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Jazzmaster decals

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:05 pm
by señormisterioso
Hey, (new here) is there a place for me to reference historical jazzmaster Decals.

Also, is a 66’ decal in black wrong? Or those years are supposed to be all over the place?

Finally, is this a realizable source for reference:
http://www.guitarhq.com/fender.html

Thank you!

Re: Jazzmaster decals

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:40 am
by fendercollection
1966 Jazzmaster decals can be all over the place. I know James Shine used to have a great website with a page on Jazzmaster decals but I can't find it.

The black decal is correct and the earliest I've seen is on a November 1965 neck. Given that necks were stamped at the beginning of the process, I'm sure the decals were not applied until late 1965 or early 1966. Below is a photo of a Mustang factory neck blank with a date stamp to show how early these were applied.
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You also see the same big lettering decal in gold on guitars with darker finishes. Still 100% correct. The important thing is to make sure the rest of the guitar is correct :)

A few examples:

1966 Olympic White
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1966 Black (photo from Gary's Classic Guitars)
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1966 Blue Ice Metallic (Just sold by Well Strung Guitars)
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1966 Candy Apple Red (from a listing on reverb.com)
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Hope this helps!

Re: Jazzmaster decals

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:48 am
by bterry
Jim’s page has been unhosted for some time now, unfortunately - it was a great resource!

Re: Jazzmaster decals

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:22 am
by señormisterioso
Wow! Thank you for all the good info!

Re: Jazzmaster decals

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:36 pm
by fendercollection
señormisterioso wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:22 am
Wow! Thank you for all the good info!
No problem! And guitarhq is a pretty good resource. There's a lot of info on there

Re: Jazzmaster decals

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:22 am
by Kinx
bterry wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:48 am
Jim’s page has been unhosted for some time now, unfortunately - it was a great resource!
Jim's page can be still viewed through wayback machine - https://web.archive.org/web/20130327023 ... jazzma.htm

Re: Jazzmaster decals

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:24 am
by zhivago
For anyone interested, I saved his page as a PDF back when it was still online.

You can download the PDF here from my Dropbox:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/msin9gcol2mnw ... r.pdf?dl=0

Re: Jazzmaster decals

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:39 am
by bterry
nice, thanks!

Re: Jazzmaster decals

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:31 am
by eggwheat
One of my sept’ 66 JM’s has a 64 style decal and single line klusons..on a block and bound neck..completely stock from the factory.

Re: Jazzmaster decals

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:23 am
by señormisterioso
Super useful thank you!