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Fender Villager SCE Solid Top 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar 

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The lushly resonant-sounding Fender Villager 12-string acoustic guitar has been upgraded with new features including a three-ply pickguard, bone nut ...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 03-10-2017

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Full-bodied sound without the full-bodied price.

The lushly resonant-sounding Fender Villager 12-string acoustic guitar has been upgraded with new features including a three-ply pickguard, bone nut and a vintage-inspired rosewood Fender "Viking" bridge with compensated bone saddle.

Other features include a "tight" dreadnought body shape, solid spruce top with scalloped X bracing, mahogany back and sides, vintage C-shaped maple neck with dual-action truss rod and distinctive Villager headstock, 20-fret rosewood fingerboard, body binding and elegant checkerboard rosette, chrome hardware, 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
  • Series: California
  • Body Style: Dreadnought
  • Top: Solid Spruce Top
  • Back and Sides: Laminated Mahogany Back, Laminated Mahogany Sides
  • Body Finish: Gloss
  • Bracing: Scalloped X Bracing
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Gloss
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Nut: Bone
  • Bridge: Rosewood with Compensated Bone Saddle
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Strings: Fender Dura-Tone Coated 80/20 Bronze (.012-.052 Gauge)
  • Electronics: Fender Dura-Tone Coated 80/20 Bronze (.012-.052 Gauge)
  • Unique Features: Fishman Isys III System with Active On-Board Pre-Amp and Tuner

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SPECIFICATIONS

Villager SCE Solid Top 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar

  • Scale Length: 25.3" (64.3 cm)
    Body Width: 3.75" (Front) to 4.75" (Rear)
    Nut: 1.625" (41.3 mm)
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FenderVillager SCE Solid Top 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.5

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5.0

Excellent price great quality

By tom l

from Florida

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Fender Villager SCE Solid Top 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Fell into the category of "I did not need it but had to have". It is a great inexpensive 12 with a beautiful tone and finish. Fun to play.

     
    4.0

    Very good all around - except for Peppa Pig headstock

    By Lauro

    from Natal, Brazil

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender Villager SCE Solid Top 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Been playing for many years as a hobby and very occasional rehearsals with bands. Very good guitar all around. The headstock is horrendous, period. If you can live with that, go ahead. Because of it, it is very hard to find hard cases for it. Tje EPIPHONE Dreadnought guitar will fit the Fender Villager like a glove, though. Besides this one, the Epi Jumbo and Emperor hard cases will also accommodate the Peppa Pig headstock. Tuning is not 100% stable, but does the job. Very comfortable neck, considering it is a 12, and I get compliments on the sound. If you haven't played a 12, try it. I never went back to 6 strings, which now sound dull to me. Besides, if you don't have a very full singing voice, the 12 sound is a great help to avoid your performance sounding thin.

       
      4.0

      Guitar is fine--service outstanding.

      By Chuck

      from Fort payne AL

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      Comments about Fender Villager SCE Solid Top 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      As stated all is well---except I haven't been able to find a case for the "villager" guitar.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Really nice

      By cbad

      from Southern Indiana

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      Pros

      • Nice sound
      • Playing Comfort
      • Unique looks

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender Villager SCE Solid Top 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I am not a big fan of ordering guitars sight unseen. However I have smaller hands and after some research I found this model to have the narrowest neck in the price range. I took the chance and I have to admit I am quite pleased.

          I spent a couple of hours playing around with tunings until I settled on a half step down which sounded the best on the one I received, "jangly" yet smooth. Standard tuning was just a touch too sharp for my taste.

          The neck is smooth, easy to play, feels just like my Strat and Tele and this guitar can be loud if I get to it.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Nice 12

          By Mikey Bikey

          from Canada, eh?

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          Pros

          • Nice sound
          • Reasonable Action

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fender Villager SCE Solid Top 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              My neighbor had trouble getting his Villager in tune, so I brought it home for a look. Just a weak battery in the tuner. So I used the opportunity to compare his Villager to my Applause AE35. Both have that beautiful jangly high end. The Villager has a stronger bottom end than the Applause with its lychrachord back, especially plugged in. Both have reasonable action for a 12 string, though both will give you calluses in a matter of minutes. Overall I liked the Villager for tone, and the Applause for general industuctability. I consider the Villager a reasonable, though not amazing, value in a 12 string. So I would definitely consider the Villager alongside the slightly cheaper Applause and slightly more expensive Seagull (acoustic electric).

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great re-issue.

              By Mike

              from arizona

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              Pros

              • Cool retro looks
              • Excellent Value
              • Excellent Value F
              • Fast neck
              • Good electronics
              • Great sound

              Cons

              • No Case Or Gig Bag

              Best Uses

              • Gigs
              • Jamming
              • Jjamming
              • Play at home

              Comments about Fender Villager SCE Solid Top 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              This guitar sounds as good as much more expensive 12 string acoustics. Good electronics make tuning easy. Great feeling fairly thin neck,easy to play and fast for a 12. Very cool retro look. this re-issue looks and sounds like the quality guitars being made back in the 1960's.

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