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Fender GA-43SCE Grand Auditorium A/E Guitar with Case
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The GA-43SCE Grand Auditorium features a comfortable, resonant cutaway body with a spruce top; rosewood back, sides, and fingerboard; and Fishman ele...Click To Read More About This Product
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The GA-43SCE Grand Auditorium features a comfortable, resonant cutaway body with a spruce top; rosewood back, sides, and fingerboard; and Fishman electronics. Accents include abalone dot inlays, abalone rosette, bound fingerboard, rosewood headstock overlay, and tortoise shell binding. Chrome die-cast machine heads.
The Fender/Fishman Classic 4 ACLR pickup system features volume, bass, mid, treble, body (mid-sweep), and low battery indicator light.
- Grade AA solid spruce top
- Solid mahogany back
- Mahogany sides
- Mahogany neck
- Rosewood fingerboard
- Rosewood bridge with compensated saddle
- Abalone dot inlays
- Abalone rosette
- Bound fingerboard
- Rosewood headstock overlay
- Tortoise shell binding
- Chrome die-cast machine heads
- Fender/Fishman Classic 4 ACLR Pickup System with active preamp
- Volume, bass, mid, treble, body (mid-sweep), low battery indicator
- Gloss polyurethane finish
- Scale length: 25.3" (643mm)
- Body depth: 4" (front) to 5" (rear)
- Width at nut: 1.69" (43mm)
- Strings: Fender 60L Phosphor Bronze Gauges .012 to .052
- Series: Grand Auditorium Series
- Body style: Grand Auditorium, Single Cutaway Acoustic / Electric
- Number of frets: 20
- Width at hell: 2.25" (57mm)
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I had the good fortune to get a bargin on one of these about 4 years ago, and immediately took it in for a professional set up. I've been grinning since. The GA-43SCE is an absolutely beautiful guitar, you cannot help but roll it over every now and then and look at it. Very nicely done. The sound has always been good since it was new, and I cannot help but think it will only get better with age. At this point, Martin SP strings seem to bring more out of it than other strings I've tried. With a professional set-up (I would recommend this), the GA-43SCE is easily as good many of the A/E's near this price range and higher out there, and just as aesthetically pleasing.
Not to long ago, I was in the market for a new guitar, so I shopped around, I looked at many Martins, Taylors, etc. I came across this guitar used at a music store, and played it and was blown away buy it! I sat around and played it for about 30 mins, and just couldn't put it down, and I still can't! It has an amazing tone. A under the saddle pick up, and a great Fishman pre-amp. For the price, this guitar can't be beat! It's a great solid wood instrument. All together, It's a great guitar...If you buy it, just be CAREFUL, because with the finish, it gets dented very easily.
Okay, so I'm writing this because I have always found these reviews useful when picking products. I made a list of 10 a/e guitars in the $500 - $1000 price range and went to all the local stores to try them out. I was looking for the best quality, sound and features. This guitar has them all. Great quality(solid wood), great sound(good balance), excellent electronics(tuner) AND a hard shell case. I play in a working band so this means a lot to me. Best value (I would have spent MUCH more)!
I bought this guitar in 2005. It sounded great at first but now it's 2009 and it doesn't sound as great as it used to. But it all depends how you treat it to. I am going to sell mine pretty soon. Anyways, buy this guitar but make sure you take care of it. It's good, only problem is when you take the battery out, the wire gets stuck and won't let you push the whole electronic thing back into it's place. You have to reach for the wire and pull with one hand in the sound hole and push the electronics with other hand to get it to go down. Good luck!
I did not expect to like a Fender acoustic. I played Takamine, Ovation, Larivee, and Martin. I was looking for an AE first on how it sounds unplugged and then plugged. The action is higher than the others I tried but the sound is much more to my taste. Not too brilliant or bright and incredibly warm. Fot he money this one was clearly best.
This guitar is wonderful. I bought it used, not really knowing what to expect. It has become my friend and amigo rather quickly. I play it in a worship setting (church) and it sounds great through an amp or just plugged into a direct box. Buy it or be sorry.