Our Sonoran SCE is decked out for even more sun-and-fun acoustic action, upgraded with a three-ply pickguard, bone nut and bridge saddle, and vintage-style Fender “Viking” bridge. It’s perfect for those who dig vintage styling and seek to ride the wave of Fender’s classic Southern California history and vibe.
Other premium features include a “tight” dreadnought cutaway body shape, resonant solid spruce top with scalloped X bracing, mahogany back and sides, stylish checkerboard rosette, body binding, vintage C-shaped maple neck with dual-action truss rod and matching painted Stratocaster® headstock shape, 20-fret rosewood fingerboard, rosewood bridge with compensated saddle, forward strap button with internal block reinforcement, gloss neck and body finish, and Fishman® Isys III pickup system with active onboard preamp and tuner.
|Model Name:||Sonoran™ SCE, Cutaway Electric, Olympic White with Matching Headstock, Solid Spruce Top, Fishman® Preamp|
|Body Material:||Solid Spruce Top with Laminated Mahogany Back and Sides|
|Body Finish:||Gloss Polyurethane|
|Body Back:||Laminated Mahogany|
|Body Sides:||Laminated Mahogany|
|Body Top:||Solid Spruce|
|Scale Length:||25.5" (64.8 cm)|
|Number of Frets:||20|
|Nut Width:||1.625" (41.3 mm)|
|Controls:||Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble, Low Battery Indicator Light|
|Special Electronics:||Fishman® Isys III System with Active Onboard Preamp and Tuner|
|Bridge:||Rosewood with Compensated Bone Saddle|
|Strings:||Fender® Dura-Tone® 80/20 Phosphor Bronze (.012-.052 Gauge)|
|Unique Features:||Fender® Stratocaster® Headstock Shape, Matching Painted Headstock, Fender Tight Dreadnought Body Shape, Dual Action Truss Rod, "Viking" Fender Bridge, Factory Mounted Forward Strap Button with Internal Block Reinforcement, White Dot Inlays, Checkerboard Rosette, Vintage "C" Shaped Neck, Multiple Body Bindings, Bone Nut and Saddle|
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Love this guitar, mine's classic black. Had it less than a year. Admittedly, grabbed it off the wall because of the looks; cutaway, black, headstock... but then I plugged it in. It is just so nicely balanced to my ear, although the action is a little higher out of the box than what I usually like. I opted to try to live with it first, and that has been a good choice so far. Get lots of compliments on it, both sound and looks. I play through a Behringer B212D or whatever the house has, and its tone is so mellow, but not flat or colorless. To the contrary, it's rather shimmery, but even tempered. Suits my voice and music well. It feels good. Like the on board electronics, (still like a tuner pedal better for accuracy), and it goes through batteries like crazy but that could be my fault. ;) Love that pick guard; big, heavy, but pretty. Wish the position markers were as pretty... hint, hint... (I'm thinking stars, actually...) The compensated saddle is different for me, but so far, so good. I use the capo a good bit and it tunes right up and back quickly without a lot of fuss.
I traded in another guitar and bought during a trade in event, so I got a wonderful deal on a wonderful guitar. Think she will be with me for long while, even after I "move up". Love this baby. Puts me in a bad position, though; now I have 2 acoustics that I probably won't part with... what to trade next time??? :D
robin monterosso owns this item
I purchased a left handed version of the Sonoran SCE about four months ago. I own some higher priced guitars from different manufacturers but I keep coming back to this Sonoran. Over the years I have bought and sold quite a few acoustic electric guitars. My first A/E guitar was a Fender and at the time I thought it was a pretty good guitar. As my skill improved, I bought Gibsons, Martins, Guilds, Takamines and a few other brands just for comparisons. Out of the eleven A/E's that I have kept, this Sonoran is my best guitar for the price. Over the years Fender has continually improved this guitar in all catagories. It is a very nice looking guitar plus the new neck makes it very easy to play. The solid top with the bone nut & saddle gives it a very good balanced sound whether picking single notes or strumming chords. The Fishman electronics has plenty of tone shaping adjustments to get the sound you like plus the onboard tuner is very handy, too. The front strap pin is another nice upgrade along with the newer pickguard color and shape. The guitar stays in tune very well and the action was just right when it came out of the box.
As far as amps go, I play through a Fender Acoustasonic Ultralight Amp Head & Cabinet. Unfortunately these amps have been discontinued. IMHO, this guitar & amp sound awesome together.
I highly recommend buying this guitar. Sometimes you can get a good deal on a Sonoran SCE online. That's where I got mine.
427windsor owns this item
Sound is fantastic...Playability is awesome...True Fender feel..Amazingly easy to play...Perfect set up right out of the box..I'm sure I made the right choice...
jbeef52 owns this item
This is more of a review on how it lasts, more then how it was when I got it. I got the SCE in black going on 4 years ago. It was my first "professional" acoustic, and I admit, I was very taken with it. The tone, playability, and comfort were what sold me, plus a %30 discount (with bag). After owning it, playing it in many bands, shows, and taking her on the road, she is still an exceptional guitar for the price. My only qualms, are that the electronics are unbalanced, for even with EQ it still seems either too bright or too dark. Which may be because of how the wire sits under the bridge (Note: I have a previous model before the "viking" bridge, so this maybe Fender's solution), and the headstock, for as awesome as it is, it can't fit in many guitar cases. But the quality of the construction, the tone (best used with finger-picking), the Strat neck, and the overall comfortably of playing it, has not changed at all in the years. I highly recommend this model over most of their other line, and pretty much any acoustic within the $300-$500 price range.
Blue Jay Water owns this item
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