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Ride the wave of Fender's rich musical history and SoCal style.

Cowabunga! Grab your board shorts and your California Series Sonoran SCE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar, head on down to Laguna to play some tunes and ride the waves. This dreadnought beauty from Fender's California Series will have you admiring its cool Strat guitar headstock, soft C-shaped maple neck and hip checkerboard binding 'til the sun goes down. Other cool features on the Sonoran SCE include a vintage-inspired pickguard design, rosewood fingerboard and scalloped bracing. Perfect for Fender enthusiasts, fans of vintage-style guitars, and guitarists who want a different look and vibe.

FEATURES
  • Body Style: Single Cutaway Fender Style Dreadnought
  • Finish: (021) Natural
  • Finish: Gloss (polyurethane)
  • Top: Solid Spruce
  • Bracing: Scalloped X bracing
  • Back and Sides: Laminated Mahogany
  • Neck: Maple vintage "C" shape
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • No. of Frets: 20
  • Bridge: Rosewood with Compensated Saddle
  • Machine Heads: Vintage Fender Style with White Plastic Buttons
  • Electronics: Fender FTE-3 Active On-Board Preamp which Features: Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble, Low Battery Indicator Light
  • Scale Length: 25.3 in. (643 mm)
  • Body Depth: 3.75 in. (Front), 4.75 in. (Rear)
  • Width at Nut: 1-5/8 in. (41 mm)
  • Width at Heel: 2-1/8 in. (54 mm)
  • Unique Features:
  • Fender Stratocaster Headstock Shape, Fender Tight Dreadnought Body Shape, Traditional Fender Bridge, Factory Mounted Forward Strap Button with Internal Block Reinforcement, White Dot Inlays, Checkerboard Rosette, Soft "C" Shaped Neck, Multiple Body Bindings, Gold Pickguard
  • Strings: D'Addario EXP-12 Phosphor Bronze, Gauges .012 to .053
  • Accessories: None

The beauty is in the details of this huge-sounding dread. Order today.

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FenderCalifornia Series Sonoran SCE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 22 reviews)

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    (15)

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    (7)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12), Yes (3)

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(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Bang For The Buck

By Beta464

from Paris, TX

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Pros

  • Fishman Pickup System
  • Great tone
  • many color options
  • Perfect Setup Out Of Box
  • Very comfortable neck
  • Very Well Built

Cons

  • Stock Strings

Best Uses

  • Backup guitar
  • concerts
  • First Guitar
  • Gigs
  • Practice
  • Primary Guitar

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

I purchased my Fender Sonoran SCE a few months ago and fell in love with it the moment I picked it up, it has a great Stratocaster feeling neck, very well setup out of box with no adjustments needed, the tuners while generic work just fine and are easily replaced with the superior Fender Vintage Style Tuners with no modifications to the guitar whatsoever, I've played many guitars from Martin, Taylor, Gibson, Takamine, Washburn, Seagull, Guild and many many more and this one will outshine any guitars in it's price point (the only exception possibly being the Seagulls depending on the model) if you're on the fence about buying this guitar try going to a local music shop and playing it and you'll fall in love with it the same way I did, it produces a great tone that's unrivaled by most other guitars in it's price point, the only guitar I own that I love more is my Ovation 1862 Custom Balladeer from the 80's and this one easily rivals it in looks and tone. The only real downside is the stock strings with are Fender brand strings but they're easily replaced with a good set of Elixirs.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great value

By Gabe Newsome

from Eastern Washington

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

Great value, period. Fender is my brand
Note, prior review talks fondly of guitar, didn't give it any stars which was obviously a mistake. Electronics are nice. Neck is nice a thin like my Strat's. Nice sounding guitar for the money

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A MUST HAVE IF ON A BUDGET!!!!

