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Fender MA-1 3/4 Size Steel String Guitar Agathis Top Satin Body Finish

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Perfect for school music programs, individual students, and beginners.

Fender's upgraded MA-1 mini acoustic guitar now provides an improved playing experience akin to that of more expensive full-size instruments.

These great-sounding, solidly built 3/4 size guitars are perfect for school music programs, individual students and beginners who are more comfortable with a smaller guitar. New features include upgraded tuners for more stable intonation, Fender headstock logo, and back and sides made from a beautifully grained tropical wood called sapele, which produces a sweet, full tone.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Small scale for small hands
  • Satisfying sound
  • Stable tuning

Get a starter guitar from one of the biggest brand names. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

MA-1 3/4 Size Steel String Guitar

  • Body Style: 3/4
  • Scale Length: 23.3" (592 mm)
  • Top: Laminated Agathis
  • Back and Sides: Laminated Sapele
  • Finish: Satin Body Finish
  • Bracing: X Bracing
  • Neck: Nato
  • Neck Finish: Satin Neck Finish
  • Nut: 1.69" (43 mm), Synthetic Bone
  • Bridge: Rosewood with Compensated Saddle
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Case: Gig Bag
  • Number of Frets: 18
  • Tuners: Die-Cast Machine Heads
  • Strings: Fender Dura-Tone Coated 80/20 Bronze (.012-.052 Gauge)
  • Unique Features: Upgraded sapele sides and back, upgraded machine heads, dot
  • inlays, compensated saddle and Fender screened headstock logo
  • Case sold separately
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FenderMA-1 3/4 Size Steel String Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (14)
  • Good feel (14)
  • Stays in tune (11)
  • Good audio (9)
  • Consistent (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (13)
    • Jamming (7)
    • School bands (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (8), Novice (7)

    Reviewed by 16 customers

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    5.0

    Great guitar for my 7 year old daughter.

    By ECUmedford

    from Whiteville, NC

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Child
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • School Bands
      • Travel

      Comments about Fender MA-1 3/4 Size Steel String Guitar:

      I bought this guitar for my 7 year old daughter. I read a lot of reviews hoping to buy something that was affordable but sounded great and stays in tune (a known issue for smaller instruments).

      I am really impressed with the sound. It sounds great with a nice rich tone. The low tones remind me of the full-size fender that my nephew owns. It stays in tune perfectly.

      This is a great guitar for young kids to learn on but would also make a good travel guitar. I play a Takamine, but like picking hers up to play because of the size.

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      4.0

      Impressed

      By Bluegrass1

      from Narrows,Va

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender MA-1 3/4 Size Steel String Guitar:

          Bought this guitar for my 7 year old grandson as a Christmas gift. Really liked the way it looks right out of the box. Wasn't aware that it came with a gig bag. Only wish I had picked up a couple picks. Haven't used the tuner yet. I tuned it by ear.

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          5.0

          Great Guitar

          By Baby Doll Zill

          from Baker City, Oregon

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          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • BEGINNER
            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Fender MA-1 3/4 Size Steel String Guitar:

            At 41 years old I am picking up a guitar for the first time...a dream I have had for years. After much consideration I chose this Fender MA-1 3/4 Size Steel String. Fender is reputable, it's a travel/lighter guitar, it had other really good reviews everywhere, price. The guitar is beautiful and did not need much tuning right out of the box. It sounds great....I love the vibration. I ordered my guitar on a Fri. and had it the following Thurs. (free shipping)

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            5.0

            Great Guitar

            By Baby Doll Zill

            from Baker City, Oregon

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Fender MA-1 3/4 Size Steel String Guitar:

              At 41 years old I am picking up a guitar for the first time...a dream I have had for years. After much consideration I chose this Fender MA-1 3/4 Size Steel String. Fender is reputable, it's a travel/lighter guitar, it had other really good reviews everywhere, price. The guitar is beautiful and did not need much tuning right out of the box. It sounds great....I love the vibration. I ordered my guitar on a Fri. and had it the following Thurs. (free shipping).

