Fender Sonoran SCE Wildwood IV

Fender introduces the Sonoran SCE Wildwood IV, featuring exotic woods - Dao and Purpleheart - for the back and sides.

Sonoran SCE Wildwood IV

The guitar's design is inspired by the colorful Fender Wildwood guitars released back in 1966.

The new Sonoran SCE Wildwood IV comes with Fender's familiar pairing of a dreadnought body with a Stratocaster style headstock, which makes it hard to miss when sitting besides traditional acoustics.

Unique to this new guitar is the use of exotic tonewoods for the back and sides. It comes in two models, one with Dao back and sides while the second model features Purpleheart wood. Fender describes the effect of these exotic tonewoods: "Dao wood imparts a gentle tropical look with balanced tone, while purpleheart wood has an elegantly striking look and extended dynamic range."

The use of exotic woods was contrasted by the guitar's conventional design formula. It sports a solid spruce top with a quartersawn scalloped X bracing for stability and improved resonance. This use of traditional design adds a familiar element into the guitar's exotic visual and sonic signature.

The neck is made of maple topped by a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard. It has "C" shape neck with a scale length of 25.3" and a fretboard radius of 11.81". White dot position inlays serve as guide across the fretboard. The Strat style headstock removes any doubt about the guitar's allegiance to the Fender brand.

For plugging in, Fender equipped the Sonoran SCE Wildwood IV with a Fishman Presys pickup system which comes complete with an onboard preamp and tuner. Tone shaping controls include basic EQ with bass, mid and treble, while a Mid-Sweep knob lets you control the "body" of your guitar sound.

Other features include the Bone Nut and Saddle, a three-ply gold pickguard, checkered rosette, factory-mounted forward strap buttons with internal block reinforcement, single wing string tree, multiple Aged White/Black Body Bindings, and a Checkerboard Rosette.

The MSRP for the Sonoran SCE Wildwood IV is $700. You can visit Fender for more information.

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