re: Jazzmaster 77-78 Vintage (just)

Post by happyhalloween » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:08 am

Absolutely lovely. I love late 70 Fender in general; that block neck, ash bodies, the big headstock decal, and the black pickguard are all a perfect combination as far as I'm concerned, and yours is in perfect shape. Glad you're getting to spend more time with her.

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