Fender California Series Sonoran SCE acoustic-electric guitar

Big dreadnought sound, electric feel

Fender California Series Sonoran SCE acoustic electric guitar

When we think of California, we think of hangin' ten on the waves, then strummin' some boss tunes with Frankie and Annette at a clambake beach party. Well, not really. But the new Fender California Series Sonoran SCE could get us there.

Here's an acoustic-electric guitar with a soft C-shaped maple neck and Strat headstock - very cool, indeed. Features include vintage-style machine heads, exclusive vintage inspired pickguards, and a dreadnought design that screams Fender.

A solid spruce top offers a warm, punchy tone, and the Fender-designed cutaway dreadnought body has a tighter upper bout - this makes for a very comfortable fit. If you're a dedicated electric player who never took to the feel of an acoustic, this Fender could be worth investigating.

Here's the full spec rundown:

Finish: gloss
Top: solid spruce
Back and sides: laminated mahogany
Neck: maple
Fingerboard: rosewood
Frets: 20
Bridge: rosewood
Electronics: Fender FTE-3
Controls: volume, bass, mid, treble
Machine heads: vintage Fender style w/ plastic buttons
Scale length: 643 mm/25-1/4"
Body Depth: 3-3/4" at neck, 4-3/4" at bottom
Width at nut: 1-5/8"
Width at heel: 2-1/8"
Strings: Phosphor Bronze .012 - .052

The Sonoran SCE is available in some sweet SoCal colors, and it has a pretty sweet price as well: $429.00US list. That leaves enough clams left over to buy some, er, clams. For more information, visit the official Fender website.