Discussion of vintage Jazzmasters, Jaguars, Bass VIs, Electric XIIs and any other offset-waist instruments.
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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.whitewatersky wrote: ↑Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:54 pmanything specific about these EARLY '65s? ? are the pickups different from earlier years?Highnumbers wrote: ↑Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:45 amSo 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.
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
https://www.macronmusic.com.au/product/ ... -sunburst/
also wondering about the fret markers - they look .... strange. like they're popping out. hard to tell from pics, tho...
https://www.macronmusic.com.au/assets/a ... 0523090316
it's listed at about $7,500 USD. equivalent to paying $6,500 USD before freight and import duty
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.