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Walk Don't Run Jazzmaster
« on: January 25, 2012, 10:00:24 pm »
Here is a Fender Customshop Jazzmaster that I ordered in 2010 and received last year from Frank Glionna of Music Gallery in Highland Park.  It is supposed to be as close as possible to the first Jazzmaster that Bob Bogle used, but with a flamed neck and better finish and workmanship.  After some discussion with Frank and the Customshop, it was decided that Dennis Galuzska would be the best master builder for the guitar.   

According to Frank and Fender, this has the same neck as the early 1960 Jazzmaster that was used with the Ventures Jazzmaster.  The neck for these did change in 1963. Fender uses the 1962 year as a reference and sometimes calls this a “1962 neck.”  Frank said “In 1963 the rosewood fingerboard became much thinner.  Prior to this Fender used a big slab of rosewood for the fingerboard.   It is referred to as a slab board.  The Ventures Jazzmaster had this slab board.”

It took seceral months for Dennis to make this "Walk don't Run" Jazzmaster.  This is the what Dennis & Frank named the guitar.  Its really cool.  There is some beautiful flame maple on the neck.  Frank said “This should sound more like the 1960 Ventures than they do now.”  Well, the guitar probably would anyway.
     


I had posted this in the Shadows forums before, but thought it would be good to post the picture here for posterity.

ANdy
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Re: Walk Don't Run Jazzmaster
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2012, 10:04:22 pm »
Thanks, Andy.  Wow, I didn't think Fender was around in 1910.  Leo must've bin older than I thought! ;D

How much this set you back and how long to make it?
You have any recordings of you playin it?
Inquiring minds wanna no.

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Re: Walk Don't Run Jazzmaster
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2012, 10:22:49 pm »
Thanks, Walt.  I corrected "1910" (now "2010")in my post, in case people wonder.  I have difficulty moving from the last millenium.

Fender has I think a standard charge for "masterbuilt" (and also"team-built") guitars.  This guitar is what they call "new old stock,", which means it looks brand new.  One has to be pay extra to get it scratched up, faded, chipped, and rusty (a "relic")! Another masterbuilder, John Cruz I think, is an expert at relics, and one would use him if a relic were desired.  I wanted a guitar that looked like what I couldn't afford in 1960.  Also, the format of the shows we like to do - a back-to-the-past show - calls for brand-new looking guitars.

It took over six months from the order to delivery.  We worked out the specs of the guitar beforehand, but it was relatively easy in this case as we wanted a Jazzmaster as Bob Bogle might have used.  The difference will be the flamed neck.   

Here is a close-up of the head.  It is a very pretty guitar and plays wonderfully.



I haven't used the guitar on stage yet and have no clips on it being played.  It sounds much better than I do! 

Best,

Andy

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Re: Walk Don't Run Jazzmaster
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2012, 10:36:46 pm »
Headstock is gorgeous...is that gold tuners I see?
A friend of mine had a fiesta red strat (hank marvin) masterbuilt....was approx 5k.
Todd Cruz built it.

Looking forward to hearing you play it.
Do you have any recent You Tube clips of you playing that you could post for us in the Sound/Video files section?

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Re: Walk Don't Run Jazzmaster
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2012, 01:03:02 am »
The hardware isn’t gold-plated, Walt, as it is basically 1960-spec Jazzmaster as one might have bought then.


 
The neck is gorgeous, though, and probably would not have been available where Bob Bogle first bought his.
 


The Stratocaster seems to have had a gold-hardware model on their catalog in 1959, so Hank Marvin’s Strat has those on his first Fiesta-red guitar.

No videos since the last Madeleine Cookie Company show, I am afraid.  We'll try to do another show.

While the Shadows’ gear is documented in detail, down to the strings and pick Hank Marvin used, there is very little available on the Ventures’ guitars and amps, particularly in the early pre-Mossrite years.  This forum I hope will rectify this, as there must be so much first-hand knowledge out there among Ventures fans.

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Andy

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Re: Walk Don't Run Jazzmaster
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2012, 08:11:36 am »
So far, you've provided A LOT more info than we've ever had.

Do you have a copy of Del's book...Walk Don't Run...the story of the Ventures.

It's the standard desktop reference for all things Ventures.

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Re: Walk Don't Run Jazzmaster
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2012, 09:08:59 am »
These posts but ESPECIALLY the color photos blew me away. 
Keep up the GREAT WORK Andy!

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Re: Walk Don't Run Jazzmaster
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2012, 10:04:47 am »
Beautiful Guitar, Andy!  Not only is the flamed neck a beauty, but I'm bedazzled by that vintage period Fender decal on the headstock.

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Re: Walk Don't Run Jazzmaster
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2012, 04:39:40 pm »
Times like this I wished we all lived closer to each other to share this kinda stuff.  Thankfully we're at least able to share via internet. ;)

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Re: Walk Don't Run Jazzmaster
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2012, 07:29:21 am »
Wonderful guitar. Congratulations. Did anyone ever mention if it was similar to the Jazzmaster that Don Wilson used for so long, or maybe how it was different?

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Re: Walk Don't Run Jazzmaster
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2012, 03:17:20 pm »
The Colorful Ventures from 1961, featuring the original guitar. Many thanks to Jonpaul Balak on SG101 for the album cover.


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Re: Walk Don't Run Jazzmaster
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2012, 04:06:02 pm »
Those were VERY kewl sherts....they remind me of the shirts that Hank Marvin wares when he plays w/the Shads.
Wonder where to buy them or similar?

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Re: Walk Don't Run Jazzmaster
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2013, 05:43:23 am »
Thanks, all.  I'm glad you like the guitar.  It was my dream of almost 50 years.  It's a pleasure to use.

Andy

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Re: Walk Don't Run Jazzmaster
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2013, 03:35:57 pm »
Hey Noel,

andy's new Jazzmaster would differ from the Jazzmaster that Don played for so many years in that that one was a '68 and had block inlays. It would be interesting to know what happened to the Jazzmasters The Ventures played in the early '60's. I really like this one that Andy had made.
-Marty

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Re: Walk Don't Run Jazzmaster
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2013, 11:47:12 pm »
Andy, what a beautiful Fender Custom Shop Jazzmaster you have.  Love that gorgeous flamed neck.  Music Gallery in Highland Park surely has the most selection and the best Fender Custom Shop guitars in the Midwest.

I also have a similar CS JM w/ Birdseye neck in black (Team-built, not master-built).  I will show and discuss it in "Desert Surfer's Ventures guitars" posting.  Hope you will chime in.



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