The Fender CB-100CE electro acoustic bass guitar is great for those who're looking for a solidly constructed, beautifully voiced acoustic bass at an affordable price. One of the many nice things that can be said about Fender, is that they know a thing or two about building sublime instruments, and thankfully, their CB-100CE is yet another fine example of their superb craftsmanship.
The body is shaped to the dreadnought cutaway profile, a design that is revered for its impressive power generating abilities, and the ease with which it enables players to reach the upper frets. The body is built using laminated mahogany - back and sides -, which is paired with a laminated spruce top. The dreadnought shape loves mahogany, as they both work wonderfully together to create a dense, richly textured and powerful timbre. The spruce is excellent as the top, as its incredibly resonant qualities allows it to project the energy created in the body with ease - making it a fantastic soundboard. Not only that, but spruce has a sparkling mid to high character that softens the tonality of the bass. Scalloped X bracing reinforces the top, in order to ensure it is a strong as possible, whilst allowing it to resonate freely.
Fender necks are amongst the most delightful to play, and the CB-100CE's mahogany neck with classic "C"-shape profile is just right. The satin finish allows you to glide along it freely without a tackiness or stickiness from affecting your movement. The 34" scale length is fantastic for string resonance and sustain, and is great for executing speedy runs. Married to the neck is a well-proportioned 22-fret rosewood fingerboard, with a 12" radius that is a dream for executing seamless string bends.
The CB-100CE can be played unplugged and acoustically, but it also comes fitted with a Fishman Isys III preamp and pickup that enables you to plug in and play through an amp. Not only that but the electronics setup has a built-in tuner too.
The Fender CB-100CE electro acoustic bass guitar is a wonderful instrument that would make a fantastic introduction for those new to the instrument, those who already play who're looking to make the transition from electric bass/acoustic guitar, or those who simply want an excellent electro acoustic bass that is a dream to play.
Manufacturer Fender Model CB-100CE Electro Acoustic Bass Guitar Top Material Spruce Back & Side Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Rosewood Body Shape Cutaway Colour Natural Guitar Size Full Number of Strings 4 Bridge Rosewood Bridge pins Black Plastic Bridge Pins Nut & Saddle Graphtech NuBone Pickguard 3-ply Rosette Fender Mother-of-Pearl Acrylic Design Tuning Machines Chrome Die-Cast Tuning Machines Finish Satin Electronics Fishman Isys III System with Active Onboard Preamp Outputs Balanced 1/4" Jack and XLR Jack
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