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Fender California Series T-Bucket 300CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Sunburst

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The California Series T-Bucket 300CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar is even more supercharged now, with upgraded features including a remarkable new holographic rosette inlay, new quilt ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The California Series T-Bucket 300CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar is even more supercharged now, with upgraded features including a remarkable new holographic rosette inlay, new quilt ash top option, new 12th-fret "F" logo inlay design, and Graph Tech Nubone nut and compensated bridge saddle for enhanced tone.

The other great T-Bucket 300CE features you already know are still here, too. These include flame and quilt maple tops in several finishes with quartersawn scalloped "X" bracing, mahogany back and sides, body binding and headstock pinstriping, mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, strap-pin and end-pin jacks, and Fishman Isys III pickup/active preamp system with built-in chromatic tuner, on/off switch, three-band EQ and volume control.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Features

  • Series: Hot Rod Design Acoustics
  • Body Shape: Dreadnought
  • Body Top: Flame Maple (Transparent black, Sunburst), Quilt Maple (Transparent blue, Amber) or Quilt Ash (Transparent violet, Transparent dark brown)
  • Back and Sides: Laminated Mahogany
  • Bracing: Quartersawn Scalloped X
  • Body Binding: Multiple
  • Rosette: Holographic T-Bucket Pinstriped
  • Body Depth: 3.75 in. (Front) to 4.75 in. (Rear)
  • Neck: Mahogany, "C"-Shape
  • Neck Binding: White
  • Nut Width: 1.625 in. (41.3 mm)
  • Frets: 20
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood, 11.81 in. (300 mm) Radius
  • Position Inlays: Dot
  • Scale Length: 25.3 in. (64.3 cm)
  • Controls: Built-In Chromatic Tuner with On/Off Switch, Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • String Nut: Graph Tech NuBone
  • Bridge: Rosewood with Graphtech Nubone Compensated Saddle
  • Strings: Fender Dura-Tone Coated 80/20 Bronze (.012-.052 Gauge)
  • Special Electronics: Fishman Isys III System with Active Onboard Preamp and Tuner
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FenderCalifornia Series T-Bucket 300CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (12)
  • Fun to play (11)
  • Good feel (10)
  • Consistent (9)
  • Stays in tune (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (11)
  • Practicing (11)
  • Small venues (8)
  • Recording (5)
  • School bands (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Well worth the money

I have been playing guitar since the mid 1960's but have taken time off from time to time, so I'm not a newbie to guitars. I got a gift card to GC and...Read complete review

I have been playing guitar since the mid 1960's but have taken time off from time to time, so I'm not a newbie to guitars. I got a gift card to GC and wanted to put this gift card towards the price of a new amp, but I wandered into the acoustic section and I was taken away since I wasn't prepared to buy a new guitar, let alone an acoustic-electric. I must have played six different guitars in a two hour span, and I tried the Fender T-Bucket (Sunburst). Out of all the ones I tried, the T-Bucket stood out in terms of playability, looks, and sound. Quality was outstanding unplugged and plugged in, and the onboard tuner was handy to have although it does stay in tune pretty well. The neck is thin and feels very comfortable, the Fishman Amp works just fine, and the action is pretty darned good. I have gotten several compliments on the finish and the looks of the guitar and of course the price. While the price didn't break the bank and there are more expensive guitars out there, the T-Bucket is a great sounding, reasonably priced guitar. The T-Bucket compliments my other Fender acoustic guitar well. If you are a beginner, this one won't intimidate you, but if you are a seasoned veteran this is also a great guitar to have.

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See above.

The headset hasn't come yet. Of all eight guitars I've got from you over the years, Fender should be ashamed to shell this poorly crafted junk. I bought on line without trying one...Read complete review

The headset hasn't come yet. Of all eight guitars I've got from you over the years, Fender should be ashamed to shell this poorly crafted junk. I bought on line without trying one when I ordered my Gretsch. I got it on a whim and I'll never do that again. Love my Gretsch.
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(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Well worth the money

By Greg

from Austin Texas

Comments about Fender California Series T-Bucket 300CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I have been playing guitar since the mid 1960's but have taken time off from time to time, so I'm not a newbie to guitars. I got a gift card to GC and wanted to put this gift card towards the price of a new amp, but I wandered into the acoustic section and I was taken away since I wasn't prepared to buy a new guitar, let alone an acoustic-electric. I must have played six different guitars in a two hour span, and I tried the Fender T-Bucket (Sunburst). Out of all the ones I tried, the T-Bucket stood out in terms of playability, looks, and sound. Quality was outstanding unplugged and plugged in, and the onboard tuner was handy to have although it does stay in tune pretty well. The neck is thin and feels very comfortable, the Fishman Amp works just fine, and the action is pretty darned good. I have gotten several compliments on the finish and the looks of the guitar and of course the price. While the price didn't break the bank and there are more expensive guitars out there, the T-Bucket is a great sounding, reasonably priced guitar. The T-Bucket compliments my other Fender acoustic guitar well. If you are a beginner, this one won't intimidate you, but if you are a seasoned veteran this is also a great guitar to have.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar

By Tommy Hailey

from Irving,Texas

Comments about Fender California Series T-Bucket 300CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Not a professional at all,just play for fun.The tech said to try the Fender T-Bucket I did and had to buy it.Great sound,built in tuner,and I selected the Sunburst.Price is good,too!!!