By MIKENANDI

from BIRDSBORO, PA

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Pros

  • Great action
  • Great electronics
  • Great tone

Cons

  • Tuners Could Be Better

Best Uses

  • Playing Anywhere
  • Playing Live

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

I bought this guitar because it has a resemblance to my 1983 Fender Balboa acoustic-electric. The Balboa is my baby, which I still use when I play live. I've bought other more expensive guitars to use as back ups(yes even a Martin DMX), but they really couldn't get the sound I was looking for. This Fender Sonoran SCE has it!! Ease of play,full sound, and great looks!! For the price this is a no brainer! I played a set with it at my last gig and was very impressed! Get it!

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Typical sounding electric acoustic

Pros

  • Decent sound
  • Good Craftmanship
  • Good finish
  • Not Much Bottom End

Cons

  • too much treble
  • Typical Sound

Best Uses

  • Nice to look at
  • Practicing
  • Second Guitar

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

I've been playing guitar for 57 years and I've played,built,repaired,Etc., a lot of them, so
don't get me wrong it's a nice guitar but it's like most all other electric acoustics they all have too much tingy sound.If I was designing a electric acoustic I would locate the pick up away from the bridge more near the sound hole then you would get more of the real sound of the guitar and more resonance...

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Solid full sounding guitar

By Ricky D

from San Jose, CA

Pros

    Cons

    • Nothing negative

    Best Uses

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

      I played one of these guitars at local music store during four separate trips. Quality of tone, easy action and feel sealed the deal for me. Needed an acoustic for an outside venue and this guitar met all the requirements, plus my limited budget. My wife loves it too and even said she understood why I bought it. The first show only confirmed what I knew, a great buy for a fabulous sounding guitar! You'll fall in love with it too. Go play one and you will get one too. I recommend this guitar without hesitation. Right out of the box it's ready for the show. You'll be proud of making this choice.

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      • No

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great sounding guitar...

      By John P.

      from Hyde Park NY

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

      Doesn't matter whether you are plugged in or not..It has that beautiful Fender feel...Rich full sound...Amazing guitar for the price..

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Worth it

      By Matt

      from Richmond Hill, GA

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      Pros

      • good acoustic sound
      • Good action
      • Good Electric Sound
      • Looks good

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

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

        I'll start off by saying I didn't get this guitar from MF, and it wasn't at the same price. However, it would be worth it even at MF's price.

        Compared to other acoustic/electric guitars at a similar price point, this one blows most of them away. It looks nice, it sounds nice, it has good action and a decently fast neck, and the electronics are great. I was skeptical at first, having had bad experiences with Fender acoustic/electrics in the past, but after playing this at the music store for over an hour, I decided I had to have it.

        I had been looking for a good ac/elec for a while, and had a hard time choosing because of prices. The Sonoran is well worth the price.

        I would definitely recommend this to any guitarist.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        ALL AROUND GREAT GUITAR

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

        This guitar is not only a great looking guitar the electronics sound great and excellent craftsmanship for a chinese built guitar.....sounds awesome!!!

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        good value ...get it......

        By Guitarsrevo

        from Dallas georgia

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

        Good overall value, plugged in it rings like a bell. Has a true sound..not plugged it is a tad thin but overall good....it shines plugged in....great neck ,,,very fast...Just a cool product you can be proud of the name and the sound the gitbox makes....Finish is great and good quality.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Strat-like neck - great guitar attached!

        By Fender-Man

        from New York

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        Pros

        • Built-in tuner
        • Fishman Pickup
        • Great neck
        • Nice tone

        Cons

        • Action Could Be Better

        Best Uses

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

          I wanted an inexpensive guitar to take to the beach and that also had a pickup to supplement my great but non-electric Martin. I'd been thinking about the Sonoran for a few years because I love the neck and headstock. I finally got one last week and am really loving it. I have this guitar hanging in a convenient spot on my bedroom wall, so I find myself picking it up every day. It won't replace my HD-28, but it's the best and most usable guitar I've played in this price range. Really a lot of value here.

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