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FACTOIDS & TRIVIA

In late 1965, the Jazzmaster underwent a minor cosmetic change with the addition of a bound fingerboard, block markers, and Stratocaster-like headstock shape. All Fenders received a polyester finish beginning in mid-1968 since it was more durable than nitrocellulose. This Jazzmaster has a rare feature - pearl-button Grover Rotomatic tuners. These were usually found on Fender's Coronado Wildwood series, and Montego and LTD jazz archtops.

Fender Jazzmaster (1969)


 Body:
Solid, 2-piece alder

 Finish: Sunburst, polyester

 Neck: 1-piece maple, bolt-on

 Fingerboard: Rosewood, single bound, pearloid block markers

 Number of Frets: 21

 Pickguard: Tortoise/white/black/white plastic laminate

 Bridge: Fender steel; Floating Tremolo tailpiece, chrome

 Nut: Plastic

 Tuners: Fender, enclosed, chrome

 Pickups: Two, Fender single coil

 Controls: Master tone, master volume, 3-way pick-up selector, rhythm circuit selector, tone and volume for rhythm circuit

 Scale Length: 25 1/2 inches

 Neck Width at Nut: 1 5/8 inches

 Body Width at Lower Bout: 14 inches

 Body Depth: 1 5/8 inches

 Weight: 7.9 lb.


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