1965 Jazzmaster

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1965 Jazzmaster

Post by stevemac100 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:48 am

So, dipping my toe in the vintage guitar market by bagging a 65 Jazzmaster in a Black Friday deal. My dream guitar and absolutely delighted with it. Got it properly set up (was buzzing all over the place when I got it) and added a Mastery bridge - now playing and sounding great.

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Re: 1965 Jazzmaster

Post by Surfysonic » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:05 am

Very nice, she's a beauty! Congrats! 8)
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Re: 1965 Jazzmaster

Post by aliendawg » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:19 am

Beautiful!! Enjoy
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Re: 1965 Jazzmaster

Post by blacktiger » Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:01 am

Congrats! I had a ‘64 in the ‘90s that looked just like this one, except with Strat knobs. It was the best vintage guitar I ever owned and I miss it to this day.

Was there something wrong with the original bridge? The only issue I ever had with vintage offset bridges was screws occasionally being frozen (and that was only on one example).
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Re: 1965 Jazzmaster

Post by stevemac100 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:18 am

The bridge seemed to be buzzing all over so I just bit the bullet and got a Mastery - already have one on my JM Jag so knew what to expect.

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Re: 1965 Jazzmaster

Post by gringopig » Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:24 am

Wow. yes that is just superb. I have 2 Staytrem systems but haven't actually fitted them as the original bridges work fine. You do need a good neck angle though and all these guitars were fitted with neck heel shims at the factory.
It's a '65 but pre-CBS as it has no binding and dots. I take it there is an L plate on the back and not an 'F' plate?

Wonderful guitar and I wish you all the best with it!

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Re: 1965 Jazzmaster

Post by stevemac100 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:56 pm

Yep, L plate on back and pickups dated 1965.

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Re: 1965 Jazzmaster

Post by gringopig » Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:10 am

It's a cracker! Vibrant 3TSB. A beautiful thing...

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Re: 1965 Jazzmaster

Post by zepset » Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:18 pm

I like what I see. What's next? :)

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Re: 1965 Jazzmaster

Post by stevemac100 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:57 am

No plans for anything else just yet!

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Re: 1965 Jazzmaster

Post by garyfanclub » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:46 am

Gorgeous, congrats! Love those old witch hat knobs on tort!

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Re: 1965 Jazzmaster

Post by kracdown » Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:45 pm

My first vintage Fender purchase was a 1966 Jazzmaster four years ago. It's been a very expensive 4 years since then ;D . Stay strong, my friend.
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Re: 1965 Jazzmaster

Post by Mechanical Birds » Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:37 pm

Looks awesome! What are those inlays made of? It looks too shiny for clay but not varied enough for pearloid. Awesome guitar tho!

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