Fender Introduces New Fall 2011 Acoustic Models
The Fender Newporter Traveler mini-dreadnought acoustic.
Fender is proud to introduce a quartet of new acoustic instruments for fall 2011, including the return of a Fender name not heard since the mid-1960s. The new guitars are the Newporter™ Traveler, the Classic Design series CD-320AS and CD-320ASCE dreadnought models and the CN-320AS classical.
Fender first introduced the Newporter back in 1965 as one of its original sun-and-fun acoustic guitars. Now it’s back in the form of the Newporter Traveler—a full-sounding mini-dreadnought with a shorter scale (22.6”) that makes it great for beginners and anyone looking for the perfect grab-and-go acoustic. Features include a spruce top with scalloped X bracing and classic checkerboard rosette; mahogany back and sides; natural satin finish; mahogany neck with 20-fret rosewood fingerboard, dual-action truss rod, Stratocaster® headstock and satin finish; rosewood bridge and vintage-style tuners with Ivoroid buttons.
The all-solid-wood CD-320AS dreadnought is crafted with the kind of stylish looks, smooth feel and full, resonant tone you’d expect from a much more expensive instrument. It features a solid spruce top with scalloped X bracing, elegant abalone rosette and tortoiseshell pickguard; solid mahogany back and sides; gloss natural finish; mahogany neck with dual-action truss rod and gloss finish; 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with 3mm mother-of-pearl acrylic dot markers; rosewood bridge with compensated bone saddle and black bridge pins with abalone dots; gold hardware; rosewood headstock veneer and mother-of-pearl headstock logo inlay.
The CD-320ASCE has all the same great features of the CD320AS, with the addition of a cutaway for easier upper-fret access and a Fishman® Presys™ pickup system with active onboard preamp and tuners.
The Classic Design series CN-320AS classical guitar features a solid cedar top with traditional fan bracing for rich, resonant sound, solid rosewood back and sides for balanced tone, vintage Fender rosette design, mahogany neck with 19-fret ebony fingerboard, rosewood bridge, gold hardware and gloss body finish.