Vintage Fender Jazzmaster Guitars – 1960 and 1961

Vintage Fender Jazzmaster Guitars – 1960 and 1961

We're always looking to buy vintage Fender guitars, especially Jazzmasters. Contact me here if you're looking for where to sell a vintage Fender guitar such as a Jazzmaster, Jaguar, Stratocaster, Telecaster, and many more. Here are a few that we've had in the past! Fender's Jazzmaster model debuted in 1958 with a radical offset waist body and gold anodized pickguard. The new design was aesthetically pleasing but the innovations didn't stop there. The Jazzmaster also featured a brand new bridge design that in some ways resembled the arched top guitars that were popular for…Read more
Seth Lover’s Humbucking pickups

Seth Lover’s Humbucking pickups

Seth Lover's love of electronics lead to along and very productive career at both Gibson and Fender. While at each company, Lover designed a pickup that change the sound of the electric guitar forever. His most revolutionary design, the Humbucking Pickup, was designed while at Gibson in 1955 but it wouldn't go into standard production until 1957. His patent for the Humbucker wasn't approved until a few years later so they affixed a "PATENT APPLIED FOR" sticker on the bottom. The initial run of the PAF pickup is likely the most collectible pickup ever made and…Read more
Vintage Fender Jaguar Black with matching headstock

Vintage Fender Jaguar Black with matching headstock

This 1966 Fender Jaguar in rare custom color Black with matching headstock is my current shop favorite. I spent a little time dialing in the setup and enjoying the tone through a 1984 Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer and 1960 Gibson GA-5 amp. The tube screamer was for a little compression and a tone knob since the GA-5 doesn't have one.     Black was a rather rare color for Fender in the 1960s; so rare that they never made a decal in reverse colors so that the model name would show on the…Read more
Chris plays a 1971 Fender Jazzmaster

Chris plays a 1971 Fender Jazzmaster

Chris came over to check out a couple guitars in the shop. The first one he chose was a 1971 Fender Jazzmaster in factory original custom color Black. He plugged it into a 1981 Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer then to a 1966 Fender Princeton Reverb-Amp. Nice playing Chris!Read more
Custom Color Fender Guitars

Custom Color Fender Guitars

The Fender Electric Instrument Company's catalogs offered standard finishes only at no additional cost until 1957. Until then, only popular artists and people with friends at the Fullerton factory were able to get a Telecaster in anything other than Blonde/Blond and a Stratocaster in Sunburst. The 1957 catalog added a new phrase that wasn't offered before, "TELECASTER AND ESQUIRE GUITARS ARE AVAILABLE IN CUSTOM COLOR FINISHES AT AN ADDITIONAL 5% COST." The catalogs didn't feature a standardized color chart until the 1961. "Black" as a custom color was always listed on the charts…Read more
1965/66 Fender Stratocaster: Fiesta Red

1965/66 Fender Stratocaster: Fiesta Red

Fender's custom color Fiesta Red was available as a catalog option from about 1960 until 1969. The color is better described as a Salmon Pink which often leads to confusion when identifying it. This Stratocaster is factory finished in Fiesta Red with a proper paint stick mark in the neck pocket. It's worn and chipped revealing a white primer coat underneath.   We are always looking for custom color vintage Fender guitars. Do you have a vintage Stratocaster you're looking to sell? I'm interested in finding one. Visit my buying page to send…Read more
Happy 4th from True Vintage Guitar!

Happy 4th from True Vintage Guitar!

Happy 4th! Here are a few vintage Fender guitars with custom color/matching headstocks: 1969 Fender Competition Mustang in Red, 1967 Fender Coronado II in Olympic White, 1962 Fender Jazzmaster in Lake Placid Blue. Have fun out there and be safe!  --TVGRead more
Vintage Fender Starcaster Guitars

Vintage Fender Starcaster Guitars

Fender debuted a totally new model for the 1976 production year: the Starcaster. Fender's brand was built upon the solid body electric guitar market but the Starcaster totally defied its previous market niche. The Starcaster featured a semi-hollow, double cutaway body with offset waist and their popular Seth Lover designed Wide Range humbuckers. The bridge was a fixed/raised Stratocaster inspired bridge with individually adjustable saddles. The headstock shape too was a modified Stratocaster shape with unique relief cut they used for an accent color. Standard colors included Sunburst, Natural and Walnut. Custom color Starcasters have…Read more