Zachary & Mercer Mastermind Jazzmaster – Aust 2021

by Zachary & Mercer

$3,295.00 21187

This one-off guitar was built in the owner’s Sydney workshop specifically to enter the Global Great Guitar Build Off 2021 competition held earlier this year.

It came second !

Not a bad result for the amateur builder in his first entry we reckon.

It has also been highlighted on a various Youtube channels by some respected builders and luthiers, and even received a thumbs up from one of Fender's master builders - which is a nice compliment.

It goes without saying that no effort or expense was spared in the sourcing of components for this Jazzer, along with meticulous attention to detail.

​All design elements and finishes were done by the builder, apart from outsourcing CNC for the body to be machined and the brass work which was cut on a laser cutter for accuracy.

​​This guitar is a two piece mahogany body based on an original 62 Jazzmaster. The finish is a colour-shift purple-blue pearl with gold pinstripe accents, all topped off with 2K high-gloss polished poly. It features a single piece laser cut brass pick-guard cage, headstock plate and accent fleur-de-lis that have been designed around a royal theme and are secured with slotted pan head brass screws.

All brass has been hand polished and clear coated to protect the finish.

The neck is an JZRO Fender approved maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, and matching painted headstock. The neck has been finished in polished 2 pack poly, and features a stainless steel ZeroGlide zero nut and Hipshot open gear staggered locking tuners.

​Hardware starts with a NOS Cobain USA Tremelo that flows over an American Pro Jazzmaster bridge. Internals include vintage cloth wiring, Switchcraft and CTS components, treble bleed, knurled controls, and switch tips - all sourced from the US.

Pickups are Fender Custom Shop 69's and 1 X Texas Special (4 in total) that have been wired serial as HB's, and can be split via switches to single coils. It also includes a latching kill-all switch.

If you added up the component costs, let alone the hours spent on this guitar, the total would probably be alarming. But all the work’s all been done and the result is a totally unique and very classy Jazzmaster style guitar that plays beautifully, sounds great and will certainly turn some heads.

Comes with a new SKB JM/Jaguar case.

Video of the build and demo of this actual guitar - 


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