Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Offered for sale;

Used c1969 Fender Jazzmaster serial number 285207.

This guitar is in good condition. The neck and frets are fine. Cosmetically this guitar is a warrior.

This Jazzmaster has seen a lot of gigs and has had a long and storied life. Just look at the finish wear.
The white binding was introduced in 1965. The block fretboard markers and the “F” parallelogram tuning gears were intro introduced in 1966, The headstock shape was slightly modified in 1967. The black Fender decal was introduced in 1968. All this, as well as the neck plate and serial number, is consistent with a 1969 Jazzmaster.

However, the neck has been over sprayed and the neck date seems to be stamped over a hint of other digits. Also, the nut width letter code is missing. Over the years here have been many anomalies in features, dating, serial numbers and other “facts”. The neck stamp as it stands could be one of those anomalies. At a 1 5/8” nut width, this makes it a “B” neck. The finish looks older than the polyester finish introduced in 1968. The bridge pickup is dated 1967. The neck pickup code ¿6192? is indeterminant.

All that aside, this 7.6 lb. icon is ready for more gigs and more touring.

Hard-shell case included.

“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.”


Year: c1969

Serial number: 285207

Finish: Sunburst

Body: Alder

Neck: Maple

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Scale Length: 25.5”

Number of Frets: 21

Pickguard: Original tortoise shell

Bridge: Original

Tuners: Original “F” parallelogram

Pickups: Bridge pickup is dated 1967.

Neck pickup code ¿6192? is indeterminant.

Controls: Standard channel pot new, Rhythm channel is original

Width at Nut: 1 5/8”

Radius: 7.25”

Weight: 7.6

*Please note: we do our best giving descriptions of used pieces. We have found it impossible to describe every mark on an instrument or amp that is not in the "mint" category. Also, what's important to you may not be important to someone else. For example, you may say, "I don't care what it looks like as long as it plays or sounds well." Another person may say, "Body cosmetics are very important to me so tell me about every scratch, nick and blemish." So, please ask the questions that are most important to you. If you ask they will be answered. They are free and there's no limit. Additional photos can also be made available.

This is a specific item that is also being offered for sale in our brick & mortar location. It is possible that it has just been sold. Please ask if it is still available before purchasing.

*It is our policy to require a signature on delivery of all musical instruments. Please let us know if you prefer no signature required when ordering or we will automatically require a signature.

24 Years
Imperial Guitar & Soundworks
Bill, Dianne
New Paltz, NY
12:13 PM
10:00 am - 6:00 pm Tues. - Sat. Mondays by appointment only

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All shipments made by us are fully insured. Also, all new products are fully covered by the manufacturer's warranty and used gear usually carries our 30 day mail order warranty. Most stringed instruments sold by IGS are shipped UPS Ground service for $50.00 to $100.00 for the 48 Contiguous states. (Overnight Red Label is also available). Please call on each item. GUITAR FREIGHT (Foreign) We ship instruments world wide. Our shipping department prides itself in its ability to safely deliver guitars anywhere in the world. We use Fex Ex Great Rates service, wherever possible. You are responsible for any import duties, V.A.T., etc. on delivery. It is advisable to consult with your local customs office.

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