F-15 F-25 F-35 F-45 F-55-12 F-65 F-75 F-80-12 F-85 F-95 F-115
F85 - 1973

The Dreadnought size guitar with three piece back and sides of natural finish Rosewood. Selected Spruce top with ten piece white binding. Ebony pin type bridge with removable saddle. Additional saddle provided for altering string height. Neck of satin finish Mahogany with Ebony fingerboard and adjustable neck. Deluxe enclosed machine heads. 20 frets; 25½ inch scale. Size: 40 5/8 inches long, 15 5/8 inches wide, 4¾ inches deep.

F-85 1975

The Dreadnought size guitar with three piece back and sides of natural finish Rosewood. Selected Spruce top with ten piece binding. Ebony pin type bridge with removable saddle. Additional saddle provided for altering string height. Neck of satin finish Mahogany with Ebony fingerboard and adjustable neck. Deluxe enclosed machine heads. 20 frets; 25½ inch scale. Size: 40 5/8 inches long, 15 5/8 inches wide, 4¾ inches deep.

F85 1976

The Dreadnought size guitar with three piece back and sides of natural finish Rosewood. Selected Spruce top with ten piece binding. Ebony pin type bridge with removable saddle. Additional saddle provided for altering string height. Neck of satin finish Mahogany with Ebony fingerboard and adjustable neck. Deluxe enclosed machine heads. 20 frets; 25½ inch scale. Size: 40 5/8 inches long, 15 5/8 inches wide, 4¾ inches deep.

F-85 1979

This fine Dreadnought size guitar features a top of aged solid Sitka Spruce edged with wood herringbone binding. The back and sides are natural finished Makassar. Snowflake position markers in an Ebony fingerboard grace the bound satin finish Mahogany neck. Scale length 25½ inch. Size: 40 5/8 inches long, 15 5/8 inches wide, 4¾ inches depth.

F-85 Specification change

The back and sides change to natural finished Makassar in 1979 with Herringbone binding. Fret markers changed from Dot to Snowflake

Ebony Makassar: Makassar ebony is a moderately heavy wood from SE Asia that is coloured black with brown stripes.

The suggested retail price of a Fender F-85 in the September 2nd 1978 price list was $385.00. A Fender Mustang guitar with Rosewood neck was $375.00

Year of manufacture
Recommended retail price US $
1970
 
1971
 
1972
 
1973
299.95 Rosewood back & sides
1974
310.00          “                   “
1975
310.00          “                   “
1976
310.00          “                   “
1977
330.00          “                   “
1978
385.00          “                   “ 
1979
415.00 Makassar back & sides. S/Flake        
1980
430.00           “                  “
The F-Series - F-85