help me buy a vintage Jazzmaster

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Re: help me buy a vintage Jazzmaster

Post by sookwinder » Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:25 pm

I've got a 73 strat has a serial no. that starts with 38 or 39 ...
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Re: help me buy a vintage Jazzmaster

Post by gregovertone » Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:50 am

they never came thru with the pics.  ill call back today.

iirc, the guy said that they dated it by the neck/body/pot codes, and are 98% it isn't a parts guitar.

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Re: help me buy a vintage Jazzmaster

Post by chrisjedijane » Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:09 am

my '72 tele has a 37**** F plate serial number, and it's 100% original.
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Re: help me buy a vintage Jazzmaster

Post by gregovertone » Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:13 am

i just checked my 73' tele deluxe.

starts with a 5



maybe it's not a 73  :o
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Re: help me buy a vintage Jazzmaster

Post by daydreamdelay » Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:15 am

yeah.. sounds like a total junk parts piece.. you should just cut your losses and give it to me  :(


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Re: help me buy a vintage Jazzmaster

Post by gregovertone » Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:17 am

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what a piece o' crap.
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Re: help me buy a vintage Jazzmaster

Post by daydreamdelay » Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:20 am

totally  ::)

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Re: help me buy a vintage Jazzmaster

Post by fullerplast » Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:23 am

If they dated the JM by neck and pots, it's probably a legit '67. The original neckplates on Jags and JMs have been prone to go bye-bye in the past, to later appear on "valuable" guitars like $trats and Teles. The offsets were robbed almost as often and as bad as the student models. Then as they started to re-gain in value, generic plates were switched out with whatever a person could get to put back on there.

I've seen tons of Jags and JMs with incorrect neckplates. It doesn't always mean "partscaster".

Besides, the neckplates were never an exact science anyway when it comes to dating, although most are within a year or so generally of the other dates and codes.

Probably nothing to worry about, especially if you know and trust the dealer. You could always replace it with a closer plate easily enough.
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Post by gregovertone » Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:25 am

good to know.

i'm glad daydream made me come here.
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Re: help me buy a vintage Jazzmaster

Post by i love sharin foo » Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:31 am

I have a '73 Musicmaster Bass with a plate starting in 538xxx.

That Deluxe looks GREAT!

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Re: help me buy a vintage Jazzmaster

Post by fullerplast » Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:37 am

gregovertone wrote: good to know.

i'm glad daydream made me come here.
We're glad you're here too.

Looking forward to the pics if you can get them...



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Re: help me buy a vintage Jazzmaster

Post by chrisjedijane » Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:46 am

gregovertone wrote: what a piece o' crap.
but just look at all the chips in the paint! what you want is a nice, new Japanese one... swap you? ;)
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Re: help me buy a vintage Jazzmaster

Post by gregovertone » Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:00 am

i have Japanese tele:

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getting it back from the shop today (hopefully)
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Re: help me buy a vintage Jazzmaster

Post by mynameisjonas » Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:09 am

gregovertone wrote: Image

what a piece o' crap.
:?

i had one exactly like yours. a '74 with a 584*** neck plate serial. but i sold it... :'( :'( :'(

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Re: help me buy a vintage Jazzmaster

Post by daydreamdelay » Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:10 am

I'm afraid you're definitely over the limit on Tele's.. I'll have to confiscate one, I'll leave the choice of which one up to you  :-\

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