After all of my on-and-off guitar training over the years, I wanted, and really needed, a decent acoustic to complement my other musical endeavors (where I’ve gotten much further along), and get serious about guitar again. I also wanted an alternative to my nice, humble, Schecter Omen 6 electric.
Well my new Fender CD-140SCE acoustic-electric guitar is an amazing value, and a damn nice guitar by any measure.
My requirements for a new guitar were simple, but important to me:
- around a $300 out-the-door price
- good acoustic-only tone
- good preamp for the above
- easy to change battery for the above*
- and… a tuner built-in to the preamp section!
Well, I got all of these things with this Fender. And I couldn’t be happier. And, I haven’t missed a night of practice! BTW, I’m spoiled by the on-board tuner.
The Fender CD-140SCE
- Material: Solid Spruce Top with Laminated Mahogany Back and Sides
- Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
- Shape: Dreadnought Cutaway
- Bracing: Scalloped X
- Back: Laminated Mahogany
- Sides: Laminated Mahogany
- Top: Solid Spruce
- Controls: Integrated Electronic Tuner with On/Off Switch, Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble, Body (Mid-Sweep), Low Battery Indicator Light
- Special Electronics: Fishman® Presys™ Pickup System with Active Onboard Preamp and Tuner
P.S.: My Fender CD-140SCE is in natural, not black (which is also really nice).
*Yes, I’m old enough to remember the days of having to take all of the strings off (!!) to change the battery on some original acoustic-electric designs.