2015 Fender Mexico Classic '60s Jazzmaster Electric Guitar

It's a beaut, right? This surf green, nitro-finished Jazzmaster is an upgrade part of the Fender Mexico Classic series from 2015 and it features US-made AVRI pickups and '60s-style parts and fittings. This one is stock, too, save for its replacement tortoise (rather than white) pickguard.

It's in good order with minimal wear but the finish has checked/cracked "just so" from a bit of heat/cool shift, I'd imagine. It's not severe so it looks to me more like "normal wear" rather than intensional relic work by a previous owner. It looks like what we all like to see on older Fenders.

During setup I did shim the neck angle back just a little bit so I could get the bridge height a bit taller. When setting-up for standard light strings I like to do that as there's a bit more "tension grab" to the threaded saddle slots on these vintage-style saddles and it helps to keep the strings from "skipping" when played hard.

In the hand, this feels like an old '60s guitar, save that the neck finish is so fresh. The cut to the neck feels correct. Also, while it's not truly lightweight, it's in the ballpark of vintage Jazzmasters I've played. Heck, it's actually exactly the same weight as a '64 Jazzmaster that's currently in the shop at 7 lbs 14 oz.

Repairs included: setup and adjustments.

Body wood: talder

Bridge: vintage threaded saddles

Fretboard: rosewood

Neck wood: maple

Pickups: 2x US-made AVRI single coils

Action height at 12th fret: 1/16” overall (fast, spot-on)
String gauges: 46w-10

Neck shape: slim-medium C

Board radius: 7 1/4"

Truss rod: adjustable

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: medium/narrower

Scale length: 25 1/2"

Nut width: 1 5/8"

Body width: 13 5/8"

Body depth: 1 5/8"

Weight: 7 lbs 14 oz

Condition notes: as noted, it's original except for a replacement pickguard. It has some mild buckle-wear-type scratches on the back (pictured) as well as mild usewear throughout the body via small scratches here and there. The finish has also "checked" (which I've also pictured in glare) which gives it a vintage look that's on the mild side. There's one chip out of the finish (tiny) at the neck pocket's treble side and that can be seen (when blown-up) in a picture of the area.

It comes with: a hard case.


kjm05 said…
Question: what is the pedal you typically use in these demonstrations?