The Fender CD-140SCE 12 String Electro Acoustic Guitar in Natural offers that glorious 12-string richness and timbral depth. As with other models in the Classic Design series, Fender has afforded the CD-140SCE a heady combination of superb craftsmanship alongside appropriately selected appointments. Whether you're a new player who is picking up the instrument for the first time, or are a seasoned professional looking for a reliable workhorse, this is the ideal model.
Resilient dreadnought body
The CD-140SCE is crafted with a dreadnought body profile to give it a confident energy. The body is built using a combination of tonewoods with rosewood adopted for the back and sides, and solid spruce for the top. Rosewood generates a confident midrange energy, whilst spruce offers an articulate and crisp high-end clarity. The top is reinforced using quartersawn scalloped "X" bracing, which enables the soundboard to move freely but prevents unwanted buckling or warping of the top over time.
The contoured body shape allows the guitar to rest comfortable against your body whether performing in a standing or seated position. The CD-140SCE is the perfect choice for beginners to hone their skills on, as well as more experienced players who want a resilient performing partner. As with all Classic Design models, the CD-140SCE is perfect for taking on the road, making it a superb model for hitting the stage with.
Solid Mahogany Neck
Fitted to the body is a solid mahogany neck, which offers a sturdy support to running your fretting hand along. Due to the increased string tension associated with increased string count, the neck is reinforced to prevent unwanted buckling or warping over time. Along the edge of the neck you'll find single-ply black binding to guarantee seamless transitions between each and every fret. Shaped to Fender's 'Easy-to-Play' neck profile, both new players and seasoned pros will appreciate the ergonomically designed comfort afforded by this shape.
Married to the neck is a gorgeous 20-fret rosewood fingerboard, which is adorned with 3mm pearloid dot position inlays to guide your way in understated style. The 12-inch fingerboard radius is perfect for executing smooth string bends on, as well as offering an ideal playground for perfecting your technique on.
Fishman Presys Plus Preamp System
Fender has equipped the CD-140SCE with Fishman's Presys Plus side-mounted preamp system. Whether you're amplifying your signal for the stage, hitting the studio, or jamming with friends, the onboard electronics allows you to be heard, whilst retaining the crisp acoustic timbre of the body.
The control layout is very simple to use but offers powerful tone control if you want to affect any changes. The options available to you are: Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble, and Phase. A useful built-in tuner keeps you on the right track, and a handy battery indicator light lets you know when you're ready for a change.
To ensure that the feel and consistency across the guitar remains flawless, Fender have included Graph Tech's NuBone nut to ensure the strings remain in position at the top of the neck. Chrome die-cast tuning machines uphold tuning integrity firmly throughout each and every performance. The headstock is extended to accommodate the greater number of tuning machines, however, this does not impair the balanced feel of the guitar. The body is fitted with a rosewood bridge, which creates a seamless connection between the strings and body to optimise intonation and sustain.
Great care has been taken to ensure that all the finishing touches perfectly complement the mahogany finish and complete the guitar to a high standard. The body and neck have both received a gloss finish, giving a subtle yet protective layer to the tonewood for durability against rubbing whilst performing. A beautiful tortoiseshell pickguard protects the body from unwanted nicks and scrapes.
Manufacturer Fender Model CD-140SCE 12 String Electro Acoustic Guitar Top Material Mahogany Back & Side Rosewood Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Rosewood Body Shape Dreadnought Colour Natural Guitar Size Full Number of Strings 12 Special Electronics Fishman Presys Plus Pickup System with Active Onboard Preamp Controls Integrated Electronic Tuner with On/Off Switch, Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble, Phase, Low Battery Indicator Light Tuners Chrome Die-Cast Nut & Saddle Graph Tech NuBone Bridge Rosewood Rosette Pearloid Pickguard Tortoiseshell Bracing Scalloped X Finish Natural Included Accessories Hardshell Case
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