FENDER JAZZMASTER (GOLD)
   
Used by Thurston: 2000-2009

  • 2002 -- CGDGBB (Sympathy for the Strawberry)
  • 2003 -- CGDGBB (Sympathy for the Strawberry)
  • 2004 -- EG#EG#EG# (Paper Cup Exit, PCH, Expressway)
  • 2005 -- EG#EG#EG# (Paper Cup Exit, PCH, Expressway)
  • 2006 -- EG#EG#EG# (PCH, Expressway) & GABDEG (Boston 2006 - Teenage Riot)
  • 2007 -- EG#EG#EG# (Expressway) & D#D#AAEE (Rain King)
  • 2008 -- D#D#AAEE (Rain King)
  • 2009 -- EG#EG#EG# (Expressway, PCH)

    NOTES:

  • Thought this was new when I saw it at ATP, but it turns out he's been using this gold Jazzmaster since at least October 2000 (during a week of SY-curated performances in Ystad, Sweden). Used for "Strawberry" in the Murray Street era, then "Paper Cup" ax during Nurse days, not to mention "Expressway". Switched to "Rain King" tuning for Daydream Nation shows in 2007.
  • Given to Thurston by Patti Smith.
  • Gold body
  • Gold anodized pickguard
  • 2 soapbars
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Gold pickguard
  • 1 toggle switch
  • Trem bar
  • Gauges for EG#EG#EG# = .048 .038 .024 .020 .022 .020
  • Gauges for D#D#AAEE = .052 .052 .038 .036 .022 .020
  • Listed as 'gold jazz' on 2002 set lists.

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