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

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

The California Series T-Bucket 300CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar is even more supercharged now, with upgraded features including a remarkable new holographic rosette inlay, new quilt ash top option, new 12th-fret "F" logo inlay design, and Graph Tech Nubone nut and compensated bridge saddle for enhanced tone.

The other great T-Bucket 300CE features you already know are still here, too. These include flame and quilt maple tops in several finishes with quartersawn scalloped "X" bracing, mahogany back and sides, body binding and headstock pinstriping, mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, strap-pin and end-pin jacks, and Fishman Isys III pickup/active preamp system with built-in chromatic tuner, on/off switch, three-band EQ and volume control.

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

FEATURES
  • Series: Hot Rod Design Acoustics
  • Body Shape: Dreadnought
  • Body Top: Flame Maple (Transparent black, Sunburst), Quilt Maple (Transparent blue, Amber) or Quilt Ash (Transparent violet, Transparent dark brown)
  • Back and Sides: Laminated Mahogany
  • Bracing: Quartersawn Scalloped X
  • Body Binding: Multiple
  • Rosette: Holographic T-Bucket Pinstriped
  • Body Depth: 3.75 in. (Front) to 4.75 in. (Rear)
  • Neck: Mahogany, "C"-Shape
  • Neck Binding: White
  • Nut Width: 1.625 in. (41.3 mm)
  • Frets: 20
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood, 11.81 in. (300 mm) Radius
  • Position Inlays: Dot
  • Scale Length: 25.3 in. (64.3 cm)
  • Controls: Built-In Chromatic Tuner with On/Off Switch, Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • String Nut: Graph Tech NuBone
  • Bridge: Rosewood with Graphtech Nubone Compensated Saddle
  • Strings: Fender Dura-Tone Coated 80/20 Bronze (.012-.052 Gauge)

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FenderCalifornia Series T-Bucket 300CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stays in tune (8)
  • Good audio (7)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Consistent (6)
  • Fun to play (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (9)
  • Jamming (7)
  • Small venues (6)
  • Recording (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12), Yes (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Really Nice

This is a really nice guitar. It's amazing how Fender can keep prices reasonable on instruments of this quality.
The Amber with Quilted Maple is absolutely stunning. With the 'bone' border...Read complete review

This is a really nice guitar. It's amazing how Fender can keep prices reasonable on instruments of this quality.
The Amber with Quilted Maple is absolutely stunning. With the 'bone' border on the body and neck, and the in-lay on the headstock, around the sound hole, and on the 12th. fret---just gorgeous.
I switched out the black bridge pins for bone, to match the border (just a personal preference) and it is eye popping.
Mine came with the action WAY too high, and the Rosewood fretboard WAY too dry (this is why 4 stars and not 5). Musicians Friend do not "set-up" instruments, so this doesn't reflect on them...but you'd think Fender (regardless of over-sea's, south of the border, or California) would care how their instruments are set-up before leaving the plant.
And I am not sure how the Rosewood could be so dry even stored in a box for 5 or 6 months. I took the strings off and applied FOUR coats of Lemon Oil before it stopped absorbing---that is ridiculous! Rosewood is fantastic...but only if it's taken care of.

The Fender Dura-Tone Coated 80/20 Bronze strings are amazingly crisp, and absolutely belong on this guitar. I kept the original strings for the first time in my 33 years of buying/playing guitars. I also purchased another set for back-up...I intend to stay with these strings.

The Fishman electronics definitely live up to their reputation as one of the best in the business. Playing plugged in, keep the volume on the guitar toward the low side, and turn up the amp or you might get a little distorted---but other than that, it works and sounds great. Built in tuner is dead on too...I checked against external tuners, and there is no difference.

Great guitar. Both looks and sound. I would definitely recommend.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Very pretty guitar

Got this guitar about a year and a half ago, finish was really beautiful, stock strings we bad as expected, with new strings guitar became alive.
Got it setup real nice but...Read complete review

Got this guitar about a year and a half ago, finish was really beautiful, stock strings we bad as expected, with new strings guitar became alive.
Got it setup real nice but guitar still had a bit of fret buzz, I don't know why but fret buzz got worse with time. I only did a few gigs with this guitar before selling it.

This guitar is good for beginners and to practice.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great little guitar

By longtime player

from N.H.

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Pros

  • Nice Action E-z Player

Cons

  • Scratches

Best Uses

  • Whateverwherever

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

Buy this guitar,AND a set of strings,you"ll be a happy camper.Sound is really good unplugged and that's impressive coming from a guy thats always had solid wood guitars!!!! NOW...in all fairness,I run this through a DigiTech RP255 on the dred acoustic setting to my settings and that IS the POP!!!!Sooooooo..there it is sounds awesome!!!!!!Oh yeah these scratch REALLY EASY.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome guitar, Awesome Price!

