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Cowabunga! Grab your board shorts and your Sonoran SCE acoustic-electric guitar, head on down to Laguna to play some tunes and ride the waves. This dreadnought beauty from Fender's California Series w... Read More

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Cowabunga! Grab your board shorts and your Sonoran SCE acoustic-electric guitar, head on down to Laguna to play some tunes and ride the waves. This dreadnought beauty from Fender's California Series will have you admiring its cool Strat guitar headstock, soft C-shaped maple neck and hip checkerboard binding 'til the sun goes down. Other cool features on the Sonoran SCE include a vintage-inspired pickguard design, rosewood fingerboard and scalloped bracing. Perfect for Fender enthusiasts, fans of vintage-style guitars, and guitarists who want a different look and vibe.

Features
  • Body Style: Single Cutaway Fender Style Dreadnought
  • Finish: (021) Natural
  • Finish: Gloss (polyurethane)
  • Top: Solid Spruce
  • Bracing: Scalloped X bracing
  • Back and Sides: Laminated Mahogany
  • Neck: Maple vintage "C" shape
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • No. of Frets: 20
  • Bridge: Rosewood with Compensated Saddle
  • Machine Heads: Vintage Fender Style with White Plastic Buttons
  • Electronics: Fender FTE-3 Active On-Board Preamp which Features: Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble, Low Battery Indicator Light
  • Scale Length: 25.3" (643mm)
  • Body Depth: 3.75" (Front), 4.75" (Rear)
  • Width at Nut: 1-5/8" (41mm)
  • Width at Heel: 2-1/8" (54mm)
  • Unique Features:
  • Fender Stratocaster Headstock Shape, Fender Tight Dreadnought Body Shape, Traditional Fender Bridge, Factory Mounted Forward Strap Button with Internal Block Reinforcement, White Dot Inlays, Checkerboard Rosette, Soft "C" Shaped Neck, Multiple Body Bindings, Gold Pickguard.
  • Strings: D'Addario EXP-12 Phosphor Bronze, Gauges .012 to .053
  • Accessories: None
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FenderSonoran SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

very nice guitar

By Big John

from Middleport New York

Pros

  • great sound,easy to play, great quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender Sonoran SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I bought this guitar to have an acoustic to replace my 20 year old guitar. What drew me to this one was the strat neck. My electric guitar is a Stratocaster, and love the ease of playing it. This guitar feels the same to me so if you play a Strat you'll love the feel of this acoustic. I bought mine in black, very nice looking , out of the box the action was very good. Sounds great unplugged, nice tone. Plug in it really shines with the Fishman ISYS III electronics. I'm very happy with my purchase.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This guitar has GREAT TONE!!

      By Sparky

      from Hudson Valley, NY

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fantastic Tone
      • Fender Styleplayability
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune
      • Value For The

      Cons

      • The Headstock Everyone Co

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • School Bands
      • Very Versatile

      Comments about Fender Sonoran SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I've had the Sonoran CE in Lake Placid Blue for a while now, and Dude, I keep finding myself coming back to it again and again feeling impressed. I have Martins, Gibson, Hohner acoustics. While it goes without saying that it isn't a Martin..it also doesn't cost as much as a used car. Here's the bottom line up front: the tone on these guitars is absolutely dynamite!! Unplugged, they have a deep, full resonance. Plugged in, the Fishman electronics really shine. Playing through a Fender Acoustasonic SFXII amp, it sounds absolutely stellar! The classic C-shaped neck is familiar to my Stratocaster-tamed hands. Fit and finish are, like the electronics, far superior to other guitars in this (and even higher) price points. I can't get over just HOW GOOD THIS GUITAR SOUNDS!! I find myself reaching for it alot, and it is my daily player. I don't mind if it takes a little ding or if my daughter picks it up and strums on it... meanwhile... the Martin stays in its case gathering dust for the occasional recording or live gig. This is a players' guitar. Buy it. Play it. Use it regularly. A fine instrument priced well below what its actual value in terms of tone, electronics and quality-of-build would suggest. The one consistent con people bring up is that they don't like the Stratocaster style matched color headstock. To each their own, but personally I do. I didn't at first, when I saw it on line. In person, it looks great and it has grown on me. The thing is, I almost always like a natural wood look, or traditional sunburst finish on my guitars. But the Lake Placid Blue paint job is first rate. I mean, the guitar is actually, in your hands, a beautiful instrument! The pale green is pretty too. I didn't care for the red as much. I'm not sure if they make them, but this might be nice in the classic Olympic white too? Bottom line: I like this guitar alot. I actually bought it used as art of a deal and was going to turn it over..but it became my daily player and my daughter has already asked me to give it to her. No chance sweetie, this one's mine..but for the price, maybe I'll buy her one of her own?

      (9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Not too shabby.

