Young Chang was founded in 1956 as a distributor of Yamaha pianos for Korea and other parts of Asia. The first Young Chang factory was built in Seoul in 1964.
During the late 1980s and early 1990s, Young Chang manufactured Squier electric guitars and basses for Fender, and also made acoustic, acoustic/electric, electric guitars and basses under their own "Fenix" brand.
The company became well regarded for the quality of their materials and workmanship. Their versions of Fender and Gibson classics became renowned for adherence to design and the use of the very same hardware including tuners, knobs, bridges, frets, etc as their big brand counterparts.
These guitars echoed the quality of their pianos, both in terms of the materials used, and also the level of craftsmanship.
This Fenix D-90C is very similar in shape to the excellent Sigma branded dreadnoughts made by Martin, with its lovely Florentine cutaway. It features a solid spruce top and rosewood back and sides. The fingerboard is rosewood and features beautifully cut snowflake style inlays.
It is in excellent condition with virtually no player wear evident apart from light swirling on the pickguard. It appears to have had no repairs or modifications, and is structurally sound. Original frets are 99%, neck is straight, truss rod works fine and the unbranded Gotoh style tuners are solid.
It plays well in all areas of the neck, with a medium low action and plenty of saddle left if a new owner wished to reduce string height.
The sound is rich and full, with a meaty lower mid output not dissimilar to a Martin D series guitar.
This is a well built instrument and represents outstanding value for someone looking or a big brand guitar without paying the usually associated higher price.
Comes in a quality Hiscox hard shell case in good condition.
Video demo of exact same model - https://youtu.be/mtaQZo4024E