Thoughts on this '67 CAR Jazzmaster?

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Thoughts on this '67 CAR Jazzmaster?

Post by hverlind » Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:41 am

I've been eyeing Reverb for a custom color B&B JM for a while now, and they really don't seem to come around very often here in Europe.
So now I'm tempted to put in an offer for this nice looking '67 CAR model...
Would have been great to see some more pictures, but somehow this one feels legit to me.
Am I missing something? Anything that feels off? Would it be crazy to bid on this without seeing the neck pocket or under the hood?
Thanks!

https://reverb.com/item/35427413-fender ... _sold=true
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Re: Thoughts on this '67 CAR Jazzmaster?

Post by Axolotl » Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:04 pm

I don't know if it's the light in the photos or my eyes, but I notice some color difference between the body and headstock colors, which I guess could happen in some guitars. But for that kind of cash, I would definitely want to see pictures of guts and everything.

Also, it looks like a late 66/early 67. Some of them (like mine) have a bit of a narrow neck at 40mm at the nut. It may be a bit tight if you have big hands. I'd ask for the nut width as well.

Looks awesome.

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Re: Thoughts on this '67 CAR Jazzmaster?

Post by hverlind » Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:29 am

Thanks for weighing in!

I got some additional pictures today. Apparently it's a '66 rather than a '67. Any more thoughts anyone?

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Re: Thoughts on this '67 CAR Jazzmaster?

Post by Axolotl » Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:45 am

Neck pocket indicates that finish is original, and the other parts look legit as well. Maybe somebody else wants to weigh in?

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Re: Thoughts on this '67 CAR Jazzmaster?

Post by hverlind » Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:44 am

Looks like I hesitated a bit too long... :(
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Post by hverlind » Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:57 am

Small comfort: apparently it went for the full asking price, so the offer I planned to make probably wouldn't have done it anyway ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Re: Thoughts on this '67 CAR Jazzmaster?

Post by Axolotl » Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:24 am

Wow, I know prices of vintage offsets are skyrocketing and some asking prices are insane. But I never thought a 67 CAR JM would sell for about 10k, especially in times like these!

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