Fender Jazzmaster 1963 in Chicago, Illinois!

John Shults

Posted on August 01 2021

Fender Jazzmaster 1963 Chicago Illinois


I'm thrilled to be the guitar buyer for this Fender Jazzmaster 1963 from its original owner in Chicago, Illinois! The Fender Jazzmaster is one of my favorite vintage guitars ever made, so I was happy to book a flight to Chicago to get it. I'm always a Fender guitar buyer but I'm especially looking for nice examples of Fender Jazzmaster guitars from the late 1950s and 1960s. You can contact me here to sell a Fender guitar.

The seller of this Fender Jazzmaster 1963 in Sunburst finish received this guitar brand new as a gift from his parents. He played his Jazzmaster in a band with his friends in high school but life soon got in the way. He stored the Jazzmaster away in its case and forgot about it until now.

How to date this Fender Jazzmaster

Some disassembly in required in order to know exactly how to date a Fender Jazzmaster since the potentiometer codes, bridge pickup cavity dates, and neck heel pencil date are all hidden. I could tell when I picked up this Fender Jazzmaster 1963 that the neck had never been off and the pickguard had never been off. I decided that I didn't want to disassemble the guitar at the seller's house so let's start with the stuff that's visible. 

Fender Jazzmaster 1963 headstock, spaghetti logo, veneer Rosewood fretboard

The serial number on this Fender Jazzmaster 1963 is a 5 digit number starting with 95 which falls squarely in the range for 1963 (check out more here: Fender Jazzmaster serial numbers). We can also see that it has a spaghetti style headstock logo, veneer Rosewood fretboard, clay dot position markers, patent number tremolo, and an attractive bright red Sunburst finish. All of these features support the 1963 year. I'm confident that when I disassemble the guitar for cleaning and set up, I'll find late 1962 or early 1963 dates. 

I am really excited to be the buyer for this Fender Jazzmaster 1963 in Chicago, Illinois, but this was not the end of my trip! I shipped this Jazzmaster back home and boarded a flight to Los Angeles to pickup up more vintage Fender gear. If you're looking for a Fender guitar buyer then you've come to the right place. You can contact me here to sell a Fender guitar or sell a Fender amp

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