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Fender Elvis Presley Kingman Clambake Acoustic Guitar

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A re-creation of one of Elvis' most iconic instruments.

Fender hails the King of Rock ˜n™ Roll and transports you back to 1967 with the introduction of the Elvis Kingman acoustic guitar-a sharp looking, rich-sounding, hip-swaying evocation of the freewheeling Fender acoustic that Elvis Presley wielded with consummate cool in ™67 cinematic romp Clambake.

In addition to honoring the King, the Elvis Kingman dreadnought also recreates Fender' famous mid-™60s œWildwood finish, in which living beech trees that provided the backs and sides of the unusual instruments were dyed in several elegantly striking colors before being harvested.

Highly distinctive features include Presley' signature on the front of the Wildwood-style headstock, solid spruce top with scalloped X bracing for full and resonant tone, laminated Wildwood-style back and sides, Ivoroid neck and body binding, stylish dual checkerboard rosette, maple neck, 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with block position inlays and bone nut, Fender œViking rosewood bridge with cream-colored pins and compensated bone saddle, chrome hardware and gloss neck and body finish.!

FEATURES
  • Large Fender headstock logo
  • Wildwood back and sides
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Dual checkerboard rosettes
  • Three ply gold pickguard
  • "Viking" Fender bridge

The spirit of the King lives on. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
Body
  • Body Material: Solid Spruce Top with Laminated Wildwood Back and Sides
  • Body Finish: Gloss
  • Body Shape: Dreadnought
  • Bracing: Scalloped X
  • Rosette: Dual Checkerboard
  • Body Binding: Multiple
  • Body Back: Laminated Wildwood
  • Body Sides: Laminated Wildwood
  • Body Top: Solid Spruce
Neck
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Gloss
  • Neck Binding: Ivoroid
  • Scale Length: 25.3" (643 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • String Nut: Graph Tech® NuBone„¢
  • Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm)
  • Position Inlays: Block
Hardware
  • Bridge: Rosewood with Compensated Graph Tech® Nubone„¢ Saddle
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply Gold
Miscellaneous
  • Strings: Fender® Dura-Tone® 80/20 Phosphor Bronze (.012-.052 Gauge)
  • Unique Features: Inspired by Elvis, Dual Checkerboard Rosette, Fender "Viking" style bridge, Gold Three-Ply Pickguard, MOP Acrlyic Block Fretboard Inlays, Forward Mounted Strap Button, All Metal Vintage Fender Machine Heads, Multiple Body Bindings, and Scalloped "X" Bracing
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FenderElvis Presley Kingman Clambake Acoustic Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (32)
  • Good feel (29)
  • Good audio (28)
  • Stays in tune (28)
  • Consistent (22)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (31)
  • Jamming (27)
  • Recording (20)
  • Small venues (19)
  • Rock concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (24), Professional musician (9), Novice (3)

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(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hail to the King!

By Burchwatter

from Monroe, MI

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender Elvis Presley Kingman Clambake Acoustic Guitar:

    I won't lie...I chose this guitar for two reasons: The price, and the fact that it was a replica Elvis Presley guitar. I am a huge Elvis fan so that was a selling point. I sold my electric guitar because I haven't been in a band for 10 years and wanted to pick up an acoustic to play and make in-house recordings. Didn't really know what to expect but was very happy upon pulling it out of the box and playing it. The finish on the guitar looks amazing. The back and sides are a very natural wood grain. Everyone I have shown it to says it looks great. And the sound is a very rich and vibrant sound. It has good play up and down the neck as well. Fender is putting out some great instruments at a very reasonable price. You will be happy with this one, especially if you don't want to spend a fortune to have a great sounding acoustic.

    (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    California series Kingman

    By Picker

    from Greenville, SC

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    Pros

    • Full Sound
    • Great Value
    • Stays In Tune
    • Very Light

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • For Playing Guitar Lol
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Elvis Presley Kingman Clambake Acoustic Guitar:

      Bought on a whim. Very light, like a vintage guitar that has aired out over time. Great tone, maybe not as complex as some solid wood back/sides, but better than my Taylor 414ce rosewood and some Takamine's which speaks volumes about it's tone, very full and loud. Very nice looking, bound fret board, block inlays, nice rosette, claims it has a bone nut and saddle ..doubt this, doesn't look like it. The wildwood (think it is beaqch) isn't the prettiest wood ever, thats for sure but the spuce top and front is gorgeous. Full C shape neck.
      I was so impressed that I bought the Kingman CDE with a cutaway and Fishman electronics and a built in tuner. Also a great guitar!
      This must be discontinued as the markdown off a already low price suggests this. A great beginner/intermediate guitar. I would say higher but doesn't play high up the neck that great.
      Has got to be the best bang for the buck, doubt there is a better guitar out there for this price!
      oh and Elvis signed it..lol. who cares..

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wow. A stunningly well made guitar!

      By Fuse

      from Ventura, CA

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Absolutely beautiful
      • Best Value Ever
      • Consistent
      • Fantastic Action
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Great action
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender Elvis Presley Kingman Clambake Acoustic Guitar:

        Yes, I am a big Elvis fan and was greatly inspired by his music. But let's forget about that for a minute. I'm going to review this guitar as just a guitar.

