'70 Jazzmaster "Chicago Special" Journeyman Relic Aged Black w/3-Ply White Pickguard

SKU: R136027
Sale price$5,999.00 Regular price$6,675.00
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Pickup available at Stevie's Guitars in Edina, MN

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'70 Jazzmaster "Chicago Special" Journeyman Relic Aged Black w/3-Ply White Pickguard

'70 Jazzmaster "Chicago Special" Journeyman Relic Aged Black w/3-Ply White Pickguard

Stevie's Guitars in Edina, MN

Pickup available, usually ready in 24 hours

7601 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis MN 55439
United States

From CME:

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 me hit the mark. Our 1970 “Chicago Special” Jazzmaster has a 7.25” radius, 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 Blanda 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.

"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

Brand Name: Fender
Case Type: Hardshell Case
Made in: Made in the USA
Product Color: Black
Relic or Aging Level: Journeyman Relic
Serial Number: R136027
Series: Fender Custom Shop
Weight: 8lbs 4oz

Body Material: Alder

Fingerboard Inlay: Black Blocks
Fingerboard Material: Rift Sawn Maple
Neck Joint: Bolt-On
Neck Material: Rift Sawn Maple
Number of Frets: 21 Frets
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.65" (42mm)

Bridge Pickup: Hand-Wound "Chicago Special" Jazzmaster
Controls and Switching: Vintage-Style w/250K Pots
Neck Pickup: Hand-Wound "Chicago Special" Jazzmaster
Pickup Configuration: SS

Bridge: Adjustable Jaguar/Jazzmaster
Fret Wire: Medium Vintage / 47095