Welcome to JTKM STUDIO.

Here we have a stunning pre-CBS Fender Jazzmaster from 1964, complete with white Tolex original case, bridge cover and tremolo arm which finished in the only ‘true’ Fender custom colour; Candy Apple Red. Topped with the fact that this one is 100% original and very clean indeed this one certainly would be welcomed in any offset collection. If you happen to be offset by design, read on!

Although a complete flop for its intended professional jazz musician audience in the late 1950’s, the Jazzmaster did go on to sell well and found a stable home with the youth counterculture in the early 1960’s. A custom colour Jazzmaster was taken on by a sea of early 1960’s Surf guitar bands and its stylings and unique offset body certainly suited such a colourful period. Perhaps Fender’s most quirky addition to its professional line-up, the Jazzmaster is often the first choice for musicians that desire a more unique Fender sound.

Candy Apple Red first featured in the latter part of 1963, replacing the very unpopular Shell Pink DUCO 2371 option. Candy Apple Red manifested from Fender in-house experimentation, using a Silver or Gold basecoat with a translucent red top coat. The result was a beautiful, shimmering metallic Candy Apple Red finish and a personal favourite here at JTKM STUDIO. A true pre-CBS Candy Apple Red in the right light is something to behold. This finish option, cited as Leo’s favourite of all custom colours was a stroke of genius as it was immediately popular and has gone on to sell in copious amounts over the last six decades. Candy Apple Red can vary depending on the light from a deep ruby red to a bright shimmering red.

Our wonderful mid-1964 example is all original and a stunning piece. As always, we will let most of the photos do the talking in terms of its condition. There is some finish touch-up on the back of the body which covers the common belt buckle rash region.

The neck, frets and nut are perfect and the Jazzmaster plays without any issues. Single line Kluson tuners work perfectly. The neck is dated to August 1964, with a B nut width profile, and features clay dot position markers throughout plus a wonderful dark fingerboard. The green guard is crack free.
The soldering, wiring (and tape) and pickup windings are original and have never been repaired or replaced. The volume pot is CTS branded, dating to the 13th week of 1964 and the tone pot is Stackpole branded and dates to the 21st week of 1964.
The case is a beautiful white Tolex, free from any bad smells and does its job well.

Lastly, the Jazzmaster looks, feels, sounds and plays amazingly well. The pickups are very thick, warm and well balanced. The neck is very full feeling for a 1964 Fender and the guitar resonates wonderfully. Plug into a period correct Fender amp, dust off your Fender Reverb tank and there you go! If you listen carefully you can hear the sea!
Internal photos are available upon request.

There you have it, another wonderful iconic custom colour Fender at JTKM STUDIO.

We ship worldwide with UPS.

We offer a 24 hour approval period on all guitar sales.

The price is £15,000 which is approximately $18,350.



Candy Apple Red
Original Hard
Joni Thompson
7:57 PM
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All payments are by bank transfer into a UK HSBC Account.

We ship worldwide, fully insured with UPS. We ship as soon as payments have cleared unless instructed to do otherwise. Buyers are usually provided with a UPS tracking number within an hour of the payment being received. We are not responsible for any loss or damage due to transit. All shipments will be expertly packaged with no expense spared.

We offer a 24 hour approval period on all guitar sales, thereafter all sales are final. Amplifiers are sold strictly as-is due to their fragile nature. We have never had a return in over 15 years. If a buyer choses to return a purchased guitar we must be notified within 24 hours. The guitar must arrive back with us in exactly the same condition and will be fully inspected. If the guitar does not return in exactly the same condition as it was sent or has been damaged due to transit your payment will not be fully refunded. The buyer is responsible for all return postage, insurance and incurred costs.