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Love Jazzmasters, but want something a little bit more unique? We got you covered!
Here's a custom offset in Mystic Purple metallic finish, that was given a proper heavy relic treatment and paired with a gorgeous chunky D-shape maple neck from a 2014 Fender American Vintage Reissue 54 Stratocaster. Full nitro finish on both body and neck makes this feel like a properly old guitar and the finish will continue to age gracefully, developing even more intricate patina.
Custom-made alder body is very resonant and fairly lightweight (total weight of the guitar only clocks in 3.4 kg). Vintage-correct contours hug you when you play and the internal cavities are shielded with conductive paint and grounded to minimize any interference. Gold anodized pickguard and black pickup covers provide stark contrast, Fender used exactly this kind of combination on their very first Jazzmasters all the way back in 1958. Black toggle switch tip, slider switch and knobs from a Fender Supersonic amplifier complete the unique look.
The maple neck has a chunky D-shape and is very comfortable thanks to the rolled-in fretboard edges and gloss nitro lacquer. Original vintage frets have no wear, bone nut is nicely cut, the headstock has that cool vintage-correct "spaghetti" logo applied over the lacquer and the original Kluson "single line" slotted tuners work smoothly.
Electrical-voice is provided by a set of Fender USA Pure Vintage 65 Reissue single-coils with their iconic punchy tone. Wide coils allow for detailed sonic palette and the use of highest grade A500K pots instead of the brighter A1Meg ones helps achieve a mellower response across all switch positions.
Original Jazzmaster wiring was developed by Leo to enchant the jazz players (who ignored the guitar altogether), but the whole rhythm/lead circuit design is a bit of a hit-and-miss. So instead, this guitar has roller pots removed and much more versatile series-parallel wiring installed. Besides those classic Jazzmaster positions (neck, neck+bridge in parallel, bridge) you also get a humbucker-esque 4th sound!
Slider on the upper horn engages both pickups in-series, where both coils essentially act as a spaced humbucker, doubling the output and overdriving any tube amp into sweet heaven. This sound is incredibly balanced thanks to all the twang from the bridge pickup, warmth of the neck and lack of mid scoop, that you usually get in a more traditional "middle" position, where pickups are engaged in parallel. With the slider down and using the 3-way toggle switch you will still get those 3 traditional tones.
If your 3-way toggle is in the neck position and you move the slider switch up - you will get silence. Which means in this configuration your slider switch turns into a killswitch for all those brilliant percussive Tom Morello/Jonny Greenwood style stutter tricks.
For the most usable treble roll off, this time we've used highest quality Orange Drop high-voltage capacitor for that thick and gritty tone when you turn the pot down. Speaking of pots - those solid brass shaft Mojotone A500K pots quickly became our favourites for these kind of custom-builds thanks to their very small tolerances and ultra-even volume and tone roll-off and, of course, the indestructible design that should last for decades.
We started using Hosco Japan vibratos instead of Fender ones only recently, but the quality of the components and the tuning stability of these units is very impressive and consistent. Vibrato works very smoothly and the spring used is very responsive, yet stable, always returning to pitch. Vibrato has a lock function, that helps stay in tune in case of a string break. The original long arm stays in nicely and doesn't flop around.
Traditional Jazzmaster bridges can rattle when those many adjustment screws start getting loose, so we decided to use a classic Mustang bridge instead. Solid barrel saddles provide great stability and proper sustain. No more string slipping across the saddle!
This instrument received a full professional setup with deep body cleaning, body polish, neck deep clean, full electronics check, truss-rod and action and intonation adjustment. Restringed with D'addario 10-46 Nickel-plated steel strings.
This guitar will be shipped around UK and EU with Parcelforce or UPS courier, safely packed into a sturdy guitar cardboard box. 24h courier service provided to UK customers. Worldwide shipping available as well!
Fender American Vintage Reissue 54 neck on a Custom Mystic Purple Relic body
MODEL: Offset Custom
COLOUR: Mystic Purple metallic gloss nitrocellulose relic finish
PICKGUARD: 1-ply anodized gold
NECK: 2014 Fender USA American Vintage Reissue 54 Stratocaster D-shape maple neck, worn nitro gloss finish, rolled fretboard edges, neck heel date March 2014, vintage-correct over-the-lacquer decal, original 54 Reissue round string tree
FRETBOARD: maple, 7.25-inch radius
NECK THICKNESS: 1st fret - 22.6mm; 12th fret - 25.9mm
NUT WIDTH: 42mm
FRETS: 21 vintage frets with no wear
TUNERS: Kluson vintage-accurate "single-line" slotted tuners, worn nickel finish
BODY: custom-made alder body, traditional contours and SS body routing, full cavity shielding and grounding
TOTAL WEIGHT: 3.4 kg
KNOBS: Fender USA Supersonic amp knobs
BRIDGE: Fender Japan Mustang bridge with solid barrel saddles
TREMOLO: Hosco Japan Jazzmaster tremolo with pop-in tremolo arm with black tip
WEAR: all wear intentional and purely cosmetic
PICKUPS: Fender American Vintage Reissue 65 Jazzmaster single-coil pickup set, 6.6-6.8K output, vintage-accurate design with grey fibre bobbins, enamel wire, cloth-covered output wires and alnico V magnets
WIRING: USA-spec wiring with Switchcraft 3-way toggle switch, Mojotone CTS A500K volume and tone pots with solid brass shafts, Switchcraft slider switch for series/parallel connection (humbucker tone) and kill-switch, Orange Drop high voltage ceramic tone capacitor, Switchcraft output jack, full vintage-style cloth-covered wiring
Please note that although we put our heart and soul and also all our knowledge into every single guitar we sell, a setup is a personal preference. However, we try to get the best playability out of every guitar and set them up so you can play both rhythm and lead. We also pull them all apart to clean and check every single component and replace all unreliable parts with new ones, from dodgy pots to the whole wiring, tuners, string trees, nuts and etc. All the work done is described in detail in the listing.
We make sure that every guitar we sell is problem free and take full responsibility for the accuracy of our listing descriptions. All photographs are done by a professional photographer and processed on a calibrated monitor. Some colours might look slightly different on your monitor, but we will always put the official Fender colour name in the listing description, so please study pictures of other guitars with the same colour if you are unsure. We focus on finding great quality guitars and making them reliable and inspiring to play.