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very Rugged Guitar

By Dan Boren

from Roscoe, Texas

Comments about Fender California Series T-Bucket 300CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I purchased this guitar 1 1/2 years ago off of the Guitar Center website. I had been playing for about 4 months when I purchased this guitar, and it has helped me identify what kind of music I love to play; the purpose of a beginning guitar. This guitar (in my opinion) has a very balanced tone and sounds very nice when plugged in. I found it to be a little too quiet for what I like to use it for (Heavy strumming/heavy finger-picking). For most finger-pickers/aspiring finger-pickers, this may not be your dream guitar. However, I found that I love finger-picking on this guitar, and find it to be very competitive to guitars twice its price in this area. I also found that this guitar's sound begins to break up relatively quickly whenever I begin to strum with large amounts of force. Therefore, there isn't much to play with in the mezzo-piano and mezzo-forte sound range. But I really do like this guitar when I want to strum pretty heavily. The reason I didn't award this guitar with five stars, is first of all, even for the price, there are better instruments available made with better materials which make them sound better. Another reason is that there was some fret buzz on a few strings for the first few months I owned it (at first it was very annoying, but after a few string changes and some slight adjustments, it is hardly existent). I suggest sticking with medium strings on this thing, and I personally suggest Dean Markley Helix strings on it (they sound great). This guitar is very tough (I've dropped it a few times) and will last anyone several years. Perhaps one of the reasons for this ruggedness, is that it weighs quite a bit compared to other acoustics I own. Overall this guitar met my high expectations that I set for it, and has impressed me thoroughly. Ideas of songs it sounds good with: Good Riddance by Green Day, Layla (Acoustic Version)by Eric Clapton, Blackbird by The Beatles

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this guitar

By Gene

from Crescent Springs, KY

Comments about Fender California Series T-Bucket 300CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I wanted to wait and play this guitar more before I wrote a review. When I went to GC to buy a guitar, I had a different one in mind, the Epiphone Hummingbird. Before I bought any, I decided to play all the ones at the same price as the Hummingbird. This included the T Bucket (Sunburst), an Ibanez Artwood, and an Yamaha FSX700SC. All of them looked great. I wanted the Ibanez just on looks. However, I thought the T Bucket sounded the best. I just love playing this guitar. The more I play it the more I enjoy it.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent guitar

By Stephen King

from Lebanon, Ohio

Comments about Fender California Series T-Bucket 300CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

For the price you will be hard pressed to find one better. Acoustically it sound is a little bland, but plugged in this thing shines. I bought this for my wife who actually thinks the opposite of the guitar. She likes it allot acoustically but doesn't like plugging it in. Its all a matter of opinion. Either way Fender is making some great sounding, great priced accoustics. If you are looking for a straight Accoustic take a look at the DG-8S pack. You won't find a better Electric-accoustic than the T-Bucket for the price they ask for it. And the finish is perfect right out of the box. The action was set very low and it is very easy to play. Check it out :).

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Acoustic/Electric!

By Greg

from Arkansas

Comments about Fender California Series T-Bucket 300CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This was the first acoustic I had ever owned. I have played the fire out of it for the past couple of years. It sounds amazingly good and the tuners hold extremely well. It is a very pretty guitar too. The tuner is really handy. Though I just got a new acoustic/electric, I'm never going to sell my T-bucket. This is a great bang for your buck.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

"With a couple of tweaks......It's an awesome Guitar"

By Youngie

from Rhode Island

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound

Cons

  • Upgrade the Tuners,I chose Black locking Gotoh's

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Small Venues

Comments about Fender California Series T-Bucket 300CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

other than replacing tuners,getting it in a case and a few other cosmetic up grades......This Axe Is Awesome;)

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Faulty Electronics

By Andrew

from Buford, GA

Site Member

Comments about Fender California Series T-Bucket 300CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar is by far one of the best ones out there in the price range. Good tone and the feel of the guitar makes it just easy to play with. I would strongly recommend this guitar to any beginner. There is one flaw though. The electronics gave out on me about a year after my purchase. Other than that, greatest guitar for the price

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Best bang for buck

By Winkster

from Wilmington NC

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender California Series T-Bucket 300CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Great guitar for the price. Definitly not made cheap... Feels good. Neck slides real well. Strings that came with it also sound great. Built in tuner works well. Sounds awesome on a Amp. I wish there was more color choices. Shines very nice.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love My T-Bucket

    By Life of the Rich

    from Massachusetts

    About Me Novice

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Fender California Series T-Bucket 300CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      This was the first guitar I ever purchased. I love it. It sounds good it was easy to play, but you should get it set up when you get. Out of the box the strings were a little high and the neck had a slight bow.That was part of my learning process I thought you could just play guitars out of the box.

