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The Fender FA-135CE Cutaway Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar is built on the concert-style platform for a sleek, modern design. The laminated spruce ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Laminated spruce top, basswood back and sides, and Fishman ION-T preamp system.

The Fender FA-135CE Cutaway Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar is built on the concert-style platform for a sleek, modern design. The laminated spruce top features X-bracing for bright, punchy tone, ideal for lead guitar. The neck is nato, and the back and sides are laminated basswood-both tone woods known for letting the mid and high frequencies sing out.

Thanks to the basswood back and sides, the Fender FA-135CE Cutaway Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar is very light, avoiding strain to your neck or back during prolonged playing. The chrome tuners offer precision tuning. The guitar also features an impressive electronics system, featuring the Fishman ION-T preamp and built-in chromatic tuner, which provides lightning-fast tuning and amplification. The preamp features a volume dial, phase and contour buttons, and a tuner power button.

The FA-135CE Cutaway Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar is fashioned with a natural gloss polyurethane finish, aged fretboard and body bindings, and a white concentric ring rosette that offers a striking contrast, and an appearance as beautiful as its sound.

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FEATURES
  • Body Style: concert
  • Finish: gloss polyurethane
  • Top: laminated spruce
  • Bracing: X-bracing
  • Back and Sides: laminated basswood
  • Neck: nato
  • Fingerboard: rosewood
  • Frets: 20
  • Bridge: rosewood with compensated saddle
  • Machine heads: die-cast chrome
  • Electronics: Fishman Ion-T preamp with built-in tuner
  • Black pick-guard
  • Aged bridge pins with black dots
  • Aged fingerboard and body bindings
  • Rosette: Multi-ABS inlays
  • Inlay: White dot position
  • Headstock: matching paint with gold fender logo
  • Strings: D'Addario EXP-26 phosphor bronze, gauges 11 to 52
  • Case sold separately

Get started playing the right way with Fender quality and style at a very friendly price!

SPECIFICATIONS

FA-135CE Cutaway Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar

  • Scale Length: 25.3 in.
    Body Depth: 3.25 to 3.5 in.
    Width at Nut: 1.69 in.
    Width at Heel: 2.24 in.
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FenderFA-135CE Cutaway Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.0

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (24)
  • Good feel (23)
  • Stays in tune (23)
  • Good audio (20)
  • Consistent (14)

Cons

  • Poor quality (5)
  • Not consistent (3)
  • Requires constant tuning (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (25)
  • Jamming (21)
  • Small venues (14)
  • School bands (7)
  • Recording (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Novice (14), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Sweet sounding and at a GREAT PRICE !!!!!!

This is a must have for any musician out there. In general this is a well rounded instrument that need not be overlooked because of the price. Fender payed attention to detail, all...Read complete review

This is a must have for any musician out there. In general this is a well rounded instrument that need not be overlooked because of the price. Fender payed attention to detail, all the way down to the strings. Despite the value your getting, your also getting a guitar that's probably twice what MF is selling it for. Good job MF and Good job Fender.
The electronics on this guitar are awesome. You are allowed to tailor your sound pretty much how you want. Fishman says it all.
Being a Fender, quality is one thing they are known for. I wouldn't expect anything else from Fender.
Honestly, This is pretty much why i bought it. I figured 150 wasn't much to lose if it didn't work out for me, but boy was i suprised.

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Excellent beginner guitar

I bought this guitar for my kids and was really pleasantly surprised. It is a very inexpensive guitar, but it is surprisingly playable and the feel and sound are significantly superior to other guitars...Read complete review

I bought this guitar for my kids and was really pleasantly surprised. It is a very inexpensive guitar, but it is surprisingly playable and the feel and sound are significantly superior to other guitars in this price range. It is a concert style guitar so it is a shallower than a traditional dreadnought which makes it great for younger or smaller players, but it still feels like a "normal" guitar to me. It has a built in tuner and the Fishman pickup and electronics are great. We bought the sunburst and it is a really nice looking instrument. I'd recommend this without hesitation for anyone looking for a student guitar or anyone who needs to stay under 200. The sound probably won't blow anyone away if you are playing it unplugged, but plugged it it is actually passable, especially if you are doing a lot of hard strumming or something else that doesn't require a lot of nuance.

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(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet sounding and at a GREAT PRICE !!!!!!

By jay hernandez

from Odem, Texas

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Comments about Fender FA-135CE Cutaway Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This is a must have for any musician out there. In general this is a well rounded instrument that need not be overlooked because of the price. Fender payed attention to detail, all the way down to the strings. Despite the value your getting, your also getting a guitar that's probably twice what MF is selling it for. Good job MF and Good job Fender.
The electronics on this guitar are awesome. You are allowed to tailor your sound pretty much how you want. Fishman says it all.
Being a Fender, quality is one thing they are known for. I wouldn't expect anything else from Fender.
Honestly, This is pretty much why i bought it. I figured 150 wasn't much to lose if it didn't work out for me, but boy was i suprised.

