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Fender/Fishman Presys pickup system with active onboard preamp and tuner on this Fender CD140SCE Acoustic Electric Guitar draw out amazingly authentic acoustic tone from the genuine solid spruce top. ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Fender/Fishman Presys pickup system with active onboard preamp and tuner on this Fender CD140SCE Acoustic Electric Guitar draw out amazingly authentic acoustic tone from the genuine solid spruce top. The bold, powerful tone is sweetened by mahogany back and sides. Nato neck features a rosewood fingerboard and comfortable, fast profile. Tortoiseshell pickguard and unique rosewood bridge combine with black body binding for a uniquely contemporary visage.

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Features Body
  • Body type: Dreadnought
  • Cutaway: Single cutaway
  • Top wood: Solid spruce 
  • Back & sides: Laminated Mahogany
  • Bracing pattern: Scalloped X
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: C
  • Nut width: 1.69" (43mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.3"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Fishman
  • Configuration: Undersaddle piezo
  • Preamp EQ: 3-band
  • Feedback filter: Phase
  • Tuner: Yes
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay: Rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Saddle & nut: Nubone
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Body finish
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China
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FenderCD140SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 119 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (98)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good feel (8)
  • Good audio (6)
  • Stays in tune (5)
  • Consistent (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Small venues (7)
  • Jamming (5)
  • Recording (4)
  • School bands (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Nice Acoustic

I bought my CD140SCE about a year ago now, and i can honestly say that it is my single pride and joy taking the number one spot over my MM John Petrucci Signature and...Read complete review

I bought my CD140SCE about a year ago now, and i can honestly say that it is my single pride and joy taking the number one spot over my MM John Petrucci Signature and my starter pack bass that I stripped and rebuilt from the ground up. Out of the box, this guitar was pretty good. Action was okay to my feel and the factory strings seemed a tad flat, but hey, thats standard with any factory built guitar these days. So after tweaking the action and putting on a set of Elixer Nanoweb 80/20 Bronze, this baby sang like a song bird. The preamp is nice, and sounds good when plugged in, though by its self w/o a compressor you do get a decent amount of the Piezo pickup "barking" when you play. So to fix that I tend to use both the preamp and a good condenser mic (when applicable) to add the ambient guitar sound and level off some of that Piezo harshness. Other than that, this guitar oozes beautiful tone by itself when just played acoustically. Which raises another point, THIS IS A SOLID TOP GUITAR!! NOT A LAMINATED TOP!! For those not sure of the difference, here is a simple explanation. Solid top guitars develop better tonal quality with age and use (when taken care of, of course) and Laminated top guitars tend to warp and crack, and sound the same (if not worse) with age. If you do alittle research, you will find that this is the only acoustic within this price range with a true solid top, even the other fenders are laminated top guitars. This was the major deciding factor when I was shopping for an acoustic and I found that the other brands I was looking at (Ibanez and Yamaha) didn't have solid top acoustic in the price range. Overall this guitar is second to none. The tuner and preamp are great, neck feels fantastic (satin finish btw), the tuning knobs hold pitch very well, and the fact that you get this high quality from a brand like Fender makes the price that much better!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Reasonable entry

After playing my Martin D-28 since 1975 and having the head stock break, I needed another guitar. I bought this Fender from GC because it was what I could afford at the...Read complete review

After playing my Martin D-28 since 1975 and having the head stock break, I needed another guitar. I bought this Fender from GC because it was what I could afford at the time. I have owned this particular guitar for about six years. This is a decent guitar, keeping in mind you get what you pay for when it comes to guitar construction and materials. If you are starting out or your budget is limited and you want an acoustic that can plug in, the 140SCE is a reasonable choice. Out of the box the action was high, so have it set up properly. The sustain is on the weak side, the tone can get muddy in hard strumming and be careful with the preamp because the plastic clip that holds the battery housing, breaks easily. I play a very broad range of music and styles from finger and flat picking, blues, jazz to rock and even with the things I mentioned, the guitar is very playable for the price.