        This guitar is gorgeous. The contrasting wood grain and finish are top shelf. It plays like a dream, which I did not expect. This instrument is incredibly well-made and it astounded me how good it feels and sounds. The headstock is very cool and the Fender tuners are sweet. The sound is lush and full, with more volume and presence that other good quality acoustics I own. Playing this guitar is like slathering melting butter onto soft bread. OH. YES.

        The fact that it's an 'Elvis' guitar just adds to the brilliance of this purchase. What a value. I feel that this guitar is worth far more than what I paid.

        I don't need to buy another acoustic after this. Not a cheap or gimmick guitar. It's actually the best value I've ever found in my music career.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Impressed

        By Spambus

        from RI

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Ace Woodworking
        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good action
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune
        • Sweet Finish

        Cons

        • 1 Plastic Strap Button
        • Change Strings
        • No case

        Best Uses

        • Anytime
        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Fender Elvis Presley Kingman Clambake Acoustic Guitar:

        Love it impressed with looks feel and sound right out of the box.
        I never buy without playing first, but did not find any in nearby shops.
        So I took a chance and glad I did! I'm not a big Elvis fan but I love all that this guitar represents. A nice collector's piece to honor his career in music and film. So glad I took a chance and bought it.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Change the strings

        By JoeJo13

        from guam

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender Elvis Presley Kingman Clambake Acoustic Guitar:

          the strings it comes with need to changed as soon as you receive it. i changed them with ernie ball acoustic strings and its 100% better sounding.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Exactly what I was looking for.

          By Blues Boy 1966

          from Ms

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Fender Elvis Presley Kingman Clambake Acoustic Guitar:

            This is a lot of guitar for the price. Great sound, No cutaway, Maple neck, Block inlays, Fender head stock, Solid top. Exactly what I was looking for at a great price. The Elvis signature did not sway me one way or the other in my decision to purchase this guitar. The finish is flawless.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Thank yuh. Thank yuh very much.

            By Rockabillybob

            from Missouri

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender Elvis Presley Kingman Clambake Acoustic Guitar:

              I'm an Elvis fan too. This guitar has the looks, but is it just a pretty face? No. It's a very easy guitar to play. Very nice feel to the neck. After a string change, no adjustments needed. I played it at a gig once with a Fishman soundhole pickup. It was OK, but not what I'm used to hearing with my Martin 000-16 with Fishman pickup. That's comparing apples to oranges, isn't it? With a professionally installed, under saddle pickup, this guitar just might sound great. I keep it handy in my music room for practice, learning something new, etc. I think it's worth the money.

              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              awsome ELVIS PRESLEY guitar

              By ELVIS

              from MaxMeadows VA.

              About Me Novice

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              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Great action
              • Great Beginer Guitar
              • Rich Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Playing Elvis Songs
                • Pleasure Playing
                • Practicing

                Comments about Fender Elvis Presley Kingman Clambake Acoustic Guitar:

                Personally I think this guitar is the best guitar in the world.I am A huge Elvis fan. I hope you like this guitar.

                Thank you,thank you very much.

                (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Guitar!

                By JPaul

                from Denver

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Fender Elvis Presley Kingman Clambake Acoustic Guitar:

                    I picked one up while they were being closed out. So glad I did. This is an excellent guitar, judged by any standards. I'm guessing it didn't sell well because it seems gimmicky. With the name "Clambake", the cheesy Elvis "signature", and that 6 on a side headstock, I'm sure many people assumed it was just a novelty. I did. I have dozens of guitars and just bought this cheap as an amusing wall hanging. But this is no wall hanging. It's a great guitar. Very well built, rigid neck with nice looking inlays and binding, nice sounding solid top, and of course that unique headstock. If you can still find one of these, buy it!

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Nice Surprise

                    By TJ4

                    from Mississippi

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to play
                    • Fun To Play
                    • Nice Intonation
                    • Nice Tone
                    • Pretty Finish
                    • Rich Sound
                    • Stays In Tune

                    Cons

                    • Meets Expectations
                    • NONE

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Fender Elvis Presley Kingman Clambake Acoustic Guitar:

                    Good set up out of the box. An excellent guitar at the money. Solid for a made in China guitar at a promotional price point.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    ;

                    By booker t

                    from kaufman tx

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Fender Elvis Presley Kingman Clambake Acoustic Guitar:

                      Very pleased with guitar can't beleave it plays so good fender always does good

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Elvis Presley Kingman Clambake Acoustic

                      By Gene

                      from Beckville, Texas

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Feel
                      • Stays In Tune

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Fender Elvis Presley Kingman Clambake Acoustic Guitar:

                        I bought this guitar on sale for an additional practice guitar. It was much better than I expected. The finish was flawless and the action was not too shabby. I always lower the action on my guitars for ease of playing, which i did on this instrument. The intonation is good, and it has a very nice sound. It looks good, especially with the neck inlays, which are not usually found on a Fender, and plays good. It stays in tune.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Nobody knows I am Elvis

