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 Post subject: Fender Newporter Acoustic.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:22 am 
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Hi there,

New to the board, I'm George and I want to find out about my acoustic.

I know its from 1985 and is MIK.

I've seen other newporters and what makes mine different is that the flame on top is ridiculous and the string trees are circle and not square like some I've seen.

Here are some pictures.

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 Post subject: Re: Fender Newporter Acoustic.
PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:17 am 
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MrPolarbear wrote:
Hi there,

New to the board, I'm George and I want to find out about my acoustic.

I know its from 1985 and is MIK.

I've seen other newporters and what makes mine different is that the flame on top is ridiculous and the string trees are circle and not square like some I've seen.


I'm not even a fan of Fender Acoustics... but that's a beautiful guitar... just looking makes me want to pick it up and see what it can do...

You got something special there!

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 Post subject: Re: Fender Newporter Acoustic.
PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:49 am 
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tchall wrote:
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I'm not even a fan of Fender Acoustics... but that's a beautiful guitar... just looking makes me want to pick it up and see what it can do...

You got something special there!


Thanks!

I sure do, I've not seen one quite like it.

Here are some other ones I've seen, and you'll agree.

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 Post subject: Re: Fender Newporter Acoustic.
PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:32 pm 
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Hi George,

I collect the California Series and I really like the Newporter model. Thanks for the pics, yours is beautiful. Also I have a website dedicated to the California Series. Come by and check it out.

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 Post subject: Re: Fender Newporter Acoustic.
PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:47 pm 
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Hi George,

I collect the California Series and I really like the Newporter model. Thanks for the pics, yours is beautiful. Also I have a website dedicated to the California Series. Come by and check it out.

Thanks,

Earl

http://www.fendercaliforniaseries.n.nu/


Hey Earl!

Thanks :) Its a wonderful guitar. Very mysterious. Feel free to use my pics if you need to for your site. I'll keep checking back to it :D

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 Post subject: Re: Fender Newporter Acoustic.
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:42 pm 
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Mr Polar Bear, that is one beatiful guitar. Very cool.

All this talk about Fender acoustics and what's not good about them. I have an old California Series Fender Montara, it was a steal off of Evil-bay for $250 including a hard case. I've had it now for about 6 years and absolutely love it.

Here's some info and a pic of it.

Model Name: Montara (Sunburst)
Model Number: 094-5732-000
Series: CALIFORNIA - SERIES
Source: Japan/Korea
Body Style: Downsized single cutaway with convex back
Top: Spruce
Back and Sides: Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale Length: 25.3" (643mm)
No. Of Frets: 22
Machine Heads: Chrome diecast
Bridge: Rosewood
Electronics: Ceramic pickup with volume control and 3-band EQ, Treble, Mid, Bass
Finish: Gloss
Colors: Sunburst
Unique Features: Strat style headstock
Snowflake position marker inlays
U.S. MSRP: $575 to $695
Introduced: 1990
Discontinued: 1992

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 Post subject: Re: Fender Newporter Acoustic.
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Fender acoustics are amazing. You have one gorgeous guitar there.

Any chance of some sound clips?

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 Post subject: Re: Fender Newporter Acoustic.
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:51 am 
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MrPolarbear wrote:
Fender acoustics are amazing. You have one gorgeous guitar there.

Any chance of some sound clips?


I've often thought of just playing something like a Prine song, like so many people do on Youtube. But have never gotten around to it. Maybe someday.

I'm sure that mine has not much collectible /rare value anymore since I replaced the preamp, I had to because the old one died. The one design flaw with the guitar was the old preamp had the battery accessible only through the soundhole, not good. I also had the nut/bridge saddle upgraded to tusk/bone rather then the original plastic. Helped the acoustic sound so much but mods always drop the value. That's ok with me since I plan on keeping this one til the end. Thanx too, I was never a "burst" fan but the price was right and the color has really grown on me over time.


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WI KISSfan wrote:
MrPolarbear wrote:
Fender acoustics are amazing. You have one gorgeous guitar there.

Any chance of some sound clips?


I've often thought of just playing something like a Prine song, like so many people do on Youtube. But have never gotten around to it. Maybe someday.

I'm sure that mine has not much collectible /rare value anymore since I replaced the preamp, I had to because the old one died. The one design flaw with the guitar was the old preamp had the battery accessible only through the soundhole, not good. I also had the nut/bridge saddle upgraded to tusk/bone rather then the original plastic. Helped the acoustic sound so much but mods always drop the value. That's ok with me since I plan on keeping this one til the end. Thanx too, I was never a "burst" fan but the price was right and the color has really grown on me over time.


Awesome, looking forward to it :)

Through the soundhole? :| thats a bit stupid.

Yeah, mods drop value coz people are so weeny about guitars being 'original'. It annoys me.
The colour is lovely, yeah.


Here's a better pic of mine.

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 Post subject: Re: Fender Newporter Acoustic.
PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:57 am 
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That woodgrain/flamed top on yours is insane! Very defined and classy looking in that dark colored stain.

Yeah, through the soundhole-definitely a poor design, who wants to loosen the strings to get your hand in there? Not something you can do on the fly unless you've got a 7 year old around with small enough hands who can follow directions and pull the right thing out of the guitar!

You've inspired me to take some better photos of my Montara, mine looks like a garage sale reject compared to your photos! :D


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WI KISSfan wrote:
That woodgrain/flamed top on yours is insane! Very defined and classy looking in that dark colored stain.

Yeah, through the soundhole-definitely a poor design, who wants to loosen the strings to get your hand in there? Not something you can do on the fly unless you've got a 7 year old around with small enough hands who can follow directions and pull the right thing out of the guitar!

You've inspired me to take some better photos of my Montara, mine looks like a garage sale reject compared to your photos! :D


Thanks! Told you its special :wink: :lol:

:lol: :lol: Yeah, does sound like a hassle getting in there. The hole doesn't look that large too?

Do it :) Would love to see some glamour shots. Mine only looks the way it is coz I polish the fingerprints off it everyday, change strings everyweek, polish board/frets each string change :P I have MAJOR OCD.

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 Post subject: Re: Fender Newporter Acoustic.
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It sure is a looker MPB. I saw the video link you posted on another thread and I was admiring the looks/sound of your acoustic then. Congrats!


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 Post subject: Re: Fender Newporter Acoustic.
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It sure is a looker MPB. I saw the video link you posted on another thread and I was admiring the looks/sound of your acoustic then. Congrats!


Cheers friend :) I had a dream that I sold it for £135 and I regretted it so much I cried :lol: I woke up and played it all day. I'll never get rid of it. I'll busk with it to live if I have to.

If I had sell all my guitars and keep one, I'd keep the acoustic.

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