1966 Jazzmaster® Deluxe Closet Classic
1966 Jazzmaster® Deluxe Closet Classic, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst
Model Number: 9231012909
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.
Neck Material Rift Sawn Maple Neck Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer Neck Shape 1962 Jazzmaster® Neck Binding Parchment Fingerboard Radius 7.25" to 9.5" Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm) Fingerboard Material Round-Laminated AAA Rosewood Number of Frets 21 Fret Size Medium Vintage Nut Width 1.650" (42 mm) Position Inlays Mother of Pearl Dot - 7mm Truss Rod Nut Vintage-Style Slotted Neck Plate 4-Bolt with Custom Shop "V" Logo