NGD: 1959 Jazzmaster

Discussion in '"Vintage" Instruments' started by Hiwatt Bob, Nov 29, 2017.


  1. Hiwatt Bob

    Hiwatt Bob Member

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    Added another Goldie to the collection. This thing is so clean. Other than a refret, it is 100% orig.

    Plays wonderfully, although to be honest, the frets are a little too new/high compared to my other JM's. A little easier I suppose to do big bends, etc. Toanz are fantastic though. No pencil neck date. Body dates to 5/59 and pots are mid 59. And my homeboy Melly-Mell signed it like a boss. All told, I'm super stoked!! Strung this one up with flat wounds and kept the other '59 with rounds.

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    and--here's an updated pic of the harem:


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  2. AlamoJoe

    AlamoJoe Member

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    Happy NGD and ...Wow...The Harem!
     
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  3. windmill

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    that is cool !

    :)
     
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  4. deytookerjaabs

    deytookerjaabs Supporting Member

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    Tone report: Better or worse than a Buchla?
     
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  5. Kmaz

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    Is it actually a good guitar for Jazz?

    Beautiful guitar, btw.... ;)
     
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  6. Sampler

    Sampler Silver Supporting Member

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    Wow, really nice Jazzmaster! I love the 2 and 1/2 tone bursts of the era. Curious about the signature you mentioned....I have the same one on my '60 Stratocaster. I guess I always thought it was a girl...like Melanie or something. Who was it? Just curious if you know....it's all part of the story!

    I also had a '59 Stratocaster BTW with a October date signed by "Esper".
     
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    gdcx Silver Supporting Member

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    Ok .. I will take it. Send Paypal info please... :D
     
  8. kracdown

    kracdown Custom User Title Gold Supporting Member

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    Amazing. A '59 will be the next JM I buy.
     
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    Beautiful! Congrats!
     
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  10. Drew816

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    It doesn't get much better than that, congrats and your collection is mind boggling!

    No date on the neck of my '59 either, next time I have it cracked I'll check the pots. The neck plate is 386xx, a bit of flame in the neck, etc.
     
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  11. Hiwatt Bob

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    I honestly don't know the story about Mell--it very well could be a woman. I will have to check my other '59, I know i've seen the Esper before.

    Buchla has a little fuller low end.

    Thanks! this one is 41xxx-ish. My other one has no neck date, but a body date of 4/59 and is 37xxx-ish.
     
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  12. Non-Musical Hack

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    That collection is incredible. So many gorgeous guitars.

    Do you want to adopt me?
     
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  13. Hiwatt Bob

    Hiwatt Bob Member

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    My son, that's just one wall.
     
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    I'm assuming that Esper is short for Esperanza.
     
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  15. Non-Musical Hack

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    WooHooo!!!!!!!

    I promise I won't touch a thing.
     
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  16. Bluzeboy

    Bluzeboy Gold Supporting Member

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    Can you post your address and hours you’re not home?

    Seriously, nice score..
     
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  17. Franktone

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    What a beauty Jazzmaster that is in every way.
     
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  18. mattjayworker

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    Hey-Zues-Kritso....that's a whole lotta jazz!!!
     
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    Wow. Amazing.

    Can we see the other wall?
     
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    That’s a decent collection you have there mate.
     

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