(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A little much on the treble side

By Craig Tidmore

from Texas

Comments about Fender FA-135CE Cutaway Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Overal it's worth the price........
It's a good starter guitar and it sounds pretty good to me,I've played guitar for 30 years so I've played numerous guitars.I've had it for 3 months now and I have only had to tune it 2 times so it will stay in tune and I play it everyday.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Pretty Good

By Scott

from undisclosed

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Comments about Fender FA-135CE Cutaway Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I recommend this for the beginner to upper intermediate player.
Pick ups and tuner are fairly good, not a professionals guitar. Furniture is solid, but not top of the line.
The body is lightweight and solid construction. The finish is heavy and glassy.
The overal quality is pretty good, it is a budget guitar.
The sound is actually good plugged in! Acoustically, it sounds a bit tinny, not a warm quality.
It comes set up okay, strings are nice and not rusty, and it does come with a battery, patch chord and truss wrench!
For the price +/- this guitar is very good.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Purchase Worth The Money

By Smoothstrings

from Dallas, Texas

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues
    • Teaching

    Comments about Fender FA-135CE Cutaway Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I've been playing guitar for over 40yrs and I have never bought a guitar in this price range that could measure up to this guitar, and I have played just about every guitar on the market and not to leave out the hundreds that have been discontinued. I consider myself a pro musician and a good judge of guitars. If you purchase this guitar you will get your monies worth right out of the box and when you see, hold, touch, and play this guitar, you will immediately understand.

    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Not bad for the price!

    By SteveG

    from Nowhere, PA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender FA-135CE Cutaway Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      When I purchased this guitar I was looking for a cheap acoustic that I could play around the house and I wouldn't be heartbroken if it got dinged up. Basically I wanted a beater. I play mostly electric guitar. I have a bunch of really high end electrics that I love but I missed having an acoustic around the house. Right out of the box I was disappointed but I wasn't expecting much. The action was pretty bad. I tweaked the neck and sanded down the bridge saddle quite a bit now it plays like a dream. I first tried John Pearce extra light 10's on it and it sounded really thin and tinny but I put a set of Elixir Polyweb Custom Light 11's on it and it sounds full and beautiful. I'm really happy with this purchase. It took a little trial and error and some tlc but the result was a guitar that is easy to play and sounds great. As far as looks it's pretty basic. The top is really light which I'm not crazy about but it will darken some with age. I removed the pickguard and I think it improved the overall look of the guitar. The electronics are decent it sounds pretty good through a tube amp. The on board tuner is handy. For the money you can't go wrong. I'm not sure I'd recommend this guitar for a beginner only because right out of the box it was pretty hard to play and I've been playing for almost 20 years.

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Guitar,Great Value!!!

      By Denny

      from Springdale, AR.

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      Comments about Fender FA-135CE Cutaway Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      This is a quality Guitar. Sounds Great both Acoustic and amped.Quality construction And materials!Order one today! You'll love it,and won 't want to put it down!!!

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      FA135CE Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar

      By John Giarmarco

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Fender FA-135CE Cutaway Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Excellent!!
      I had read some positive reviews on other sites and decided to take a chance on this guitar. I have purchased other guitars in this price range and was very dissapointed.

      All I can say is "WOW!". This thing plays and sound beautiful. Similar to others in very high price range.

      I am very pleased with this purchase.

      Get one, you'll love it.
      Excellent!!
      Excellent!!

      (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      fender FA135CE Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar

      By Brandon Caron

      from NY

      Comments about Fender FA-135CE Cutaway Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      This Guitar sounds ok and has decent features..my main dislike would be the inner electronics (made in china of course)..definatly a guitar for begginers. I have played electric guitar for years and never had an acoustic so i figured i would buy a cheap acoustic electric and i got what i payed for. im happy with my purchase but i would recommend this for someone who is a begginer or wants to build strength and accuracy which is why i bought it ... whoever is learning how to play at the moment or looking to buy their first guitar should start with an acoustic or acoustic/electric and you will find that playing an electric is suprisingly easy

      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Worst Fender ever made!

      By Harry

      from Clearwater, FL

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • NONE

      Cons

      • Falling Apart
      • Poor Construction

      Best Uses

      • Jamming

      Comments about Fender FA-135CE Cutaway Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I bought this as a second guitar to leave it tuned in E flat. The first thing I noticed out of the box, the bridge pins were cracked. I replaced them and then noticed the strings had deep grooves in the bridge saddle. I had barely played this guitar. I replaced the saddle. While re-tuning the guitar I heard a cracking sound coming from the bridge. I then saw that the bridge is pulling away from the body of the guitar. Keep in mind it does not have the tension of standard tuning. I know it is inexpensive but I expected better from Fender.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      A beginner and getting better.

      By Reed Jones

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Fender FA-135CE Cutaway Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      This guitar is great! I played and tuned it easily. I am very glad that I purchased this guitar to learn on and will keep it for a while! Recommend to anyone!

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