My 65 CAR Jazzmaster (delayed NGD)

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Re: My 65 CAR Jazzmaster (delayed NGD)

Post by CorporateDisguise » Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:29 am

That CAR is so vibrant. Gorgeous guitar! Congrats.

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Re: My 65 CAR Jazzmaster (delayed NGD)

Post by Cymbaline87 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:29 am

That's so cool, I have one just like it, '65, originally CAR refin'd in the correct color. They are amazing instruments.

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Re: My 65 CAR Jazzmaster (delayed NGD)

Post by Highnumbers » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:20 am

whitewatersky wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:54 pm
Highnumbers wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:45 am
So nice! This is the one from Jimmy's in Florida?

I was so close to buying this one, the store owner made sure to hold this one for you. Congrats! The early '65s might be my favorite vintage Jazzmasters, love the neck profile and those pickups especially.
anything specific about these EARLY '65s? ? are the pickups different from earlier years?
I'm curious cos there's a '65 here near me that I'm tempted to go check out, but I've not seen many vintage guitars in their store over the years so I'm not certain about their process in determining its cred... that said, I'm not justified in my concern, since I'm only in there every now and then ... -sunburst/

also wondering about the fret markers - they look .... strange. like they're popping out. hard to tell from pics, tho... ... 0523090316

it's listed at about $7,500 USD. equivalent to paying $6,500 USD before freight and import duty
I have a '62 slab board olympic white Jazzmaster and a '65 Jazzmaster in LPB. To my ears, I actually prefer the sound of the '65, and again the neck profile is wonderful.

The other nice part about '65s is that it's the end of the pre-CBS features (small headstock, unbound neck, L-series plate and Kluson tuners) but some folks classify these as CBS era guitars and sell them for less than a '64. It's kind of a sweet spot, to me.

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Re: My 65 CAR Jazzmaster (delayed NGD)

Post by algeriet » Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:48 pm

neilnat wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:58 am
Wow. I've nothing better to say tbh. Even the black pickup switch is killer.

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