1960 Fender Jazzmaster Black with Gold Hardware
Posted on May 05 2021
This clean 1960 Fender Jazzmaster electric guitar in custom color Black finish with gold hardware came in from its original owner from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania! I'm always a Fender guitar buyer but I'm especially looking for Jazzmaster guitars. I'm even more interested in the custom color guitars with gold hardware. You can contact me here to sell a Fender guitar.
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Fender's Jazzmaster model came out in 1958 as its third professional grade solid body electric guitar. The standard finish was Sunburst, but custom colors were available for a slight upcharge. The 1960 Fender price list indicates that a Jazzmaster model in custom color finish with gold hardware was $420.20, the most expensive electric spanish guitar in the list!
This 1960 Fender Jazzmaster features the long lasting but uncommon custom color Black finish with three layer mint green pickguard. Nearly every piece of metal on the guitar is gold plated including the parts that aren't easily seen. The truss rod nut, strap buttons, tremolo arm collet, and buckle on the strap are all gold plated. Do you have a vintage Fender guitar with gold hardware? Sell a Fender guitar.
It's easy to get lost in how uncommon and desirable the color and gold hardware are, but this guitar reminds you its a professional instrument as soon as you play it! It's a spectacular playing example with harmonically rich sounding pickups, resonant light weight body, and a fine feeling neck and Brazilian Rosewood fretboard. It weighs in at 7lbs 12oz and the neck thickness measures 0.80" depth at the first fret and 0.98" depth at the 12th fret.