Fender Classic Design Series
Fender's much loved Classic Design Series has been given a facelift and some exciting new models.
Fender have given beginner guitarists something to get excited about this year! The already established Classic Design Series is a range on the receiving end of some fresh new models in 2017 which will be made up of six different body shapes each with two tiers of models at different price points.
This has always been a series that is all about embracing classic looks and traditional build techniques and the latest incarnation of this hugely popular range just go a whole lot better. Every model in the new line will now feature a SOLID TOP (Even the base level models!), rolled fretboard edges, Fender's special easy-to-play neck and a Fishman Presys electronics system for the electro models.
CT-60S - This is the entry level model that features an all new 'Travel' body shape with a tucked waist and smaller shoulders derived from Auditorium shaped guitars. This instrument is ideal for the beginner, travelling guitarist thanks to its scaled down 23.5" scale, giving players extra comfort and portability. Even this affordable option is made using a solid sitka spruce top with mahogany back and sides.
CT-140SE - The higher spec of the two 'Travel' models available. This instrument features the same body profile as the CT60S but with Rosewood back and sides, a Fishman Presys Electronics System and will include a Fender hardcase.
CP-60S - Embracing the most compact body shape available this CP60S takes a 24.75” scale length and a 'Parlour' body and makes it affordable. Thanks to it's trimmed down stance, solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides, the CP60S is not only comfortable and nimble but perfect for blues, slide fingerpicking or folk styles!
CP-140SE - Again taking the classic Parlour look this compact bodied 24.75" guitar has been equipped with a solid spruce top, rosewood back and sides and a high quality Fishman Presys electronics system. This ultimate compact electro will also include a fitted Fender hardcase.
CN-60S - Arguably the stand out model this CN60S is a game changer from Fender. The more affordable starter option of these 'Nylon' strung classical guitars takes the same 'easy to play' 1.69" wide neck found on the steel strung Classic Design Series guitars and combines it with a more traditional solid Cedar top and mahogany back and sides. An affordable classical guitar with a thinner neck and steel strung spacing? Genius.
CN-140SCE - The CN140SCE is a classical guitar that has a solid Cedar top with fan bracing, Rosewood back and sides and a Mahogany neck. Also doing away with those chunky classical necks and adopting the 'Easy to play' thin profile this would make a very attractive option for the intermidiate classical player. A powerful model with a built in Fishman CD Electronics System and will include a hardshell case.
CD-60S - The most popular body shape of all time, the dreadnought, has been a staple of the Classic Design Series from the start. This all new model now features a solid Spruce top (Mahogany for Mahogany finish option!) and mahogany back and sides for rounded, bright response overall response. Classic, reliable and affordable.
CD-140SCE - The CD140SCE is more upmarket in the specs department with a single cutaway body for improved fret access, a solid mahogany or spruce top, Rosewood back and sides, a GrapthTech nut and a Fishman Presys preamp. The perfect upgrade for the progressing player for all applications!
CC-60S - The CC60S is the standard, base level acoustic that offers excellent tone and comfort for its modest price tag. Top features include a solid Spruce top, compact concert body shape and an 'easy-to-play' rolled edge fretboard.
CC-60SCE - The CC-60SCE is your traditional acoustic on a diet. If you need comfort and manoeuvrability in all scenarios this Fender will deliver without sacrificing great acoustic tone and features! Shares many of the same specs as the CC60S but provides a cutaway body and electronics system.
CC-140SCE - With its solid top, on board Fishman electronics and included hard case, the Fender CC-140SCE is a high quality electro acoustic guitar that offers superb value for money.
CB-60CE - With a comfortable neck profile, rolled fingerboard edges and a solid top, the Fender CB60CE is a much less clunky affair when compared to its predecessor and is as easy to play as any bass guitar out there! A unique, great sounding affordable bass option that would be ideal of home practice, unplugged sessions or even for alternative recording sounds.