Fender 1959 11 hole body jazzmaster

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Re: Fender 1959 11 hole body jazzmaster

Post by Tree's » Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:08 pm

The original 11 hole guard was probably broken at the output jack which happened fairly common with them, and why Fender later went to 13 screws .
At whatever point the pickguard was replaced , another 11 hole guard must have been too hard to find , so the 13 guard with wood blocks was the fix.

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Re: Fender 1959 11 hole body jazzmaster

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:47 am

Here's my 11-holer...

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Re: Fender 1959 11 hole body jazzmaster

Post by Fender96 » Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:22 am

Yeah, thats how the screws fit my body. But this must have been made by a private person then. Does this affect the overall value of the instrument?

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Re: Fender 1959 11 hole body jazzmaster

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:25 am

Fender96 wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:22 am
Yeah, thats how the screws fit my body. But this must have been made by a private person then. Does this affect the overall value of the instrument?
A little but probably not a huge amount. I'd be interested to know if the aluminium shielding is stock.

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Re: Fender 1959 11 hole body jazzmaster

Post by jazzbro » Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:50 pm

Fender96 wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:38 am
https://imgur.com/tFnIF8K
https://imgur.com/9qvx3jj
https://imgur.com/c5fRHqq

Here you can see it. I just want to know if the pick guard is original, since the electronics looks completely original.
The pot code I can see dates to Aug '59. Same pot date as on mine which is also dated 8/59 on the markings under the pickup.
The mark on the neck says 2-59. Either the neck was made earlier than the rest of the guitar or.. ? Are there date markings under the pickup shielding?

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Re: Fender 1959 11 hole body jazzmaster

Post by Fender96 » Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:23 am

To my eyes and what I have been told the neck says 7-59, but it is hard to see. I think 7-59 fits the pot dates quite well

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Re: Fender 1959 11 hole body jazzmaster

Post by jazzbro » Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:46 am

Fender96 wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:23 am
To my eyes and what I have been told the neck says 7-59, but it is hard to see. I think 7-59 fits the pot dates quite well
Yep - that works.

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