I decided to continue on my vintage guitar journey to Woodbridge, New Jersey to buy this Fender Jazzmaster 1960 Blond finish from its original owner! Bob purchased this Fender Jazzmaster Blond finish in 1960 to play with his band The Viscounts on their song Harlem Nocturne. Bob called me about selling his Fender Jazzmaster while I was still in the Chicago airport waiting on my flight to Los Angeles. I'm always looking to buy nice examples of vintage Fender guitars like this one. You can contact me here to sell a Fender guitar

How to date a Fender Jazzmaster 1960

Here's how to date a Fender Jazzmaster: observable features, serial number, neck heel date, bridge pickup date, and the potentiometer codes. The observable features that are important to this guitar are the slab Rosewood fretboard, amber Catalin switch tip, patent pending tremolo tailpiece, and spaghetti logo with no patent numbers. The serial number on this Fender Jazzmaster is in the upper 40,000 series on the bottom of the neck plate. 

I haven't yet taken the neck off of this Fender Jazzmaster 1960 Blond to check the pencil date but I would expect it to be early to mid 1960. The bridge pickup cavity should also have a month and year that will be pretty close to the neck date. The potentiometer codes are visible only if you take the pickguard off. I will likely be waiting to take the pickguard off until I get home.

how to date a Fender Jazzmaster 1960

How to sell a Fender Jazzmaster 1960

I was thrilled when Bob reached out to me to sell his Fender Jazzmaster 1960 in Blond finish. He wanted to know exactly how to sell a Fender Jazzmaster first, so I asked him for some detailed pictures of the guitar so I could know what I'm buying. I could tell that Bob had played his Jazzmaster thoroughly but also took great care in preserving it. 

If you're looking to sell a Fender guitar from the 1950s or 1960s, you can reach out to me here: Sell a Fender guitar. You can text pictures to the number at the bottom of the page or email them to the address at the bottom of the page. Leave a phone number or an email for me to contact you at. I'll call to discuss my thoughts on the guitar we can chat about what it may be worth. I might even be able to come to you and buy your Fender guitar in person. 

Sell a Fender guitar 1950s 1960s 


John Shults

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