1999-2002 Fender JM66-80
Fender Jazzmaster Crafted in Japan
Showcasing here is a Candy Apple Red Jazzmaster JM66-80 from Fender Japan, during the era of Crafted In Japan, specifically from 1999 to 2002 based on the 1st letter of serial number P044991. Impressive shiny red body resonates in mellow and jazzy tone, I should say a beautiful match of color and sound. Speaking of Jazzmaster models, she was introduced in the late 1950, designed to oust Stratocaster out of Fender's flagship product by her new shape and features which offer better balance and comfort. Thus Jazzmaster was born with excellent build and superior sound, playing mellower than the Stratocaster/Telecaster, or another way to put, sounding more like a hollow body guitar. In detail, the single coils of Jazzmaster are wider and flatter than the Stratocaster, resulting in picking up the wider area of string vibration and sounding less pointy.
In terms of guitar condition, no major crack, dent, ding, oxidation and etc is found but lacquer is worn off, roughly with the size of pinky nail. Also note, tremolo bar is missing but a brand new one can be bought at less than 2 dollars. To the next owner of this sleek and sexy gear, I ship along the original gig bag. Lastly, check out blow the sample tune recorded with this guitar. Solo starts around 1:50.