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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:59 am    Post subject: Fender Balboa Reply with quote

I was perusing CL and I came across this bizarre Fender acoustic guitar.

Has anyone seen or played these before? What do they typically go for?

Fender Balboa





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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ive never seen one in my entire life. or even heard of the balboa model


i wonder if they made a skywalker, jaws, or conner model too ?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I LOVE THAT FUCKING HEAD STOCK

ITS LIKE A VENUS HEAD STOCK BUT A LITTLE BIT BIGGER
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

aparently there are a shit load of ones i have never heard of

fender del mar
fender santa cruz

http://www.fendercaliforniaseries.com/california-series-models
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

holy shit i just figured out what i want the name of my shortscale build to be.

fender palomar


you got all these fucking so cal towns represented on these acoustics but no palomar mtn.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just read the laguna one as "Fender Lasagna"
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Fender La Brea. There seems to be two versions of the La Brea, one of which is very similar to the Balboa but without the neck binding. My one is the other version which has a more rounded cut away.
I love my La Brea, and I love neck binding so if this guitar was a sensible kind of price you should consider it. I paid 389 (I think) new for the La Brea in 1994-ish. I think the kick around second hand for about the 150 +/- 50-ish. They are also not that common, so it's hard to get a handle on value. My one is made in *Taiwan I think. (Don't have it to hand to check)
Anyway, hopefully that might help....

*update; It's probably more likely Indonesia or Korea
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a first for me too..... interesting.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I keep looking at the picture of the case. Is it bound aluminum?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

robroe wrote:
holy shit i just figured out what i want the name of my shortscale build to be.

fender palomar


you got all these fucking so cal towns represented on these acoustics but no palomar mtn.


I'm 100% behind this.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hate that horn on that guitar... looks hideous and completely out of place with an otherwise plain dreadnought style body shape.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was on the look out for one of the Fender acoustics with that type of headstock years ago and turns out there are quite a few different models. Can't remember which models it was that I fancied? Love the look of the Balboa though.
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