NGD Jazzmaster Hybrid MIJ Sherwood Green

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NGD Jazzmaster Hybrid MIJ Sherwood Green

Post by SemiOpaque » Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:42 pm

I recently posted about 7.25 vs 9.5 necks, and ordered a 9.5 to see how it compares to my 7.25. It just arrived and she’s a beaut. I was fortunate to get my hands on a Sherwood Green MIJ Hybrid, a small amount of these were brought into my country, and surprisingly this one cost less than a Vintera JM!

It has some interesting features – vintage style locking tuners, which essentially clamp the strings as you tighten. Comes stock with US pickups, I've had the covers off and they are wound taller than the AV65 pickups. I think the pots might be full size CTS, but won’t know for sure until I take the pick guard off next string change. The bridge is updated from vintage style, and it’s a rocking bridge rather than fixed like the mastery. Although it doesn’t rock as much as a traditional bridge. Either way, I’ve wrapped electric tape around the posts to stop the rocking. The frets are modern larger style.

So far both 7.5 and this feel good, but different. It’s actually made me appreciate the vintage spec more, now that I have something to compare it to.
Ordered a mint pickguard to tryout too.

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Re: NGD Jazzmaster Hybrid MIJ Sherwood Green

Post by jdr1014 » Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:34 pm

Don't see the pic......but would love to! :)

edit: Now I do - just loaded slow. Beautiful guitar - congrats! Will look even better with a mint or cream PG IMO. :)

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Re: NGD Jazzmaster Hybrid MIJ Sherwood Green

Post by trustee » Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:38 pm

Stunning! I have the indigo blue w Maple neck. Fantastic instruments.

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Re: NGD Jazzmaster Hybrid MIJ Sherwood Green

Post by SemiOpaque » Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:47 pm

trustee wrote:
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Stunning! I have the indigo blue w Maple neck. Fantastic instruments.
Yes, they really are, did you import from Japan or buy locally?

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Re: NGD Jazzmaster Hybrid MIJ Sherwood Green

Post by SemiOpaque » Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:48 pm

jdr1014 wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:34 pm
Don't see the pic......but would love to! :)

edit: Now I do - just loaded slow. Beautiful guitar - congrats! Will look even better with a mint or cream PG IMO. :)
Thank you! Looking forward to seeing it with a mint guard.. although Black is growing on me.

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Re: NGD Jazzmaster Hybrid MIJ Sherwood Green

Post by FIREBOT » Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:04 pm

I’ve got the Sherwood Green Jag. It’s got full-sized CTS pots, and the pickups are the USA VMODs.

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Re: NGD Jazzmaster Hybrid MIJ Sherwood Green

Post by Futuron » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:53 pm

Great stuff (I love this colour)!

I actually picked up the sherwood Hybrid Strat last weekend. (It is right next to me waiting for me to get off the Internet...) Honestly, I wish it had come with black rather than mint pickguard and am a bit jealous that the Jag, JM & Tele Deluxe all came with black, they look so amazing with it, too bad I'm not in the market for those guitars!

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Re: NGD Jazzmaster Hybrid MIJ Sherwood Green

Post by kamillebidan » Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:48 pm

Jealous! That thing looks fantastic. I have been eager to try the new MIJ lines but unfortunately they seem rare to come by.

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Re: NGD Jazzmaster Hybrid MIJ Sherwood Green

Post by prospect » Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:55 pm

That color is fantastic. I'm imagining it with a gold guard :-*

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Re: NGD Jazzmaster Hybrid MIJ Sherwood Green

Post by mortron » Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:44 am

prospect wrote:
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That color is fantastic. I'm imagining it with a gold guard :-*
Saw this yesterday and decided to look at it again with the same thought. Beauty guitar.

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Post by electric hamburger » Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:58 am

that sherwood green is pure class

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Re: NGD Jazzmaster Hybrid MIJ Sherwood Green

Post by sam » Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:43 pm

Best guitar colour if you ask me, congrats!

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Re: NGD Jazzmaster Hybrid MIJ Sherwood Green

Post by mbene085 » Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:04 pm

These MIJs are the best shade of Sherwood Fender has offered since the original AVRIs, if you ask me. Just gorgeous.

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Re: NGD Jazzmaster Hybrid MIJ Sherwood Green

Post by trustee » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:28 pm

SemiOpaque wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:47 pm
trustee wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:38 pm
Stunning! I have the indigo blue w Maple neck. Fantastic instruments.
Yes, they really are, did you import from Japan or buy locally?
I imported it brand new from Fender Japan/Ikebe-Gakki! I waited for one fresh out of the factory and not a floor model. I am currently eyeing a new MIJ limited 70s Tele deluxe run with a trem... :?

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