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Fender California Series Sonoran SCE California Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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    A Fender acoustic that thinks it's a Strat!

    The Fender California Series acoustic-electric guitars with their soft C-shaped maple necks and Strat headstocks will have you hanging out at the Malibu beach with Frankie and Annette, doing the twist as the surf crashes in! Features include vintage-style machine heads, exclusive vintage inspired pickguards, and a dreadnought design that screams nothing but Fender!

    A solid spruce top provides a warm, punchy tone, and the unique, Fender-designed cutaway dreadnought body with a tighter upper bout makes for a more comfortable fit for just about any player. These acoustic-electric guitars have a real electric feel--the "Soft C" neck shape and electric guitar strings make thfender Sonoran guitar a breeze to play. Strat players--this one will feel like coming home.

    The Fender California is the perfect acoustic-electric for you fans of vintage-style guitars. All Fender enthusiasts, and players who want a different look and vibe, and electric guitar players who want an acoustic that's easy to pick up and play anywhere, anytime will appreciate the Sonoran. Vintage-inspired pickguard design, sweet SoCal colors, and rosewood fingerboard.

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

    Features
    • Series: California Series
    • Body Style: Dreadnought Cutaway
    • Finish: Gloss
    • Top: Solid Spruce
    • Back And Sides: Laminated Mahogany
    • Neck: Maple
    • Fingerboard: Rosewood
    • Frets: 20
    • Bridge: Rosewood
    • Electronics: Fender FTE-3
    • Controls: Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble
    • Machine Heads: Vintage Fender® style w/ Plastic Buttons
    • Scale Length: 643 mm/25-1/4"
    • Body Depth: 3-3/4" at neck, 4-3/4" at bottom
    • Width At Nut: 1-5/8"
    • Width At Heel: 2-1/8"
    • Unique Features: "Soft C" neck shape, Fender-designed body shape, bridge; Fender Stratocaster® headstock, checkerboard rosette

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    FenderCalifornia Series Sonoran SCE California Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
     
    4.4

    (based on 38 reviews)

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    The best fender has to offer!!!

    I own two of these now. One in the surf green, and the black. These play very comfortably and look great. I own a lot of acoustics and the green is in my...Read complete review

    I own two of these now. One in the surf green, and the black. These play very comfortably and look great. I own a lot of acoustics and the green is in my top 2 acoustics to gig with.

    It sounds fine unplugged, but not nearly as full as a full dreadnought with no cutout. Sounds good but lacks the low end.

    But, the best feature about this is the fishman electronics. Sounds great. Sounds full. Gig worthy plugged in sound. If you need a great plugged in sound, can't beat this guitar in the price range.

    If you're looking for ssomething primarily for a full bodied acoustic unplugged sound, there are better choices. If you want to run into a PA, this is one of the better choices out there. Overall, there's a reason I own two: because they are great, affordable guitars.

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    AWESOME

    this is a awesome guitar you can drop tune all you want (i play in drop D and C)
    the only thing different is i had the fender eletronics and they didnt...Read complete review

    this is a awesome guitar you can drop tune all you want (i play in drop D and C)
    the only thing different is i had the fender eletronics and they didnt work and so i put in some fishman
    overall GREAT guitar

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The best fender has to offer!!!

    By Nick S

    from Indiana

    Comments about Fender California Series Sonoran SCE California Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I own two of these now. One in the surf green, and the black. These play very comfortably and look great. I own a lot of acoustics and the green is in my top 2 acoustics to gig with.

    It sounds fine unplugged, but not nearly as full as a full dreadnought with no cutout. Sounds good but lacks the low end.

    But, the best feature about this is the fishman electronics. Sounds great. Sounds full. Gig worthy plugged in sound. If you need a great plugged in sound, can't beat this guitar in the price range.

    If you're looking for ssomething primarily for a full bodied acoustic unplugged sound, there are better choices. If you want to run into a PA, this is one of the better choices out there. Overall, there's a reason I own two: because they are great, affordable guitars.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This is just what I was looking for!!!

