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Lefty Jazzmaster

Postby SolitaryBlossom » Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:01 pm

Anybody got any information on how to get a lefty Jazzy?

I had a quick glance at the Fender custom shop list. My "ideal" specs work out at about £5000 :shock: :shock: :shock:

Through Warmoth it's closer to £700...
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Re: Lefty Jazzmaster

Postby Neal » Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:16 pm

As far as I can see Southpaw Guitars have 2 http://www.southpawguitars.com/fender.html

Or Maybe just one. Their layout is pretty confusing... http://www.left-handedguitar.com/index. ... &Itemid=61

There's a couple of Japanese ones on eBay as well. $$$

But yeah, Warmoth would be a cool option, could get whatever you wanted pretty much. In the UK I hear Marty Siggery's prices are very reasonable if you wanted to go the custom route.
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Re: Lefty Jazzmaster

Postby SolitaryBlossom » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:05 pm

Ha, thanks for that, Marty Siggery looks cool, and has done work for Ed O'Brien :ugeek:

I suppose when it comes round to it I'll probably go with Warmoth. I have a very specific idea of what I'd be looking for, wouldn't want to get an inevitably vintage Jazzy only to modify it beyond recognition... :twisted:
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Re: Lefty Jazzmaster

Postby SolitaryBlossom » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:09 pm

Of course, if Squier were to produce one that would solve lots of problems.
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Re: Lefty Jazzmaster

Postby Memory Lane Jr » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:46 pm

Heres a brand new Fender Japan '66 reissue Jazzmaster one of seven available in Japan $1523.00 US.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Fender-Japan ... 3cc495cb4a
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Re: Lefty Jazzmaster

Postby SolitaryBlossom » Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:27 am

Damn, that White Jazzy is sweet!

Here is what I had in mind...
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Body and hardware works out at $776
Neck with (matching) gold coloured fret wire is $342
Total $1118, or £705 for us Brits.
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Re: Lefty Jazzmaster

Postby Neal » Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:23 pm

I saw this and started wondering if I'd prefer a maple or rosewood board. As usual I got carried away in Photoshop. There's something about the maple and gold that I like :) Probably just because I like brighter guitars.

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Re: Lefty Jazzmaster

Postby SolitaryBlossom » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:11 pm

They both look beautiful to me. The maple would definitely break up the colours a bit, would be really nice with an aged finish :D

Only realised today that Squier already produce these for an entirely reasonable £250.
Shame they have neglected the lefties with that one as all I'd need to do is get replacement gold hardware and fit a TOM/SB... I could even live with that random looking Strat socket :lol:

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Re: Lefty Jazzmaster

Postby mcarp555 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:22 pm

All these guitars look odd to me; are the reissues that far away from the originals?

Jazzmasters have three slide switches up where that toggle is, and Jaguars have three more on the other cutaway (and chrome/nickel plating around all the switches & knobs). Plus they both had those funky tremelo tailpieces like Mustangs and Jag-Stangs do.
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Re: Lefty Jazzmaster

Postby SolitaryBlossom » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:46 pm

You're quite right, alas, I've got a Jag with all the switches and nickel plating and the vintage tremolo.
I'm not really a tremolo user and I really like the way stop-bars look, especially on an offset. I suppose I'm basically looking for a Gibson guitar inside a Fender body :D

They produce quite a range of classic or modified offsets, if you are a righty...

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