Do earlier circa 62 Jazzmasters have the paint stick mark in neck pocket?

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Do earlier circa 62 Jazzmasters have the paint stick mark in neck pocket?

Post by Marc » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:47 pm

Seen an Oly White 62 JM advertised. Very good condition. Photos show all white in the neck pocket. Is this correct? Did the paint stick arrive later?

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Re: Do earlier circa 62 Jazzmasters have the paint stick mark in neck pocket?

Post by PJazzmaster » Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:40 pm

a very early one: most likely not
a later '62 one: most likely yes

but be careful, also mind: http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/vie ... hp?t=95625

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Re: Do earlier circa 62 Jazzmasters have the paint stick mark in neck pocket?

Post by bterry » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:11 pm

Not in early ‘62, no.

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Re: Do earlier circa 62 Jazzmasters have the paint stick mark in neck pocket?

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Re: Do earlier circa 62 Jazzmasters have the paint stick mark in neck pocket?

Post by N0_Camping4U » Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:32 am

I'd bet a large amount on refin. Back of neck seems a little suspect to me, as well.
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Re: Do earlier circa 62 Jazzmasters have the paint stick mark in neck pocket?

Post by Paul-T » Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:56 am

this guitar has come up already. I'll repeat : with no close-ups of the super-bright paint, a plain headstock, and two close-ups of an amplifier (?!) tag, etc, I'm certain it's a refin.

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Re: Do earlier circa 62 Jazzmasters have the paint stick mark in neck pocket?

Post by Marc » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:52 pm

Right - thank you.

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Re: Do earlier circa 62 Jazzmasters have the paint stick mark in neck pocket?

Post by gringopig » Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:22 pm

My '62 jag was re-fretted recently, most likely the same factory process applied to Jazzmasters too of that period:

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Re: Do earlier circa 62 Jazzmasters have the paint stick mark in neck pocket?

Post by bterry » Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:37 pm

May would be OK for no paint stick, definitely. ‘62 & ‘63 JMs in Oly White often did not have coating so they can be almost ‘dental’ white with no yellowing, but, with all those other unoriginal pieces and the absence of other wear makes it suspect, would need to see it in person to be certain!

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