Fender has unveiled a trio of new acoustic guitars. These include a $199 entry-level model and two limited-edition instruments that feature exotic woods.
Focusing on limited edition boxes, the FA-235E concert has a striped ebony top while the FA-345CE auditorium features a spalted maple top. More details on each below:
In terms of construction, the FA-235CE is built with laminates: lacewood back and sides, and a spalted maple top with tortoiseshell binding. It has an auditorium body style, which is smaller than a dreadnought but larger than a parlor guitar. According to Fender, it’s designed for “bold sound with plenty of volume.” Rounding out the features of this instrument are Fishman electronics with volume, bass and treble controls.
Lists for $449.99.
The more affordable FA-235E Concert also features laminate construction, but with a striped ebony top and mahogany back and sides. Its concert body style makes it more comfortable for small hands and, according to the brand, allows for “clear articulation and optimal projection.” It also has the same Fishman preamp system as the FA-345CE.
Lists for $329.99.
CD-60 Dread V3
At just $199, the CD-60 is billed as the “perfect first guitar…or second,” says Fender. Like the two above, it features laminate construction, but with a spruce top and mahogany back and sides. Its dreadnought-style body and scalloped X-bracing are designed to deliver “well-balanced tone and plenty of volume,” the brand says. Although it doesn’t come with electronics, the CD-60 does come with a hard case – something almost unheard of at this price point. Unfortunately, this offer is only available in North America.
Lists for $199.99.
More information at fender.com.