Fender unveils a trio of acoustics

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Fender has unveiled three new acoustic guitars, with two limited edition acoustics sporting eye-catching exotic tonewoods and an entry-level model ideally priced for beginners.

Of the limited edition models, the FA-235E Concert features a striped ebony top with laminated mahogany back and sides. It has a mahogany neck, a 25.3-inch scale, with an Indian laurel Fender Viking style bridge, a GraphTech TUSQ nut and Fishman electronics.

The aged white binding and open-geared tuners complete the look on what is a very smart acoustic.

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The FA-235E Concert retails for £249/$329 (€238 street).

The FA-345CE Auditorium, meanwhile, has a striking spalted maple top with laminated lacewood back and sides and tortoiseshell binding. The body has a soft cutaway and the spalted maple is reprised on the headstock. 

Elsewhere, it is a very similar setup to the FA-235E Concert in terms of electronics and hardware. 

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This limited edition FA-345CE Auditorium will set you back £319/$449.99 (€298 street) but there are some very good deals to be had online. 

And, finally, the CD-60 Dread V3 presents a very attractive option for those looking to get their first guitar. It has a comfortable dreadnought body shape with a laminated spruce top and laminated mahogany back and sides with scalloped "X" bracing. 

It has a 25.3-inch scale and a comfortable C-profile neck that shouldn't be too intimidating to inexperienced hands. 

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The CD-60 Dread V3 has a walnut bridge and a variety of three finishes to choose from including natural (pictured above), Black and Sunburst.

It is priced £119/$199 (€125 street), and if you shop around online you can might even find this discounted. The higher US RRP might reflect the fact it comes with a case.

See Fender for more details.

Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars and guitar culture since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitar World. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.

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