Fender CD-140SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar Review

My new Fender CD-140SCE acoustic-electric guitar is of amazing value and a great musical instrument.

Fender CD-140SCE Guitar

My Requirements

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My requirements for a new guitar were simple but important to me:

  • Around a $300 street price
  • Good acoustic-only tone
  • Electric is ready to go when needed
  • Good electronic preamp
  • Easy to change battery*
  • Tuner built-in to the preamp electronics

I got all of these features with this Fender guitar. And I couldn’t be happier. And I haven’t missed a night of practice! By the way, I’m spoiled by the on-board tuner.

The Fender CD-140SCE

After my on-and-off guitar training over the years, I wanted and 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 excellent and steadfast Schecter Omen 6 electric.

  • 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

My Fender CD-140SCE is in the natural finish, not black (which is also really nice).

*I remember the days of having to take all of the strings off (!!) to change the battery on some original acoustic-electric designs.

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