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

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The California Series T-Bucket 300CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar is a bold acoustic-electric guitar for today’s player. This cutaway dreadnought is ready to hit the stage and make a sonic and visual statement with its slick contemporary style and robust onboard active electronics. Rich and full-sounding, this is the ideal guitar fo...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The California Series T-Bucket 300CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar is a bold acoustic-electric guitar for today’s player. This cutaway dreadnought is ready to hit the stage and make a sonic and visual statement with its slick contemporary style and robust onboard active electronics. Rich and full-sounding, this is the ideal guitar for those who need an instrument as unique as themselves.

The heart and soul of an acoustic guitar is the top, which must be able to resonate freely for natural sounding, dynamic tone. This guitar incorporates quartersawn scalloped bracing, artfully arranged to reinforce the crisp-sounding laminated maple top while allowing it to vibrate freely for greater projection and responsiveness. The laminated mahogany back balances the maple top’s sound, working together to create a detailed voice that brings out the best of every note and chord.

For those that want to hit the stage, the California Series T-Bucket 300CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar features an onboard Fishman Isys III pickup system with active preamp, tuner, volume and tone controls for shaping the amplified voice of the guitar to match any venue. The bound maple neck sports a comfortable C-shaped profile that works well for any playing style, as well as a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with a GraphTech NuBone nut for enhanced sustain while eliminating string binding that can cause tuning issues. The rosewood bridge incorporates NuBone saddles for clarity and tonal consistency along with precise intonation.

The aesthetic appointments include a figured top, new fingerboard inlay, rosette and headstock graphics, all of which combine to really “pop” on stage and shine in the spotlight. An acoustic/electric guitar designed from the get-go to rock as hard as its electric cousins, the California Series T-Bucket 300CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar is an exciting alternative to the everyday acoustic

Features

  • Series: California
  • Body Shape: Dreadnought Cutaway
  • Body Top: Laminated Flame Maple
  • Back and Sides: Laminated Mahogany
  • Body Finish: Gloss
  • Bracing: Scalloped X
  • Rosette: Rosewood with Aged White Outline
  • Neck: 3-Piece Laminated Mahogany, C Shape
  • Neck Finish: Gloss
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood, 11.81” (300 mm)
  • Frets: 20, Vintage Style
  • Position Inlays:
  • Inlays at 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th Frets. Special “F” Inlay at 12th Fret.
  • White Side Dots
  • Nut (Material/Width): Graph Tech NuBone, 1.69” (43 mm)
  • Truss Rod: Dual-Action
  • Tuning Machines: Open-Back Geared
  • Scale Length: 25.3” (643 mm)
  • Bridge:
  • Rosewood-Based Vintage-Style Fender “Viking” Bridge with
  • Compensated Graph Tech Nubone Saddle
  • Special Electronics: Fishman Isys III System with Active Onboard Preamp and Tuner
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Strings: Fender Dura-Tone 880L (.012-.052 Gauge)
  • Case/Gig Bag: None
  • Other Features: Aged white binding on body and neck, special “F” inlay at 12th fret.
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FenderCalifornia Series T-Bucket 300CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (10)
  • Fun to play (9)
  • Good audio (9)
  • Stays in tune (8)
  • Consistent (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
  • Jamming (8)
  • Recording (4)
  • Small venues (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Novice (4)

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(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sounds great, plays great

By Adam P

from Alphareta, GA

Pros

  • Action
  • Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      I've been playing electric for many years now and looking for a lower end acoustic guitar. I tried out a wide range of acoustic guitars from low end to high end to see the quality difference. I would say that in my opinion this compares to a low end ($700 Taylor). The notes ring well and doesn't have a dull sound. I also played the Fender 400 t-bucket but the maple neck I think made it sound a lot different (brighter EQ, didn't seem to ring as easy when hitting notes). I didn't really find anything else comparable in the $300 or lower range.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I would definitely recommend.

      By Tony

      from undisclosed

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

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

      Outstanding value for the money spent. I preferred this over guitars that cost 2 to 3 times as muc .

      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing guitar and a great guitar for someone just starting.

      By Carter

      from Hartville OH

      About Me Novice

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

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

        I have had this guitar for almost 3 months now and the progress i've made on this guitar is amazing, the sound is great, I have had no trouble with anything, the only thing to not like is the strings they aren't great, but you can easily live with them and not have to worry about changing them, at least for a while.

