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Fender T-Bucket 300 CE Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Dreadnought Guitar  

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    Play your favorite tunes on an exciting Fender T-Bucket.

    On your mark, get ready, get set, go! With an authentic motif designed by hot rod artist extraordinaire Vince Ray, you can imagine the wind blowing in your hair as you put the pedal to the metal, and wail on one of the Fender T-Buckets acoustic guitars, all greased up and hot rodded.

    This Fender T-Bucket 300 CE is a single-cutaway dreadnought beauty with a laminated quilted maple top and laminated mahogany back and sides. Other features on the Fender T-Bucket guitar include scalloped bracing, die-cast machine heads, all-solid rosewood bridge with compensated saddle and Fishman electronics. Pick up, plug in, and rock the house with your new Fender acoustic guitar.

    Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

    Features

    • Inlaid "f" and pinstriping motif by Vince Ray at 12th fret
    • Inlaid pinstriping motif on headstock and rosette
    • Dual action truss rod
    • Scalloped X-bracing
    • Side dot position inlays
    • Factory-mounted forward strap button with internal block reinforcement
    • Ivory body and neck binding
    • Urea nut and saddle
    • White with black dot bridge pins

    Smokin' looks and an unbeatable price. What are you waiting for, Hot Shot?!

     

    T-Bucket 300 CE Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Dreadnought Guitar Specifications:

    • Instrument type: hot rod design
    • Model name: T-Bucket 300 CE 3-color sunburst
    • Series: hot rod design
    • Body style: single-cutaway Fender style dreadnought
    • Finish: gloss, (Polyurethane)
    • Top: laminated quilted maple
    • Bracing: scalloped X bracing
    • Back and sides: laminated mahogany
    • Neck: nato
    • Fingerboard: rosewood
    • No. of frets: 20
    • Bridge: rosewood with compensated saddle
    • Machine heads: chrome, (die-cast)
    • Fishman electronics
    • Scale length: 25.2"
    • Width at nut: 1.69"
    • Width at heel: 2.24"
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    FenderT-Bucket 300 CE Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Dreadnought Guitar
     
    4.4

    (based on 42 reviews)

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      (29)

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      (6)

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    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Great Guitar!

        I have been performing on stages across Kentucky for over a year now and have played many guitars, but the Fender T-Bucket 300CE is my favorite. It has amazing tone, and playability is...Read complete review

        I have been performing on stages across Kentucky for over a year now and have played many guitars, but the Fender T-Bucket 300CE is my favorite. It has amazing tone, and playability is excellent. Great guitar for anyone!!

        As I mentioned in my "Cons" section, these guitars came with 2 different Pre-Amp options. The Fender named Pre-Amp setup doesn't produce any bass, it's mostly treble. Where as, the Fishman Pre-Amp models sound 1000x better. Fishman is the leading company in instrument amplification and they deserve it! So, if you find a 300CE with Fishman electronics, buy it!

        I have added Grover Tuners, Brass Bridge Pins, Feedback Buster, and I run D'Addario EXP Medium strings. This guitar looks, and sounds amazing!

        Also, people complain about the laminate top scratching easily... But I love it. It gives the guitar character that YOU want it to have. It gives me pride that I wore that guitar down, not the factory. MAKE IT YOUR OWN! GREAT GUITAR TO DO THIS WITH!

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Not too Shabby

        if you are looking for an inexpensive acoustic electric that isn't hideously ugly ('cause I think these are kinda cool), plays really well, and sounds excellent (for the price), I highly...Read complete review

        if you are looking for an inexpensive acoustic electric that isn't hideously ugly ('cause I think these are kinda cool), plays really well, and sounds excellent (for the price), I highly recommend the T-bucket. But I VERY HIGHLY recommend you go in person, sit down, and play through every one your your fender dealer has (hopefully they have several) and make sure you get the best one. You wanna find the ONE T-bucket that happened to get that guy at every stage in the factory. The good neck gluer, the good fret filer, the good bridge installer, the good top gluer, etc. that's how it is in the Global economy.
        Anyway... there's my two cents... Good guitar... get the right one, and it's a REALLY good guitar for the money... Dig?
        Look, this is a lower priced acoustic, so let's not go saying it's a Taylor clone or anything, Okay? But it does come with solid electronics and a comfortable, playable, bound neck (I like neck binding, it makes me feel like i've got all the room in the world..., illusory though it is).

