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Fender MA-1 Parlor 3/4 Size Acoustic Guitar  (Open Box)
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Product# H72966
OVERVIEW

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

Fender's upgraded MA-1 Parlor 3/4 Size 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.

Includes a gig bag.

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

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

SPECIFICATIONS
  • Body Style: 3/4
  • Scale Length: 23.3 in. (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 in. (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
  • Includes a gig bag
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FenderMA-1 Parlor 3/4 Size Acoustic Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (21)
  • Fun to play (20)
  • Stays in tune (17)
  • Consistent (11)
  • Good audio (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (20)
  • Jamming (10)
  • Recording (3)
  • School bands (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Novice (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It fits the intended purpose

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...Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

tried two of them, same problem

Nice sound, but unfortunately the intonation was painfully off, more on some strings than others. I tried two guitars, same problem.

Nice sound, but unfortunately the intonation was painfully off, more on some strings than others. I tried two guitars, same problem.

Reviewed by 25 customers

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice for the price

By JC

from The Woodlands, Texas

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Fender MA-1 Parlor 3/4 Size Acoustic Guitar:

    I picked one up to kill time in a local shop, and I was impressed. I own a Taylor GS Mini and this is not the same quality guitar, but it had a nice sound and the action was set at a comfortable level. For the [$] sale price, this is a steal.

    (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I love my new GUITARRR!!!!!

    By Cobertus

    from Lafayette, Louisiana

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Built well
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Fender MA-1 Parlor 3/4 Size Acoustic Guitar:

      I bought this guitar on halloween for an upcoming camping trip and just to have and use anywhere I go because it's so small. The place I bought it from adjusted the neck a bit and tuned it and I brought it home. It's pretty much been welded to my chest ever since then. I changed the strings to elixirs so I didn't have to worry about gross sounding strings, and it sounds great! It's built well and has pretty woods. Any blemishes in the finish are really hard to find too. That's all I can think of to put, anyway, It's a great guitar and I have no complaints. Would probably be a good first guitar.

      (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great beginner guitar

      By charlie

      from pennsylvania

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender MA-1 Parlor 3/4 Size Acoustic Guitar:

          great guitar for a young person starting out
          well constructed and stays in tune
          i've bought cheaper children's guitars and they do not stay in tune and they are constructed poorly
          the price is right

          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Surprisingly Excellent

          By The Big Dipper

          from Salt Lake City

          About Me Experienced

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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 Parlor 3/4 Size Acoustic 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.

          (6 of 6 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 Parlor 3/4 Size Acoustic 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.

          (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 Parlor 3/4 Size Acoustic 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.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great little guitar

            By New England Gal

            from NH

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fender MA-1 Parlor 3/4 Size Acoustic Guitar:

                this was for my daughter who is just starting to learn. It needed a lot of tuning up out of the box, but once tuned up it sounded great and is a beautiful little guitar. She loves it!

                (3 of 3 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 Parlor 3/4 Size Acoustic 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.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Handy Dandy Guitar

                By Crow

                from New England

                About Me Novice

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Fender MA-1 Parlor 3/4 Size Acoustic Guitar:

                  I keep this 3/4 size next to my TV-chair. When a commercial comes on I grab my little Fender and go over chords, and scales.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent !

                  By Iceman

                  from Radford, Va.

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Needs A Glossy Finish

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Fender MA-1 Parlor 3/4 Size Acoustic Guitar:

                  I was very surprised on how well this small guitar sounded. It tuned up really easy and it chords real easy. Almost like an electric guitar. I am very pleased with this product. It was delivered on time.

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