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1966 Fender Wildwood 1 Acoustic Guitar REDUCED - $1,800 (Seaside)

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1966 Fender Wildwood 1 Acoustic Guitar / sn 19690

RARE VINTAGE . Just like Elvis used to play.

For Sale Only $1800 REDUCED

This guitar is complete and plays well.
No repairs done or needed.
Green Wildwood 1 body.
Dreadnaught body.
Original itonatable bridge completely intact and works.
Block inlays.
Front and back bindings

It's a Wildwood I body. As yo can see in the pics the clear coat finish is peeling off in several places. Doesn't affect playing and makes this guitar quite a unique piece. The finish cracks are very common in these guitars. More about Fender acoustics below.

New strings. Tuned up and ready to write some songs.
Comes with hardshell case.

In Seaside on Fremont near Hilby.

831-8901-9261

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Fender Musical Instruments began making their first acoustic guitars in 1963. Designed by Roger Rossmeisl, the head of R&D at Fender starting in 1962, they incorporated some of the features established years earlier with electric guitars like a bolt on maple neck with a Stratocaster® style headstock and a bolted (and glued) bridge with six adjustable steel saddles for proper intonation. Their top of the line model at the time, the King, had a 25.5" scale length, featured a maple neck with rosewood fretboard, mahogany back and sides with a solid spruce top. It was renamed the Fender Kingman in 1965/66.

Also in 1966, Fender began producing a line of guitars using dyed beechwood. Some accounts say the dye was actually injected into growing trees to produce the exotic colored grain. Named "Wildwood," it was used as a veneer on some of the semi-hollow body Fender Coronado line (denoted with the suffix 'II') and on Fender Kingmans. Though some "Kingmans" were produced with an all maple headstock, wildwood bodies and had "Kingman" decals, the Wildwood acoustic line for 1967 had a wildwood veneer on the face of the headstock that matched the body and they had bound rosewood fretboards with block inlays. They were named and decaled as Fender Wildwood I-VI's.

The Roman Numeral suffix on each for the 1967 Model year corresponded to one of the six colors produced (likely 'I' - Green, 'II' - Gold and Brown, 'III' - Gold and Purple, 'IV' - Dark Blue, 'V' - Purple Blue and 'VI' - Blue Green).

By 1968, Fender's literature only listed three colors produced for the wildwoods with re-sequenced numerals. Fender's initial venture into the acoustic market was not met with great success and the lines were discontinued in 1971.

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The Wildwood series was a successor to the Kingman line. Using the Fender bolt-together concept and dyed beechwood, these guitars were produced in various colours from 1967 to 1971. Solid and dependable, these were sometimes seen on stages in big Country music TV shows.

Fender's Wildwood acoustics, along with the Wildwood Coronado were first produced in time for the 1966 Fender catalogue. The Wildwood acoustics were rather similar to the Kingman acoustic, but with a stained Beech back and sides, and unstained Spruce top. Colours initially available were: Wildwood Green, Wildwood Gold and Brown, Wildwood Gold and Purple, Wildwood Dark Blue, Wildwood Purple Blue and Wildwood Blue Green.

The Wildwood acoustic remained in Fender price lists for just three years, 1966-69. In July 1966, the list price for the Wildwood acoustic was $385.

The Wildwood was a variation on the Fender King guitar, featuring a variety of dyed wood colors. The unique color patterns were achieved by injecting living beech trees with dye prior to being harvested to make the veneer for the back, sides, top and headstock. "Wildwood" guitars were available in gold, brown, purple, dark blue, purple-blue, green or blue-green. Fender offered other acoustic and electric models with the same veneer option, adding "Wildwood" to the model name (often noted on the pick guard) as with the "Wildwood" Fender Coronado.

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