        I would downgrade to 3.5 for the laminate top, but I find the unplugged sound in mine to be nice and crisp, laminate or no. Not too shabby, Fender
        Okay, I know this is a shabby rating, but hear me out... I spend about 90% of my time playing electric lead guitar. I'm a professional level musician. I need an acoustic, but it's like, not really my thing mostly, so I am having trouble dumping a lot on an acoustic. Well, I bought this one at my local music store, where they had three of them, all in different colors (mine is sunburst). I spent about 2 hours trying out acoustic-electrics in this price range before settling on this one. I could give two hoots about the color, really. I could care less. I played a couple deans, a pair of yamahas, a takamine, each of the ce300s, and a ce400, and within my budget, price was not an issue. Anyway, I started w/ the suburst, and it was bright and playable, and smooth... I was happily gettin' all jangly and funky and stuff in the store when I noticed the other two colors. So i tried 'em. While they were playable, the action on either one was not like the sunburst, and they were decidely duller - MUCH less jangly than the sunburst one I had. there was definitely something less in the build quality of the other two and, while not visible, it was audible. the other two weren't bad... they weren't. But my sunburst is phenomenal. It sounds up into the slightly higher price range of acoustic-electrics. Soo.. with such rangy, typically indonesian/chinese build quality, I have to give the guitar SERIES a 3. But mine is a solid 4.5. If you buy yours online, who knows? This thing, you HAVE to touch to buy. Trust me.
        Solid value. This price for something I can plug in and play at a local gig, write songs and record with (home recording) is a solid buy. I would assume that even you got one that was not so perfect as mine, it would do all the above pretty well, since you're going to be amplifying, and the fishman will hide some of the imperfections... I really like this guitar. It is a solid value. MINE is a 5.5 in value...

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        5.0

        Awesome guitar for entry level pricing

        By Zoum

        from Asia

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Brilliant finish
        • Clear Sound
        • Great Pickup And Tuner
        • Light Action

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gigs
          • Practice

          Comments about Fender T-Bucket 300 CE Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Dreadnought Guitar:

          Biggest gripe is that MF did not send the Amber color that I ordered. I received the Sunburst by mistake but am thoroughly thrilled to have it. I am deployed as an active duty military member and was grateful that MF could send to an APO address. They hooked me up with an decent discount and the guitar showed up in perfect condition less than a week later. The finish is gorgeous and the sound quality is very good. Action is light and the slender neck is very pleasant to play. The tuner and pickup (Fishman) are of excellent quality. Great buy for <300. On par with guitars twice the price.

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          1.0

          Died, Rattles, Dead Frets

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                Comments about Fender T-Bucket 300 CE Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Dreadnought Guitar:

                So if you see my review below it was quite good but after 3 months this thing is horrid.... the 1 string E at frets 12-14 is dead, I mean it just clanks in a tinny way... I tried everything to get it better by changing the strings to heavier gauge.. raising the action etc..

                also my thing just clanks and rattles on any power chord... of all my guitars this is the worst and is almost unplayable

                I rang Fender about it and as it doesnt seem to them to be a warranty issue I can pay to have it fixed but as one can get a new one of these for low twos now why pay a hundred or more to fix this

                Will stick to my Strats and PRS in future

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Nice guitar

                By Fender Bender

                from Augusta, GA

                Pros

                • Awesome Looking
                • Built In Pickup
                • Built in tuner
                • Easy to play
                • Good finish
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • concerts
                  • Gigs
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Fender T-Bucket 300 CE Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Dreadnought Guitar:

                  This was my first guitar and i love it. I settled on this guitar because it was in my price range and because i have played it in a store before with a friend. This guitar looks amazing sounds amazing and i love it. I play at my church and other functions. My friends guitars don't sound as good as mine or look as good as mine. I have heard seen and played more expensive guitars but this one sounds just as good maybe even better. The coolest feature of this guitar is that it has a built in tuner and pickup so you can plug it into a amp if you wanted plus with the built in tuner you wont ever be out of tune nor will you haft to worry about losing tuners. I LOVE THIS GUITAR!!!!!!

