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FENDER ELECTRIC INSTRUMENT COMPANY, FULLERTON, 1959
FENDER ELECTRIC INSTRUMENT COMPANY, FULLERTON, 1959
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FENDER ELECTRIC INSTRUMENT COMPANY, FULLERTON, 1959

A SOLID-BODY ELECTRIC GUITAR, JAZZMASTER

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FENDER ELECTRIC INSTRUMENT COMPANY, FULLERTON, 1959
A SOLID-BODY ELECTRIC GUITAR, JAZZMASTER
With decal logo Fender JAZZMASTER / WITH SYNCHRONIZED FLOATING TREMOLO / OFFSET / Contour / Body / PAT. PENDING to the headstock, the neckplate stamped 35799, blonde finish, with original hardshell case bearing a label inscribed FENDER JAZZMASTER BLONDE/ANODISED #35799 and SERIAL NO. DG1018
Length of back 17 ½ in. (44.5 cm.)
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Lot Essay

In his pursuit to acquire the four key models in the development of the Fender electric guitar for his collection, David Gilmour purchased this Fender Jazzmaster in 1978 from Guitar Trader in Red Bank, New Jersey and kept it for home and studio use.

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