Fender Wayne Kramer Signature Acoustic-Electric
Fender introduces the Wayne Kramer "Royal Tone" Dreadnought CE acoustic-electric guitar, co-designed by the MC5 guitarist himself.
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This affordable instrument has a vintage appeal, featuring a classic vintage sunburst finish, aged white binding and the white pearloid Filgree inlays.
Wayne was going for a classic look when they were designing his signature acoustic, as evidenced by the finish that he went with, vintage sunburst top with dark brown stained back and sides. He also looked at old Fender headstock shapes until he found one that he was happy with. The resulting instrument successfully hides its modern production genesis with its classic appeal.
The body of the guitar features laminated spruce top with laminated mahogany back and sides, combined into a familiar dreadnought with cutaway shape. Aside from the aged white binding, the guitar features specially a designed rosette on the top, and a rope line on the back - both adding to the guitar's visuals.
The neck is made of mahogany and is carved into a soft "V" profile. Kramer specified that the guitar should come with a rosewood fretboard, having a nut width of 1.69", fingerboard radius of 11.81" and scale length of 25.3". Matching the guitar's classic looks are 20 vintage-style frets.
For plugging in, the new Wayne Kramer Dreadnought comes with a Fishman Isys III System with Active Onboard preamp. It features a 3-band EQ that lets you control the bass, mid and treble frequencies, as well as a volume knob. Having an onboard tuner is another practical feature that the Isys III adds to the instrument.
Other features include Graph Tech NuBone nut, rosewood-based vintage-style Fender Viking bridge, Graph Tech Nubone Saddle, Open Gear tuners and a 3-ply black/white/black pickguard.
Because of the use of easily accessible laminated wood, Fender Wayne Kramer Signature Acoustic-Electric has a very affordable price tag - currently on preorder for just under $400. The guitar is scheduled to start shipping before this month ends, head over to Fender for more details.
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