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Weight: 8 lbs 2 oz
Neck depth 1st fret: .86"
Neck depth 12th fret: .93"
Originally marketed as a high-end guitar aimed squarely at jazz cats, the Jazzmaster instead charted its own unexpected course as a boldly original instrument. In the hands of surf, rock, punk/postpunk and alt/indie guitarists who preferred a more distinctive sound and style, it has endured as a creatively prized “other” stage-and studio preference ever since. The 1966 Jazzmaster Deluxe Closet Classic is a nod to one of the last great original Leo Fender-era designs of the mid 1960s. A hand-selected two-piece alder body wears a Deluxe Closet Classic lacquer finish for a slightly worn but well-taken-care-of look. The rift-sawn maple neck has a ’62-style Jazzmaster “C” profile, topped by a comfortable vintage compound-radius (7.25”-9.5”) round-lam rosewood fingerboard with pearl-dot position markers and 21 medium vintage frets.
Hand-wound vintage Jazzmaster pickups are wired to the model’s signature rhythm and lead circuits, with master volume, master tone and three-way switch. Other features include six-saddle vintage-style adjustable bridge with “floating” tremolo tailpiece, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and wing string tree with nylon spacer. Also includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.
Model Name: 1966 Jazzmaster® Deluxe Closet Classic, Aged Charcoal Frost Metallic
Model Number: 9231012911
Series: Time Machine
Color: Aged Charcoal Frost Metallic
Body Shape: Jazzmaster®
Body Material: 2-Piece Select Alder
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Material: Rift Sawn Maple
Neck Shape: 1962 Jazzmaster®
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" to 9.5" Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Medium Vintage
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Slotted
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt with Custom Shop "V" Logo
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: Round-Laminated AAA Rosewood
Position Inlays: Mother of Pearl Dot - 7mm
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Jazzmaster®
Middle Pickup: N/A
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Jazzmaster®
Controls: Lead Circuit Controls (Slide Switch Down): Master Volume, Master Tone; Rhythm Circuit Controls (Slide Switch Up): Two Thumbwheel Controls for Neck Pickup Volume and Tone
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SS
Bridge: Vintage-Style Floating Tremolo with Tremolo Lock Button and Push-In Tremolo Arm
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
Control Knobs: Parchment "Witch Hat"
Switch Tips: Vintage White
Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)