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    Default 1978 Jazzmaster value

    Hi,

    a guy is selling his 1978 Jazzmaster, sunburst, good condition. How much should I value this guitar in the case that all parts are original?

    thnx for any info.

    eltho

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    Well, I swapped it with a 90s Gretsch SilverJet en am feeling totally happy about it!

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    All right, good deal.

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    You got a good deal, like the guitar you traded, I would doubt that it has any value other than how good it is to you as a playable guitar.
    So it all comes down to how much you like it really.

    mho
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    no offense intended, but I would not consider it "collectable"
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    I'd love to see the jet, and maybe you can get your model number from the charts and pics at www.gretsch.com

    There sure are alot of nice looking ones there, and many, many model #'s.

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    to make sure there is no misunderstanding: I traded my 90s Gretsch SilverJet and got the 1978 Jazzmaster for it. [img] http://community.webshots.com/myphot...ecurity=LiZSpG [/img]
    Plays like a dream, sounds fat!
    Last weekend I noticed some movement of the neck, but a friend told me that it is a common problem and that the neck probably shrunk a bit over time. The body stays the same shape due to the finish. Remedy would be some extra balsam (?) wood at the joint with the body...

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    To set my mind straight (good luck), you are now in posession of the Jazzmaster, and are not selling it. Right?

    As far as neck movement goes, you need to truly diagnose the cause before you apply any remedies. Take it to an experienced tech, and he/she should be able to take care of that problem rather quickly. It'll cost you some strings, some labor (you might as well have it totally set up at that point), and you lose some playing time. Pay attention to what they do, so you can do it yourself the next time.

    By the way- IMHO the Jazzmaster is one of the coolest guitars ever produced.
    WHY? 'n' stuff

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    indeed, I'm not selling it
    Well, I do have another one I'm selling though. 1964 body, 1967 neck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eltho
    indeed, I'm not selling it
    Well, I do have another one I'm selling though. 1964 body, 1967 neck.
    How much? You also might want to check the serial number on the so called 1978 Jazzmaster......................Fender didn't make Jazzmasters in 1978.
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    hmmmm, depending on the source the date for the productionstop was (at earliest) 1977, but mostly I find 1980 or even 1982... The serial gives 1977 or 1978. Probably even 1977.

    Anyway, I really like the way it plays and sounds.

 

 

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