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Fender Buddy Miller Signature Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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Few artists define the requisite authenticity of the Americana genre like guitarist, songwriter, recording artist, sideman, producer and engineer Buddy Miller, and Fender proudly offers a signature model bearing his name.
The Buddy Miller Signature Acoustic Guitar features a solid spruce top, solid mahogany back and sides, a custom Fender neck, Stratocaster guitar headstock, checkerboard binding and rosette, and the Fishman Ellipse Aura system, which lets you blend four onboard mic sounds and the below-saddle pickup. One of the finest Fender acoustics.
The Ellipse Aura system is designed to emulate the natural sound of the instrument, close-miked with the artist's favorite microphones. In combination with the under-the-saddle pickup, the Aura gives all the benefits of using a microphone, but without the feedback problems usually associated with miking an instrument. Features 4 mic choices to blend in with the under-saddle pickup.
- Model Name: Buddy Miller Signature Acoustic
- Model Number: 096-9700
- Series: Ensenada Series/Artist Design Series
- Body Style: Fender Acoustic/Electric Slope-Shoulder Dreadnought
- Finish: Gloss Lacquer
- Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
- Back and Sides: Solid Mahogany
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- No. of Frets: 20
- Bridge: Rosewood with Compensated Saddle
- Machine Heads: Vintage Fender Style, Six -On-A-Side Nickel
- Electronics: Fishman Ellipse Aura System Featuring: Volume, Phase, Blend, Anti-Feedback Control, Sound Image Selector (4 images).
- Scale Length: 24.75" (628.6mm)
- Body Depth: 3.75" (Front), 4.50" (Rear)
- Width at Nut: 1-11/16" (48mm)
- Width at Heel: 2-1/8" (57mm)
- Headstock: Fender Stratocaster Shape
- Neck Profile: Modified '60s Strat
- Bridge: Symmetrical Rosewood "Viking ship"
- Fingerboard Inlays: White Dots
- Rosette: Checkerboard
- Binding: Checkerboard
- Pickguard: Tortoise Shell
- Strings: NPS Strings, Gauges .012 to .056
- Accessories: None
- Introduced: 1/2007
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This is the only acoustic guitar I've ever had that isn't 3/4 size, so I don't have much to compare it with, but I think that it's really good.It looks nice and it sounds twice as good. There are two inconveniences, though. One is that the volume and tone controls are on the inside of the soundhole, so you have to reach inside to get at them. Then again, it's not that hard to move the controls, and perhaps the outside wouldn't look as good with them visible. The other downside is that the strap button is not on the side of the guitar that is "up", if you're playing it, instead it is on the side that is "down", which can cause your strap to get tangled sometimes, but that's a minor difficulty. Overall, I'd recommend it.
So this guitar initially sold me on its features. This is the first guitar that I've seen in its price range that has the Fishman Elipse Aura electronics. With that said, I was a little leery that the quality would be sacrificed in other areas of the instrument. The quality of the wood is decent, it is well put together and feels nicely in your hands. The fit and finish needs some improvement...There are a few places on the neck binding and on the body by the bridge where whoever finished the guitar was sloppy. When it comes down to the way it plays, I?m pretty satisfied. However, this guitar needs to be broken in. I can feel some mojo waiting to come out of it, and it?s only a matter of time when this baby will start to sing. Now when you get down to plugging in and using the onboard electronics, the tone can?t be matched. With the use of the Elipse Aura electronics, this guitar sounds incredible. I?ve been looking for a decent acoustic-electric for some acoustic gigs around town. I wanted something road-worthy, and at the same time an instrument that wouldn?t break my heart (or wallet) if anything happened to it. It fit the bill perfectly.