Evoking the bygone days of the front-room sing-along, Fender’s CP-100 Parlor acoustic is a small-body beauty with a rich voice and a wealth of vintage-style appointments.
Features include a bound mahogany parlor-style body, elegant sunburst-finish top with quartersawn scalloped X bracing and pearl acrylic rosette, mahogany neck with dual-action truss rod, 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with smaller dot inlays (3 mm), rosewood bridge with compensated saddle and white pins, rosewood headstock veneer, open-gear chrome tuners and smooth satin finish.
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I have owned this guitar for over a year now, and it has served me well:
From completing over 30 performances, to being signed by the Prime Minister of Australia, the guitar has rarely ever let me down.
The tonality of the guitar is superb, and the volume produced by the guitar will surprise you - in fact, when I perform in small venues, I rarely need to place a pickup in the guitar.
The best feature about this guitar with no doubt is the playability, it's 12" fingerboard radius allows you to glide your fingers up and down the fretboard with ease, which in my case, being a rhythm guitarist, is perfect.
The only downfall of the guitar for me is how easy the strings snap - I have to replace them every 2 weeks. Due to the smallbody of the guitar, my heavy handed strumming unfortunately doesn't suit the guitar in this area, and I regularly replace the strings, and I have spent more on strings than the guitar is actually sold for.
But besides the minor flaw, I would recommend this guitar to any player, from amateur to professional, and would be the first to stand up and say that it is the best Parlor guitar on the market.
Well done Fender, and keep up this beautiful work.
JoshNovak owns this item
It don't get no more puristic than this - just the bare necessities, no pickups, wires, knobs... Smaller size was a major buying point for me, when I got it I realized it's also lighter, too - an excellent choice if, like I was, you're looking for a smaller, not-too-loud acoustic that you can play anywhere you like at home. I was also very pleasantly surprised with the dimensions of the neck, it's just about the same as on modern Fender Electrics. Gorgeous tuners, beautiful Sunburst Satin finish, the nut and saddle are a nice "Vintage" (yellowish) white color, the pictures don't really do them justice. The only thing I changed were the bridge bins - originally they are plain white and in my view don't harmonize color-wise with the saddle and the nut, so I got rosewood pins with pearl dots matching the ones on the fretboard :-). I've tried various "small & pure" acoustic guitars from other manufacturers, all are gone except the Fender CP-100 - it's a keeper, I LOVE IT!!!
boxer4 owns this item
|Model Name:||CP-100 Parlor, Laminated Spruce Top, Laminated Mahogany Back and Sides|
|Body Material:||Laminated Spruce Top with Laminated Mahogany Back and Sides|
|Body Finish:||Satin Urethane|
|Rosette:||Fender® Mother-of-Pearl Acrylic Design|
|Body Back:||Laminated Mahogany|
|Body Sides:||Laminated Mahogany|
|Body Top:||Laminated Spruce|
|Scale Length:||24.75" (628 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||12" (305 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||20|
|String Nut:||Synthetic Bone|
|Nut Width:||1.69" (42.9 mm)|
|Bridge:||Rosewood with Compensated Synthetic Bone Saddle|
|Strings:||Fender® Dura-Tone® 880L (.012-.052 Gauge)|
|Unique Features:||Dual Action Truss Rod, 3 mm Dot Position Inlays, Compensated Saddle, MOP Acrylic Rosette, Gold Screen Headstock Logo, Rosewood Headstock Veneer, White Bridge Pins, and Chrome open gear machine heads|
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