FENDER® ACOUSTICS INTRODUCES NEW CALIFORNIA SERIES, ARTIST DESIGN MODELS
New models include signature ukulele honoring Train’s Jimmy Stafford
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Sept. 3, 2013) — Fender acoustics is proud to welcome one ukulele and two new acoustic guitars to its collection, the Jimmy Stafford Nohea Ukulele, Sonoran™SCE Wildwood IV, and Kingman™Jumbo SCE Limited Edition.
The Jimmy Stafford Signature Nohea ukulele is based on the Train guitarist’s customized ukulele Nohea model, as heard on 2009 hit “Hey, Soul Sister.” It’s a real stunner, too, with a gorgeous all-koa body, abalone acrylic rosette and binding, and a rich Transparent Black gloss finish.
Other features include scalloped fan bracing, 17” scale, “U”-shaped mahogany neck with aged white binding and Telecaster® headstock, 19-fret rosewood fingerboard with abalone acrylic dot inlays, rosewood bridge and Fishman® Sonitone™ soundhole pickup system with volume and tone controls. Includes a gig bag.
Reminiscent of the colorfully distinctive Fender Wildwood acoustics of the 1960s, the Sonoran SCE Wildwood IV dreadnought was created with exotic woods that make for a truly special instrument with remarkable look, sound and feel.
Premium features include a solid spruce top for superior balanced tone, matched with an exotic back and sides in either exotic dao or purpleheart. Dao wood imparts a gentle tropical look with balanced tone, while purpleheart wood has an elegantly striking look and extended dynamic range. Other features include a maple neck with “C”-shaped profile and Stratocaster® headstock, 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with bone nut, rosewood-base Fender “Viking” bridge with compensated bone saddle and aged white pins, three-ply gold pickguard, and Fishman® Presys™ pickup/preamp system with volume control, three-band EQ, mid-sweep control, low-battery light and built-in tuner.
Large in size and volume with a vibe that screams Fender, the Kingman Jumbo SCELimited Edition is a jumbo cutaway acoustic that can cut through any mix with its loud booming bass thanks to its solid spruce and laminated mahogany back and sides. It offers a natural body finish, maple Strat® neck with “C”-shaped profile, quartersawn scalloped “X” bracing, Fishman® Presys™ preamp with built-in tuner, dual action truss rod for increased stability, all-solid rosewood bridge plate, and bone nut and saddle.
For more information, visit Fender.com.
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