• Gift Certificate
  • Track Order
  • Help
  • Feedback [+]
  • Ship To: US Flag
  • Shop by Department
  • Hot Deals

MF MD HG July Financing 7-22-14

Fender CJ290S Flame Maple Jumbo Acoustic Guitar   (Used)

  • Write a Review
Product #H89856
  • Ships Internationally
Fender

A large-bodied guitar with a solid spruce top and wonderful flame maple back & sides.

The Fender CJ290S Flame Maple Jumbo Acoustic Guitar features an elegant flame maple back and sides. A grand sound all in all, with booming response and great balance and projection. Premium features include a solid spruce top with quartersawn scalloped X bracing, tortoiseshell pickguard and abalone rosette, Ivoroid binding, maple neck with dual-action truss rod, 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with smaller (3 mm) dot inlays, compensated rosewood bridge with bone saddle and abalone-dot black pins, gold hardware, factory-mounted forward strap button with internal block reinforcement.

Features

  • Jumbo body style
  • Solid spruce top
  • Laminated flame maple back & sides
  • Quartersawn scalloped X bracing
  • Tortoiseshell pickguard and abalone rosette
  • Ivoroid binding
  • Maple neck with dual-action truss rod
  • 20-fret rosewood fingerboard
  • Compensated rosewood bridge with bone saddle

Make your sound bigger and better with this elegant jumbo from Fender. Order today.

 

CJ290S Flame Maple Jumbo Acoustic Guitar Specifications:

  • Body
  • Body: Solid Spruce Top, Laminated Flame Maple back and sides
  • Body Shape: Jumbo
  • Body Back: Laminated Flame Maple
  • Body Sides: Laminated Flame Maple
  • Body Top: Solid Spruce
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Bracing: Quartersawn Scalloped X
  • Rosette: Fender® Abalone Design
  • Body Binding: Multiple Body Bindings
  • Neck
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Position Inlays: 3 mm Dot Position Markers
  • Fretboard Radius: 11.81" (300mm)
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.3" (64.3 cm)
  • Hardware
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Bridge: Rosewood with Bone Compensated Saddle
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Miscellaneous
  • Strings: Fender® Dura-Tone® Coated 80/20 Bronze (.012-.052 Gauge)
  • Unique Features: Dual Action Truss Rod, Tortoise Shell Pickguard, Quartersawn Scalloped X Bracing, Compensated Bone Saddle, MOP Inlaid Headstock Logo, Traditional Fender Bridge, Factory Mounted Forward Strap Button with Internal Block Reinforcement, 3mm Dot Position Inlays, Abalone Rosette and Ivoroid Binding
Customer Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot®

by PowerReviews
FenderCJ290S Flame Maple Jumbo Acoustic Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (12)
  • Good feel (12)
  • Consistent (11)
  • Fun to play (11)
  • Stays in tune (11)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (10)
    • Practicing (10)
    • Recording (8)
    • Small venues (4)
    • Rock concerts (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (9), Professional musician (4)

    Reviewed by 13 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-10

    Back to top

    Previous | Next »

     
    4.0

    Fender CJ290S Acoustic

    By Mr. Wonderful

    from Murfreesboro Tennessee

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender CJ290S Flame Maple Jumbo Acoustic Guitar:

      I bought this guitar (new) because it was marked down to a price lower than it sells for used. That's the truth. I've been a Fender fan for half a century. I could not say how many I've had over the years but now I have 5 left. (including a Custom Shop Rosewood Telecaster...) This CJ290S actually impressed me. It has a clean, bold sound that fills the room. Easy to play, and the wood is beautiful. I could mention a few improvements that would be nice, but it is what it is. An inexpensive, yet quality guitar. I would call this a very good value. Anyone buying this guitar, if it is like what I have here, will be a satisfied customer.

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      I was stunned!

      By rocco

      from Youngstown Ohio

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Fender CJ290S Flame Maple Jumbo Acoustic Guitar:

        Unbelieveable acoustic for the money. Sounds and plays as well as any of My big buck guitars. Wish I would have bought 2!

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Awesome Acoustic

        By String bender

        from Toccoa Georgia

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Fender CJ290S Flame Maple Jumbo Acoustic Guitar:

          This fender jumbo compells me to write this as I have just put it back in its stand for the night.All I can say is without being technical is that I play this more than my Taylor's..It came set up perfect and plays and sounds just awesome.The action is better than any other guitar I own.Bone nut and saddle with x-bracing makes it all come together for a terrific instrument....I just love it.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Harmonious Balance

          By David O.

          from Vale, North Carolina

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • NONE

          Best Uses

          • Any And All
          • Every Thing

          Comments about Fender CJ290S Flame Maple Jumbo Acoustic Guitar:

