Were there natural finished 70s Jazzmasters?

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Re: Were there natural finished 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by DeathJag » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:03 am

mgeek wrote: ↑
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Got any pics... Is it a prototype or something?
Just one he sent me a long time ago. He got is AS A GIFT for his daughter from a super rich guitar collector old dude. It may be unique, and it was mint when he got it. He always teases me about how his daughter is drawing on it with crayons...

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Re: Were there natural finished 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:13 pm

OK, cool. That definitely looks like the real deal. Amazing how, even after over 10 years of religiously following this forum, something new comes up about the Jazzmaster.

I still have my doubts about the '58 though. The natural wood look was all the rage in the 70s but 1958? The first year of production and with a blonde finish available (that partly showed grain), not to mention all those other attractive custom colours. I dunno. Never say never but I'm sceptical & would love to see close up pics of the neck & heel pockets.

I guess it's possible that someone saw something like an ES225 TN and decided they wanted the same look only on a Fender guitar.
In fact, the more I think about it....you know how bands back in the 50s were very colour coordinated - same pale suit, same colour guitars as each other? Maybe there is something in this after all.

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Re: Were there natural finished 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by Axolotl » Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:43 am

It looks legit. It's incredible that these weren't confirmed in OSG before. They must be extremely rare, I wonder how many were made? Probably about 10?

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Re: Were there natural finished 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by mgeek » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:31 am

not loads of point in speculating, but for there to be two that come up on reverb when you do a quick google, I'd say more than ten.

There are certain guitars I've never seen for sale that I know were made in proper batches...eg 50/100

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Re: Were there natural finished 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by simonhpieman » Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:16 am

There was a natural one for sale about 8/9 years ago. It went for about Β£1200 and I felt it was too much for a 70s offset (plus I really wanted a Jag). Too much... :fp:

I contacted Jim Shine about it beforehand and he basically didn't rule it out as original. I may still have the email somewhere...

The photo on OSG pops up every time I look for one. It's haunting me!

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Re: Were there natural colored 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by sumlin » Fri May 03, 2019 7:04 am

Pacafeliz wrote: ↑
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I want it. So bad.
Working on it. Leaving on Monday I don't think it'd be here in time. Would/will have to wait until next year to pick it up... aaaargh!!!
Is it me or does that waist look really thin? Could be the angle but the body shape looks really pinched in the middle...

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Re: Were there natural finished 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by Pacafeliz » Fri May 03, 2019 9:15 am

Nope. All ok I think.

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Re: Were there natural finished 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by Pacafeliz » Fri May 03, 2019 9:16 am

Yes it used to have stickers on the back...
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Re: Were there natural finished 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by kapepper » Sat May 04, 2019 8:01 am

That’s a nice one. Stamped by CHAMBERS
Looks to be authentic finish...
From Mexico?

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Re: Were there natural finished 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by HNB » Sat May 04, 2019 8:05 am

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Re: Were there natural finished 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by StevenO » Sat May 04, 2019 10:13 am

It does look like it has a little bit of a weird shape to it... Interesting guitar!

How's it play/sound?

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Re: Were there natural finished 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by s_mcsleazy » Sun May 05, 2019 7:15 am

pat. you have another ugly duckling guitar i want.
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Re: Were there natural finished 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by reiger » Mon May 06, 2019 11:03 am

Doesn't Jason Lytle of Grandaddy have one? I always looked like a 70s natural Jazzmaster to me. Of course I don't know if its original or just stripped.

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Re: Were there natural finished 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by brettjorg » Tue May 07, 2019 9:33 am

Was Elvis Costello's JM a de-fin?

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Re: Were there natural finished 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by MC3 » Wed May 08, 2019 2:04 pm

I've been thinking about doing this to SQ JMJM. I think I have enough tru oil left over from a neck refin i did. This thread is definitely helping that cause

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