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Post subject: Model Fender acoustic guitar?
Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:23 pm
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I recently came across this image of a Fender acoustic guitar and I've been trying to pinpoint the model ever since! It'a a little unusual as it doesn't seem to have any fret inlays except for Fender's "F" logo on the 12th fret.

Is this a dreadnought? Concert? Maybe a smaller-sized version? Or maybe an older version of the C60?

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Post subject: Re: Model Fender acoustic guitar?
Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:26 pm
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To me it is not a Fender Guitar.

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Post subject: Re: Model Fender acoustic guitar?
Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:26 am
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Considering how long and in how many places Fender acoustics have been made, I won't doom the the guitar a fake based on one (blurry) pic only. Especially with that 12th fret logo - if it's a real inlay (not a sticker), I'd think a fakemaker would choose simpler procedures for faking.

But on that one pic only, I won't call it legit either.
The body shape seems almost Gibsonisque, although there is some resemblance to the Hellcat & old F-series. I'd estimate it to be about concert size - especially since the size class borders stretch a lot.
If legit, it could be (something like) an F-series, lower price class guitar - and a special/limited/promotional run is quite possible.

But: there seems to be a paper sticker in the soundhole. Serial number and model are usually on it. And there probably is the manufacturing country somewhere on the guitar.
Those and more+better pics would help diagnosing the guitar... :wink:


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Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:06 am
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Did I see a sticker by the sound hole inside the body ?

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Post subject: Re: Model Fender acoustic guitar?
Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:17 pm
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So I got a reply from the seller. It's a GDO-200, an orchestra style acoustic with a quilted ash top.

Not sure how much those are/were worth, but I'm not sure that size will be appropriate for the music I play (alt rock) and/or strumming. What do you guys think?


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Post subject: Re: Model Fender acoustic guitar?
Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:48 pm
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R3-AUA wrote:
So I got a reply from the seller. It's a GDO-200,



+1
Peg head look not very nice;
I see one at $250 US here

;https://www.guitar-list.com/fender/acoustic-guitars/fender-gdo-200-no-095-8905

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;https://www.easyzic.com/avis-comparatifs/fender-gdo-200,m19359.html

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Post subject: Re: Model Fender acoustic guitar?
Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:59 pm
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R3-AUA wrote:
So I got a reply from the seller. It's a GDO-200, an orchestra style acoustic with a quilted ash top.

OK, so it's two sizes bigger and more than a decade younger than what I thought. I blame the pic... 8)

On the compatibility to alt rock/strumming, Fender acoustics are mostly very general purpose tools. Sort of like a pencil; you can write any language with those little wonders - provided you have the abilities yourself.

The original price was in the low section of Fender acoustics, so the price level now follows the original. To me, the 250$ st52 mentions seems a bit high. On the other hand, those are not very common, which may heave the prices upwards.

On the specs st52 linked, I find this amusing:
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urea nut and saddle


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Post subject: Re: Model Fender acoustic guitar?
Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:06 am
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jmattis wrote:


On the specs st52 linked, I find this amusing:
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urea nut and saddle


Urea is use on some acoustic guitar ; Google

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Post subject: Re: Model Fender acoustic guitar?
Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:05 pm
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Yep, but I was referring to the double meaning of the word.
It may, of course, be language-related, and doesn't sound funny in all parts of the world...
My babelfish missed that. Or I have the sense of humor of a six year old. Anyway, mea culpa. I'll get me coat... :wink:


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Post subject: Re: Model Fender acoustic guitar?
Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:09 pm
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jmattis wrote:
Yep, but I was referring to the double meaning of the word.
It may, of course, be language-related, and doesn't sound funny in all parts of the world...
My babelfish missed that. Or I have the sense of humor of a six year old. Anyway, mea culpa. I'll get me coat... :wink:



Now I understand with Google translate :lol:

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