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Here we have one of those vintage guitars where if you’re not first you are indefinitely last. This piece comes to us indirectly from a VIP’s personal collection.
This is a 1962 Fender Jazzmaster, finished in rare and very hard to find Burgundy Mist Metallic with the expected Desert Sand base-coat. What makes this piece particularly rare is that it was built during the finite window spanning from around March to June 1962; such that it features a matching headstock combined with a Brazilian rosewood slab board fingerboard. In our opinion, this is the true golden era for Fender musical instruments that feature a rosewood board.
This piece is 100% original, it has no breaks, modifications or repairs and it is in spectacular condition. It comes complete with a good amount of original case candy; instruction manual, pic pouch, bridge cover, tremolo arm, polish cloth and of course original brown tolex case.
Internally it features Stackpole branded pots dating to the 18th and 19th week of 1961, original soldering throughout and original pickup windings. The neck dates to May 1962 and is equipped with the usual B width neck profile. Both pickup readings are strong and well-balanced at around 8.5. There is only a small amount of finish checking starting to form on the front of the body and a few tiny imperfections in the finish; with that being said it is rather stunning and a solid 9.5 / 10; it is a true masterpiece. There is no touch-up whatsoever and the frets and nut are original and free from any playing issues.
We ship worldwide with UPS and typical door-to-door delivery is 72 hours to the USA (guaranteed) and 48 hours to Japan (excluding Japanese custom delays).
There you have it, a stunning and rare masterpiece.