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Fender CD140SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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Overview
  • Solid spruce top
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • Rosewood fretboard and bridge
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Sublime design with classic tone and modern touches.

Fender/Fishman® Presys™ pickup system with active onboard preamp and tuner on this Fender CD140SCE Acoustic Electric Guitar draw out amazingly authentic acoustic tone from the genuine solid spruce top. The bold, powerful tone is sweetened by mahogany back and sides. Nato neck features a rosewood fingerboard and comfortable, fast profile. Tortoiseshell pickguard and unique rosewood bridge combine with black body binding for a uniquely contemporary visage.

Case sold separately.

Features
  • Solid spruce top
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • Rosewood fretboard and bridge
  • Nato neck
  • Fishman Presys pickup system with active onboard preamp and tuner
  • Case sold separately

Put it in your cart, we're sure you'll be impressed with this super-affordable solid-top dreadnought.

 
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FenderCD140SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 14 reviews)

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        A Nice Acoustic

        I bought my CD140SCE about a year ago now, and i can honestly say that it is my single pride and joy taking the number one spot over my MM John Petrucci Signature and...Read complete review

        I bought my CD140SCE about a year ago now, and i can honestly say that it is my single pride and joy taking the number one spot over my MM John Petrucci Signature and my starter pack bass that I stripped and rebuilt from the ground up. Out of the box, this guitar was pretty good. Action was okay to my feel and the factory strings seemed a tad flat, but hey, thats standard with any factory built guitar these days. So after tweaking the action and putting on a set of Elixer Nanoweb 80/20 Bronze, this baby sang like a song bird. The preamp is nice, and sounds good when plugged in, though by its self w/o a compressor you do get a decent amount of the Piezo pickup "barking" when you play. So to fix that I tend to use both the preamp and a good condenser mic (when applicable) to add the ambient guitar sound and level off some of that Piezo harshness. Other than that, this guitar oozes beautiful tone by itself when just played acoustically. Which raises another point, THIS IS A SOLID TOP GUITAR!! NOT A LAMINATED TOP!! For those not sure of the difference, here is a simple explanation. Solid top guitars develop better tonal quality with age and use (when taken care of, of course) and Laminated top guitars tend to warp and crack, and sound the same (if not worse) with age. If you do alittle research, you will find that this is the only acoustic within this price range with a true solid top, even the other fenders are laminated top guitars. This was the major deciding factor when I was shopping for an acoustic and I found that the other brands I was looking at (Ibanez and Yamaha) didn't have solid top acoustic in the price range. Overall this guitar is second to none. The tuner and preamp are great, neck feels fantastic (satin finish btw), the tuning knobs hold pitch very well, and the fact that you get this high quality from a brand like Fender makes the price that much better!!

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        Maybe a YAMAHA next time

        I thought it would be a cost-effective guitar until I get it. The guitar does the job, but you have to give it a set up out of the box unless you can bear...Read complete review

        I thought it would be a cost-effective guitar until I get it. The guitar does the job, but you have to give it a set up out of the box unless you can bear the fact that most of the frets on High E are muted.
        After the initial set-up, the fret buzz of 13th fret of low E is seriously unbearable, but I think I will wait couple of months to see if summer can take this out.

        My friend bought a YAMAHA at the same price, but you can play it right out of the box. If you decide to spend this amount of money, go with a YAMAHA.

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        2.0

        Maybe a YAMAHA next time

        By supernovasia

        from New York, NY

        Pros

          Cons

          • Need Fret Work

          Best Uses

          • Practising

          Comments about Fender CD140SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I thought it would be a cost-effective guitar until I get it. The guitar does the job, but you have to give it a set up out of the box unless you can bear the fact that most of the frets on High E are muted.
          After the initial set-up, the fret buzz of 13th fret of low E is seriously unbearable, but I think I will wait couple of months to see if summer can take this out.

          My friend bought a YAMAHA at the same price, but you can play it right out of the box. If you decide to spend this amount of money, go with a YAMAHA.

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          5.0

          Worth more than retail price

          By blyons87

          from Reno, NV

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                Comments about Fender CD140SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                Excellent guitar for the price. Great quality, great sound.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Gets the job done, for years

                Pros

                • Comfortable Cutaway
                • full tone
                • Lasts

                Cons

                • Electronics

                Best Uses

                • Amateur recording
                • Jams
                • small venues

                Comments about Fender CD140SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                I've had this guitar for around 5 years now, it has held up, and has been a great friend for writing licks. It is not by any means a "professional" guitar, the electronics lack greatly and the pup sounds very muddy or too bright, not much middle ground. That being said it is a lower price range guitar and is by far one of the better ones in this range as far as acoustic capabilities go.

                As far as playing acoustically (once set up of course; grind the bridge down a bit, adjust the truss) it is actually quite capable of filling pretty large rooms, i've used it for a few gigs, mostly off a mic, or with a separate preamp.

                For an intro or intermediate guitar, this puppy is perfect.

