Whitstable Guitars

A selection of good quality, used guitars and specialising in imports from Japan since 2008




2019 Fender Japan Hybrid 60's Jazzmaster OWH & New Hard Case




£849.00





JAPAN IMPORT



This Fender Made in Japan  Jazzmaster Olympic White is a  model from the Hybrid series. It is a special guitar equipped with a tortoiseshell pickguard, It provides player-friendly performance that combines the modern specs of the Hybrid series, including 9.5” radius fretboard, “U”-shaped neck, locking tuners and US Single-Coil Jazzmaster pickups. Please note that this is one of the first "Hybrid" models that still retains the original Jazzmaster switching with thumb wheels on the upper bout. The Hybrid II models have more conventional switching

Overall condition of this guitar is excellent with just a few light scratches & playing marks. I found one very small dent on the front of the guitar which is in the gallery photos. This dent has been drop filled, smoothed and polished


Here is some history from the web relating to the Jazzmaster..

The Fender Jazzmaster is an electric guitar designed as a more expensive sibling of the Fender Stratocaster. First introduced at the 1958 NAMM Show, it was initially marketed to jazz guitarists, but found favour among surf rock guitarists in the early 1960s. Its appearance is similar to the Jaguar, though it is tonally and physically different in many technical ways, including pickup design, scale length and controls.


Features


The Jazzmaster's contoured "offset-waist" body was designed for comfort while playing the guitar in a seated position, as many jazz and blues artists prefer to do. A full 25½" scale length, 'lead' and 'rhythm' circuit switching with independent volume and tone controls, a 'floating tremolo'[1] with tremolo lock, and a uniquely designed bridge were other keys to the guitar's character. The tremolo lock can be manually activated to keep the entire guitar from going out of tune if one string breaks. The Jazzmaster also had an extra-long tremolo arm. The bridge and tremolo construction is very different from that of the Stratocaster, and gives the Jazzmaster a different resonance and generally less sustain. The bridge sits on two fulcrum points and moves back and forth with the tremolo motion.



PRODUCT DETAILS


MODEL NAME: Made in Japan Hybrid Jazzmaster,

SERIES: Made in Japan Hybrid

COLOUR: Olympic White

BODY: Alder

BODY FINISH: Polyester

BODY SHAPE: Jazzmaster

NECK MATERIAL: Maple with  Rosewood Fingerboard

NECK FINISH: Gloss Urethane

NECK SHAPE: "U" Shape

SCALE LENGTH: 25.5" (648 mm)

FINGERBOARD: Maple

FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 9.5" (241 mm)

NUMBER OF FRETS: 21

FRETS SIZE: Medium Jumbo

STRING NUT: Bone

NUT WIDTH: 1.675" (42.5 mm)

POSITION INLAYS: White Dots

BRIDGE PICKUP: US Single-Coil Jazzmaster

NECK PICKUP: US Single-Coil Jazzmaster

CONTROLS: Lead Circuit Controls (Slide Switch Down) - Volume (Neck), Volume (Bridge), Master Tone; Rhythm Circuit Controls (Slide Switch Up) -Two Thumbwheel Controls for Neck Pickup Volume and Tone

PICKUP SWITCHING: 3-Position Toggle - Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup

PICKUP CONFIGURATION: SS

BRIDGE: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Adjustable with “Floating” Tremolo Tailpiece

HARDWARE FINISH: Chrome

TUNING MACHINES: Vintage-Style Locking

PICKGUARD: 3-Ply Tortoiseshell

CONTROL KNOBS: White Plastic

Comes with Thomann Black Hard Case

Hard Case


As with all my guitars, a hard case is included in the sale. The new generic case supplied with this guitar is quite a tight fit but I supply hard cases in the main to protect my guitars from shipping damage which this does extremely well. There are specific cases made by Fender & Gator for the Jaguar & Jazzmaster but these are around £100-£150. I will leave it to the next owner if he wants to upgrade.
Alternatively, if you are collecting the guitar and, like some buyers have cases coming out of their ears, that's no problem, I'll adjust the price (usually around a £30 discount) and I can usually find you an old gigbag to take the guitar away in. The only hard and fast rule I have is that i won't ship a guitar in a gigbag


If you are further interested in this guitar, you can either email me with any queries & I'll do my best to get back to you within 24 hours.



Or, you can buy easily and safely using the PayPal "buy now" button. Don't forget to select the right option using the drop down menu on price, i.e. Collection, UK shipping or EU shipping. If in doubt, please email me first as Highlands & Islands can sometimes be a little dearer for shipping