By The Great One

from Victorville, Ca

Pros

  • Built in tuner
  • feel
  • Fishman Pickup
  • Look
  • price
  • Sound

Cons

  • No Case

Best Uses

  • Country
  • Folk
  • Rock
  • Worship

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

I saw this guitar and was immediately drawn to it. After playing it I fell in love with it. Awesome guitar for the musician that's on a budget. Highly recommended .

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Really Nice

By White Dog

from Iowa

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful
  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

  • Dry Rosewood
  • Poor "out of box" setup

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Small Venues

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

This is a really nice guitar. It's amazing how Fender can keep prices reasonable on instruments of this quality.
The Amber with Quilted Maple is absolutely stunning. With the 'bone' border on the body and neck, and the in-lay on the headstock, around the sound hole, and on the 12th. fret---just gorgeous.
I switched out the black bridge pins for bone, to match the border (just a personal preference) and it is eye popping.
Mine came with the action WAY too high, and the Rosewood fretboard WAY too dry (this is why 4 stars and not 5). Musicians Friend do not "set-up" instruments, so this doesn't reflect on them...but you'd think Fender (regardless of over-sea's, south of the border, or California) would care how their instruments are set-up before leaving the plant.
And I am not sure how the Rosewood could be so dry even stored in a box for 5 or 6 months. I took the strings off and applied FOUR coats of Lemon Oil before it stopped absorbing---that is ridiculous! Rosewood is fantastic...but only if it's taken care of.

The Fender Dura-Tone Coated 80/20 Bronze strings are amazingly crisp, and absolutely belong on this guitar. I kept the original strings for the first time in my 33 years of buying/playing guitars. I also purchased another set for back-up...I intend to stay with these strings.

The Fishman electronics definitely live up to their reputation as one of the best in the business. Playing plugged in, keep the volume on the guitar toward the low side, and turn up the amp or you might get a little distorted---but other than that, it works and sounds great. Built in tuner is dead on too...I checked against external tuners, and there is no difference.

Great guitar. Both looks and sound. I would definitely recommend.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Lefty4

from columbia, tn

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Pros

  • beautiful guitar
  • Built in tuner
  • Great sound
  • Great value for the price

Cons

  • Gig Bag Not Included

Best Uses

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

    I have played guitar in bands for forty years.
    Why pay a lot when you can get a lot for less.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Buy This!!!!

    By shulerassassin1

    from Beattyville, KY

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    Pros

    • BEAUTIFUL
    • Sounds Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        This guitar is a must buy! I just purchased one recently and I love it! Sounds and looks just as good as a guitar that is three times as much! I also love the built in tuner! Stop debating and just BUY IT!

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Definitely one of my favorite guitars

        By Andrew

        from North Hollywood, CA

        Pros

        • Body
        • Pick Ups
        • Playability

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            Skeptical at first because I've always loved Taylor acoustics but I'll have to admit that you could probably get away with telling someone this guitar was worth 700 cause it sounds and looks the part. I love the Hot Rod inspired paint jobs. I have the Transparent Blue

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Had to return 2 of them so far!

            Pros

            • BEAUTIFUL

            Cons

            • Broken electronics
            • Patches On The Fretboard

            Best Uses

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

              I have returned 2 of them so far, hoping the 3rd one will be working good!

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              very impressed

              By Irish Mike

              from St. Louis, Mo

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

              Guitar arrived well packaged. Out of the box it was set up nicely. Absolutely beautiful trans violet, nice low action, tuner is accurate, sounds like a much more expensive guitar. MF price matched another company that charges tax, so I got it cheaper than the other guys. Really happy with the guitar and MF service.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Bucket O bang for buck

              By Johnbass

              from foothills, sc

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              Pros

              • Beautiful Flame Burst
              • Easy Thin Neck
              • Eq And Tuner Are Great
              • Very Nice Finish Build

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Go To Guitar For Anything
                • Live Or Studio

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

                I bought a T bucket bass and was blown away, so bought this. Unlike the bass this one needed action lowered a lot and some set up. BUT I really believe the value even if you had to pay for a set up is well worth it. The build quality is unreal for the price! The neck is thin and very easy to play. The Fishman piezo really sounds great.. the eq on this and the bass simply sound amazing. If you can get over the laminated stigma you might be surprised. I was mainly playing Takamine % Taylor until now. Love this! also love Musicians fried, and have for many years. Great to deal with.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Eats Batteries

                By Trackerdan

                from Lincoln, Ca.

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                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Rich Sound
                • Stays In Tune

                Cons

                • Eats Batteries

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

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

                This is a great guitar. Just remember to take the 9V battery out of its compartment and stow it in the case between gigs. Then your good to go.

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