Pre-1960 Custom Colour Jazzmasters

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Re: Pre-1960 Custom Colour Jazzmasters

Post by scottT » Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:22 pm

zhivago wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:06 pm
I always thought that Nels' guitar was a refin, but on the 50s Custom colours, yes they are pretty rare...I remember the alleged Fullerton prototype that was red, if I remember correctly...
Some years ago this guitar was listed for sale on (the now defunct?) Buffalo Brothers music store in California website. I don't remember what they wanted for it, but I see it ended up at the Fender museum---where it should be, I suppose. I do recall in the description, the store said that the ding on the front had just happened recently when a grandchild accidentally knocked it off its stand. The composite fretboard material is interesting!

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Re: Pre-1960 Custom Colour Jazzmasters

Post by zhivago » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:15 pm

scottT wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:22 pm
zhivago wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:06 pm
I always thought that Nels' guitar was a refin, but on the 50s Custom colours, yes they are pretty rare...I remember the alleged Fullerton prototype that was red, if I remember correctly...
Some years ago this guitar was listed for sale on (the now defunct?) Buffalo Brothers music store in California website. I don't remember what they wanted for it, but I see it ended up at the Fender museum---where it should be, I suppose. I do recall in the description, the store said that the ding on the front had just happened recently when a grandchild accidentally knocked it off its stand. The composite fretboard material is interesting!

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Very cool guitar! Good to hear it ended at the Fender museum. :)
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Re: Pre-1960 Custom Colour Jazzmasters

Post by señormisterioso » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:38 pm

zhivago wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:06 pm
I always thought that Nels' guitar was a refin, but on the 50s Custom colours, yes they are pretty rare...I remember the alleged Fullerton prototype that was red, if I remember correctly...
this one?
https://guitars.com/inventory/ef8559-ge ... jazzmaster

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Re: Pre-1960 Custom Colour Jazzmasters

Post by higgsblossom » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:29 pm

There’s a picture of Nels’ guitar in a recent thread here that shows it’s clearly a refin... if only I could find the thread again...
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Re: Pre-1960 Custom Colour Jazzmasters

Post by zhivago » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:58 am

señormisterioso wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:38 pm
zhivago wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:06 pm
I always thought that Nels' guitar was a refin, but on the 50s Custom colours, yes they are pretty rare...I remember the alleged Fullerton prototype that was red, if I remember correctly...
this one?
https://guitars.com/inventory/ef8559-ge ... jazzmaster
I think so, yes :)
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