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                5.0

                Very Nice! No regrets

                By FredT

                from NY

                Pros

                • Easy to play
                • Looks good
                • Nice tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Recreational

                  Comments about Fender CD140SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  It's been many(many) years since I played and I wanted to get back into it. I always used to like Fender, and after reading the reviews, I purchased the CD140. I love it! I am certainly no professional, but I think this thing sounds great and looks great. The action is very light with no buzz. For the money you can't go wrong.

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                  5.0

                  Good Guitar for the Money

                  Pros

                  • Electronics
                  • Solid Top
                  • Sound

                  Cons

                  • Build Quality

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Fender CD140SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    This is a good guitar for the money. I previously owned a Fender T-Bucket 300CE, which costs about the same, but find this guitar to have a better sound. The tuner is helpful and accurate enough, and the onboard preamp/pickup sound pretty good. My only compliant is the build quality. The fretboard looks a bit unfinished on the high E side and the action is pretty high past the 12th fret. Overall, however, it's a useable instrument at a bargain price.

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                    5.0

                    Good guitar great price.

                    By DiabloJones

                    from Where the Air Force sends me

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                    Pros

                    • Playability
                    • price
                    • Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Fender CD140SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                        Wanted an acoustic electric and can afford to drop 2K on a high end Taylor or Martin. I love Fender and this fit the bill. Sounds good and is affordable.

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                        (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Good Guitar once modified(revoiced)

                        By Don Rissler

                        from Seattle

                        Pros

                        • Good electonics
                        • Solid Construction

                        Cons

                        • Too Small Of A Fret Size
                        • Very Overbuilt

                        Best Uses

                        • Practice
                        • Recording Once Modified

                        Comments about Fender CD140SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                        My wife bought me this as a present so I would have a bedroom guitar to practice on when I wasnt in the studio. It is a lot easier to fall asleep with a under 300 guitar on top of an electric blanket than 2000.00 one.
                        I got so familier playing it that the unspectacular voicing started bothering me.
                        So I decided to revoice it. First thing to know is it is really overbuilt to handle abuse.
                        Things I did.
                        1. Thinned down all the bracing into parabolic arches instead of the straght scooped end form. I went from 5/8" to approx a little over 3/8" while thinning and rounding everything I could reach. The X-brace joint is pretty sloppy, so smoothing that out and making it more flexible worked wonders. Best advice is to take this kind of work slow and always consider where the string forces are. Tap, press and restring.. repeat untill it works without the top becoming flexible.
                        2. Tusq Nut and bridge pegs.
                        3. Only thing I still want too do is refret. I play too many jumbo wire superstrats.

                        After a couple a days of work I have a guitar that has a nice chimey voice and a tight bass. It will never compete with a highend acoustic, but it will hold its own in upper mid price range now. Best of all I am much more attached to it after putting some of my own blood into it ( hey razor blades are sharp).

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                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        You can't beat this for the money.

                        By TomC

                        from Black Eagle, MT

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                        Pros

                        • Looks good
                        • Nice tone
                        • Quality build

                        Cons

                        • none

                        Best Uses

                        • Practice Studio Gigs

                        Comments about Fender CD140SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                        For the money, I have not found an acoustic electric guitar that comes close to the Fender CD140SCE. I tried a lot of guitars in this price range that sounded like beginner guitars. This Fender has a nice rich tone with no buzz. It was playable out of the box with minimum tuning. The onboard tuner is also convenient if you like to change keys often.

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Sweet Gutiar

                        By ArielleZombieSlayer

                        from Tallahassee,FL

                        Pros

                        • Beautiful tone
                        • Durable
                        • Gorgous Body
                        • Tour Worthy

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Fingerpicking
                          • Nice Deep Acoustic Songs
                          • Rhythem Guitar Playing
                          • Rockindiealternative

                          Comments about Fender CD140SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                          So I got this guitar in store when I was about to advance from a beginner guitar to a intermediate guitar.I was looking for something with a nice deep tone,sleek body,and nice neck and this guitar has it all.It has a nice dark tone just on its own and this guitar is seriously sturdy.I've banged this guitar on walls,benchs,corners on things and my heavey electric guitar even fell on it once and it still sounds great(Has a dent though oops) This guitar isn't just intermediate level its for advanced and more.This guitar is absolutely amazing,sounds great,and looks great(I have the black looks pretty radd) plus it's cheap too which is wicked!This guitar is all around beast.Btw I'm 15

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                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          For the price, there is none better!

                          By Bradley

                          from Charlotte, NC

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                          Comments about Fender CD140SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                          I spent about two hours at a local guitar store playing through all the sub-$500 acoustic guitars. I played each one using various playing styles (finger-style, hard strumming, etc) and various genres of music. And, as you may have guessed, this Fender won out.

                          The first thing that's apparent with this guitar is that it's extremely comfortable. It is light weight, fits perfectly in your lap, and has low action with no buzz and a 9.5 inch radius neck (ideal for people with smaller hands). The second thing I noticed is that it projects its sound really well. The only other guitar I played that challenged the Fender in volume was a Takamine; however, the neck felt very fat and uncomfortable on that guitar.

                          Now that I've had the Fender for a while, I am very happy with it. Of course, it doesn't carry the warmth you can get from an aged, albeit more expensive, guitar, but it does stand at the very top of its price range. Buy it, you won't be sorry!

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