    By Thunder

    from B'ham, Alabama

    Pros

    • Built in tuner
    • Great sound
    • Low action on the neck
    • Small neck

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender California Series Sonoran SCE California Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I already owned a pretty decent acoustic guitar by Mitchell. I love the sound of my Mitchell, but I couldn't play it for a long period of time. It fatigued my hand because the neck was so thick. I found this fender and it feels like a playing a lear guitar with it's small neck. And it sounds just as good as it feels. And the price was just right. Thank you Fender.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        AWESOME

        By andrew boline

        from gardner KS (home of bubba starling)

        Comments about Fender California Series Sonoran SCE California Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        this is a awesome guitar you can drop tune all you want (i play in drop D and C)
        the only thing different is i had the fender eletronics and they didnt work and so i put in some fishman
        overall GREAT guitar

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fender Soroan

        By Zack Stewart

        from Alabama

        Comments about Fender California Series Sonoran SCE California Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Overall Perfecte guitar could not ask for a better guitar but would not hurt to have a tuner built in
        Great Electronics has the best pickups that an acoustic-electric could have
        It has an amazing tone outsounded a Epiphone,1957Gibson,and a 12string Fender Villager. I learned on a Stratacaster neck so when i got this one it had a Strat Neck Very easy to play
        I got mine on sale, but still a good deal.Just as good as a Gibson
        No way i could sale it

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Fender California Sonoran Acoustic-Electric Guitar

        By Thomas Borneman

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Fender California Series Sonoran SCE California Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        The buzz as you played futher up the neck was horrible. I returned the guitar.
        I had a very nice built-in Fishman pickup. I very much liked the feel of the neck.
        I actually returned the guitar because it had a nasty buzz as you moved up the neck. From the 9th to the 12th frets it was horrible. I brought it to a shop, but, they were unable to fix it.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Do your self a favor...

        By john CARRIER

        from North Adams Mass.

        Comments about Fender California Series Sonoran SCE California Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Overall this guitar is a great investment whether you are just beginning or are an experiance player.
        BUY THIS GUITAR! I love it. It has low action and a great tone quality. It came with a built in tuner which I love. And when I plug it in it has a crystal clear ring. I gig out some and found this axe just great. It fit my needs and my pocketbook

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        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        two thumbs up!

        By Ben Weaver

        from Earth

        Comments about Fender California Series Sonoran SCE California Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        have found nothing bad about it. it exeeds all of my expectations.
        very good sturdy weight, fishman pickup, awesome cutaway,famous strat head, built-in tuner that never fails on you, rosewood neck (my personal favorite).
        i am yet to even put a mark on it.
        very affordable guitar with Fender quality.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Better than expected

        By FenderAlltheWay-tJ6wD

        from Meridian, MS

        Comments about Fender California Series Sonoran SCE California Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I began playing 4 years ago on a cheap strat knockoff then finally purchased a real Fender Strat, but still craved the mobility of an acoustic. I came across this one and the look caught my attention. I then proceeded to watch videos of it being played online in order to hear what it sounds like. I liked what I heard and bought it. When it arrived I was blown away. It had an amazingly clear and loud sound. It sounds great from it's highest notes to it's lowest. And the neck is modeled like a strat so any strat entusiest like myself will find it extremely comfortable, familiar, and easy to play. My only issue with the guitar is that is that there are a few hardly noticable cosmetic flaws. Also this guitar will need to have its truss rod adjusted when you receive it.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Cowabunga! Surfs up! Great Guitar

        By BenderFender

        from Coralville, Iowa

        Comments about Fender California Series Sonoran SCE California Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I was looking for an acoustic to expand my ever growing stable of guitars. But I didn't want to spend alot of money since my first loves are my Fender Jaguar, Strat and Precision Bass. So, I went shopping.This wasn't the first acoustic I looked at, but I was impressed with the fit and finish. And the built in tuner was a nice touch. Then I played it. It sounded amazing. For the price I was knocked out by the sound. Pros: Fit, finish, sound, price.Cons: Haven't found one yet.

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        (0 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Needs work

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Fender California Series Sonoran SCE California Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I wish i had not bought this as I expect better from Fender. I need to replace the tuing machines as they are so cheap, also it does not sound so good. Really I should have gone for a different brand. I need to spend another $100-150 bucks to get good tuning machines and replacement pegs to get a decent sound. I just expected more from Fender

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