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Fender debuts trio of new acoustic guitars, including 2 exotic wood models

Fender new acoustic guitars 2019
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Fender’s acoustic guitar expansion continues apace with the release of three new models: the ultra-affordable CD-60 Dread V3, as well as two limited-edition exotic wood models: the FA-235E Concert with striped ebony top, and FA-345CE Auditorium with spalted maple top.

Fender new acoustic guitars 2019

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Besides that striking top, the FA-235E ($329) features all-laminate mahogany construction, a mahogany neck, Viking bridge and Fishman electronics.

The cutaway FA-345CE ($449) is spec’d similarly, albeit with laminate lacewood back and sides and tortoiseshell binding, as well as the spalted maple top.

Fender new acoustic guitars 2019

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Beginners, meanwhile, will want to check out the CD-60 Dread V3, the latest version of Fender’s most affordable acoustic.

It features a spruce top with scalloped ‘X’ bracing and mahogany back and sides, with a walnut fingerboard/bridge and Black, Natural or Sunburst finish, plus a hardshell case, all for $199.

Fender new acoustic guitars 2019

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Pop on over to Fender for more info on the limited-edition exotic wood models and CD-60 Dread V3.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.