          I can describe this guitar with one word, "Balance"! It has a perfect balance of bass, treble and mid range, nice, bright, clear tone; which is hard to find; especially in the dreadnaughts which have mostly bass and poor mid and treble in the same price range. Balance in weight distribution, will not turn or roll when playing standing with a strap; while the jumbo shape contours perfectly to your thigh and lap when sitting and will not slip or slide like a dreadnaught. Excellent attractive gold sealed tuners; tune it once and it stays tuned. The neck is smooth and slender for quick easy play. I love the fret style, thinner, more square and taller than the usual round flat frets; giving clear, precise tones, forgiving if you are not exactly positioned and for newer players. This is my third new acoustic guitar, I have a jasmine and a MS 402 Yamaha which I played several years each in that order while learning and developing as a player; this new Fender Jumbo is in an entire new level of quality, sound, form and fashion! I cannot say enough about the Jumbo body design, that's all I will have in the future! Buy this guitar! Even better, buy this guitar from Musicians Friend! Legendary great prices, customer service, speed of delivery, and they stand by their customers, products and warranties!

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          chord moster

          By Cowboy Randy

          from Springfield, Illinois

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performing
            • Recording

            Comments about Fender CJ290S Flame Maple Jumbo Acoustic Guitar:

            Deep, thumping, and resonant lows. I play western swing and rely on lots of passing chords, and it is easy to bar chord up and down the neck with special light or even extra light strings.
            Won't compress the sound no matter how hard I strum, and is really, really, really loud.
            Perfect for what I do.
            Very clean construction, nice finish, good tuners, nice laminate maple, and a tight grained top.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Beautiful, Quality Guitar

            By Guitarzan

            from Greensboro, North Carolina

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Fender CJ290S Flame Maple Jumbo Acoustic Guitar:

              This is a beautiful guitar that exudes quality construction, very good sound and low, comfortable action without any fret buzz. I just received it today and am very impressed with its factory setup and sound. I based my purchase on the previous good reviews here at MF and it appears to have paid off handsomely at a great price for a very nice, good sounding guitar. I have Breedlove, Martin and Blueridge dreadnaughts that I love and the Fender CJ290S is comparable in quality construction, flawless appearance and great sound. Mine came with low action with no hint of string/fret buzz. I believe the Fender strings on it are light gauge. Medium gauge will probably sound even richer and louder. Thank you Fender for bringing this acoustic up to compete with the other quality brands and thank you Musician's Friend for sending me a seemingly perfect copy setup just right and ready to enjoy hopefully for a long, long time.

              Comment on this review

              (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Sons first acoustic of his own

              By Metalchemist

              from Centrat Commiefornia

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Fender Name
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Nice Flamed Maple Finish
              • Rich Sound
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • School Bands
                • Teaching Guitar Care

                Comments about Fender CJ290S Flame Maple Jumbo Acoustic Guitar:

                I've been playing since I was @ 10 years old, I'm 55 now, have a room full of amps (some vintage all tube)dozens of axes electric. Two acoustics.
                I purchased this guitar for my son for Christmas and the fact that he's playing the guitar and will one day have all my toys.
                Now he will learn how to take care of his own guitar. Nuff said.

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                For the Money, GREAT!

                By hinely

                from Newnan, GA

                About Me Experienced

                Ask me a question

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Rich Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Fender CJ290S Flame Maple Jumbo Acoustic Guitar:

                  I am saving for a high-end guitar. I played Taylors, Martins, Blueridge, a Lowden, Gibsons while figuring out what I wanted and they are incredible. I needed one to serve while waiting. This guitar was on sale and is what I'm looking for in a geetar. Jumbo, natural, no cutaway, no electronics. I had a huge smile when I strummed my first G chord. Big booming sound, crisp, feels great. Yes it has laminated sides and back and is China-made, but it's nice. I've been played for 29 years and have had many guitars.

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Outstanding

                  By Tony

                  from Belleville Illinois

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming

                      Comments about Fender CJ290S Flame Maple Jumbo Acoustic Guitar:

                      I bought this guitar because it was one of those "stupid deals" that Musicians Friend puts out. I had bought another Fender acoustic a while ago and wasn't impressed so I got rid of it. When this deal came out I figured it was an inexpensive way to get a jumbo guitar. Let me tell you I am greatly impressed by the sound and feel of this guitar. The tone, both highs and lows, are lovely. The fit and finish are good, I especially like the curly maple laminate sides (the neck isn't flush with the body, there is a 1/64th "gap" that has been filled by the finish but it doesn't affect the sound or the playing so...) the binding is good, the frets aren't too rough, the inlays are nice ect. Out of the box the action was low but still very playable. It was even pretty much in tune. The best part is that it STAYS in tune. Once the guitar got acclimated to my house and I started playing it I really couldn't put it down. The sound is big but not overpowering. The subtlness that you can get from fingerpicking is impressive. But where this guitar really shines is when you strum some chords. It has a big sound, an expressive sound, and a balanced sound. I do get some string buzz, but that's because the neck needs a little adjustment to raise the action a hair, but then no one should judge a guitar before it's been tweeked. All in all I am delighted with this guitar and with Musician's Friend. It is well worth the money even when it's not a Stupid Deal!

