Japanese made Fender instruments have long been the go-to for musicians looking for guitars with vintage Fender tone and style that won't cost as much as their USA made counterparts. Guitars made by Fender Japan in the '80s & '90s have become somewhat collectible in their own right, with an amazing build quality for the price. This 1985 Fender Newporter is a great example of a Japanese made Fender acoustic, evoking the vintage style of the original '60s models.
Constructed from a Mahogany top with Mahogany back and sides, the Newporter is Fender's typical dreadnought body acoustic guitar, with a Stratocaster style headstock as opposed to the hockey stick used on some models. This guitar pushes out plenty of volume, with the Mahogany construction adding a great deal of bass response and warm.
This guitar is in very good condition, with the kind of play wear and patina you would expect from an instrument of its age. The original protective plastic remains on the pickguard, and the guitar appears to be as it left the factory. This guitar has been given a full service by our luthiers at the Vintage Instrument Workshop, and includes a 3 year warranty.