New CF, CN and T-Bucket series Acoustic Guitars from Fender
Fender is not content at being a major player in the electric guitar market, it aims to capture the attention of acoustic guitar players via their new affordable acoustic guitars.
The new acoustic guitars from Fender will cover a lot of ground, from folk styled acoustics via the CF series to classical/spanish style nylon acoustics via the CN series. They also added a new acoustic guitar and acoustic bass to the Hot Rod design series (T-Bucket).
First up is the CN-140S, it is a classical nylon stringed guitar. It features a solid cedar top with traditional fan bracing, the back and sides are made of rosewood. Other distinctive features include a 20-fret mahogany neck in gloss-finish, open-gear tuners with pearl acrylic buttons, rosewood bridge, traditional rosette design and mother-of-pearl acrylic headstock logo.
Next up is the new CN-240SCE Thinline is based on the older CN-240SCE, but it sports a thinner body which has a 2.5”-deep upper bout and a 2.75”-deep lower bout. It was designed to be a transitional instrument for electric players and beginners that want to try out the world of nylon strings and classical guitars. The guitar features a body with a solid cedar top built via fan bracing, with back and sides made from rosewood.
It has a soft cutaway design, a thinner gloss-finish 18-fret mahogany neck neck and dual truss rods for neck stability. Other aesthetics and hardware include gold hardware, gold tuners with white pearl buttons, body and neck binding, wood mosaic rosette and gold Fender headstock logo. It is equipped with a rosewood bridge using compensated saddle. The pickup is a Fishman Isys III with onboard preamp and tuner.
The new addition to Fender's Folk style acoustic guitars is the CF-140S. It sports a smaller folk cutaway body shape. This guitar is designed for flat pickers and beginners. The body has a Solid Spruce Top with a scalloped quartersawn x bracing while the back and sides are both mahogany. Neck is mahogany with satin finish, with the inside containing a dual action truss rod. Aesthetics include mother-of-pearl rosette and headstock logo inlay, rosewood headstock, rosewood bridge with compensated saddle and aged pins. It also features smaller fretboard inlays at around 3mm.
Optionally you can opt to have an acoustic guitar with pickup, this is where the CF-140SCE comes in. It is equipped with the same features as the CF-140S and boasts of a Fishman Presys pickup system which includes preamp and tuner.
Finally Fender also introduced new members of the T-Bucket / Hot Rod Design acoustic guitars. They unveiled the T-Bucket 200CE and the T-Bucket Bass. They are a smaller folk style guitar designed for fingerpickers and smaller hands. The T-Bucket 200CE's body has a flame maple top covered with a transparent black finish built with the same x bracing, while the back and sides are mahogany.
The neck has a gloss finish, with a dual action truss rod built into the mahogany neck wood. Aesthetics include ivory body and neck binding, rosette and headstock pinstriping inlay, 12th fret “F” inlay and pinstriping by hot rod artist Vince Ray, rosewood bridge with compensated saddle, forward strap button and Fishman Isys III Pickups. The T-Bucket Bass shares almost the same material and features as the 200CE, but was designed for acoustic bass with 32" medium scale length.
CN-140S - $329.99
CN-240SCE Thinline - $429.99
CF-140SCE - $429.99
T-Bucket 200CE - $449.99
T-Bucket Bass - $549.99
For more information head over to Fender.com
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