Fender Balboa

Posted by Daruish on Thu, 01/10/02 - 09:59:25.

Hi, I'd just like to know what year the Fender Balboa (Electric/Accoustic + made in Japan) was made? and what it is worth?

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Re: Fender Balboa

: Hi, I'd just like to know what year the Fender Balboa (Electric/Accoustic + made in Japan) was made? and what it is worth?

Re: Fender Balboa

If you search out the description of this guitar, it would tell you it has Mahogany sides and back. If yours is Rosewood, then it is probably the first year they made these. Check the serial number on the label, the last 3 digits should be less that 250. Rumour has it the Factory had cut out a number of blanks for this guitar with rosewood then there was a fire the destroyed these blanks so they made the rest out of Mahogany. I don't have any confirmation about this but I have a Balboa made the first year and my last three digits are 050 and mine is rosewood back and sides. btw they are pretty good pickups. Value around $400.00 US or more , depending on condition.

Fender Balboa

Have a friend that peg head got broken in a fan.Is the neck a bolt on?If so how do we otain a new replacement neck.Don't have the serial number at the present.

Thanks,
Terry

Re: Fender Balboa

: If you search out the description of this guitar, it would tell you it has Mahogany sides and back. If yours is Rosewood, then it is probably the first year they made these. Check the serial number on the label, the last 3 digits should be less that 250. Rumour has it the Factory had cut out a number of blanks for this guitar with rosewood then there was a fire the destroyed these blanks so they made the rest out of Mahogany. I don't have any confirmation about this but I have a Balboa made the first year and my last three digits are 050 and mine is rosewood back and sides. btw they are pretty good pickups. Value around $400.00 US or more , depending on condition.

I have a Fender Balboa rosewood back and sides but no electrics.If anyone out their has any info I would like to hear it

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My Balboa serial number ends 275 and it also has a Rosewood back any comments please.

Regards Harry.

Re: Fender Balboa

I have a Balboa and the last 3 digits on mine are 048. It has rosewood sides and back and a mahagony neck. It is a beautiful guitar. What kind of pickup does it actually have? Mine has never worked properly. I think one like this in VGC should be worth much more than $400. Maybe $1000 to a Fender collector? It is a rare piece!
David McGouirk

Re: Fender Balboa

: : Hi, I'd just like to know what year the Fender Balboa (Electric/Accoustic + made in Japan) was made? and what it is worth?

imported from Japan from about 1982 to 1985, then imported from Korea from about 1985 to 1992.

MODEL YEARS MSRP MATERIALS Balboa
1985-1992 $315 to $370 Spruce top, Nato back and sides
1983-1987 $535 to $650 Solid Spruce top, Mahogany back and sides
To check yours try: date your fender acoustic guitar. type this in.

Fender Balboa

original fender balboa acoustic guitar from Japan from about 1982 to 1987 solid solid spruce top and rose wood back and sides. is in good condition, how much would it be worth??

Fender Balboa

original fender balboa acoustic guitar from Japan from about 1982 to 1987 solid solid spruce top and rose wood back and sides.

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