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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:11 pm 
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who has a fender montara and how do you like it? i have been playing my dad's flame maple example for years and i love the darn thing! :D


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Just got one of these. LOVE IT!

There are only two drawbacks that I can see.
1-access to the battery only through the soundhole

2-the tobacco sunburst is a color I don't care for, but hey that's minor, when I'm playing it I can't see it anyway :lol: Love that Maple look by the way, that was the color of the first one I'd ever seen.

It's a great guitar, love the strat neck, and can't believe how good it sounds unplugged with such a thin body.

Here's the info I got from Fender on them.
Model Name: Montara (Black)
Model Number: 094-5706-000
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: Black
Unique Features: Strat style headstock
Snowflake position marker inlays
U.S. MSRP: $575 to $695
Introduced: 1990
Discontinued: 1992

Model Name: Montara (Maple)
Model Number: 094-5742-000
Series: CALIFORNIA - SERIES
Source: Japan
Body Style: Downsized single cutaway with convex back
Top: Spruce
Back and Sides: Flame Maple
Neck: Maple
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: Warm Maple
Unique Features: Strat style headstock
Snowflake position marker inlays
U.S. MSRP: $675 to $780
Introduced: 1992
Discontinued: 1995

Model Name: Montara (Natural)
Model Number: 094-5721-000
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: Natural
Unique Features: Strat style headstock
Snowflake position marker inlays
U.S. MSRP: $575 to $695
Introduced: 1990
Discontinued: 1992

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

Comments: Acoustic guitars, imported from Japan from about 1982 to 1985,
then imported from Korea from about 1985 to 1992.


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yeah, i love the one i get to strum with! it has a very slight v shaped neck cross section that makes it very fast as far as acoustic guitars go. i like it a lot and i hope to find another someday.


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It's a great guitar, wish mine was the flamed maple version since the tobacco sunburst is a little dark for my taste, but it still rocks.


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I have a tobacco sunburst one and I love it! Looks,feel,sound and quality are all top notch and it didn't cost a fortune! Why can't life in general be like a Fender guitar?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:09 am 
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Eljay wrote:
I have a tobacco sunburst one and I love it! Looks,feel,sound and quality are all top notch and it didn't cost a fortune! Why can't life in general be like a Fender guitar?



I love the feel and playability of that baby for sure. The electronics are a little on the low output side so looking into how to remedy that. I don't want to screw with the body of the guitar so something external is probably how I'll go about it.

I called Fender on this Montara, and they have NOTHING on record or any info on this model. Seems odd to me, I mean if you made it you should have some info on it. The guy was nice enough but said that since it was such a short production run and disc'd so long ago that they didn't keep info on it.

Life should be like a Fender though, you're right about that.


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