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Nov 9, 2023 - 4:39:14 AM
4 posts since 2/27/2014

Hi all
There's lots of info online about Fender electric violins. Does anyone know if Fender made any acoustic violins?

Any info gratefully received.

Cheers

Nov 9, 2023 - 6:38:35 AM
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1350 posts since 3/1/2020

I haven’t come across any acoustic violins. Fender has been in the electric violin business since the 1950s, and I think that has always been their focus.

It’s a lot harder to make an acoustic violin that sounds and looks decent, and the labor needed for production is specialized, so unless you’re outsourcing to a factory in Asia, the costs to make acoustics are just too prohibitive and the profit margin is too small.

Nov 9, 2023 - 6:55:09 AM
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4 posts since 2/27/2014

Thanks for reply.
I've seen an ad for an acoustic fiddle saying it is a Fender. The seller says she aquired it while working for Fender.
It got me curious as to what it might be like but couldn't find any reference to Fender acoustics online.

Nov 9, 2023 - 8:41 AM

Erockin

USA

840 posts since 9/3/2022

I owned an acoustic Fender Mandolin that STUNK! I gave it away. It did have electronics built in that also STUNK!

I'd save your money. Fender is in it for the "electric" side of instruments.

Nov 9, 2023 - 9:13:20 AM

4 posts since 2/27/2014

Sounds like good advice.
Will avoid.

Many thanks

Nov 9, 2023 - 10:40:24 AM

DougD

USA

11717 posts since 12/2/2007

I agree that Fender acoustic instruments are not usually very satisfactory, but in this case I'd like to know more, just out of curiosity.

Nov 9, 2023 - 11:01:08 AM

4 posts since 2/27/2014

Hi #DougD
I must admit to being curious about it too. When I saw the ad I was surprised to see it was a Fender and did some research which came up with nothing.
The fact the seller says she worked for Fender makes me wonder if it is a prototype or special edition.
I know I shouldnt but I am tempted to buy it out of curiosity.
If so I'll let you know.

Nov 9, 2023 - 11:20:31 AM

DougD

USA

11717 posts since 12/2/2007

Exactly. I don't know about buying it, but I'd like to see it and hear the story, if there is one. We have a black Fender acoustic guitar that's just some kind of decent Asian made instrument, but this one is autographed in bold silver magic marker by the members of the band Styx, which makes it a bit of a conversation piece!

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