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Exploring the California Player Series | Fender Acoustics | Fender


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Play something different with the Fender California Newporter Player acoustic-electric guitar. Featuring a Fender-exclusive medium-sized Newporter shape, this acoustic-electric guitar delivers a balanced tone that’s as articulate as it is powerful. With its gloss metallic solid spruce top, mahogany back and sides and matching painted 6-in-line headstock, this Fender Newporter Player acoustic-electric guitar is as stunning to look at as it is to play. This is the perfect performance guitar to accompany a singer with.

A Unique Take on an Acoustic-Electric Guitar

The Fender California Newporter Player acoustic-electric is unconventional to its core. It defies acoustic instrument tradition with its distinctive looks, unique size and unmistakable Fender sound. What sets the Fender California Newporter Player apart is its unique body shape, which is a Fender exclusive and was first introduced in 1965. It offers a vintage-inspired look with modern tonal characteristics. Other unique features include optimized bracing for reduced mass and superior resonance.

Premium Tonewoods

The Fender California Newporter Player acoustic-electric features a lightweight slim taper C-shaped mahogany neck that’s comfortable and easy to play. The laurel fingerboard adds to the vibrant tone. This acoustic-electric guitar also features a solid spruce top, which is the ultimate tonewood choice when it comes to its strength, sound, and dynamic range. Solid spruce tops are also known for opening up and sounding better over time. The slim taper C-shaped mahogany neck is also supremely comfortable to play, and will feel familiar to electric players who are used to a slimmer neck. The walnut fingerboard also provides a pleasingly dark look, smooth feel and vibrant tone.

Fishman Electronics for Great, Plugged-In Tone

The Fender California Newporter Player acoustic-electric is equipped with a Fishman pickup/preamp system that offers a variety of onboard controls to amplify your sound while still maintaining the acoustic’s pure, rich and resonant tone. A convenient built-in tuner is also included.

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  • 2-ring B/W/B rosette  
  • Dot position inlays
  • Modern Viking bridge
  • Chrome hardware finish
  • 3-ply gold pickguard
  • Fender Dura-Tone Coated 80/20 Bronze (.012-.052 Gauge) strings

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to

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  • Body type: Newporter
  • Cutaway: Single
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka spruce
  • Back and sides: Mahogany
  • Bracing pattern: Not specified
  • Body finish: Gloss polyurethane
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck shape: Slim C
  • Nut width: 1.69" (43 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Walnut
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.6"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Fishman
  • Configuration: Soundhole mounted preamp
  • Preamp EQ: 1-band
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: No
  • Headstock overlay: Not specified
  • Tuning machines: Sealed nickel
  • Bridge: Not specified
  • Saddle and nut: Graph Tech NuBone
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features:
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: Info not available
  • Country of origin: Not specified