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Excellent Electric-Acoustic

                  Pros

                  • Finish

                  Cons

                  • Strings

                  Best Uses

                  • Practice

                  Comments about Fender T-Bucket 300 CE Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Dreadnought Guitar:

                  Changed the strings which were poor to D'Addario EXL's and this a perfect little beast for jamming in my apartment (my Strat amped up was getting me into major trouble with the neighbours)........... The tuner and electrics are fine... just ear tune after you get close with the built in tuner.. easy peasy..

                  The finish on this guitar (blue) IS great.. really nice...

                  Some have commented this can sound a little "tinny" which I have found in the middle range but the action of this thing is so low and easy .... hard to believe it is an acoustic...

                  Great product overall.... I bought this from this website... great service via the PHONE

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  SUPERSTAR

                  By Martman

                  from Des Moines, IA

                  Comments about Fender T-Bucket 300 CE Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Dreadnought Guitar:

                  I wrote a review earlier on a first generation T-bucket. I saw the blue finish on a great sale on line, and ordered it.

                  This guitar is fantastic! Action right out of the box was perfect. Factory strings are terrific. Bass is full and loud, trebles are beautiful. The blue finish is pretty (sunburst is nicer). The sound on my new T-Bucket is much, much deeper and resonates more than on my older T-Bucket.

                  Built in tuner on the new T-Bucket is way better than the first model. Fishman electronics are fantastic.

                  These new T-buckets are GREAT guitars for the price!

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Guitar!

                  By YoungstownRhythm1

                  from Central City, KY

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • C Shaped Neck
                  • Great tone
                  • Plays Amazing

                  Cons

                  • Action Needs Adjusting
                  • Fender Electronics - No
                  • Fishman Electronics- Yes

                  Best Uses

                  • Gigs
                  • Performers

                  Comments about Fender T-Bucket 300 CE Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Dreadnought Guitar:

                  I have been performing on stages across Kentucky for over a year now and have played many guitars, but the Fender T-Bucket 300CE is my favorite. It has amazing tone, and playability is excellent. Great guitar for anyone!!

                  As I mentioned in my "Cons" section, these guitars came with 2 different Pre-Amp options. The Fender named Pre-Amp setup doesn't produce any bass, it's mostly treble. Where as, the Fishman Pre-Amp models sound 1000x better. Fishman is the leading company in instrument amplification and they deserve it! So, if you find a 300CE with Fishman electronics, buy it!

                  I have added Grover Tuners, Brass Bridge Pins, Feedback Buster, and I run D'Addario EXP Medium strings. This guitar looks, and sounds amazing!

                  Also, people complain about the laminate top scratching easily... But I love it. It gives the guitar character that YOU want it to have. It gives me pride that I wore that guitar down, not the factory. MAKE IT YOUR OWN! GREAT GUITAR TO DO THIS WITH!

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Hot Rod looks, sedan sounds

                  By Martman

                  from Des Moines, IA

                  Pros

                  • Fender Name
                  • Looks great
                  • Nice Fretboard
                  • Nice Sounding Plugged In

                  Cons

                  • Finish scratches easily
                  • Horrible Strings
                  • No pick guard
                  • Obviously Laminate
                  • tinny sounding

                  Best Uses

                  • Hobbyist
                  • Jam Sessions

                  Comments about Fender T-Bucket 300 CE Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Dreadnought Guitar:

                  This guitar is gorgeous, no doubt about it. Looks-wise, it's a 5 Star.

