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FDP Forum / Miscellaneous and Non-Fender Topics / info on fender guitar

runt27

usa ohio

Jun 23rd, 2009 09:34 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

have fender redondoII,has the tele headstock with, the feeling is legendry on it. guitar was made in japan, in 1983, from what i have gotten from fender. problem is fender acts like they dont know this guitar exists. was in the time period all fenders were made in japan and mexico. from what i can tell fender, and another person both got the same info, but they are going by a dodno, which is a regular accoustic, with regular headstock so this leaves a lot of holes. would appreciate any info. or someone who might have one these . ty

Wicked GTR
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Hick Town

Joe Slow™
Jun 23rd, 2009 09:38 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

i here their legendry.

Other than that, I'm clueless, sorry.

Greg
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Highland CA

Close to Corona
Jun 23rd, 2009 09:45 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Found a picture of one, scroll down the page a little bit. The site doesn't give any information about it though. I'm pressed for time right now, suggest you Google "Fender Redondo" and see what you can find. I believe there's some reviews on Harmony-Central also.

Good luck!

Fender Redondo II

stratman55
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Delco PA

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Jun 23rd, 2009 10:51 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Wicked, you're a hard man.


(edited to add) ;^)

(This message was last edited by stratman55 at 11:25 AM, Jun 23rd, 2009)

Greg
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Jun 23rd, 2009 11:10 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Indeed, it's hard to tell here if someone is sick, has had a stroke, English is not their first language, is disabled, or just plain can't type, etc.

You get the picture.

My first reaction is to give the benefit of the doubt and to be helpful.

Simple manners.

Wicked GTR
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Hick Town

Joe Slow™
Jun 23rd, 2009 11:35 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I said I'm sorry.

After a quick google search, I found the following info (on harmony central reviews) which may be helpful.

"One of the very attractive looking "California Series" of acoustics made in Japan (until 1985, when production was switched to Korea) with set necks and "Stratocaster" style headstocks.

These guitars were a kind of re-issue of the original US made acoustic guitars from the 60's (which all had bolt-on necks, and a somewhat 'rounded-off' version of the Strat headstock), some with the same name & features (Mailbu, Newporter, Redondo), but later other 'new' models were added (San Luis Rey, San Marino, San Miguel, etc.). All production ceased by 1995.

This guitar has a Spruce top and mahogany back and sides, and was produced as a pure acoustic."

More to read here...

(This message was last edited by Wicked GTR at 11:37 AM, Jun 23rd, 2009)

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Joe Slow™
Jun 23rd, 2009 11:41 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Even more from another site:

"So if i read you right, you've got a "late 70's early 80's" Fender Redondo acoustic guitar. these were made as what they call a california series guitar and had many different names like the Redondo, the Malibu, the Newporter, ect. It was made to attract the beach crowd by the various names and was produced from 1969 until 1971 in Japan and then dicontinued. Fender reintroduced them in 1983 till 1985 and these guitars were also made in Japan. In 1985 until 1990 they switched them to being made in Korea. The california series guitars were made with the stratocaster headstock (same headstock as the electric guitars). Apparently they were trying for a "best of both worlds" kind of thing with an economical slant. Original !969-1971 Redondo's never quite caught on and lagged in sales so were discontinued. In the early 80's Fender searched for an affordable guitar that would appeal to the masses on a budget. Hence the comeback of the california series and the price then was a staggering $160.00 - $220.00 depending on where you found it. As far as your guitar, If it is a japanese version its better quality then the Korean model."

Might find even more too....

Fred132
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Jun 23rd, 2009 01:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Christopher Walken posts here?

runt27

usa ohio

Jun 23rd, 2009 08:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I thank all the replies i have received. answers a lot of questions. im like everyone else, think this one of the finest playing and accoustic guitars ive ever had. have since put in a martin 332 pickup,you cant tell its there, sounds good, but rarely use it. again thanks!!!

Danny Nader

usa

Jun 24th, 2009 12:00 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"guitar was made in japan, in 1983, from what i have gotten from fender. was in the time period all fenders were made in japan and mexico.

All Fenders?

Danny

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Jun 24th, 2009 09:22 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

There was a brief period around the time that CBS sold Fender to FMIC that US production virtually stopped. CBS didn't sell all the machinery to FMIC but did sell them all the necks, bodies, etc that were finished but not assembled into complete guitars.

FMIC screwed those parts together and sold them, but that wasn't anywhere enough to keep them going while they set up new production lines. So FMIC turned to Fender Japan and had them build guitars for FMIC to sell in the US.

No Mexican guitars at that point. CBS had set up Fender Japan in '82 so that production source was available to FMIC. But CBS had nothing to do with Mexico -- years later, FMIC bought land there, built a factory, and hired employees to build guitars.

Note: CBS created a partnership with two Japanese distributors (Yamano Gakki and Kanda Shokai). Neither of those companies build guitars -- Fender licensed the right to have guitars built for them with Fender decals. The actual builders of Fender Japan guitars are Fujigen, Tokai, and Dyna (from time to time other models may be sourced from other builders as well).

Stratcat58
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USA Land of Lincoln

Anyone find the perfect Strat?
Jun 27th, 2009 08:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I saw Johnny Cash playing one of these when I was a kid. I loved the Man in Black and so did my parents. I never knew what it was till now thanks!!!

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