Posting ID : B1016773247
Date Posted : 2013-08-03
Group : Musical Instruments By Owner
All original, very rare. This Fender Balboa is in excellent condition-body, neck, and fret with very low action and great tone. Easy to play and just feels great. Rosewood neck, back, and sides.
Comfort and playability of a Stratocastre neck on a Venetian cutaway ACOUSTIC body. Original case included, also in excellent condition.
Fender built the Balboa in Japan and was available form 1983-1987 and retailed for $650 (1983 dollars). The Balboa was the top of Fender's California Series Acoustic Guitars.
These guitars are not that collectible yet, but the better ones are harder and harder to find. I would be suprised if there were 3 of these in the state.
The Specs on this guitar say the back and sides are mahogany, but I would bet they are rosewood. I have been playing it through a California Blond Amp and it has a nice sound.
The price is $600. Please contact me by phone at (972) 839-1941. My name is Buddy Houston.
Body: Solid Spruce Top, Mahogany Back and Sides
Number of Frets: 20
Scale Lengths: 25 1/2 inches
Retail Price in 1983: US $650