Fender / Jazzmaster / 1963 / Sunburst / Guitar

1963 Fender Jazzmaster with a Sunburst finish in good condition.  It has a beautiful tortoiseshell pickguard and a rosewood fingerboard with clay dots. The Jazzmaster was Launched in mid 1958 as the top of the range Fender guitar, and featured Fender’s first neck with a rosewood fretboard. It's an incredible Rock’n’Roll and Surf guitar and was a firm favourite of 90s bands like Nirvana, Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine. It comes with 3-months warranty and a 7-day returns policy.


This ones been re-fretted with period correct size frets and i believe the fretboard may have been given a light sanding from around the 12th fret to the end of the board as the clay dots in this area are lighter in colour compared to the rest. It's also had a new bone nut fitted, new mute sponge under the pickups and the bridge cover is missing. Otherwise original and complete, including the creme coloured case.


This is a lovely guitar with a new lease of life since the re-fret, it has play-wear throughout the finish as well as small dings, scuffs and scratches. Additionally it has lots of buckle rash on the back. All hardware is original and works perfectly including the truss rod. The frets are in excellent condition and the neck is straight. There's a 2 degree Stew Mac shim in the neck pocket allowing the action to be set just right. The pickguard is fully intact with no cracks but it has warped. There are no breaks or repairs and everything remains structurally sound.


This guitar has been set up in our workshop with a fresh set of D'addario 10 gauge strings and a medium-low action. The neck is stamped July 63 B. The Serial is L05141. Both black bobbin pickups have untouched solder and original windings. The tone pot is dated 20th week of 63, the volume pot 37th week of 62.  Weight 7lbs 12oz. Nut width: 42.1 mm. Depth at 1st fret: 20.2 mm. Width at 12th fret: 51 mm. Depth at 12th fret 24.3 mm. 

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Andy Baxter Bass & Guitars Ltd, UK  

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Andy Baxter
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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.


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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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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. 

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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.

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