Fender Jazzmaster - Ventures Model - Ultra Rare, Ultra Cool!
- Gorey, Wexford
- 4 years ago
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Description (last update: 4 years ago)
PRICE DROP!!Ventures tribute model designed by the Ventures and Fender japan for the japanese market. Very rare model as used by yer man from The Raveonettes and yer man from Glasvegas. Differences are the tone circuit is absent (who uses it anyway?!), the neck is a chunky C with block inlays and a satin finish. the tone and volume controls are set back further away from the strings than a normal jazzmaster. the pickups are seymour duncan and the finish is a beautiful ebony transparent burst which allows the grain of the lightweight ash to appear around the scratchplate. the dots on the binding of the neck are larger than normal so i'm assuming the Ventures dude is a little short sighted. the headstock is a 60's shape with matching paint and gold logos. the hardware is gold all over. comes with hardcase and gold tremolo arm.
see it in action here:
here's the official spec from Fender:
The Ventures "Limited Edition" Jazzmaster
Part Number: 025-8200
Body: Light Ash
Neck: Maple (bolt on) w/Gold Foil "The Ventures" logo on headstock
Machine Heads: Vintage
Fretboard: Rosewood w/Pearloid block inlay (7.25" Radius)
Number of Frets: 22
Pickups: 2 Seymour Duncan JM
Controls: Master Volume & Tone
Bridge: Floating Tremolo
Pickup Switching: 3 position toggle
Scale Length: 25.5"
Width @ Nut: 1.65"
Color: X63 (Midnight Black Transparent)
this guitar is in mint condition. one tiny surface scratch i found on the upper horn where the strap meets the guitar. apart from that there isnt even a pick mark on this guitar! i dont want to sell it but recession bites...
here's one for sale on ebay at the moment. i guarantee you it's not in as good as a condition as mine plus he's looking for big money: http://cgi.ebay.com/1996-Fender-Ventures-Made-Japan-Jazzmaster-new-/390285647026?pt=Guitar&hash=item5aded65cb2
not sure whether it will sell here but i'll give it a go before ebay beckons...