Were there natural finished 70s Jazzmasters?

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Re: Were there natural finished 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by andrewaward » Sun May 12, 2019 11:58 am

Nothing much 58 about the above Jazzmaster other than the neck maybe, the decal looks to have no pat numbers, which is correct for 58,59 and early 1960. That's if the decal is original.

I'm guessing the neck plate dates it to 58 and why he thinks it's that year. But as has been said lots of things wrong for 58.

Could be a parts master. The tuner bushings have been out that neck, so it's had a bit of a past. Definite refin.

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Re: Were there natural finished 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by StevenO » Sun May 12, 2019 1:28 pm

I'd rock the shit out of it regardless!


And by rock the shit out of it, I mean I'd play the same lame licks I've been playing for a decade with it through an amp at below bedroom levels in my apartment. 8)

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Re: Were there natural finished 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by Pacafeliz » Sun May 12, 2019 10:48 pm

StevenO wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 1:28 pm
I'd rock the shit out of it regardless!


And by rock the shit out of it, I mean I'd play the same lame licks I've been playing for a decade with it through an amp at below bedroom levels in my apartment. 8)
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Re: Were there natural finished 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by Trout » Sun May 12, 2019 11:19 pm

StevenO wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 1:28 pm
I'd rock the shit out of it regardless!


And by rock the shit out of it, I mean I'd play the same lame licks I've been playing for a decade with it through an amp at below bedroom levels in my apartment. 8)
Yes! :-*
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Re: Were there natural finished 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by leokula » Mon May 13, 2019 6:47 am

StevenO wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 1:28 pm
I'd rock the shit out of it regardless!


And by rock the shit out of it, I mean I'd play the same lame licks I've been playing for a decade with it through an amp at below bedroom levels in my apartment. 8)
LOL I so rock the shit out of my guitars non-stop! 8)
Jaguar > Jazzmaster :)

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Re: Were there natural finished 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by DeathJag » Mon May 13, 2019 9:00 am

Haha yeah! I'd shit, and THEN rock so hard I'd have to shit again in about 16 hours!

I think he started to get cagey, and I had to explain my mistaking my interest in dating / discovering that JM, when they were clearly far beyond his. He'll never let me pop off the neck or pickguard. He did say I could bring an amp (his daughter doesn't even have an amp!) and play it. Which I will; I've never played any vintage guitar, even if it is a partsmaster...

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Re: Were there natural finished 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by Pacafeliz » Tue May 14, 2019 10:04 am

...getting back on (my) topic... :whistle: ...I finally paid it off today.

Want to see more pics? :P
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Re: Were there natural finished 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by s_mcsleazy » Tue May 14, 2019 10:21 am

Pacafeliz wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 10:04 am
...getting back on (my) topic... :whistle: ...I finally paid it off today.

Want to see more pics? :P
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Re: Were there natural finished 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by leokula » Wed May 15, 2019 5:26 am

Pacafeliz wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 10:04 am
Want to see more pics? :P
Oh come on, get on with it will ya?
Jaguar > Jazzmaster :)

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Re: Were there natural finished 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by Pacafeliz » Wed May 15, 2019 8:43 am

:P

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Next, a closer look under the guard...

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Now... does someone still believe this is a de-fin?!
I don't!

I also love the case with it's era correct FMIC stickers!

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Too bad I'll have to wait for so long... unless someone is travelling from MX to Germany soon... :shifty:
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Re: Were there natural finished 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by Pacafeliz » Wed May 15, 2019 9:36 am

i guess SOMEWHERE will it have the red NATURAL stamp, maybe under the pickup shields?
i can't believe i'm not able to find a pic, but over many years i owned a natural 1972 Strat that had that stamp in one pickup cavity.
seems like 1972 was the only year... maybe i'll contact Fender to see if there is a registry of how many they made of them.
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Re: Were there natural finished 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by s_mcsleazy » Thu May 16, 2019 7:40 am

it looks like an ash body but i dont think ash bodies became a thing until 75ish
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Re: Were there natural finished 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Thu May 16, 2019 7:42 am

s_mcsleazy wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 7:40 am
it looks like an ash body but i dont think ash bodies became a thing until 75ish
'58 blonde Jazzmasters were ash.
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Re: Were there natural finished 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by Pacafeliz » Thu May 16, 2019 8:30 am

s_mcsleazy wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 7:40 am
it looks like an ash body but i dont think ash bodies became a thing until 75ish
Serial number 361xxx does place it in 1972, still. If you look online for natural 1972 Fender you will also find Strats, Teles and basses. Must've been a big thing that year.
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Re: Were there natural finished 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by 46346 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:19 pm

that's just lovely, Pat!
andrewaward wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 11:58 am
Nothing much 58 about the above Jazzmaster other than the neck maybe, the decal looks to have no pat numbers, which is correct for 58,59 and early 1960. That's if the decal is original.

I'm guessing the neck plate dates it to 58 and why he thinks it's that year. But as has been said lots of things wrong for 58.

Could be a parts master. The tuner bushings have been out that neck, so it's had a bit of a past. Definite refin.

yeah - i thought maybe the neck could be early, too - but then i saw an 'H' in "SYNCHRONIZED", when in fact they didn't have the H back then - it should say SYNCRONIZED, yes, misspelled.

cheers anyway!
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