FENDER JAZZMASTER (BLACK)
   
Used by Thurston: 1999-2011

  • 1999 -- CGDGBB (Free City Rhymes, Renegade Princess)
  • 2000 -- CGDGBB (Free City Rhymes, Renegade Princess, Sunday, Hoarfrost, Ineffable Me)
  • 2001 -- CGDGBB (Free City Rhymes, Hoarfrost) + CGDGCD (Sympathy for the Strawberry, The Empty Page, Disconnection Notice, Karen Revisited, Rain on Tin)
  • 2002 -- CGDGCD (The Empty Page, Disconnection Notice, Karen Revisited, Rain on Tin, Plastic Sun, Radical Adults Lick Godhead Style)
  • 2003 -- CGDGCD (The Empty Page, Disconnection Notice, Karen Revisited, Rain on Tin, Plastic Sun, Radical Adults Lick Godhead Style, Mariah Carey..., Peace Attack)
  • 2004 -- CGDGCD (The Empty Page, Disconnection Notice, Karen Revisited, Rain on Tin, Mariah Carey..., Unmade Bed, Dripping Dream, Stones, New Hampshire, Peace Attack)
  • 2005 -- CGDGCD (The Empty Page, Disconnection Notice, Karen Revisited, Rain on Tin, Mariah Carey..., Unmade Bed, Dripping Dream, Stones, New Hampshire, Peace Attack) & also DD#A#D#GG for new early 'Ripped' sets
  • 2006 -- CGDGCD (Reena, What a Waste, Turquoise Boy, Lights Out, The Neutral, Stones, Sunday)
  • 2007 -- CGDGCD (Reena, What a Waste, Turquoise Boy, Lights Out, The Neutral, Stones, The Empty Page)
  • 2008 -- CGDGCD (Reena)
  • 2009 -- CGDGCD (What We Know, Malibu Gas Station, Thunderclap)
  • 2010 -- CGDGCD (What We Know)
  • 2011 -- CGDGCD (What We Know)

    NOTES:

  • Circa '66 Jazzmaster used as a replacement after the gear theft in July 1999. It became his primary "C" tuning guitar for the remainder of Sonic Youth as well as Chelsea Light Moving. It was stolen in December 2012 while Thurston was on tour with his post-SY band Chelsea Light Moving.
  • Announcement: “Hi—Thurston Moore had his 1966 (circa) Fender Jazzmaster stolen from the Best Western in Philadelphia (501 N 22nd St) last night 12-12-12 around 12 midnight. It’s Thurston’s iconic Sonic Youth black Jazzmaster with all the stickers on its body. A police report has been filed. Please email us if anyone tries to sell this relic to your store, it would be appreciated. Please forward to other guitar stores you may know in the area. Thanks, Thurston”
  • Black body
  • 2 soapbars
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Tortoise shell pickguard
  • 1 toggle switch
  • 1 knob (tone removed)
  • Switches removed
  • Trem bar
  • Listed as "BLACK" or "BL.JZ" on 2000 set lists.
  • Listed as "black jazz" on 2002 set lists.
  • Absolutely covered in stickers
  • Gauges for CGDGCD: .052 .042 .026 .017 .014 .014
  • Serial number: 41927

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