Up for sale, a 2005 Fender Jazzmaster '62 reissue electric guitar in excellent condition and perfect working order. Recently discontinued, this Jazzmaster embodies the quality craftsmanship associated of the Dyna Gakki factory in Japan and boasts a Candy Apple Red custom color finish with matching headstock. Made exclusively for the domestic Japanese market and rarely seen outside its country of origin, this Jazzmaster was officially designated the JM66 model, although the features of this vintage reissue Jazzmaster are actually associated with an early Pre-CBS instrument produced prior to 1963. These features include dot inlay on the slab rosewood fretboard, a "Spaghetti" logo, and Strat style knobs.

Acoustically resonant and weighing in at 8lbs 8oz, this Jazzmaster has a crisp and clear unplugged sound that is faithfully amplified by the original pickups. Aside from the custom color and matching headstock, there's plenty to be excited about with this Jazzmaster, and the palette of tones range from snap and twang to meaty and dark. The bridge pickup is clear and bell-like, while the neck pickup is rounder and generally more full sounding, while selecting both pickups is truly a "best of both worlds" scenario. The Rhythm Circuit on the guitar's bass side body horn provides separate controls exclusive to the neck pickup, with an even warmer and darker set of tones that are perfect for smoothing out "ice pick" frequencies or thickening up your favorite fuzz pedal. Setup to perfection here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar where we specialize in Fender Offset instruments, this Jazzmaster is dialed in and ready for stage and studio use with fresh 11-50 strings.

The vintage amber tinted maple neck has a comfortable medium C shaped profile with nicely rounded shoulders and a smooth gloss finish. There's even a bit of light birdseye and flame figuring in the maple too! The nut has the traditional Fender 1 5/8" width and the slab rosewood fretboard has a stripey, chocolate brown grain pattern and dot inlay. The scale length is a full 25 1/2", and the fretboard has a vintage Fender spec 7 1/4" radius. The frets have been leveled and crowned, currently only showing the faintest wear in the first position, with virtually no wear up the neck. The neck is very straight, with a responsive truss rod, consistent, low action, and no buzzing or dead spots. The Candy Apple Red headstock sports an Pre-CBS style "Spaghetti" Jazzmaster logo, with Kluson-style tuning machines which turn smoothly and hold pitch well.

All of the electronics work as they should, and the wiring and pickups are stock aside from a pair of full size USA made pots in the lead circuit and an improved tone cap. The vibrato unit works smoothly, comes complete with the original trem arm, and shines like new. The bridge is an upgraded Mustang-style unit with large barrel saddles, offering improved stability while maintaining the same string spacing as the stock bridge. The pickguard and knobs are upgraded parts that have a faint mint green tint, while still matching the stock pickup covers and switch tip quite well, which are a lightly aged shade of white. Cosmetically, there is moderate scuffing and one decent sized ding on the treble side of the body near the rear strap button, as well as a few small marks of wear on the body as a whole and light buckle rash central to the back. The "Crafted in Japan" designation and R prefix serial number are present at the heel of the neck just above the neck plate as well.

This JM66 Jazzmaster from Japan is a rare and well cared for example of a now discontinued and desirable model that adheres to vintage Fender specs! The Candy Apple Red finish is quite rich and dark, bordering on burgundy with purple overtones, although still firmly a shade of metallic red.

The original gigbag and vibrato arm are included.
Year Condition Color Case
2005 Excellent Candy Apple Red GigBag


Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar
Michael John Ball
Seattle, WA
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Orders within the Continental USA are shipped USPS Parcel Select unless they weigh over 70lbs, in which case we ship FedEx Ground. International orders are shipped via USPS Priority Mail International, and in some cases Global Express (where Priority is not offered). We are happy to oblige our buyers and use more expedited shipping services if requested and all orders are shipped within three business days or receiving cleared payment.

We are happy to offer a 48 hour approval period after delivery on all of the items sold through Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar. We will accept returns only if the item has been misrepresented in regards to originality and condition. We do our absolute best to accurately describe the tonal properties of our instruments, but will not accept returns based on the subjective nature of "tone," In the event of a return, the customer pays all shipping and insurance costs and any other credit card or Paypal fees associated with the transaction. With that said, we go to great lengths to ensure with 100% confidence that you are getting the exact item you purchased in the condition and originality described.