The one-piece maple neck has a surprisingly deep and chunky profile, and it measures. 846 deep at the 1st fret and.
993 measured at the 12th fret. The veneer Brazilian rosewood fretboard sports the original clay dot inlays with stock fretwire that is virtually flawless. These frets benefit from having essentially only being played with flatwound strings and as such retain their full original height, well rounded crowns, and have no wear to report.
The neck profile is also very glossy and clean with practically no wear. On the headstock, the original "Spaghetti" Jazzmaster waterslide decal is present and minty.The original single line Kluson Deluxe tuning machines are intact and still work well. On the heel of the neck, the original 4SEPT63 stamp is clean and legible translating to "4" (Jazzmaster model number), September, 1963. All of the electronics work as they should, and the pots have just been given a thorough cleaning, turning smoothly and without static. All of the original wiring is intact and untouched, with stock brass shielding tubs.
The two stock black bobbin pickups have their original windings and healthy output measuring a whopping 9.54k ohms at the bridge and 7.49k in the neck position. Both pickups have their original small yellow date stamps from April 17th, 1964 as well, a feature only seen on the last hand wound black bobbin pickups used in the Pre-CBS era. The Stackpole pots date to the 8th week of 1964.
The original nitrate tortoise pickguard is intact, with the kind of deep red and yellows that have been imitated but not duplicated! By every Fender tort guard since. The guard sits nice and flat with virtually no shrinkage and only one small patch of genuine vintage nitrate tort adjacent to the treble side bridge insert , as the insert position was moved by the previous owner and subsequently put back to stock by the second owner. The original vibrato tailpiece works very smoothly with the stock arm, and this elegant design responds instantly to the lightest touch for quick semitone flutters, surfy dives and deeper bends, returning with ease to the original pitch.
The neck plate has its original "L" serial number and the chrome plating has incredible shine and sparingly little surface patina. Cosmetically, this guitar shows quintessential "buckle rash" on the back, with a few spots of notable wear down to the bare alder and an assortment of small nicks and scratches almost exclusively relegated to the back of the guitar and contoured edges particularly clustered near the input jack and rear strap button.
In contrast, the top is particularly clean and the sunburst is as vibrant and rich as we've ever seen. The central red ring of the three-tone burst (typically the first to fade) is notably wide and deep.
In a similar fashion, the neck profile and headstock face are clean as can be. The only mod to the guitar was a repositioning of the treble side bridge insert by the original owner (he was purportedly chasing improved intonation, although the stock bridge position intonates perfectly). The added hole for the bridge insert was doweled and the guitar restored to stock, with an aforementioned small piece of nitrate tort used to patch the added hole for a clean and consistent look.Otherwise, there are a few small nicks on the top, but overall this is an exceptional example of a Pre-CBS Jazzmaster! The original black tolex no-logo hardshell case is included. This case is very well kept with clean leather ends, latches that spring open, and the original handle. The orange interior is in great shape too, and this is a rare transitional case typically only seen in'64. International orders will be declared as merchandise, and the value of merchandise will be declared as the amount paid.
We cannot declare anything as a gift or for a lesser value. The item "1964 Fender Jazzmaster Vintage Pre-CBS Offset Electric Guitar Sunburst withohc" is in sale since Friday, June 02, 2017.This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "mmguitarbar" and is located in Seattle, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.