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5.0

Great sound

By Brian Arizona

from Tucson AZ

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune
  • works well with slide

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acoustic blues
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender CD140SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Have played for over 40 years, all kinds of acoustics. I joined an acoustic blues band and needed a guitar (they would not let me play telecaster). I used to own a '74 Gibson J45 and simply could not afford a new one. Prices of Gibson guitars are rediculous to the point I will never own another, refuse to pay that price. Anyway, I tried this guitar in store, figured for the money it will work and if the band didn't gel then I wouldn't be out too much money. Well, I'm extremely impressed with this guitar. I left a comment about a Seagul guitar that sounds better than this, but for the money this guitar is worth it. Sure, it has laminated top, made in Indonesia and all, but I would recommend this to anyone as a starter guitar, or anyone needing a great sounding acoustic for not much money. The electronics have worked flawlessly for over two years, very pleased with this purchase.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    an all around use guitar and guitar for a life time

    By Gabe Parsons

    from New Jersey

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Fender CD140SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I write a lot of songs ranging a lot of genres. All my songs sound great on this. I also play a lot of blues. This guitar can do anything

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great with new strings.

      By Larry

      from Fort Worth, TX

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Beautiful finish.
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender CD140SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Sounded tinny in the store, but I took the word of a friend that new strings would make a world of difference. I liked the look, the action, and the apparent build quality, so I took a chance. Put on a set of D'Addario EFT16 strings, and wow! 100% sound improvement. Also, the wires inside the guitar had come loose, so I had to re-attach them with some good double-sided tape (easy to do when the strings are off). Now I love it.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic Beginner Guitar

        By WT Music Man

        from Lubbock, TX

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Not the greatest plugged in

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender CD140SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I bought a Fender 140SCE out of desperation 9 years ago, and I never looked back. It served me well for 9 years, with 5 of those years providing very heavy use. It got banged around, dropped on asphalt, and beat all to heck and still plays like a jewel. I give it 5 stars when comparing it with other guitars around a similar price point. It isn't a $1200 Taylor, so don't expect it to play like one, but if you need a budget guitar that will hold up to wear and tear, this is the guitar for you. Smooth fretboard, stays in tune well, sounds pretty great unplugged. Perhaps the only negative is that it does not sound the best plugged in, although if you get a good L.R. Baggs DI then you can help that immensely.

        Unfortunately, I finally pushed this guitar too far. Due to a terrible accident, the neck cracked. Hopefully its fixable. But, I won't hesitate to look at another one of these in the future.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great sound

        By Jo

        from Palm Springs CA

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Fender CD140SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Pretty new at playing so didn't want to spend a ton of money. However, this guitar sounds great. Paid more for one I previously bought and feel this has much better sound. Only been a couple weeks but keeps its tune great! Would say it's pretty good.

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great guitar with a beautiful sound

          By Michael

          from New York, NY

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound

          Cons

          • Battery Life

          Best Uses

          • Fun

          Comments about Fender CD140SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          The guitar is great.

           
          5.0

          Very nice guitar for the money!

          By Timon

          from Orangevale, CA

          About Me Novice

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Fender CD140SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            The sound is great, and the feel...

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I highly recomend this guitar.

            By Ricky

            from Lorain, Oh.

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender CD140SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              I have had my CD140SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar just over a year now and play it 2 or 3 times a week. I have no complaints. I have played guitars that cost 5 times the price of this guitar and not sound as nice. I love everything about it. Another thing about it is that the more you play it and the older it gets the better it will sound. Keep on picking!

              (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Beautiful!!

              By Jess

              from Texas

              Site Member

              Comments about Fender CD140SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              I had my eye on this guitar for a few weeks on the website. I really loved how it looked, and i was really curious on how all the ratings seem to be 5 star worthy. So, i went to guitar center and as soon as i picked this baby up, i just played like I was at home. The neck, the strings, the body, the light brown and rosewood are a piece of art...I knew that I just had to have it. It sounds 5-stars, like one that ranges in the thousands. It's just beautiful!! I've had it for two weeks so far, and every day it's like the sound just gets better and better. Definitely recommend!

              (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              What a great value

              By RICHARD

              from Newbury Park

              Site Member

              Comments about Fender CD140SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              I purchased this guitar at my local GC last year. First off, let me say that every guitar needs some adjustments. For me, I replaced the saddle, pins and strings. Excellent build on this guitar. No problems whatsoever. If, no, when you buy this guitar, you will never look back. Even if you just try it at the store, (Not online), you'll see what we're all talking about. Enjoy

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