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1961 Fender Jazz-Master Sunburst


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This 1961 Fender Jazzmaster is all original with the exception of the nut and one replaced saddle height screw. The neck has been sanded down leaving a luxuriously smooth feel to the vintage C profile.

This 1961 Fender Jazzmaster features a 2 piece offset contoured Alder body with a 3 Tone Sunburst finish, a maple bolt on neck with Brazilian slab rosewood fretboard and ivorine "clay" dot inlays. The finish is in great shape, which is truly a rare find on something from 1961. It still houses all of its original electronics, hardware and pre-CBS black back soap bar pickups. The frets are still original and have at one time been leveled. They could stand to be replaced at some point in the future but the guitar still plays wonderfully as it is right now. The tuners are also original. The high E string tuner post seems to be winding out the rest of its days ( pun intended! ) and we will gladly replace the tuners with a set of non invasive Kluson repros at the customer’s request for a nominal fee.

Other features include the Jazzmaster "floating" tremolo bridge with tremolo lock system, tortoise pickguard, 3 way selector switch and Jazzmaster controls.

The neck joint dates to 8/61 on this JM. The pots date to the 26th week of 1960.

Weight : 8.16

Serial# : 65723


1961 Fender Jazzmaster
Original unless noted below
3 Tone Sunburst
2 Piece Alder Body
Contoured, Offset Body design
Maple Neck – C profile – Dates to 8/61
Slab Brazilian Rosewood Fretboard
Ivorine Clay Dot Inlays
Tortoise Pickguard
Fender Jazzmaster Soap Bar Single Coil Pickups
3 Way Switch
Jazzmaster Controls
Nickel Hardware
Kluson Deluxe Single Line Tuners
Scale Length 25.5"
21 Frets
Jazzmaster Floating Tremolo Bridge
One replaced saddle height screw
Tremolo Lock System
Replacement Nut
Pots Date to 26th week of 1960
Original Fender Brown Hard Shell Case
Weight 8.16 lbs
Serial # 65723