Used by Lee:
2009 -- CGDCGD (What We Know)
2010 -- solo shows
This is the first prototype for Lee's custom signature Jazzmaster -- the only difference I see is that this one has a regular headstock where-as the finished model has a black headstock. Lee has used the prototype live, though possibly only for solo gigs -- but he did use it for 'What We Know' on the Pitchfork A>D>D session (he used the 'finished' model for the remainder of the songs).
As of September 2010, Lee is still using this for his solo gigs (typically hung from the ceiling pendulum-style).
Sapphire Blue Transparent body
Black anodized aluminum pickguard
2 "newly voiced and improved Fender wide range Humbucker reissue pickups voiced to Lee's specs" This one had standard Tele Deluxe humbuckers, which were replaced for the 2nd prototype + production run
Streamlined eletronics - no rhythm circuit, just one volume knob
Fender Mustang bridge
Vintage frets and 7.25" fretboard radius
Vintage style nickel hardware
Pickup selector switch 'side to side' instead of up/down
"Ultra Eczema" sticker
Spiral sticker on reverse
Pavement 09/21/10 NYC guest pass on the back
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