1965 Fender Jazzmaster

Doesn’t get much better than a vintage Fender Jazzmaster in Leo Fender’s favorite custom finish: candy apple red.

The lacquer is vibrant and iridescent, caused by the silver coat that’s applied underneath the read. Seen in the right light, the finish appears wonderfully cracked. This guitar epitomizes the concept of wabi sabi — beauty in imperfection. The neck is unusually thin for a Fender and worn smooth from more than half a century of playing. The pickups offer the hi-def clarity that these guitars are famous for, but can also rock with the best of them when given a chance.

Specs: 1965 Fender Jazzmaster in Candy Apple Red. All original except a new pickguard and a ’66 volume pot. Set up with a .011 gauge string set and a Mastery bridge.