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History of the Fender Jazzmaster | Vintage Guitar Demo

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Published on May 13, 2016

Shelby guides us through the history of the Fender Jazzmaster. Four distinct revisions come into play throughout this popular guitar's history: in 1959 (http://goo.gl/7bJn9r), 1960 (http://goo.gl/x01eO2), 1964 (http://goo.gl/k2Zm64), and 1974 (http://goo.gl/JWUFxd); and we were lucky enough to have tremendous examples of each under one roof.

1959 Fender Jazzmaster:
The Jazzmaster's first full year of production features a distinct gold anodized pickguard.

1960 Fender Jazzmaster:
The gold pickguard is replaced with a tortoise shell, although it retains a slab rosewood fingerboard and clay dot fret markers.

1964 Fender Jazzmaster:
The jazzmaster makes the switch to a veneer rosewood fingerboard in place of the slab board (based on lack of materials).

1974 Fender Jazzmaster:
Features a bound fingerboard and mother of pearl block fingerboard inlays.

Gear Used:

Fender Jazzmaster Sunburst 1959 (s918): http://goo.gl/7bJn9r
Fender Jazzmaster Sunburst 1960 (s812): http://goo.gl/x01eO2
Fender Jazzmaster Sunburst 1964 (s220): http://goo.gl/k2Zm64
Fender Jazzmaster Sunburst 1974 (s458): http://goo.gl/JWUFxd

Riffs:

"All Blues” by Miles Davis: 1:16
"Shake, Rattle, and Roll” by Bill Haley & His Comets: 0:00 and 2:17
"If I Fell” The Beatles: 3:26
"The Thrill Of It All” Roxy Music: 4:39

Shelby plays in a band called Minor Characters, check them out here: https://www.facebook.com/minorcharacters

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