SOLD - Danocaster "Freakin" Era Jazzmaster 2008 Ocean Turquoise

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Call 530-570-1525 or email to sell your vintage guitar, bass, amplifier, etc - one piece or a collection!  We are always ready to buy instruments, amps and effects from Fender, Gibson, Martin, Epiphone, Rickenbacker, Gretsch, Marshall, Vox and just about anything else related to musical instruments.   You can also click here for more info on selling us vintage instruments, amps, parts, etc.  

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Its been a while since I had a Danocaster around.  Well, that's not actually true...  They just come and go so quickly that they often don't even hit the site.

This is an early one, from the "Freakin" era of Danocaster guitars, from the first year Dan turned his guitar hobby into a business.

"I have always loved older things. I still listen to mostly vinyl, I love vintage hi-fi, etc. and I’ve always been fascinated by vintage guitars. I was in a band traveling and was worried about taking my old guitars on the road – not fear of wear and tear as much as losing them altogether.  It morphed into a business in about 2008.

So I started messing around and assembling some guitars from parts. They were good – but it was clear that to really do this well, I would really need to go much deeper. I really started examining my vintage guitars and seeking out parts and pieces that were much closer to my own originals. Some I was able to find – and some I had to have manufactured for me. I was/am a tweaker and it just got refined over and over. And they continue to get better every year as we find little tweaks that are worth pursuing.

Honestly, the LOOK of the “aged” guitars wasn’t what I was after so much at first. I was chasing the feel, resonance, and liveliness of my favorite vintage guitars. Eventually, I wanted the older look, too – but that was never the genesis."

Dan's guitars are always inspiring as a result of his approach.  The word has definitely spread amongst collectors, players and professionals.  

This particular guitar, being an early one, has the Fender logo and headstock shape.  Subsequent guitars have "Freakin" logos that resembled Fender's.  This ended when Fender got hip and sent a cease and desist letter, making early iterations pretty rare.

The guitar is all original with the exception of the Mastery bridge and a replacement trem arm.  It is a great playing piece and the Lollars really shine.  It is incredibly light for a Jazzmaster.  The frets show light wear. Included is a recent Gator gig bag.

Its a freakin killer guitar.

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Three day UPS air shipments will be automatic for buyers including these states and those to the east of them: Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas.  Shipments will require signature on delivery, no exceptions.  If there is damage, the buyer must retain all packing materials intact and picture them immediately and send them to  Less than 1% of our shipments are damaged in transit, and we are committed to making sure your item arrives safely, but we are taking these additional measures to make sure you are happy with your purchase.   

  • Color: Ocean Turquoise Sparkle
  • Weight: 7lbs 2.1ozs
  • Body: Alder
  • Body Date/Code: 10-08
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Inlays: White dots
  • Frets: Original
  • Fret count: 21
  • Nut material: Bone
  • Nut width: 1 5/8"
  • Scale: 25.5"
  • Radius: 7.25"
  • Neck thickness at 1st fret: 0.9"
  • Neck thickness at 12th fret: 1.0"
  • Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 1.25mm
  • Action 6th String at 12th Fret: 1.75mm
  • Total length: 40 3/4"
  • Lower bout: 13 1/2"
  • Waist: 9 1/2"
  • Upper bout: 11"
  • Body depth/thickness: 1 5/8"
  • String gauge: .010-.046"
  • Hardware Color: Nickel and Chrome
  • Bridge Pickup Brand: Lollar 
  • Bridge Pickup Reading: 8.68k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Neck Pickup Brand: Lollar
  • Neck Pickup Reading: 8.19k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Pickguard: Original
  • Bridge: Mastery
  • Tuners: Original
  • Switch: Original
  • Pots/Codes: Original
  • Case: Gigbag
  • Notes: 

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