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              It fits the intended purpose

              By Coolgramps

              from Lancaster County PA

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • A Great Beginners Guitar

              Cons

              • Action Is Still High

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • Starting A Youngster

              Comments about Fender MA-1 3/4 Size Steel String Guitar:

              I purchased this 3/4 size guitar to start an 8-year old grandson in learning the basics of guitar. It is important that young fingers do not feel a lot of pain or they will quickly tire of practicing.
              I put a set of light gauge strings on it right out of the box and that helped a great deal.
              The guitar is well made and is perfect as a starter instrument.

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Surprisingly Excellent

              By The Big Dipper

              from Salt Lake City

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              Pros

              • Balanced Sound
              • Doesn't Sound Tin-y
              • Fun To Play
              • Rich Sound
              • Sounds Natural
              • Stays In Tune
              • Surprising Projection

              Cons

              • One Strap Peg

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Serious Beginners
              • Travel

              Comments about Fender MA-1 3/4 Size Steel String Guitar:

              I ordered this as to be a little travel guitar that I would use here and there, but I like it so much, I use it more than my Jasmine Dreadnaught.

              I expected it to sound pretty tinny, not super warm or mellow or the way an acoustic guitar should sound, but it sounds great. The intonation almost spot-on right out of the box. It comes in a gig bag and includes a truss-rod wrench, which is awesome. Didn't even think something this inexpensive would have a truss rod, but that's a very nice feature.

              It only has one strap button, but I bought a Mandolin Strap from Guitar Center and tied a snowboarding boot lace from one hole to the headstock, right under the strings. It's actually very comfortable, especially because this guitar is so light.

              I love the satin finish, and the wood is good-looking, too. I had never heard of Agathis before I got this guitar, but I think they should use it in more guitars. When you hit a string, you can feel the ENTIRE guitar vibrate - a true sign of a well-built guitar.

              I'd reccomend this for sure if you're trying to learn guitar and want something nice, or if you've been playing for years (like myself) and just want a little guitar for camping of jamming in a car or something. It says "Small scale for small hands" but the fretboard isn't much smaller than a normal guitar at all. Very comfortable to play, but just small enough that a 12 year old or so wouldn't have trouble with it.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Beginner Guitar

              By stringenthusiast18

              from Boston, MA

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Size

              Cons

              • Not Very Rich Sound

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Learning
              • Practicing

              Comments about Fender MA-1 3/4 Size Steel String Guitar:

              Bought this as a guitar to learn on, and I love it. Very good for someone who is a beginner and doesn't want to break the bank. Nice, easy feel for smaller hands or kids, and has a pretty decent sound. Overall, great guitar, fun to play, would definitely recommend.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              really good guitar

              By jbrist

              from weldon,il

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Fender MA-1 3/4 Size Steel String Guitar:

                Bought this for my 6 yr. old grandson. I'm really impressed with it's quality. Fretboard is smooth,
                set-up is very low. Stays in tune very well, really a solid starter guitar. Only lacks a little in tone though. Easy to play, so it should keep his interest in it.
                (BTW, I've played for 40yrs.+)

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love it!

                By SherrieSoaps

                from Michigan

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Fender MA-1 3/4 Size Steel String Guitar:

                  I wanted a smaller guitar to practice on and had heard of the baby Martins and mini Taylors. I had visited a large guitar chain store to hear each of them and was not impressed enough with their tone to purchase.

                  Then I saw MA-1 was a steel-string mini. My full-size is a Fender and I love the tone of it. So I figured I would take a chance on the Fender mini. I absolutely love this little guitar.

                  Holds tune wonderfully. Small, lightweight but stylish. The tone rivals a bigger guitar. I love that it doesn't sound 'tinny' with the steel strings.

                  At this price, if you are in the market for a mini, this is the way to go.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great purchase!

                  By Happy Mom

                  from Thomaston, CT

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing
                    • School Bands

                    Comments about Fender MA-1 3/4 Size Steel String Guitar:

                    We bought this guitar for my son. He had outgrown the one he had. It is a beautiful piece and he loves it!

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