- Serial Number :#L64147
- Neck Date : 4 MAR 65 B
The Jazzmaster was released in mid-1958 as the "flagship model" at a time when the Strat was the mainstream.
It was designed by Forrest White, a vice president who supported Fender with Leo Fender and was considered Leo's right-hand man during that era.
This was a historical event that led to Forrest joining Fender.
One of his ideas was the "Preset Tone".
It was a revolutionary circuit that created a separate circuit in the front pickup, allowing the user to instantly change the tone and volume with the touch of a switch, and was also used in the successor model, the Jaguar.
The origin of the Jazzmaster model name was because it was literally targeted at jazz guitarists.
In reality, however, the Jazzmaster became famous for being used in surf music by the Ventures and others.
The aforementioned preset tones also seem to have come from the idea that Forrest wanted to reproduce the sweet tones that jazz guitarists like.
The Jazzmaster is designed to be played sitting down, not standing.
The body is also designed with an offset contoured body, which allows the center of gravity to be perfectly aligned with the player's sitting position.
The pickup is single, but unlike the Strat, it is designed to increase the sound pressure and create a softer, more jazz-oriented sound.
On the other hand, the Jaguar has a sharp sound as close to a Strat as possible.
The bridge and other parts were also applied to the Mustang, which would be released in 1964, and the Jaguar neck was appropriated from the Mustang, which was the same scale (24").
Although the Jaguar was the flagship model of the Stratocaster, its sales did not increase and parts were diverted to other models.
The neck date is "4 MAR 65 B".
The "4" at the top is the Jazzmaster's number and was made in March of '65, and the "B" stands for the standard neck .
The separation between the yellow and sunburst on the neck pocket section is due to the fact that the body paint was painted with a handle at the time, so the marks where the handle was attached remain unpainted and yellow.
The black plate in the pocket is called "Angle adjustment paper" and they are used to adjust the neck angle during the final adjustment.
There are several types of shims and each one is different from the others.
The round button in the center of the tailpiece is the tremolo lock switch.
By turning this switch on, the tremolo arm will not operate, preventing the tremolo arm from going out of tune when a string breaks, for example.
The Ventures in 1967, and the late Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) used a modified Jaguar in the early 1990s.
It's a timeless guitar.
What a legendary is!
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A bright sunburst characteristic of the mid-60s
Large headstock with the Transition logo (left). Kruson machine head on board (right).
The neck pocket has a "Angle adjustment paper" that adjusts the angle of the insert.
4 MAR 65 B" printed on the neck date (left). The serial number on the neck plate is L64147