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.
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.
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.
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.