Not all ES-330s were created equal and, during its lengthy first run in Gibson’s catalogue, there were some notable changes – the most significant coming in 1968 when the neck join was shifted from the 16th to the 19th fret.
Much is made of the desirability of pre-CBS Fenders, but how does a 1952 Telecaster from the golden era stand up to a model from 1968? Time to find out if the answer is as cut and dried as you might think.
This ash-bodied 1959 Jazzmaster sports a gold anodised pickguard and a blonde finish, making it one of the rarest and most collectible offsets in the Fender canon. Although its price tag that places it firmly in the wheelhouse of collectors and rockstars only, we wonder about the impact that ash has on vintage Jazzmaster tone.
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