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1965 Fender Concert

Discussion in 'Acoustic Heaven' started by Bluetelecaster, Oct 19, 2020.

Would you trade a Martin D15 for this Fender?

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  2. No

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  1. Bluetelecaster

    Bluetelecaster Tele-Holic

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    Got a chance to pick one of these up. Anybody had any experience with these? Screenshot_20201019-180251.png
     
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    Have you played it? What are YOUR thoughts?
     
  3. Bluetelecaster

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    Hadn't got to play it yet
     
  4. Freeman Keller

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    My personal opinion, and you know what they say about opinions, is that I have never played a Fender acoustic that I would want to own. I have also repaired far more of them that their percentage in the world - mostly bridge issues.

    However its a funky guitar and if you can get it cheap enough, assuming it meets all the usual tests (neck angle, frets, bridge, structural issue), the setup is reasonable and you are at least OK with the sound.
     
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    My brother had a Palomino (with the pipe down the inside of the body) and we both thought it played and sounded great.
     
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    schmee Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Fender acoustics can be great, or can be junk. It seems they farmed out their acoustic build to a different company about every few years! Kinda like the Sears Roebuck approach! :lol:

    I have a 77 (?) Dreadnaught F-65 that is superb. Beautiful multi layer binding and inlays, normal 3 + 3 headstock (not a Fender style headstock) .
    The entire body is solid (no laminate) Rosewood. The top is Spruce. It's the best sounding acoustic I've owned really.
    My guess, based on the headstock is it was made by Yamaha.
     
  8. Bluetelecaster

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    Really on the fence with this one. I really like it, the vintage cool factor is off the charts. Just not sure I wanna let the little Martin go.
     
  9. 985plowboy

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    I would not.
    Get the fender if you can play it and consequently fall in love, but Don’t get rid of a known good guitar on the odd chance that this one may not be garbage.
     
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    Bear this in mind, Vintage crap is still just crap that has been sitting around for a while.
     
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    Probably not. Now, if it was the amp (410), I'd trade that.
     
  12. Bluetelecaster

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    After much thought, I decided to hang on to the D15 for now. Thanks for the input!
     
  13. Charlie Bernstein

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    When I buy a second instrument, like, say, a second flattop, sometimes I keep them both for a little while to see which one I like better. Then I sell one or the other.

    I've done it with flattops (sold the Martin, kept the Guild), electrics (sold the 335, kept the Strat), and amps (sold the Pro Junior, kept the Quilter), and I'm doing it now with mandolins (selling the Red Line, keeping the Gibson).
     
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