1960 Fender Jazzmaster Blond Vintage Guitar

John Shults

Posted on July 09 2020

Vintage 1961 Fender Jazzmaster guitar, Blond finish over Ash body, with hang tags

This vintage 1960 Fender Jazzmaster electric guitar in original see-thru Blond finish with Ash body came through the shop a few years ago. I am always a vintage Fender guitar buyer but I especially love the Jazzmaster guitars from the 1950s and 1960s. Contact me here to sell a vintage Fender guitar

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Leo Fender's Jazzmaster model has gathered a cult following as a result of its unique offset styling, proprietary pickups/electronics, and smooth action tremolo tailpiece. Jazzmaster pickups are unique in that the coils are only 1/8" high but extend out to the edge of the almost inch wide bobbin. Fender's custom color chart wasn't introduced until July of 1961 (FENDER: The Golden Age; Kelly, Foster, Kelly) however the January 1960 Fender price list offered the Jazzmaster guitar Sunburst Finish at $349.50 and the Jazzmaster guitar Blond Finish at $366.97.

This late 1960 Fender Jazzmaster (7lbs 11oz) in rare Blond Finish with Ash body has just come out of retirement. I observed the penciled neck date of 12/60 on the neck heel, potentiometer codes indicating the 43rd week of 1960, and the serial number 57127. All parts are original to the guitar except for the strings and it exhibits no signs of any prior repairs or modifications. The finish is clean and free of blemishes apart from a bit of edge wear from the case. The cleaning and setup consisted of a wipe down with a dry cloth, fretboard conditioning, and bridge adjustment for proper action with .10 gauge strings with an unwound third. All electronics are original, solder joints untouched, and in proper working condition. I opted to leave the original foam under the pickups since it was still pliable enough to adjust the pickup heights. We're pleased to offer this 1960 Fender Jazzmaster in rare Blond Finish over Ash (edit: sold!)

 

1961 Fender Jazzmaster Blond finish over Ash body with tags

1961 Fender Jazzmaster Blond finish over Ash body

1961 Fender Jazzmaster Blond finish, headstock

1961 Fender Jazzmaster Guitar, Blond finish over Ash body, back

1961 Fender Jazzmaster Guitar, Blond finish over Ash body, neck pencil date 12/60

Neck pocket, vintage 1961 Fender Jazzmaster Guitar, Blond finish over Ash body

1961 Fender Jazzmaster Guitar hang tag

1961 Fender Jazzmaster Guitar, Blond finish over Ash body in original case

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