Fender California Series Sonoran SCE California Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Black

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The Fender California Series acoustic-electric guitars with their soft C-shaped maple necks and Strat headstocks will have you hanging out at the Malibu beach with Frankie and Annette, doing the twist... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Fender California Series acoustic-electric guitars with their soft C-shaped maple necks and Strat headstocks will have you hanging out at the Malibu beach with Frankie and Annette, doing the twist as the surf crashes in! Features include vintage-style machine heads, exclusive vintage inspired pickguards, and a dreadnought design that screams nothing but Fender!

A solid spruce top provides a warm, punchy tone, and the unique, Fender-designed cutaway dreadnought body with a tighter upper bout makes for a more comfortable fit for just about any player. These acoustic-electric guitars have a real electric feel--the "Soft C" neck shape and electric guitar strings make thfender Sonoran guitar a breeze to play. Strat players--this one will feel like coming home.

The Fender California is the perfect acoustic-electric for you fans of vintage-style guitars. All Fender enthusiasts, and players who want a different look and vibe, and electric guitar players who want an acoustic that's easy to pick up and play anywhere, anytime will appreciate the Sonoran. Vintage-inspired pickguard design, sweet SoCal colors, and rosewood fingerboard.

Features
  • Series: California Series
  • Body Style: Dreadnought Cutaway
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Top: Solid Spruce
  • Back And Sides: Laminated Mahogany
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 20
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Electronics: Fender FTE-3
  • Controls: Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble
  • Machine Heads: Vintage Fender┬« style w/ Plastic Buttons
  • Scale Length: 643 mm/25-1/4"
  • Body Depth: 3-3/4" at neck, 4-3/4" at bottom
  • Width At Nut: 1-5/8"
  • Width At Heel: 2-1/8"
  • Unique Features: "Soft C" neck shape, Fender-designed body shape, bridge; Fender Stratocaster┬« headstock, checkerboard rosette
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FenderCalifornia Series Sonoran SCE California Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 19 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Surprisingly good guitar!

I have been playing guitar for 20 years. I have owned four acoustic guitars over those years - Larrivee, Martin, Gibson, and Breedlove. Currently I own the Larrivee and this guitar. I...Read complete review

I have been playing guitar for 20 years. I have owned four acoustic guitars over those years - Larrivee, Martin, Gibson, and Breedlove. Currently I own the Larrivee and this guitar. I bought this guitar for a couple of reasons: first, I wanted a "fun" guitar to haul around, one that I didn't mind taking out in all conditions. Second, it looks cool. What I didn't count on was that it sounds much better than I thought it would. Also, it has the most comfortable neck of any acoustic guitar I've ever owned. I run into wrist fatigue with my other guitars, but I can play this one for hours and hours and hours without any problem at all. This guitar is my "go to" guitar now - the one I play on the couch, the one I record with, the one I take over to friends' houses.

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Not that great

My friend has guitar, and i've played it many times. The sound is muffled, and you can't really get a lot of different tones out of it. My friend has had it for...Read complete review

My friend has guitar, and i've played it many times. The sound is muffled, and you can't really get a lot of different tones out of it. My friend has had it for about a year and a half, and already the pickguard is coming off. For a few dollars more, get the Epiphone EJ-200

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(37 of 48 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I'm in LOVE!!!

By Patrick

from Chantilly, VA

Comments about Fender California Series Sonoran SCE California Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Just picked up one of these bad boys in candy apple red. It jumped off the wall at me, and then i realized it was a fender! Great price for what you get, nice sound especially when you plug her in. Wish it had a built in tuner but no big deal. Family and friends very impressed when i walked in the door with it.

(32 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Surprisingly good guitar!

By John

from Missouri

Comments about Fender California Series Sonoran SCE California Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I have been playing guitar for 20 years. I have owned four acoustic guitars over those years - Larrivee, Martin, Gibson, and Breedlove. Currently I own the Larrivee and this guitar. I bought this guitar for a couple of reasons: first, I wanted a "fun" guitar to haul around, one that I didn't mind taking out in all conditions. Second, it looks cool. What I didn't count on was that it sounds much better than I thought it would. Also, it has the most comfortable neck of any acoustic guitar I've ever owned. I run into wrist fatigue with my other guitars, but I can play this one for hours and hours and hours without any problem at all. This guitar is my "go to" guitar now - the one I play on the couch, the one I record with, the one I take over to friends' houses.