                        By acoustic911

                        from Redmond, WA

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fun To Play
                        • Nice Design

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Fender Elvis Presley Kingman Clambake Acoustic Guitar:

                          It is a very sharp and classic design. Nice details. The sound for me is great, also replaced strings as others suggested. I am a novice and always wanted a acoustic to practice and learn on. With the price, design and feel this is beyond perfect.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          " A great remake of a 1967 classic! "

                          By Rockin' Roger

                          from Cornell, Michigan

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                          Pros

                          • Beautiful finish
                          • Fun To Play
                          • Good Feel
                          • Stays In Tune
                          • Well Crafted

                          Cons

                          • NONE

                          Best Uses

                          • Jamming
                          • Pickup Play
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Fender Elvis Presley Kingman Clambake Acoustic Guitar:

                          This guitar is a great deal for the money! When I received it I immediately shaved the bridge and adjusted the neck, now it plays very easy & stays in tune as well as any of my other Fenders. "Thanks! to Musicians Friend for making this available."

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          stupid deal of the day

                          By Bob

                          from Newark, NJ

                          About Me Experienced

                          Pros

                          • Fun To Play
                          • Good Feel
                          • Made Really Well
                          • Rich Sound
                          • Stays In Tune

                          Cons

                          • Bad strings

                          Best Uses

                          • Jamming
                          • Recording
                          • Rock Concerts
                          • Small Venues

                          Comments about Fender Elvis Presley Kingman Clambake Acoustic Guitar:

                          I normally go for vintage Japanese lawsuit guitars. As the price was third of the retail price I took a chance. For the price its really well made and it sounds as good as the 70s rosewood back Morris. Smooth and rings like a bell. Well balanced. I always wanted an acoustic with fender head. I cannot sell this guitar any more.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Pretty and sounds great!

                          By piper

                          from Hurricane Hole St John, Virgin Islands

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fun To Play
                          • Good Bass Tones
                          • Good Feel
                          • Great action
                          • It's Really Pretty
                          • Rich Sound
                          • Stays In Tune
                          • Volume Is Great

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Barbeques
                            • Beach Parties
                            • Clam Bakes
                            • Jamming
                            • Practicing
                            • Recording
                            • Sail Boat Guitar
                            • Small Venues

                            Comments about Fender Elvis Presley Kingman Clambake Acoustic Guitar:

                            sounds much better after restringing it with Elixer light gauge strings. Well built, and its really a pretty guitar, with the "Wild Wood" back and sides. the back has nice flame grain and is well match booked. The solid Spruce top has some nice detail as well. I'm not wild about the Elvis signature on the head stock but the classic Fender shape is cool. This is a really nice guitar, I love it.

                            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great Guitar

                            By Mike

                            from Lynchburg Va

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • Came With Bad Strings

                            Best Uses

                            • Experimentation
                            • Jamming
                            • Practicing
                            • Recording
                            • Small Venues

                            Comments about Fender Elvis Presley Kingman Clambake Acoustic Guitar:

                            This guitar came in immaculate condition two days early in fact. It plays quite crisp with rich tone. The only drawback I have had was the strings it came with were terrible and the action was very low thus, it had a bit of a rattle. That being said this problem was easily fixed by adjusting the truss rod and by installing a new set of strings. All in all this guitar is superb in both categories of looks and sound. Therefore I highly recommend this guitar. You will not be disappointed.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Nice guitar, great conversation piece!

                            By Slamdozer

                            from Wisconsin

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                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Fender Elvis Presley Kingman Clambake Acoustic Guitar:

                              I purchased this guitar because I was in need of a campfire instrument. The fact that the finish is gloss, it has a large body, a front strap pin installed and it looks awesome sold me. I respect Elvis, though I'm not a superfan so that didn't deter me at all. The fit and finish was perfect out of the box (I have a Gibson CJ165 and a Martin DM as well) and the intonation was spot on. The neck plays like a mix between an acoustic and an electric. I'm leaving the guitar in the study so I can practice when I'm on the main level of my house - be it chords or scales it can handle it. Nice big Fender headstock and block inlays really blows you away in person

                               
                              5.0

                              Impressed

                              By slo-blu

                              from VA

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                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Jamming
                                • Playing The Blues
                                • Practicing
                                • Recording
                                • Small Venues

                                Comments about Fender Elvis Presley Kingman Clambake Acoustic Guitar:

                                Considering some of the comments, I was quite impressed. Of course this is based on the clearence price I paid for it. But it is everything I would expect in a better quality guitar. Especially like the wild wood appearance.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great quality...really impressed! A+++

                                By Nick

                                from North Carolina

                                About Me Professional Musician

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Jamming
                                  • Practicing
                                  • Recording
                                  • Rock Concerts
                                  • School Bands
                                  • Small Venues

                                  Comments about Fender Elvis Presley Kingman Clambake Acoustic Guitar:

                                  I expected this to be a middle of the road instrument, and was pleasantly surprised to find the quality was really good. There are no cons to this instrument. It doesn't have a pickup, but I knew this when I purchased it. Really a great instrument and the sound matches my $2000.00 Gibson.

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