The Jazzmaster®—the first Fender® guitar with a rosewood fingerboard—was designed for the jazz market, but while jazz guitarists never adopted it, it was soon a hit with surf guitarists. The Custom Shop ’62 Jazzmaster Journeyman Relic is a cool nod to the offset original and all the surf, rock, punk, postpunk and alt/indie music it has contributed to on stages far and wide. It wears a perfectly worn Journeyman Relic® lacquer finish on its two-piece select alder body, and the rift-sawn maple neck features a ’62 “Jazzmaster C” profile, 9.5”-radius round-lam rosewood fingerboard and 21 medium vintage (47095) frets.
The Custom Shop hand-wound Jazzmaster pickups are wound to vintage spec and produce a distinct mellow tone. Vintage wiring includes a three-way toggle switch and two separate volume/tone controls with a lead/rhythm switch. Other features include a four-ply brown shell pickguard, RSD J-Bridge with compensated brass saddles, vintage-style tuning machines and a bone nut. Also includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.
Handed down or changed hands through the years but mostly played around the house, with the occasional jam session or weekend gig. Has been well taken care of over the years but has moderate ware, finish checking, and some “friendly” down- to-the-wood nicks and dings, dullish hardware, and moderate wear-a very lucky find.