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Fender Sonoran SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar 

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Cowabunga! Grab your board shorts and your Sonoran SCE acoustic-electric guitar, head on down to Laguna to play some tunes and ride the waves. This d...Click To Read More About This Product

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Ride the wave of Fender's rich musical history and SoCal style.

Cowabunga! Grab your board shorts and your Sonoran SCE acoustic-electric guitar, head on down to Laguna to play some tunes and ride the waves. This dreadnought beauty from Fender's California Series will have you admiring its cool Strat guitar headstock, soft C-shaped maple neck and hip checkerboard binding 'til the sun goes down. Other cool features on the Sonoran SCE include a vintage-inspired pickguard design, rosewood fingerboard and scalloped bracing. Perfect for Fender enthusiasts, fans of vintage-style guitars, and guitarists who want a different look and vibe.

FEATURES
  • Body Style: Single Cutaway Fender Style Dreadnought
  • Finish: (021) Natural
  • Finish: Gloss (polyurethane)
  • Top: Solid Spruce
  • Bracing: Scalloped X bracing
  • Back and Sides: Laminated Mahogany
  • Neck: Maple vintage "C" shape
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • No. of Frets: 20
  • Bridge: Rosewood with Compensated Saddle
  • Machine Heads: Vintage Fender Style with White Plastic Buttons
  • Electronics: Fender FTE-3 Active On-Board Preamp which Features: Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble, Low Battery Indicator Light
  • Scale Length: 25.3" (643mm)
  • Body Depth: 3.75" (Front), 4.75" (Rear)
  • Width at Nut: 1-5/8" (41mm)
  • Width at Heel: 2-1/8" (54mm)
  • Unique Features:
  • Fender Stratocaster Headstock Shape, Fender Tight Dreadnought Body Shape, Traditional Fender Bridge, Factory Mounted Forward Strap Button with Internal Block Reinforcement, White Dot Inlays, Checkerboard Rosette, Soft "C" Shaped Neck, Multiple Body Bindings, Gold Pickguard.
  • Strings: D'Addario EXP-12 Phosphor Bronze, Gauges .012 to .053
  • Accessories: None

The beauty is in the details of this huge-sounding dread. Order today.

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FenderSonoran SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 20 reviews)

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4.0

Top notch for a Fender acoustic

By BdubSTLFender

from St. Louis, MO

Pros

  • Fishman electronics
  • Looks cool
  • Sounds better than a lot of acoustic/electrics
  • Strat neck feels great
  • Synthetic bone nut and saddle

Cons

  • Fender acoustics aren't the best
  • Finish options
  • Made in China

Best Uses

  • All uses

Comments about Fender Sonoran SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Fender isn't exactly known for making superior acoustic guitars, but I am very happy with this one. With a set of Elixirs and a proper setup, it really projects and sounds massive unplugged, which can be hard to find in an acoustic/electric. I am very happy with the acoustic sound and I am used to regular acoustics, this is my first acoustic/electric. The Strat neck feels just like my Mexican Strat and is very comfortable. The thicker gauge strings make it feel a little different, but it's about the same profile. The Fishman electronics work great and the tuner is chromatic so I can tune into flats easily. The pickup works very well and the onboard three band EQ gets you the tone you want, from sparkling to warm with plenty of mid punch. There's only a few things I dislike and they're subjective. I wish the natural finish option had a tortoise-style pickguard like the other finishes have, or even just black. The gold color pick guard is horrendous in person, same on the Fender Kingman. I'm not wild about it being made in China either, but it is quality. It needed a setup as most guitars do, but the neck was pretty out of whack. I had it professionally done and they filed the nut also. All in all it's a great guitar for the price. Even though Fender isn't famous for their acoustics, this one is a home run as far as I am concerned. It's no Martin of course, but it's solid as a rock and sounds and feels like a guitar that costs twice as much.

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4.0

I would recommend this guitar to a friend.

By Power Ranger Mike

from Arizona

Comments about Fender Sonoran SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

The E-tuner is way out of faze. At least one full octave. Strings are very stiff but sound good. Hard to play as is. Installed Ernie Ball Slinkys and cured the problem. Beautiful finish, easy to play with new strings.

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5.0

good solid/reliable guitar

By Ken

from VA

Comments about Fender Sonoran SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I have used it at open mics and a couple performances. I had to lower the action a little by sanding off some of the saddle. The guitar plays great, sounds good plugged in or acoustic.

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5.0

If it were lost stolen or broken i would get another asap

By Happy camper

from Michigan

Comments about Fender Sonoran SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I love this guitar the neck is as comfortable as a strat.
The finish is top notch Fender really was on the ball as far as quality control as it was almost perfect when i got it the frets and neck were proper and straight. The only Thing I had to do was bring the action down just a bit to my style.
The pickup system is great and the sound both plugged and not is excellent! I was very worried about purchasing a Fender made in China as I have heard horror stories of fretwire nightmares and horrible setups but like I said Fender was really on the ball with this one I cant say enough good things about this guitar! One odd thing about mine is I got the natural finish and the headstock is not light colored like in the pics it is quite dark. Dont get me wrong I do like it better this way as it is a bit of a standout from the norm. An all around great guitar! If you are thinking it over stop thinking and just buy it no disappointments.

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4.0

I would buy this guitar again.

By Shorty

from Birmingham, AL

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Comments about Fender Sonoran SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Semi- pro gigging. Music therapy.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Instrument On All Levels

By James

from undisclosed

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Comments about Fender Sonoran SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I'd had one of these a few years ago. Regrettably, I sold it when I was in a pinch and have regretted it ever since. I came across it on here with a Reduced Price and snagged one. Awesome both acoustic and electric. I use it a lot for recording, too.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Acoustic with a Strat neck, heaven

By CapdCodFrank

from Cape Cod

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Comments about Fender Sonoran SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Great guitar for gigs, I use it exclusively.

 
4.0

the wildwood version

By ThunderPop

from Hot South Texas

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Comments about Fender Sonoran SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

great guitar, needed a bit of set up, well worth it.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great guitar for the price

By JJ59

from Pennsylvania

Pros

  • Great guitar for the pric

Cons

  • Made in China
  • Mediocre Finish

Best Uses

    Comments about Fender Sonoran SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Fender isn't exactly known for their acustic line and to be honest there is good reason for that. This guitar is the exception. I've owned mine for about a week now and have been very impressed very comfortable neck decent action and overall decent tone. I played many other guitars in the same price range and for me the Sonoran came out on top. The finish could be better but overall not bad.

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Typical sounding electric acoustic

    Pros

    • Decent sound
    • Good Craftmanship
    • Good finish
    • Not Much Bottom End

    Cons

    • too much treble
    • Typical Sound

    Best Uses

    • Nice to look at
    • Practicing
    • Second Guitar

    Comments about Fender Sonoran SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I've been playing guitar for 57 years and I've played,built,repaired,Etc., a lot of them, so
    don't get me wrong it's a nice guitar but it's like most all other electric acoustics they all have too much tingy sound.If I was designing a electric acoustic I would locate the pick up away from the bridge more near the sound hole then you would get more of the real sound of the guitar and more resonance...

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