Offered for sale:
Used 2008 Fender AMERICAN VINTAGE ‘62 JAZZMASTER serial number V187205.
There is a lot to say about this particular guitar.
Staring with the routine stuff. This guitar is in very good condition showing limited playing time. Cosmetically there is a mark on the top just above the pickguard. It does go into the finish a bit. There is also a blem by the back strap button, most likely caused by poor strap storage. The rest of the guitar is quite good.
Now out of production, the Fender American Vintage '62 Jazzmaster was a member of the company's American Vintage Reissue series, designed to be as close to the original specs as possible.
This guitar was based on the original '62 Jazzmaster, which was renowned for its place in the surf rock tunes of the '60s, as well as other defining genres over the following decades. With two single-coil soapbar pickups, a three-way pickup selection switch, and a floating tremolo system, among other design elements matched to its vintage counterpart, the American Vintage '62 Jazzmaster has those retro vibes.
But here’s where it really gets interesting, staring with the Rothstein Prewired Jazzmaster STB Super Mod (loaded onto a gold anodized aluminum pick guard for good measure). Simply put it gives you 2 volume controls, a treble cut and bass cut control (a la G&L), series/parallel and a kill switch.
The pickups are a set of the (nearly) famous, Newburgh NY based Geminis. The neck an alnico V, 7k ohm Jazzmaster. The bridge an alnico V, 8k ohm P-90 dressed up like a Jazzmaster
No performance Jaguar or Jazzmaster is complete without a Mastery bridge.
Cool retro, hot performance, hot price!
Original hard-shell case included.
Here’s what the Super Mod does.
The age-old question that most every Jazzmaster player eventually asks: What to do with that enigmatic rhythm circuit? With Rothstein’s STB mod, they offer something extremely useful that will arm your offset with more versatility, and a wider tonal palette. STB stands for Series/Parallel, Treble & Bass.
LEAD CIRCUIT - Dual Volume Controls and standard 3 position toggle switch - similar to what one would find on a 2 humbucker style guitar.
SLIDE SWITCH - Series/Parallel switch: The parallel sound will offer the standard expected Jazzmaster sound, which will be bright, with scooped mids, and exhibit plenty of “quack” and twang. In contrast, series will sound more humbucker-like, in that it will be louder, darker and have more pronounced mids.
RHYTYM CIRCUIT - Treble/Bass Tone Stack: Based on Leo Fender's PTB system that he developed for some G&L models, this employs two master tone controls: one offering a treble cut, and the other a bass cut. The treble cut control is a low pass filter, and functions just like a standard tone control. A low pass filter allows frequencies lower than the cutoff frequency to pass and higher frequencies are rolled off. The cutoff frequency is controlled by the capacitor and resistor values. The bass cut control is another animal entirely. It is a high pass filter, which allows frequencies higher than the cutoff frequency to pass, and lower frequencies are rolled off. This ability to dial out some of the low frequencies is extremely useful, particularly to help overdriven sounds “pop” and cut through a mix. I like to think of it as a “sharpen” control. It works extraordinarily well to brighten and tighten up the series sound. NOTE: The effect of the bass cut control will be subtle when using a clean sound, and more noticeable when using an overdriven sound.
A NOTE ABOUT SERIES MODE AND THE KILL SWITCH EFFECT - There is one unexpected by product of this wiring mod that some will really dig. The feature is that when the series connection is engaged, one of the toggle-switch positions will yield no sound at all, in this case the bridge position. What this means is you are really getting a kill switch effect as an added bonus.
“We carefully inspect every instrument when we buy it and bring it up to our standards before we offer it for sale. We also do a full set up before we ship. If you decide to purchase this guitar, please let us know what gauge strings you prefer.”
Serial number: V187205
Neck: Maple “C” shape
Finish: 3-Tone Sunburst
Scale Length: 25 ½”
Number of Frets: 21
Bridge: Mastery up-grade Adjustable 6-Saddle Bridge with “Floating” Tremolo and Tremolo Lock Button
Tuners: Fender/Gotoh Vintage Style Tuning Machines
Pickups: 2 Geminis. The neck an alnico V, 7k ohm Jazzmaster. The bridge an alnico V, 8k ohm P-90 dressed up like a Jazzmaster
Pickup Switching: Rothstein STB Super Mod
Width at Nut: 1 5/8”
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