Vintage Offset Decal & Headstock variations (SHOW THEM ALL!)

Discussion of vintage Jazzmasters, Jaguars, Bass VIs, Electric XIIs and any other offset-waist instruments.
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Re: Vintage Offset Decals

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Re: Vintage Offset Decals

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Re: Vintage Offset Decals

Post by MatthewK » Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:25 am

FenderBob wrote:Little Fender Trivia. Why is the Fender Jazzmaster kept in spaghetti font until 1964 or so, but the Fender Jaguar had the Newer font starting in 1962?
I think the Jag and the VI were meant to be "all things new", they introduced shorter scales, weirdo switching, the bigger headstock and the new decal, the rest of the lineup kept the spaghetti look for 2 years after that.

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Re: Vintage Offset Decals

Post by FenderBob » Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:32 am

MatthewK wrote:
FenderBob wrote:Little Fender Trivia. Why is the Fender Jazzmaster kept in spaghetti font until 1964 or so, but the Fender Jaguar had the Newer font starting in 1962?
I think the Jag and the VI were meant to be "all things new", they introduced shorter scales, weirdo switching, the bigger headstock and the new decal, the rest of the lineup kept the spaghetti look for 2 years after that.

I've read that Leo hated wasting, so since he a large stash of earlier spagh. jazzmaster decals left, he decided to use them all before switching to the bigger font.

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Re: Vintage Offset Decals

Post by MatthewK » Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:31 pm

FenderBob wrote:I've read that Leo hated wasting, so since he a large stash of earlier spagh. jazzmaster decals left, he decided to use them all before switching to the bigger font.
If so, he must have had Strat, Tele, Precision and Jazz Basses too, since they all stayed spaghetti until 1964. That can't be true anyway, since they changed the patent numbers on the Strat decal in 1963, but kept the spaghetti logo.

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Re: Vintage Offset Decals

Post by dawgwood9 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:51 pm

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Re: Vintage Offset Decals

Post by PJazzmaster » Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:30 pm

↑↑↑ Wow, never seen this on blue before!!!

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As per Jim Shine "On darker custom colors such as Charcoal Frost Metallic and black, an all gold version of the CBS Jazzmaster decal was used to contrast the darker color. This decal resembles a Coronado, or Fender Kingman logo. It features 5 patent numbers. "

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Re: Vintage Offset Decals

Post by PJazzmaster » Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:35 pm

1965 Charcoal Frost Metallic Jag (found on the internet)

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Re: Vintage Offset Decals

Post by dawgwood9 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:15 pm

PJazzmaster wrote:↑↑↑ Wow, never seen this on blue before!!!

I hadn't either! It's an April 66 stamped neck. I personally think the gold on LPB is ridiculously sweet. Interestingly the neck pocket has "SHOW" written in it.

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Re: Vintage Offset Decals

Post by FEXII » Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:30 pm

dawgwood9 wrote: I hadn't either! It's an April 66 stamped neck. I personally think the gold on LPB is ridiculously sweet. Interestingly the neck pocket has "SHOW" written in it.
Do you have a photograph of the neck pocket we can see please?

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Re: Vintage Offset Decals

Post by dawgwood9 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:05 pm

FEXII wrote:
dawgwood9 wrote: I hadn't either! It's an April 66 stamped neck. I personally think the gold on LPB is ridiculously sweet. Interestingly the neck pocket has "SHOW" written in it.
Do you have a photograph of the neck pocket we can see please?
Check it.

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Re: Vintage Offset Decal & Headstock variations (SHOW THEM A

Post by ddrrll » Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:22 am

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Re: Vintage Offset Decals

Post by tealsixtysix » Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:32 am

dawgwood9 wrote:
FEXII wrote:
dawgwood9 wrote: I hadn't either! It's an April 66 stamped neck. I personally think the gold on LPB is ridiculously sweet. Interestingly the neck pocket has "SHOW" written in it.
Do you have a photograph of the neck pocket we can see please?
Check it.
Awesome. I wonder if that was a 1966 NAMM guitar. The NAMM show was in July that year, so the neck date would be consistent with that. It's certainly the kind of color scheme that one could see Fender bringing to a show. If so, that would be worth knowing. I wonder how you could find that out?

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Re: Vintage Offset Decal & Headstock variations (SHOW THEM A

Post by raphaël » Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:28 am

2 x '77:
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Re: Vintage Offset Decals

Post by FEXII » Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:14 pm

dawgwood9 wrote:
FEXII wrote:
dawgwood9 wrote: I hadn't either! It's an April 66 stamped neck. I personally think the gold on LPB is ridiculously sweet. Interestingly the neck pocket has "SHOW" written in it.
Do you have a photograph of the neck pocket we can see please?
Check it.
Yes that is a NAMM guitar, so a great one to have. Thank you for posting the picture.

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