(SOLD) Fender Japan Catalina YC-38H Parlour Acoustic 1987
Fender Japan Catalina parlour acoustic, trans gloss red, made in Japan 1986-7. If you've been following the store for more than five minutes, you'll know we move a lot of Fender Japan guitars... possibly over a thousand in the last few years. In all that time, I've never once come across an acoustic made by Fender in Japan like this one before. I'm not sure how many of these were made, but it can't be very many. It's. acute little parlour size body, similar to a Martin 0 or 00 in dimensions, paired with a neck that's akin to a '57 style Strat in shape and feel. It's got a Strat-style headstock too, which is a cool little visual touch. Now, to be honest, most Fender acoustics are pretty bad. But, this one feels and sounds good. It's got a certain punchy midrange, as is the goal with a parlour style, so it's perfect for snappy bluesy or surf stuff. This is a cool and curious little piece, it's sure to make someone feel good.
Model: Fender Japan Catalina YC-38H
Made: Japan 1986-7 (serial F033022)
Finish: red, trans gloss
Body: laminate spruce top, laminate mahogany back/sides, 00 folk shape
Neck: mahogany, 24.8" scale, 43mm nut width, D-shape profile
Case: non-original deluxe gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has some marks on the end, bottom edge and top corner near the low E peg. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back only. The back has widespread light scuffs and surface scratches, no major marks. The sides have no major marks, just general rub wear and light scuffs. The front has a decent dent on the back edge in the middle, as well as widespread light scuffs around the body and some play wear on the shoulders and around the bridge. Overall: very good condition (8/10)
Playing condition notes: action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good. Frets are in good shape, 8/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 12/54 Moonshiners strings.