The California Series Kingman SCE dreadnought acoustic-electric guitar delivers a lot for its moderate price: a solid spruce top, solid mahogany back, Strat-style headstock, and great Fender/Fishman e... Read More
The California Series Kingman SCE dreadnought acoustic-electric guitar delivers a lot for its moderate price: a solid spruce top, solid mahogany back, Strat-style headstock, and great Fender/Fishman electronics. This Fender guitar looks good, sounds fantastic, and you don't have to sell a kidney to afford one.
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This is the best acoustic you'll find for 500. I'm not going to lie to you and say that it sounds like my buddy's taylor and gibson. I've played them side by side and it dosn't sound that good, but for a fourth of the price it's close enough for me. The electronics are very good and the tuner is a pretty cool feature. If you plan to use this guitar for regular gigging or are crazy about tone, you should save your money. However if you're like me and mostly play electric but still need a decent acoustic this is the only real choice.
This is a truly fantastic guitar for it's price, and several prices up! A full, warm sound, even with the cut-away very little bottom end warmth was lost. I haven't had the chance to use the Fishman, but it has performed well at accoustic engaements for an international touring rock band. Easy to play, with fantastic sound. You can't ask for more, and would rarely get this much with a price tag so low.
I have owned the Fender Kingman SCE for a month now. I am not a professional, just like to play. I am very impressed with how easy and fun this guitar is to play. The strings feel very soft, the neck width is perfect for me. The size and weight distribution makes it easy to play standing or sitting. I did lower the bridge about a 1/16 inch. The sound is outstanding, alone or through an amp. The onboard tuner is very easy and quick to use. I can check tuning in a few seconds. My friends are also impressed with the guitar. It is surprising that this guitar is available at the price it is. I have played other guitars in the same price range and above that were not as user friendly and fun. Part of the appeal of the guitar for me is the Strat headstock. It gives the guitar a unique and classic look. I recommend this guitar to anyone who wants a good playing, good looking instrument in this price range.