      If you are a beginer like me and trying to decide on your first guitar you wil not be dissapointed with this one. I made a video of my first year so you can see how it performs.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Really Nice!!

      By NonExpert

      from Saint Mary's PA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Awesome Deal
      • Consistent
      • Exactly As Expected
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Prompt Delivery
      • Rich Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Fender California Series T-Bucket 300CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        This guitar and Guitar Center both get a thumbs up from me! The guitar looks good, sounds great, and was shipped very promptly. The built in tuner is awesome. I haven't connected to an amp yet so I have no opinion of that function. I have no cons to list! I'd buy it again if I need another guitar.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Sounds nearly as good as my t-bucket 400.

        By N/a

        from Ky.

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Fender California Series T-Bucket 300CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Looks and sounds like a more expensive guitar

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Guitar

          By David

          from Santa Fe, Texas

          Comments about Fender California Series T-Bucket 300CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Purchased about a month ago, first acoustic guitar. I must say really nice for the money! Easy tuning and setup right out of the box. No case, so get one for it.

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          See above.

          By KEN

          from undisclosed

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Fender California Series T-Bucket 300CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          The headset hasn't come yet. Of all eight guitars I've got from you over the years, Fender should be ashamed to shell this poorly crafted junk. I bought on line without trying one when I ordered my Gretsch. I got it on a whim and I'll never do that again. Love my Gretsch.
          Ken

           
          4.0

          Great Sound

          By Fingers

          from Illinois

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Rich Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Fender California Series T-Bucket 300CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            I use this as my daily practice, fun guitar. I'm new to playing but have been in the music scene most of my adult life. I think the sound from this instrument is great. It's a little soft but with an amp it's got plenty of tone. I would say give it a try at the music store first if possible, for your own taste in music. I like country (George Straight, Jones, Merle, Cash...), blues (not the best for blues but doable) and some classic pop rock like Eagles, CCR and Marshall Tucker Band. This guitar fits the sound in most of my music choices.

             
            4.0

            Awesome guitar.

            By Rick F

            from Los Angeles CA

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender California Series T-Bucket 300CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              If you're looking for a great guitar at a great price, then buy this one. The neck is incredible - it feels almost like an electric. The tuners are ok - they stay in tune. The Fishman electronics work great and the built in tuner is a bonus that deadly accurate. However, the action was far too high for my liking and it took several truss rod adjustments to get it where I like it. The strings that come with this guitar while they do sound ok, are brittle, stiff pieces of garbage which I took the wire cutters to after a few days (just so I would never be tempted to put them back on). I put on a set of Elixir Polywebs and the difference was night and day. I've also gotten a couple of replacement bridge saddles that I could file down to get the string height within specs (I didn't want to file the original saddle). Of course all of this could have been done by your local luthier or the pros at GC but I prefer to do it myself. Bottom line is that I now have an accoustic/electric which will rival guitars 2 or 3 times the price of this one.

               
              5.0

              Great Product Worth The Money

              By The Musical Genius

              from St Peters MO

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • School Bands

                Comments about Fender California Series T-Bucket 300CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                I have had this for about a week and a half it is a dreadnought most definitely with a very rich bass sound. It was great I played it out of the box (just needed to be tuned) the action set up was very nice it just had a slight bow but you couldn't tell unless you tried to look for it.

                 
                4.0

                Amazing guitar I got the transparent black beautiful look.

                By Jake

                from Dayton Ohio

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Rich Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Fender California Series T-Bucket 300CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  I just play by myself a lot and this guitar was a great purchase happy once again thanks guitar center!!!

                   
                  5.0

                  For the price you can not beat this guitar, I love mine.

                  By Rick Bradshaw

                  from Port St. Lucie, Florida

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Fender California Series T-Bucket 300CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    I play mine every Sunday at church, and also play small one man shows.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great first time guitar!

                    By apifaust

                    from Houston, TX

                    About Me Novice

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • School Bands
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Fender California Series T-Bucket 300CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                      Great guitar for the price! I was amazed of how well it was made. I even bought the Fender hard case for it later on. Put some good quality strings on it and the sound is great! comes with ok strings but sounded a lot better with new strings. Brighter!

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