Fender California Series Sonoran SCE acoustic-electric guitar

Big dreadnought sound, electric feel

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.




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