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Fender CD140SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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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
 
4.9

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (9)
  • Good feel (9)
  • Good audio (6)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Stays in tune (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Small venues (7)
  • Jamming (6)
  • Recording (5)
  • School bands (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Added some modifications and it went to another level.

This guitar was great out of the box. Had been looking for a cheaper acoustic to play at gigs and do some recording with and ended up with this one. First off it sounds...Read complete review

This guitar was great out of the box. Had been looking for a cheaper acoustic to play at gigs and do some recording with and ended up with this one. First off it sounds really good for how much I payed for it, but I decided to make it the best it could be and added an unbleached bone nut and saddle, as well as some bone bridge pins. I then threw some Martin Acoustic SP strings on there. Wasn't expecting the change in tone that I got. It turned into a guitar with a tone that was well worth over $1000 dollars. Played it side by side with my neighbors Martin DC16 GTE and his Custom D classic and we were both surprised on how it good it played alongside those guitars. There were some slight tonal differences that the DC16 had over the Fender, but overall it sounded amazing. The guitar now has a rich/ full tone rather than the somewhat twangy tone you get in a lot of low budget guitars. It cost me 15 dollars on Stew Mac to order the bone nut, saddle, and bridge pins, and 50 bucks at the local guitar shop to have them installed by the luthier. Anyone with they guitar or looking to get this guitar should seriously consider doing this upgrade.

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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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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Added some modifications and it went to another level.

By CP

from Murrieta, CA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender CD140SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    This guitar was great out of the box. Had been looking for a cheaper acoustic to play at gigs and do some recording with and ended up with this one. First off it sounds really good for how much I payed for it, but I decided to make it the best it could be and added an unbleached bone nut and saddle, as well as some bone bridge pins. I then threw some Martin Acoustic SP strings on there. Wasn't expecting the change in tone that I got. It turned into a guitar with a tone that was well worth over $1000 dollars. Played it side by side with my neighbors Martin DC16 GTE and his Custom D classic and we were both surprised on how it good it played alongside those guitars. There were some slight tonal differences that the DC16 had over the Fender, but overall it sounded amazing. The guitar now has a rich/ full tone rather than the somewhat twangy tone you get in a lot of low budget guitars. It cost me 15 dollars on Stew Mac to order the bone nut, saddle, and bridge pins, and 50 bucks at the local guitar shop to have them installed by the luthier. Anyone with they guitar or looking to get this guitar should seriously consider doing this upgrade.

     
    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 4 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!

                (9 of 10 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!

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