'78 Jazzmaster

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Re: '78 Jazzmaster

Post by scottme » Sun May 18, 2008 5:33 am

fullerplast wrote: Shouldn't it have black $trat knobs ala the other (ash body / black guard) Fenders of the period?

Scott... what color are your '78 knobs?

???
pink, err I mean black:

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Re: '78 Jazzmaster

Post by JMDen » Sun May 18, 2008 8:04 am

Great Score man! Congrats on that find. Do the changes mentioned above and it will be even better..
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Re: '78 Jazzmaster

Post by Carbohydrates » Sun May 18, 2008 8:07 am

JMDen wrote: Great Score man! Congrats on that find. Do the changes mentioned above and it will be even better..
Well seeing as the only change mentioned was replacing the knobs, that shouldn't be too tough! Thanks!

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Re: '78 Jazzmaster

Post by FireAarro » Sun May 18, 2008 5:25 pm

Beautiful! The wood on that looks amazing, and the sunburst is really nice.
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Re: '78 Jazzmaster

Post by Stratelejazzuar » Sat May 24, 2008 12:47 pm

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Re: '78 Jazzmaster

Post by sparky » Sun May 25, 2008 7:36 am

Now that's how a sunburst should look: light and translucent.

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Re: '78 Jazzmaster

Post by Carbohydrates » Sun May 25, 2008 11:06 am

sparky wrote: Now that's how a sunburst should look: light and translucent.
Exactly. I got flak for saying this last time, but those 60's bursts where you can't even see the wood grain just look awful to me.

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Re: '78 Jazzmaster

Post by RumorsOFsurF » Sun May 25, 2008 12:01 pm

sparky wrote: Now that's how a sunburst should look: light and translucent.
Flame flame flame!  >:(














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Re: '78 Jazzmaster

Post by Carbohydrates » Sat May 31, 2008 11:01 am

Thanks to the help of moderator 'fullerplast', she's now set up with these great 1977 knobs! He also got me that black trem bar tip.

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Re: '78 Jazzmaster

Post by scottme » Sat May 31, 2008 6:08 pm

Yep, Doug is certainly a living legend!  8)

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Re: '78 Jazzmaster

Post by RumorsOFsurF » Sat May 31, 2008 6:55 pm

Doug needs to set me up with that Tele he has (or had?)... :? :? :? :?
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Re: '78 Jazzmaster

Post by berlinbetty » Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:08 am

  Sorry to bump this, but I really do love this guitar.  I probably come back to this thread every couple of days just to look at it! :?

  What are the chances of getting a straight on, full body pic of the guitar?  :-* :-* :-* :D
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Re: '78 Jazzmaster

Post by theworkoffire » Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:30 am

I missed this thread first time around - Just like to add my voice to the crowd and say that's an absolute beauty. What a find. It makes a complete mockery of anyone buying or making aftermarket relics for the same price.

Well done  :) :)

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Re: '78 Jazzmaster

Post by fullerplast » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:09 am

Doug needs to set me up with that Tele he has (or had?)...
It's HAS...


.... and no way!



I've sold far too many that I now regret. That Tele goes to my son when I kick off...

(hope that's not too soon!)


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Re: '78 Jazzmaster

Post by Yessongs » Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:55 am

Wow, popping out $1800 just like that?! :wtf:  What do you do, and how do you do it?

When you encounter a nice 30 yo JM like this, money is no object.  Right? 8)

It may or may not have a "7-digits" stamp on its neck heel, which states model code (JM being 01 shared with Precision Bass?), fingerboard variety (01 for rosewood), week of the year (last week of December being 52), and the year in single digit.  They say a lot of necks are missing such stamps as it went toward late 70's.  If you have a chance, I am just curious.

I have a '78 Mustang and will check its serial number later to see how close or far they are.

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