This is especially true when the colour coats were oversprayed with clear nitro, which would subsequently darken with exposure to sunlight. But when a finish is clearly original and you have the funds, it sometimes makes sense to buy the guitar and figure it out later…. On arrival, closer examination reveals the finish to be the equally rare and arguably more attractive Ocean Turquoise. But when they are so rare, how many of us will ever get the chance? This is our first encounter with a vintage Ocean Turquoise Fender , but a friend has an old Sherwood Green Strat and it looks very different.
Out of the gate, the Jazzmaster was ill-conceived by Leo Fender and his design crew. Since jazz as well as orchestra and studio guitarists played sitting down, its body carves were offset to accommodate a seated position. Fender also widened the coil on its pickups to mellow their frequency response compared to the brighter, better-defined sounds of Strat and Tele pickups. While a few pre-production models had typical Fender maple fingerboards, production models like most jazz guitars got rosewood. Fender even coupled a new floating vibrato with a separate bridge to be more like an archtop with a bridge and trapeze tail that decreased sustain. How many jazz guitarists used a vibrato? Corporations wanted a piece of the action, and they absorbed nearly every significant American guitar maker.
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A great playing and sounding Fender Jazzmaster that has return to factory markings under the guard in what we must assume for work as the pickups and electronics are dated to The neck is dated 3. It has a good set of reproduction Kluson tuners with evidence of others being used at some point, there is also evidence of some old overspray to the back of the neck. The control knobs are from the era too, everything else is complete including the tremolo arm with just a small crack across the output jack in the guard which has been glued and is secure.