1963 Jazzmaster; slab, veneer, fake or ???

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1963 Jazzmaster; slab, veneer, fake or ???

Post by slimdave » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:12 am

Hi folks.

A friend of mine is about to buy a 1963 refin JM. The owner sent him a pic of the neck dates. The veneer looks quite thick.
What's your thoughts on this? Real or repaired? Does the stamp look legit?

Here's a pic:
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Thanks in advance.

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Re: 1963 Jazzmaster; slab, veneer, fake or ???

Post by PJazzmaster » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:22 am

hm, I've once seen a 65 Strat with a re-done fretboard but that was far more noticeable. I still understand why you are wondering about it, it's thicker and a bit more imprecisely cutted and glued than it should be. I am also not sure but currently think it's been redone. Do you have a picture of the headstock as well as from the side of the neck (side dots)?
Here is a pic of my '63 JM neck heel:

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Re: 1963 Jazzmaster; slab, veneer, fake or ???

Post by Axolotl » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:33 am

Looks somewhat off indeed. Way too thick. I don't think it's a slab, as slab fretboards are not curved at the heel.

Also, by that pic it looks like the neck's radius is flatter than 7.25, but it may be just the angle . Moar pics needed I guess.

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Re: 1963 Jazzmaster; slab, veneer, fake or ???

Post by slimdave » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:47 am

The fretboard:

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Re: 1963 Jazzmaster; slab, veneer, fake or ???

Post by bterry » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:39 am

the earliest veneer boards were thicker, but I can’t see your pics to tell...

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Re: 1963 Jazzmaster; slab, veneer, fake or ???

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:46 am

Hmm, weird. They're gone!

I saw them before and, yeah, that neck looked midway between a veneer & a slab board.
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Re: 1963 Jazzmaster; slab, veneer, fake or ???

Post by slimdave » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:52 am

Pics are gone? Weird >:(

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Re: 1963 Jazzmaster; slab, veneer, fake or ???

Post by slimdave » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:28 am

Anyway, got some more pics. Fretboard was replaced.

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