Re: Fender Balboa

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Posted by Mike on Fri, 04/13/07 - 08:55:33.

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.

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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

Re: Fender Balboa

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

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