                      Comment on this review

                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      jumbo value

                      By kenren10

                      from Delaware, USA

                      About Me Experienced

                      Ask me a question

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Woods
                      • Decent Fit And Finish
                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel
                      • Good Fit Finish
                      • Rich Sound
                      • Stays In Tune

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Picking Parties
                        • Practicing
                        • Recording
                        • Small Venues

                        Comments about Fender CJ290S Flame Maple Jumbo Acoustic Guitar:

                        My opinion of offshore Fender acoustics changed when I bought a wonderful Nohea ukulele for my girlfriend a couple of years ago. I really didn't need a maple jumbo but I have long wanted one (after borrowing a neglected blonde Guild a few years back) and I figured at the STOTD price I could just pay to ship it back if I didn't like it.

                        It's NOT going back.

                        Usually when trying out instruments bought online (which can be risky, especially with acoustics) I search for the flaws first before playing. It took a while to find the flaws - in this case the nut has a bit of discoloration from the glue joint and the shaping & sanding on the inside surface of the soundhole was uneven. Both flaws have been properly finished and polished and do not affect the sound or playability of the guitar. You would really have to look for the uneven soundhole edge; I had been playing it for a couple of days before I noticed. The interior is spotless - no glue squeeze-out visible even with an inspection mirror. There is one area on the top x-brace which could have been sanded a bit more, but again, you would have to reach inside to feel it.

                        The top grain alternates between narrow and wider which would bother some - I don't mind it at all - and there is some beautiful silking/bearclaw that I love. The body wood is laminated, but it's lovely flamed maple and the finish is thinly and evenly applied. I have played many Chinese/Korean/Indonesian guitars with very thick finishes that choke the tone.

                        This one just rings - it's not overly boomy or shrill - just a very pleasing, even, consistent tone. It blooms with harmonics on sustained open chords, with decent headroom on hard strums. The tone really opens up when strummed closer to the fingerboard – it's not bad picking near the bridge but the tone is tilted a bit more towards sustained trebles than the rich, ringing mids you find strumming over the soundhole. It's not getting restrung soon but when it does I will try something a bit darker than phosphor bronze. As mentioned in another review, using a ToneRite for a few days really helped the tone mature (if you know someone who has a ToneRite see if you can borrow it for a while – it will make a noticeable difference on any solid-topped acoustic instrument).

                        No, it doesn't sound just like an all-solid Gibson J200 or J45 but it's impossible to beat for the price. The playability is very consistent up the neck as well - it plays like an electric – and it's versatile enough to be my go-to solo gig guitar. I sing tunes that can be strummy, flatpicked or fingerpicked (with or without a capo to accommodate my vocal range) and there's nothing in my repertoire that this Jumbo can't do. There's a slightly high 4th fret that only is revealed when hitting the G string too hard, and it could use a little more fall-away on the highest 5 frets, but without a cutaway I'm not playing up there anyway. The tuners appear to be Schaller-types and work well - they are a slightly firm but that's better than a bit loose.

                        The only real criticism I can come up with is purely cosmetic - the near-white maple neck looks a bit plain with all the flamed wood and binding. I suppose they could have stained or masked it a bit to hide the inconsistent grain - but that's really the only thing I would change. The satin-finished neck feels and plays GREAT - it's very consistent no matter where I am picking and it stays in tune when I use a capo (original Shubb).

                        A few things I noticed that differed from previous reviews:
                        1) Mine came with no pickguard. I could put one on but I don't need it. I'm not Willie Nelson and the poly finish is durable enough...and as stated I love the look of the top as is.

                        2) The neck is not scarf-jointed (a very pleasant surprise at this price). It's a solid piece of maple with a slightly darker block of maple forming the heel (the color is in between the light neck wood and the darker stained sides). The neck on mine is solid from the tip of the headstock to the soundhole.

                        3) I prefer the location of the upper strap button above the neck joint - it's out of the way of the fretting hand, easy to access and the guitar hangs perfectly. I saw this described in a Dan Erlewine column a few years back but hadn't actually tried it before. I have a Larrivee D-50 with no strap button and this is where I will put the button on that.

                        4) Mine arrived with a spare TUSQ saddle – I haven't tried it as I am thrilled with the performance so far. I may try it when I restring but the setup is so good I may not mess with it at all.

                        All it needs now is a pickup and a case! No knock on Musician's Friend (I have been a happy customer of theirs since the 80's) but I think case shopping is best done in person as this is not a one-size-fits all guitar. It's not the deepest one I own (the aforementioned Larivee is) but it is by far the widest and I will buy a hardshell for it. For now it's happy in a Summit guitar pack I only use when I travel.

                        Comment on this review

                        Displaying reviews 1-10

                        Back to top

                        Previous | Next »

                        You are changing the Ship-To country.

                        Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.