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Fender Sonoran SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar  Surf Green 

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The Sonoran SCE is decked out for even more sun-and-fun acoustic action, upgraded with a three-ply pickguard, bone nut and bridge saddle, and vintage...Read More

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Six-on-a-side pegs, Fishman electronics and a comfortable body.

The Sonoran SCE is decked out for even more sun-and-fun acoustic action, upgraded with a three-ply pickguard, bone nut and bridge saddle, and vintage-style Fender "Viking" bridge. It's perfect for those who dig vintage styling and seek to ride the wave of Fender's classic Southern California history and vibe.

Other premium features include a "tight" dreadnought cutaway body shape, resonant solid spruce top with scalloped X bracing, mahogany back and sides, stylish checkerboard rosette, body binding, vintage C-shaped maple neck with dual-action truss rod and matching painted Stratocaster headstock shape, 20-fret rosewood fingerboard, rosewood bridge with compensated saddle, forward strap button with internal block reinforcement, gloss neck and body finish, and Fishman Isys III pickup system with active onboard preamp and tuner.

FEATURES
  • Solid Spruce Top
  • Fishman Isys III Preamp with Built-In Tuner
  • Fishman electronics
  • Built-in tuner
  • Abbreviated body for comfort
  • Beautiful finish

Order today and get a modern sound with vintage asthetics.

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FenderSonoran SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 8 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (5)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good audio (3)
  • Stays in tune (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Jamming (4)
  • Recording (3)
  • Small venues (3)
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4.0

good acoustic electric at a fair price

Comments about Fender Sonoran SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I have been looking at these off and on for a while. I have been intrigued with the Strat style neck on Fender acoustics for many years. It has a surprisingly good sound for an acoustic with a solid color paint finish. I had to do some setup work on it ( lower the bridge saddle, by sanding off some material from the bottom of the saddle) to make it play better. The pickup is pretty good, but the preamp really helps to make it sound good when amplified.

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5.0

The One True Guitar

By Ralph

from Albuquerque, NM

Pros

  • Eminently playable
  • Goofy looking

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender Sonoran SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Who would have thought that when all was said and done The One True Guitar would be a beach blanket throwaway from Fender? I love this guitar! I can play pretty much anything I can play on my Telecaster on this guitar. I don't practice with anything else anymore. I find myself thinking I've flubbed some lick or phrase but if I just keep going it turns out I didn't. This neck actually makes me play better. I did need to get it set up after I got it. It wasn't especially playable out of the box, but after the bridge was raised a hair and the truss rod disenCaliforniated, it's the best playing acoustic I've ever owned. No kidding.

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      5.0

      Fender never disappoints

      By Christian David

      from Westhampton Beach, NY

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Too Much Pearl

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Fender Sonoran SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I've been visiting my local shop and playing this guitar every time I'm there; I knew from the first time I played it that I'd buy one. The surf green really caught my eye as a vintage but uncommonly offered color, and the guitar's sound is indescribable (but I'll try). For a relatively cheap guitar, I couldn't believe the fullness in tone the Sonoran offers; it produces singing highs and mids while still delivering a serious punch in the low end. Overall, it's a very well balanced tone unmatchable for the price. And that was before plugging it in! The onboard tuner is extremely handy, and there's an eq control right there to adjust your tone to your needs. The stratocaster style neck and headstock is also a cool feature; the neck is very comfortable to play on in any area, and it's easily adjustable if you don't like it right out of the box. Mine needed a little action adjusting but after 5 minutes of truss rod adjustment it plays like a dream. The only complaint I have is just a personal peeve- with the pearl pick guard and edge lining it was just a bit much so I ripped the pick guard off for a more modest look. Anyway, bottom line- don't let the price tag fool you, this is a high quality music machine.

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      3.0

      Good, not great

      By SofaKingz

      from Houston

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

      • Flat Sound
      • Poor Construction

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Sonoran SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      This thing is worth the money, but it's nothing special. I tried this out at a few gigs and the sound is Okay. The playability is surprisingly very good. The finish looks cool. But when I plugged this in to do my gig, it sounded pretty thin. It didn't have the full-bodied warmth you normally expect from acoustics. However, this does make a great practice/back up guitar. And it looks super cool as well.

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      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Average guitar

      By Jack

      from Kenesaw, NE

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

      • Flat Sound

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Fender Sonoran SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I give it a three because it's a pretty average guitar. Although it holds a tune well, and the intonation is very good, it is nearly impossible to play. Its playability is despicable, and the only things that can be played are the most basic of open chords. Don't even think about lead guitar, and prepare for a cramping hand if you play barre chords. I did, however, find a satisfactory solution: I bought the lightest gauge strings I could, and I tuned them down a whole step from standard. It now is much easier to play, but there is a degree of string buzzing. If you have a lower voice like me, this works well, but I wouldn't really recommend it.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Buy for the Money

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender Sonoran SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I'm a drummer that loves to strum guitar and sing. In fact that's why I started playing guitar over 45 years ago. This is the 2nd Sonoran I have owed. It is better than the 1st. Easy to play and the sound is pretty good. not quite as full as my old Alvarez Tree of Life, but still pretty good. The electronics seem to be better than the one I had about 5 years ago. You can dial in pretty much the sound you want. This time it comes with a built in tuner. I bought the Surf Green cause I like the color. Comes with a nice set of Fender acoustic electric coated strings that M/F doesn't sell, but they do sell the DR type. I would say buy one if your looking for an inexpensive acoustic/electric. Don't think you would regret it. Rock on.

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very Nice

        By Govikes

        from Savage, MN

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Awesome Deal
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fender Sonoran SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            Great deal, came in on time and undamaged.

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great look and sound for the $$

            By Brad mac

            from Colorado

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Fender Sonoran SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              I've been playing guitars for about 12 years now and wow this one sounds awesome!! Has a good feel, I like the electric feel in an acoustic guitar, I used to own a Fender Stratocoustic Guitar and it felt good but was a piece of junk!! I hated it so I was a bit reluctant to try this one, I own 2 other acoustics one acoustic/electric Fender and another acoustic Epiphone. The Fender had great sound but fell apart shortly after buying it 2 years ago, the Epiphone has been with me for about 4 years now and is still together but the sound isn't as good, so I finally decided to give Fender one more shot, as long as this one stays together it will be awesome!! For the money I don't think you can find a better one, I've played some Gibson guitars that sound better but get your check book out and hang on cause they are a lot of $$. All in all you can't go wrong with this one, nice job Fender!!!

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