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  • Fender SJ-65 S acoustic guitar


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1999 to 2002

This information comes from A.Myers an owner of a 1999 Fender SJ-65S. He was curious to find out more about the history of these Fender SJ models so he emailed Fender, and they replied with the following information:

Model Name: SJ65S
Model Number: 095-6500-(Color#)
Series: SJ Series
Source: Korea
Body Style: Super Jumbo Body
Body Depth: 3.94" (100mm) to 4.92" (125mm)
Top: Solid Spruce
Back and Sides: Flame Maple
Neck: Maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale Length: 25.6" (650mm)
No. Of Frets: 20
Width at Nut: 1.69" (43mm)
Width at Heel: 2.24" (57mm)
Machine Heads: Gold (Diecast)
Bridge: Rosewood
Electronics: None
Finish: Gloss
Colors: (006) Black, (021) Natural
Strings: Fender 60L Phosphor Bronze, p/n 0730060003,
Gauges .012 to .052
 Unique Features: Black Pickguard,
Pearloid Block Position Inlays,
Maple Headcap Overlay,
Fender Headstock Inlay,
Compensated Urea Saddle
U.S. MSRP: $719.99
Introduced: 1/1999
Discontinued: 1/2002

Specifications (19)


Finish colorsblack finish, natural finish
Finish effectsgloss finish
Made inKorea
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length25.6 inches scale length


Body back materialflamed maple body back
Body depth4.875 inches body depth
Body sides materialflamed maple body sides
Body stylesuper jumbo body style
Body top materialSolid spruce
Pickguard materialblack pickguard


Fingerboard inlay materialpearloid fingerboard inlays
Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersblock fingerboard position markers


Hardware colorgold hardware


Neck materialmaple neck
Neck width1.69 inches wide at nut
Number of frets20 fret
Peghead (headstock)veneer headstock

Prices (12)

2002$719.99newguitar-listFender's U.S. suggested retail price for a new SJ-65..
1999$325newMikkiThe only reason I got it at this price was because guitar center was having a huge blowout sale or something with alot of discounts. When the discounts totaled up it came to about half off! I love my Fender SJ-65! It has great sound.
2002$325goodNice. It's made of real wood--not plywood or Nato or whatever the marketers call that trash lumber they get off the bottom of the trucks where the bark falls off the logs. Not high-end, but a real nice couch strummer.
2014$250goodOne tiny ding in the finish and the action was high but both can be fixed
1999$700newGlenIncluded in total price was hardshell case and shop (Lidgett Music, Council Bluffs, IA) installed Martin bridge pickup.

Reviews (3)

FENDER SJ-65 S reviewed by Rodney Steinhofel

Average: 5 (1 vote)
I purchased my guitar serial no 99090981 probably in 2000 after playing it in the music store over a period of 6 to 9 months every time I went to have a look around. I just love its sound, full well rounded and my go to guitar when playing some Neil Young. Overall the guitar now 20 years old still looks mint the finish is still perfect and all the hardware perfect. The only thing that I have personalized is the nut and the bridge. I made replacements out of cow bone and I am very happy with the results. For me this is a keeper! A very happy owner.

FENDER SJ-65 S reviewed by Glen Douglas Sherman

Average: 5 (1 vote)
I bought my Fender SJ65S in 1999 at Lidgett Music in Council Bluffs, Iowa. I still own it. It gigged with me for several years in and around the areas of southeast Nebraska. This is a very fine guitar! It is extremely well built and it plays and projects beautifully! South Korea (a.k.a., Korea) is renowned for its beautiful women and its fine craftsmanship in absolutely everything they build. I would hold up my SJ65S against any acoustic guitar (except a Martin dreadnought). IF you have an opportunity to purchase one of these fine instruments, BUY IT! I just played mine a few minutes ago and I could not help but marvel over the fact that the guitar looks absolutely as new as the day I brought it home! I own several guitars, by the way, and I have played the SJ65S more than any other (along with my 1998 Fender Telecaster Plus, made in California). Thanks, Leo! Thanks, Lidgett! Thanks, Korea! (Too bad one can't get a Korean girl rather as easily!) Good luck!

FENDER SJ-65 S reviewed by Tony Bachler

Average: 5 (1 vote)
I have been Playing Music Since 1948; Owned a lot of guitars. Have A Martin; (upper Model) Gibson (J200) . I do a lot Of shows. When I play the acoustic I play the Fender , I have Electronics On board ; It is one of the Better sounding Guitars Made. . The Only problem I see is Fender is An established Telecaster/Stratocaster sound, And the Not Knowing sound Musicians Look down there Nose When they see you playing a Acoustic Fender.

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