FENDER ROBBEN FORD

  • Fender Robben Ford Esprit Ultra electric guitar

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1987 to 1993

FENDER produced the ROBBEN FORD between 1987 and 1993. The model was based on the Fender Esprit Ultra and Robben Ford is shown holding one on the cover of the Talk to Your Daughter album. These guitars were produced in Japan from around 1989 to 1994 most had chambered alder bodies, spruce tops and ebony fingerboards. Robben Ford's signature is on the truss rod cover. They had Nashville style bridges with Schaller fine tuning tail-pieces. These were made in Japan from 1987 until 1993 when the model was replaced by the Roben Ford Ultra SP and production was moved to the US Fender Custom Shop.

Source: Masterseriesguitars.com

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Controls

Tone controls1 tone control
Volume controls2 volume controls
Pickup selector controls3-way selector switch

Electronics

Pickups configuration2 humbucker pickups

General

Finish colorsblack finish, gold finish
Made inJapan
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length24.75 inches scale-length

Body

Body materialalder body
Body shape featuresarchtop, double cutaway
Body stylearchtop
Body top materialspruce body top
Hollow bodysemi-hollow body

Hardware

Bridgetune-o-matic bridge
Hardware colorgold hardware
Tailpiecestop tailpiece

Fretboard

Fingerboard materialebony fingerboard
Fingerboard position markerssplit block fingerboard position markers

Neck

Peghead (headstock)bound headstock
Tuner layoutthree-each-side

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