(21 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar for the money!

By Oenghus

from Beaufort, NC

Comments about Fender California Series Sonoran SCE California Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Just got my Fender Sonoran today and I am amazed with it. First of all, right out of the box, all I had to do was tune it and it was ready to play. Let me repeat that ... right out of the box, tune it, ready. Amazing. I can't even say that about my Les Paul. Anyway, it has great tone and volume, nice action and amazing playability. Finally an acoustic guitar that I can actually PLAY. Hammer-ons, pull offs, barre chords, lead runs, the whole gamut of actually playing a real guitar ... love the neck it feels / plays just like my Showmaster. I don't go for that finger pickin' stuff ... so I'm really pleased with this guitar that I can just play it like I would any of my electrics. And it sounds great through my Marshall LOL, sick playing an acoustic with distortion. Great practice guitar ... and after owning it for just 3 hours, I feel confident enough in it to play out with it tomorrow night at a gig. BUY THIS GUITAR! You will not be disappointed. And the candy apple red is stunning BTW.

(20 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Can't Beat It for the Money

By Roger C.

from Lynnwood WA

Comments about Fender California Series Sonoran SCE California Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I was looking to purchase a "Travelin' Guitar" to take on trips and vacation, and came across the Fender Sonoran. The immediate coolness of the Strat headstock mated to a dreadnaught body is a REAL eyecatcher! I played it quite a bit in the store, and it played very well and displayed the quality Fender is noted for. Having played it quite a bit in the last week, I am extremely pleased, and happy to add it my collection of seven other fine electric and acoustic guitars. The tone is excellent while playing acoustic, and really comes alive when setting up and playing through an amp stack. For the money, you just can't beat the head turning looks, sound, playability and quality of this moderately priced acoustic-electric. If you can find one - BUY IT!

(12 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome guitar

By Erob

from Phoenix, Arizona

Comments about Fender California Series Sonoran SCE California Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar yesterday and it is amazing. the sound is bomb and when you plug in, it still sounds like an acoustic guitar as opposed to sounding like an electric guitar. My only complaint is that after about the 7th or 8th fret, the action gets pretty bad. but other than that, this guitar is amazing.

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

amazing!

By Pheobe

from oklahoma

Comments about Fender California Series Sonoran SCE California Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I am a beginner and self taught guitar player and this was my 2nd guitar I have had my first since i was 13 and I got this one as a gift it is so incredible! I love this guitar I have the lake placid blue, I have gotten compliments from every one, family, friends. It hold tune forever!and sounds like and acoustic when plugged in. Great choice you wont be sorry!

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Freakin' Awesome

By Christian

from Boulder, Colorado

Comments about Fender California Series Sonoran SCE California Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I saw this guitar at a local music shop and for some reason, it seemed that out of all the guitars I played, this was the one I kept coming back to... I really liked the weight of it its just feels really nice. Not only is it a head turner, its the sound that this thing emits is just incredible. I ended up searching all over for one of these in the color that I wanted (Firemist)and eventually went to the closest guitar center and had one ordered in. It should be here in a day or so... I'm stoked.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Absolutley Great

By Matt

from Boston MA

Comments about Fender California Series Sonoran SCE California Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar is absolutley amazing. First thing is that it is so so buetiful. It looks so amazing. True fender style with a southern california surfer twist. I bought the black which has a very fun loving style but can also be very proffesional. It sounds amazing acoustic or electric. It keeps fine no warping of the neck. Another AMAZING thing about this guitar is that it stays it tune sooooo well. Tune it leave it for a week and itll be in tune

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love the neck

By Lester

from New Orleans, LA

Comments about Fender California Series Sonoran SCE California Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

The Soft C neck was the whole reason I bought this guitar and I absolutely love the guitar. Very nice tone and holds the tune well. Haven't had any issues with the guitar and have owned it for over a year.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By Lauren Coker

from Richland Hills Texas

Comments about Fender California Series Sonoran SCE California Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I just got the Firemist recently, and I am absolutely in love with it. The sound is so beautiful, the tuner works perfect, and it's beautiful. No flaws. Well, to me anyways. I just love it. I hope this helps. (:

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