      By Matthew

      from Levittown Pennsylvania

      Site Member

      Comments about Fender Sonoran SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      So first thing is first, it doesn't come with a Fender FT electronic. It comes with Fishman ISYS III electronics. It is a better bang for your buck, and after inspection of the on board tuner, it worked to perfection. Again, something the Fender FT didn't have. Not only does the tuner work, but it also allows you to use alternate tunings with little to no problems. The second thing is that even though the guitar looks amazing, it will never look like anything more than a toy, especially up near the tuners. Since it has the classic strat headstock, it has these little itty bitty tuners, which are a pain if you are not used to them. Straight out of the box, it could use a set up, but nothing too bad. I also like how Fender included the correct size Allen Key for the truss rod, and gave a little sheet with instructions on what the truss rod is supposed to do. This is something that every beginner should learn. It is a very nice addition to the purchase of the guitar because now I don't have to dig through my tools to find my Hex keys. Besides looking like a toy, the thing plays amazingly. The thin strat neck makes it easier for my large hands but small fingers to get around the board. The guitar is a lot smaller than i thought it would be, when they say "tight", boy do they mean tight. I got it in candy apple red, although I wanted a guitar that just looked like a piece of wood, so I must have had a lot of faith in this thing to go away from that. And yes it was a very worthwile decision. This is a great guitar for a first timer, which even though I am not, it makes me feel like I am. Honestly though, I would definitely recommend venturing up in the price range to find a much better guitar. For the price this guitar is pretty much unbeatable, but remember why this guitar was made before thinking of buying it. It was made for it's classic surfer sound, and that's the sound you are gonna get. So if that's not the sound you are looking for, DO NOT BUY THIS GUITAR. But, if you are looking for something cool to play around with and jam with the freinds and family, then this is a great guitar for you. The strat headstock may look stupid in the picture, but once you see it in person with your own eyes it'll probably be the coolest looking thing you've ever seen.

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Not too shabby.

      By Matthew

      from Levittown Pennsylvania

      Site Member

      Comments about Fender Sonoran SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      So first thing is first, it doesn't come with a Fender FT electronic. It comes with Fishman ISYS III electronics. It is a better bang for your buck, and after inspection of the on board tuner, it worked to perfection. Again, something the Fender FT didn't have. Not only does the tuner work, but it also allows you to use alternate tunings with little to no problems. The second thing is that even though the guitar looks amazing, it will never look like anything more than a toy, especially up near the tuners. Since it has the classic strat headstock, it has these little itty bitty tuners, which are a pain if you are not used to them. Straight out of the box, it could use a set up, but nothing too bad. I also like how Fender included the correct size Allen Key for the truss rod, and gave a little sheet with instructions on what the truss rod is supposed to do. This is something that every beginner should learn. It is a very nice addition to the purchase of the guitar because now I don't have to dig through my tools to find my Hex keys. Besides looking like a toy, the thing plays amazingly. The thin strat neck makes it easier for my large hands but small fingers to get around the board. The guitar is a lot smaller than i thought it would be, when they say ""tight"", boy do they mean tight. I got it in candy apple red, although I wanted a guitar that just looked like a piece of wood, so I must have had a lot of faith in this thing to go away from that. And yes it was a very worthwile decision. This is a great guitar for a first timer, which even though I am not, it makes me feel like I am. Honestly though, I would definitely recommend venturing up in the price range to find a much better guitar. For the price this guitar is pretty much unbeatable, but remember why this guitar was made before thinking of buying it. It was made for it's classic surfer sound, and that's the sound you are gonna get. So if that's not the sound you are looking for, DO NOT BUY THIS GUITAR. But, if you are looking for something cool to play around with and jam with the freinds and family, then this is a great guitar for you. The strat headstock may look stupid in the picture, but once you see it in person with your own eyes it'll probably be the coolest looking thing you've ever seen.

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great guitar for the price

      By Jason Glaeser

      from Chicago, Il.

      Comments about Fender Sonoran SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Got this guitar about two weeks ago and it was definitely worth the investment. It definitely needed to have a good set up done on it but once it was set up it was way better than it was in the store (which wasn't bad mind you). I, unlike some others, actually liked the strat headstock on it and I chose the black finish. The black matching headstock with the gold Fender log on it is really sharp. I usually play electric so this having the ability to plug in was an added bonus. Tuner and EQ work great. It seems to be well made and the bindings look really nice, not cheap at all. The guitar sounds really nice and has a good deep tone, very warm. I, like anyone, played some of the $600, $1000 and above to see the difference and where yes there were some nicer guitars but for the money this one suited my needs. Like any new guitar, you'll definitely need to set this one up (the first one I had tried had a hump in the neck so bad they took it off the sales floor) but once you do I think anyone would be happy with it. If you buy online check the neck but GC is always VERY helpful with returns, etc. I have bought from them many many times with only a few returns and when I needed to they were awesome.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      don't judge it by the looks

      By David Waterson

      from Wichita, KS

      Comments about Fender Sonoran SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I needed a new acoustic-electric for my studio, and wandered in to guitar center's acoustic room to check out some models. This thing was on a floor stand, and although it looks silly with the strat headstock and pearl binding, I picked it up and gave it a try. As I was trying out everything else in the room, I kept coming back to this one. The sound is very appealing, and the action and set-up were as good if not better than the $1,000+ gibsons and others in the room. I decided to look past the looks (it is a studio guitar, so who cares what it looks like?) and take it home. I've only had it a day but I've been very happy. The in-line tone responds well to processing and the natural sound comes through very well when mic'd. I would definitely recommend this guitar to anyone looking for a good recording instrument.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very Awesome

      By Michael Kahl

      from Farmington MN

      Comments about Fender Sonoran SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I found one of these in Sea Foam Pearl at guitar center, When I first saw it I thought it was ugly, so I gave it a try. I immediately noticed how cool it sounds. It has a very melodic, almost creamy tone. I slowly fell in love with the color and I ended up taking it home. I'm a big fan of the Fender style, and the painted Strat style headstock really gives this thing a classic look. On the Sea Foam one, the pick guard, neck inlays, and all of the binding are pearl which looks amazing. The fingerboard and bridge on mine are a very dark rosewood. I really dig the classic look of this thing. Sounds good looks good, great guitar for the price.

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