1958 Gold Jazzmaster

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1958 Gold Jazzmaster

Post by bterry » Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:40 am

Wanted to share this with you all as I know you’ll appreciate it as much as I do 8)

1958 gold Jazzmaster, recently came out of a collection where it had been since around 1980 - this guitar is one of the Jazzmasters featured in Fender: the Golden Age, if you happen to have seen it.

Stock, original and very gold!! Plays and sounds great, was obviously well loved by the original owner.

The color is a true custom order, similar to shoreline gold but a bit less flat with some subtle metallic flake and more of a copper hue of sorts - the exact color is unknown as it could be anything offered in 1958, and Fender did not do standardized custom colors in the 50s.

Needless to say, rare as hens teeth - possibly 1 of 1 and most-likely the only one you or I will ever see ;)

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Re: 1958 Gold Jazzmaster

Post by pad » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:07 am

This beauty is just perfect.

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Re: 1958 Gold Jazzmaster

Post by raphaël » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:09 am

Holy holy. This is absolutly beyond being stunning and beautiful.
Wow !!!

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Re: 1958 Gold Jazzmaster

Post by BoringPostcards » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:35 am

NICE!!!!
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Re: 1958 Gold Jazzmaster

Post by zhivago » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:13 am

Wow, that is one special guitar! :-*
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Re: 1958 Gold Jazzmaster

Post by rbrcbr » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:36 am

I just said "wow" out loud to myself. Damn that's a nice guitar. You weren't kidding that it was well played and well loved. That is an absolute keeper. This is the stuff dreams are made of! Enjoy it!

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Re: 1958 Gold Jazzmaster

Post by otis » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:57 am

I have been staring at the screen for 10 minutes; very nice, enjoy it!

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Re: 1958 Gold Jazzmaster

Post by lalalandstudios » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:01 am

Well... You know how I feel about this. I am VERY excited for you!!!! What a remarkable/historic guitar - Congratulation !!!

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Re: 1958 Gold Jazzmaster

Post by HNB » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:36 am

Very nice!!
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Re: 1958 Gold Jazzmaster

Post by mbene085 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:04 pm

Oh my. That's about as special a guitar as it gets.

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Re: 1958 Gold Jazzmaster

Post by zepset » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:31 pm

I don't know if 2 photos is enough for me.

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Re: 1958 Gold Jazzmaster

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:12 pm

Remarkable.

Just.

What the...


I wasn't even aware anything like this could be true. More pics are definitely needed here.

Where in the spectrum of '58 would this one be from? Late '58? Curious what markings lie under the guard, in the neck pocket and cavities. :ph34r:
This almost looks like the one I've seen in the photos of Luther Perkins at the Fender factory.
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Re: 1958 Gold Jazzmaster

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:54 am

kosmonautmayhem wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:12 pm
This almost looks like the one I've seen in the photos of Luther Perkins at the Fender factory.
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I had exactly the same thought.

What an incredible & rare piece of Fender history.
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Re: 1958 Gold Jazzmaster

Post by bterry » Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:08 am

It’s an 11-58 neck and the pots date to around the 40th week of ‘58. Guard is signed by Gail.

No way to verify if this is the exact same guitar, but I believe this pic of Luther was taken in June 1959. I’ve talked with a couple of serious collectors including Terry Foster, and the consensus is that this guitar is one of at the most a few ever made or may actually be 1 of 1, but it’s not entirely possible to say. No one currently knows of any other in this color in any collections, apparently. So, really really rare and unique either way, a white whale, so to speak...certainly there were a few other gold JMs from this period but they may not be the same exact color and may not have survived intact.

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Re: 1958 Gold Jazzmaster

Post by toasst » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:07 am

Insane. Even the neck shim is cool. Congratulations!

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