Fender Jazzmaster Japan - A little help

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Fender Jazzmaster Japan - A little help

Post by faustodabanda » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:11 am

Hello.
First of all, sorry about my english as it is not my primary language.
I've recently acquired a supposedly 2007~2008 Fender Jazzmaster Made In Japan. Although i ended up loving the guitar, I was a little curious about it's color.
As you can see by the images(https://imgur.com/a/711Ro), it's a two piece body with a two tone sunburst.
I ostensibly search on internet about more japanese made Jazzmasters in this color but couldn't find any that looked like the one I got.
Maybe I have got a fake one? A refinish?
Please, if you have any info about it or anything that can led me to solve this puzzle, I'll be more than glad.
Thank you all.

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Re: Fender Jazzmaster Japan - A little help

Post by MrFingers » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:24 am

No worries, the guitar itself is real! I think it's a "Fender Japan Limited Edition JM66/ALG"

https://www.amazon.com/fender-jm66-alg- ... b007p2vng6

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Re: Fender Jazzmaster Japan - A little help

Post by faustodabanda » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:30 am

Wow!
THANK YOU for you quicky reply "MrFingers".
I've ended up find one just like this online.
If you ever need something from Brazil, keep in touch.
Have a nice day.
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Re: Fender Jazzmaster Japan - A little help

Post by MrFingers » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:38 am

You’re more than welcome. Despite being called a JM66, it’s in fact a guitar loosely based on a 1958 jazzmaster. The designation JM58 would’ve been more correct.

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Re: Fender Jazzmaster Japan - A little help

Post by faustodabanda » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:37 pm

Thats great. I`ve been cheking out the American Reissue model from 1958. That was the only jazzmaster that looked similar to the one i got.
Anyways it`s a very nice guitar.
Do you know anything about the type of finish? Poly/Nitro?

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Re: Fender Jazzmaster Japan - A little help

Post by mbene085 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:49 pm

faustodabanda wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:37 pm
Thats great. I`ve been cheking out the American Reissue model from 1958. That was the only jazzmaster that looked similar to the one i got.
Anyways it`s a very nice guitar.
Do you know anything about the type of finish? Poly/Nitro?
There have only been a few MIJ guitars to ever use nitro, and they were limited-release runs of reissue Strats and Teles. This looks to be poly, like every other MIJ JM I have ever seen.

Fun fact- the model designation JM-66 had to do with the original price of 66,000 Yen, not the year 1966. That's why there are so many unbound, dot-inlay JM66's. The suffixes designated cosmetics - JM66-B for Block inlays, JM66-ALG for Aluminum Guard.

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Re: Fender Jazzmaster Japan - A little help

Post by MechaBulletBill » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:12 am

It's very pretty
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Re: Fender Jazzmaster Japan - A little help

Post by faustodabanda » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:51 am

mbene085 wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:49 pm

There have only been a few MIJ guitars to ever use nitro, and they were limited-release runs of reissue Strats and Teles. This looks to be poly, like every other MIJ JM I have ever seen.

Fun fact- the model designation JM-66 had to do with the original price of 66,000 Yen, not the year 1966. That's why there are so many unbound, dot-inlay JM66's. The suffixes designated cosmetics - JM66-B for Block inlays, JM66-ALG for Aluminum Guard.
Yeah, it feels like poly, anyways.
Thanks for the info about the "ALG" acronym, had no idea what that meant. hahaha
Are you a Pinback fan, by the way?
A big fan myself got to see them back in may .. good to sea :)

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Re: Fender Jazzmaster Japan - A little help

Post by mbene085 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:15 am

faustodabanda wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:51 am
mbene085 wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:49 pm

There have only been a few MIJ guitars to ever use nitro, and they were limited-release runs of reissue Strats and Teles. This looks to be poly, like every other MIJ JM I have ever seen.

Fun fact- the model designation JM-66 had to do with the original price of 66,000 Yen, not the year 1966. That's why there are so many unbound, dot-inlay JM66's. The suffixes designated cosmetics - JM66-B for Block inlays, JM66-ALG for Aluminum Guard.
Yeah, it feels like poly, anyways.
Thanks for the info about the "ALG" acronym, had no idea what that meant. hahaha
Are you a Pinback fan, by the way?
A big fan myself got to see them back in may .. good to sea :)
Sure am, a huge one at that. Took time off from work and drove down from Canada to Boston to catch the back-to-back shows in October. Was great to see them back at it.

Looks like you have good taste in both guitars and in music.

As for the guitar, I suggest considering black pickup covers and either silver knobs for the full '58 catalog look, or black knobs. It's my favourite gold guard colour combo.

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