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Aug 8, 2022 - 12:50:14 PM
349 posts since 12/6/2021

Does anyone know or have an idea of how many Fender Artist 5-strings from California (60's-70's) were made? It seems like they come up for sale here on the BHO and other on line selling sites fairly often. It doesn't seem like they are all that rare. I have one and I love it. If something ever happens to it I would like to find another one.

Aug 8, 2022 - 2:16:29 PM
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1200 posts since 4/19/2003

I have a Artist Banjo also,very nice well made banjo great tone,very nice walnut banjo.I have had my Artist since 1973.

Aug 8, 2022 - 8:04:12 PM
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1061 posts since 3/22/2017

I love mine also tho I don't love hauling it around and the arm cramps i get... There may be info in the old serial number threads about total production, or how many rims/necks etc Fender bought from Salstrom, which should be the same.

one old thread:

Edited by - gtani7 on 08/08/2022 20:06:34

Aug 9, 2022 - 3:08:57 PM
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14910 posts since 10/30/2008

They were more numerous than Gibson RB 250s perhaps, back in the 1970s. The Odes were also popular and numerous then.

I've never read anything here on BHO on total numbers of either. I do remember many a statement that the serial #s on Fenders were random.

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