Monday, 2 February 2015

1960s Fender Jazzmaster Body Guard - The original Anti-Relic

In an age where misguided souls with lofty ambitions and access to power tools are a threat to any unsuspecting guitar ( I'm looking at you, Ted ), it's refreshing to see that the generation before us sometimes went to great lengths to keep their precious axes in pristine shape.

I personally fall somewhere in the middle of these schools of thought. Hard played miles are fine but keep the grinder away from your guitar.

I have a vague memory of a something similar to this Fender Jazzmaster Body Guard being marketed in the 1980s. Only then it was made of spandex.

No joke

R.W. Haller

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  1. Anonymous4:27 am

    You forgot to mention that they didn't quite work the way they were supposed to...

    "The biggest problem was the rubber gasket (usually long gone by now) was made from the same stuff we see Jaguar mutes and the pickups shimmed with. This stuff breaks down to an oily mess that eats paint. Most Jaguars that had these on them have major finish damage to the edges of the guitar from this rubber breaking down. Typically I see mid 60's factory refins with these"

  2. Egads! That's a horror story right there. Thanks for the info! Until I saw this I didn't even know that there was such a product, i guess this explains why it's rare.



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