Fender / Jazzmaster / 1959 / Sunburst / Guitar For Sale

1959 Fender Jazzmaster, serial: 42957.  Sunburst finish in excellent condition. It has a beautiful tortoiseshell pickguard and a slab rosewood fingerboard with clay dots. It's an amazing guitar to play and it sounds fantastic. All original and complete including the brown tolex case and instruction manual. It comes with 3-months warranty and a 14-day returns policy. 


The body finish has only a few very small nicks and dings and there's a tiny area of buckle rash on the back. The back of the neck is clean and almost entirely free of wear. The top edge of the headstock has some very light scuffs but overall it's very clean. Everything remains structurally sound with no breaks or repairs. The pickguard is in great condition and fully intact, although it does display some slight warping, around the neck pickup area. The frets are in good condition having been cleaned and dressed in our workshop. All hardware and electronics are in good working order including the truss rod which works correctly. 


The Jazzmaster was Launched in 1958 as the top-of-the-range Fender guitar and featured Fender’s first neck with a rosewood fretboard. It also featured an anodized aluminium pickguard and was supplied in a tweed case. By mid-1959 the case had a Brown Tolex exterior with a burnt orange interior and the anodized aluminium pickguard was replaced by a three-layer tortoiseshell example. This is a fantastic example of the model. A great time capsule from a golden period of Fender production.


This guitar has been set up in our workshop with a fresh set of D'Addario 10s and a medium-low action. The body has a pencil date of  10/59. The neck has no pencil date which is consistent with the period. The tone pot dates to the 37th week of '59, and the volume pot, to the 26th week of '59. Both pickups are original with black bobbins and original windings. Weight 7 lbs 15 oz /  3.59 kg. Nut width: 42. mm. Depth at 1st fret: 19.5 mm. Pickup DC resistance: Neck 8.38 k / Bridge 7.46 k.

Andy Baxter Bass & Guitars Ltd, UK  

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Andy Baxter
Fender, Gibson, Rickenbacker, Music Man, G&L , Gretsch , Yamaha ,
Vintage Guitars
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Andy Baxter Bass & Guitars has established a name as the best place to shop for vintage basses in the UK. We're also getting a name for ourselves stocking fine vintage 6 string electric & acoustic guitars. All instruments are thoroughly checked over and set up before sale. We offer free setups for the first year after purchase. 

As a reputable and knowledgeable dealer, we offer the complete variety of brands, including Fender, Gibson, Rickenbacker, Music Man, Hofner, and Vox. Vintage bass guitars with a high degree of character and investment value are our specialty. We work with musicians, collectors and dealers around the globe, and offer quick delivery worldwide.

Have a look at the website often, as our inventory changes regularly. Chances are, you’ll find what you need. If you don’t, contact us and using our guitar-finding service we will track down your heart’s desire.


What next...

If you are happy to buy over the internet, I will send you as much information about the bass guitar you're interested in as I can, and if you require more high resolution photos dont hesitate to ask.

You can always make an appointment with me and come and try some of the Bass guitars out first. I will consider part exchange, if it makes your desired bass a little easier to afford.

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  • Payment by instalments

Installments / Layaway policy / Deposits 

Payments are to be made on the dates agreed. If the customer fails to do so or pulls out of an agreed deal after 1 month has elapsed from the date of the first payment, 10% of the agreed sale price is non refundable. A further 10% will be added each consecutive month thereafter. Within the first month a 5% fee is applied. Andy Baxter Bass has the right to withdraw from any agreement and re list the item if payments are not made on the agreed dates.  A 10% non refundable deposit will hold any guitar for 30 days. With installment / layaway / deposit agreements all sales are final, no returns, no refunds and no exceptions. 

VAT/Duty/Customs Charges

Payable by consignee upon receipt of goods. We are not responsible for VAT, duty or customs charges.


Shipping costs are in addition to the cost of your guitars or merchandise. ( unless otherwise stated) If you prefer, you can arrange shipping via your own preferred carrier. Shipping charges paid by Andy Baxter Bass & Guitars Ltd are non-refundable.


Merchandise is sold as is. Please ask all questions, view all pictures etc, before purchasing. We do not negotiate price after the sale. No exceptions. Just the same, if you find out that the guitar or gear doesn’t work for you, you can return it within 48 hours. Please call or email for return authorization before shipping any merchandise back. Returned merchandise must be shipped fully insured at the customer’s cost and in it’s original condition. Upon receipt of the merchandise, a refund (less shipping and any other applicable fees) will be issued within 48 hours, subject to a 5% restocking fee.  The restocking fees will be waived if the instrument is damaged. ALL dealers will be charged restocking fee on returns for any reason due the the common practice of reselling. Special orders are not returnable. Amplification sent overseas is not returnable under any circumstaces unless damaged upon arrival.

International Returns 

Email or call for return authorization and instructions on where and how to ship the merchandise. 


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