        (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great purchase!!!

        By Gary

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

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

        Fender once again nailed it with this guitar! Sound amazing!

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Beautiful Guitar with a great tone

        By Chuck

        from Boulder, CO

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        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:

          This is a rich sounding guitar. It has a great tone plugged and unplugged. My only thing is that the Moonburst finish is actually more grey than brownish. It doesn't match the picture on the website. However, it is still a beautiful guitar and I have ZERO complaints!

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This Fender acoustic/electric is very cool!!

          By J5

          from Lakeland, Fl.

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Full, clear tone and outstanding action
          • 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 have played guitar for 50 years. I've owned many of the most highly regarded guitars of all types and styles and have played professionally for many years. This Fender is a magical instrument with beautiful tone unplugged and plugged, amazing action and truly inspired aesthetics. I am very excited and grateful to have discovered this amazing guitar.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great sound; great value, cool electronics

            By Sensei Russ

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Experienced

            See all my reviews

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

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

              I use this guitar for home practice and recording. The sound is rich and the action is comfortable. It is easy to tune and stays in tune. The built-in electronics are an added bonus, and sound great when amplified. Great bang for your buck! Highly recommended.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great value and service

              By Sensei Russ

              from Brooklyn, NY

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

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

              Excellent value! Intonation is perfect, the electronics were a very pleasant surprise. Easy action for an acoustic and rich tone even without amplification. The service in the Brooklyn location was great — Gary was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Highly recommended!
              -Russ B.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Definitely will recommend this guitar

              By El beto

              from Hays ka

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

              It has the sound of a more expensive guitar it's very easy to play and it has a beautiful amplified sound you can't go wrong with this guitar

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Great Guitar

              By Razzle

              from Los Angeles

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

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

                Great guitar for the money. When you buy it, buy a set of decent strings at the same time - my choice is Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze 12's, then take it home, cut those Duratone strings off, restring it with the Elixirs and play till your heart is content.

                 
                5.0

                Great guitar for the buck...

                By Andy

                from Roselle, Illinois

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good intonation.
                • 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:

                  Amazing sound!!! Best starter guitar for me.. No complaints.

                   
                  5.0

                  Money WELL spent! Very nice guitar!

                  By Skid

                  from Central Florida

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Good Feel
                  • Nice aesthetics
                  • Rich Sound
                  • Stays In Tune

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Live shows
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording

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

                    My brother was looking for his first acoustic/Electric guitar on his budget. I am more "up" on features of a guitar than he is so he wanted to bring me along to help him choose. We went to our local Guitar Center and after playing a few other brands, even another Fender, I came across this one. I loved the look as he did. The figured maple veneer to is beautiful. It has a nice 3D depth to it in the light. I've always loved the cutaway design acoustics. Then I noticed the Fishman active system. Another win for this guitar! Another big plus in my book is the dual action truss rod. Upon first strum, the tone and projection was excellent. I had to go up to a 700+ dollar Martin or Taylor to come close to it's tone and volume. The look on my brothers face told me he loved the sound. Then he played it. It was easy enough to play. As soon as he played a few chords, he said "good pick my brother! I want it!l To say it is a nice guitar for the money is short selling it. It's an excellent guitar....period. Pleasantly surprised at it's appointments. Fender nailed it with this one.

                     
                    5.0

                    fantastic guitar

                    By Truth

                    from south burlington, VT

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing
                      • Recording

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

                      just bought this guitar today, love it! everything perfect! i ve been using lots of different kind of guitars like more than 7 i owned but this one i gotta say sound really rich! the price is not bad at all.

                       
                      5.0

                      Very happy

                      By Kathryn

                      from undisclosed

                      Verified Buyer

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

                      Great sounds, awesome action. Really happy with the purchase

                       
                      5.0

                      It's an awesome guitar no words

                      By Jacob

                      from Long Beach cal

                      About Me Novice

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

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

                        It's a really good guitar

                         
                        5.0

                        Very nice, great value at that price.

                        By Stage

                        from Selah Washington

                        About Me Novice

                        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:

                          Just a very nice feel to this guitar and I love to look at it when not playing, pleasing to the eye. I got the moonburst as I already had a cheaper sunburst. Haven't touched the sunburst since...

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