Here’s a very nice 1960 Fender Jazzmaster that a client brought in for minor adjustments. He also wanted an almost-total disassembly of the guitar to check out its condition “under the hood”, with me keeping an eye out for replaced parts or non-original solder joints.
This is real geek stuff, but you don’t often get to see details like these. I believe the neck shims were put in at the factory, because even back then, they didn’t always get it perfect. And the warping of the pickguard is always a joy to deal with!
In this post, I’m showing mostly exterior details, plus the neck pocket, shims, and neck date. The case is cool, too. We’ll go deeper in part 2!