Fender Custom Shop 1966 Jazzmaster "Chicago Special" Journeyman Relic Aged Lake Placid Blue w/Painted Headcap (Serial #R106989)

CME Exclusive 6-String Solid Body Electric Guitar in Lake Placid Blue with Rosewood Fingerboard, Includes Hardshell Case. Made in the USA.

Fender Custom Shop 1966 Jazzmaster "Chicago Special" Journeyman Relic Aged Lake Placid Blue w/Painted Headcap (Serial #R106989)

Brand New
  • $4,560.00

Description & Specs

Our goal with our Custom Shop Jazzmasters was to make the absolute best sounding and playing JMs out there. Seems pretty simple right? Combining a mix of vintage specs, and modern mods we think you’ll agree that we hit the mark. From 1959 to 1966, our “Chicago Special” Jazzmasters have a 7.25” radius, a slab rosewood fretboard, and a rift sawn maple neck. The magic really happens under the guard with the combination of a 250k volume pot and our Chicago Specials. Based on a set of 1961 Jazzmaster pickups, George Bland helped us craft our set to have higher output in the neck position than the bridge. The bridge pickup is slightly overwound giving it a smooth and round presence, while the neck pickup is moderately overwound giving it a huge bottom end with with round highs. Both Alnico 5 pickups are potted in shellac to give them a wide and open dynamic range, and wound with 42 gauge enamel wire. When you put everything together, you get the most balanced Jazzmaster on the market!

"Chicago Special" Jazzmaster pickups
  • Custom set modeled after CME's favorite 1961 Jazzmater AlNiCo 5 magnets
  • 42 gauge enamel wire for round highs
  • Potted in shellac for open wide range frequency response
  • BRIDGE: Slightly overwound for high end punch but still still smooth and round
  • NECK: Moderately overwound for huge bottom end but with clear, round highs

Part Number: 9231010776
Serial Number: R106989
Finish Package: Journeyman
Case: Fender Custom Shop Brown
Weight: 8lbs 0.8oz

Body Wood: Alder 2-Piece
Body Color: Aged Lake Placid Blue
Sort for Light Weight: Yes
Body Finish: Nitro Lacquer

Hardware Plating: Chrome/Nickel
Bridge Assembly: Adjustable Jazzmaster Relic
Neck Plate: R Serial Vintage Relic
Tuner Keys: Vintage with Fender Logo
String Gauge: .010 - .046

Neck Assembly: 62 Jazzmaster
Neck Finish: Medium Tint Nitro Lacquer w/Painted Head Cap
Neck Blank: Maple Rift Sawn
Round/Flat Lam: Round Lam
Fingerboard: Rosewood AAA 9mm
Sort for Dark Rosewood: Yes
Truss Rod: 17.563 x .875
Head Style: Large
Neck Head Thickness: 0.590"
Neck Scoop: 60
Fingerboard Inlay: Mother of Pearl Blocks
Side Dot: Micarta White 3/32"
Inlays: Mother of Pearl Blocks
Fret Wire: Jescar FW50085
Number of Frets: 21
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25"
Fingerboard Binding: White Vinyl .060 X .28
Neck Back Shape: 60 Style Oval "C"
Neck Nut Width: 1.650"
Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: .790"
Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: .930"
Neck Butt Width: 2.200"
Nut Material: Bone
Number of Bolts: 4 Bolt
Head Cap Decal: 62 Jazzmaster
Neck Notes: Matching Painted Head Cap

Pickguard: Jazzmaster 3-Ply Parchment Nitro
Pickup Neck: "Chicago Special" Jazzmaster Neck
Pickup Bridge: "Chicago Special" Jazzmaster Bridge
Pickup Covers: Vintage Ivory
Knobs: Witch Hat
Volume Pot: 250k
Tone Pot: 1meg