                  On sound, the sound is good but not very full. It sounds like the chords WANT to explode but are restricted. I think it's the laminate top. It's loud but the bass is weak. On the other side, the treble is nice and clear, rings out great.

                  It's a light guitar. The fretboard, frets, and inlays are very good and very nice looking. No buzzing, fretboard seems a tad narrow but I did not check the specs to confirm the measurement.

                  Action out of the box was high, and the stock strings are razor blades. I'm going to change out to Phosphorus bronze strings to see if that adds some depth to the tone of the guitar.

                  It's a fun guitar to play. Has a built in tuner and strap buttons, EQ sounds very good. Consistent with some of the other reviews, it sounds great plugged in.

                  I love the looks, I love that it's a Fender, but it's not a 5 Star guitar even at this price-don't get me wrong-it's very, very cool, but there are better guitars out there for the same price.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  very good instrument

                  Pros

                  • Good feeling neck
                  • Good sound
                  • Good workmanship
                  • Ornate body

                  Cons

                  • Needs minor adjustments

                  Best Uses

                  • For extra volume

                  Comments about Fender T-Bucket 300 CE Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Dreadnought Guitar:

                  I mostly now prefer straight acoustic sound so I use a Mitchell MD300 acoustic. However, when extra volume is needed for large audiences, I use my Fender Amber T-Bucket. It sounds great even at high volume, meaning: It serves me very well. All mine needed was a few very minor adjustments & I'd stack it up with a very expensive guitar anytime.

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Very Pleased!

                  Comments about Fender T-Bucket 300 CE Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Dreadnought Guitar:

                  Very good
                  I recieved my T-Bucket 1 day ago and so far Iam very pleased with it ! It has great tone and playability I am a very picky person when it comes to how a guitar plays si I was leery of how it would feel in my left hand ,as it was shattered and reconstucted 20 years ago, and I must say Fender has done a wonderful job on this guitar for the price! the tuner works great ! I would recomend this guitar to anyonethat loves comfort when they play!

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                  (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Fender player.

                  By G Gringo

                  from Tempe, AZ

                  Comments about Fender T-Bucket 300 CE Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Dreadnought Guitar:

                  I am going to be nice here. This is a guitar that you can take from good to really, really good. This is a perfect campfire guitar/beater. It fits the bill for an open mic and you can do rough recordings with this. I replaced this one after losing the first guitar. It also sounds nice if you are playing to impresss a gal (wink, wink!)

                  PS - One last thing to mention, this is too small to busk with which is why I ended up getting the Epiphones. This is a home/campfire guitar. This does not project too well to play on a busy street.
                  I have the T Bucket 300 without the cutaway so it is smaller and does not have the electronics on it. I picked mine up at a local store in PHX and I did have to return it to get some attention. The retailer ended up upgrading both the nut and saddle to bone and I have the Hot Rod Jellyfish bridge pins on mine. Mine is the orange finish and being a Vince Ray fan I did go to Poster Pop (they have all sorts of cool Vince Ray stuff!) and got the "True Nekromance" sticker for the body. Otherwise the quality is the same as the electric model, laminate top, rosewood fingerboard and bridge.
                  Like most guitars in this price range these guitars can be a good jumping off point but may require upgrades (see above). The nice thing about the laminate guitars is that they are not as sensitive to weather and temperature changes as solid wood guitars. I play hollow body electrics so the laminate did not throw me off. I did own a GDO (early 2000s yellow model) that was the same size as the T Bucket before so I knew they are decent guitars.

                  You do want to play the guitar because some of these need love right out of the box while others are good to go. Again, these can be made better by upgrading parts.
                  Great value, these guitars tend to mellow with age. They look great and with a little work you can get them to sound really, really good. Compare this guitar against cheap guitars such as Dean and you should feel really good. Compared to an Epiphone, that would be a personal choice. I have two Epi's that sound different (AJ 200 upgraded and a EJ 200 upgraded as well and I would put both up against Gibsons) and they have their pros and cons and all three guitar actually complement each other really well while sounding and playing differently.

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