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Fender the Forgotten Acoustics

A place for Fender acoustic owners to share photos and talk about all things acoustic and Fender.

Members: 17
Latest Activity: on Monday

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Defective Lamination? 9 Replies

I have written before of my disappointment with the close-set string pairs on  Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat 12  String  which I bought last April…Continue

Started by Robert Williamson. Last reply by Zach Stevenson on Monday.

What Fender do you play? 9 Replies

Just wondering what Fender acoustics you all favour. Mine is a 2004 DG5, had it 7 years now, its amazingly stable if a little big for me! Everyone that picks it up loves how it sounds, even if it is…Continue

Started by Larry Shone. Last reply by Rev. Matt Fontana Oct 22, 2014.

My first guitar 4 Replies

Hello Fender owners!  I just bought my first guitar a Fender Sonoran SCE acoustic/electric.  I'm brand new a guitar playing.  Anyone else own a Sonoran?…Continue

Started by Mark Thomas Wolf. Last reply by Zach Stevenson Jun 7, 2012.

Hmm Fender magazine! 2 Replies

Anyone get this? :Fender MagazineContinue

Started by Larry Shone. Last reply by Larry Shone Jun 7, 2012.

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Comment by Acoustic Pickers on May 15, 2012 at 4:01pm

Greetings!  New member here.

Recently purchased a beautiful 1980 Fender FJ-70 sunburst jumbo acoustic.  Picture and review here: http://acousticpickers.blogspot.com/2012/03/1980-fender-fj-70.html

Since then also just picked up a 1980 Fender F-50 (review will be up tomorrow).  Love these vintage Fender acoustics!

Comment by Rev. Matt Fontana on April 10, 2012 at 8:50pm

As mentioned before, I rock with an Epiphone AJ-100 and with, this, my Fender CD-110 for Drop-D tuning.

Comment by Larry Shone on December 28, 2011 at 9:46am
Bobby, what the heck is a T bucket? Why that name?
Comment by Zach Stevenson on December 19, 2011 at 8:33pm

Welcome to the group Rev. glad you're so happy with your Fender. No worries about your profile pic we here at Fender the Forgotten Acoustics are friendly to all guitars but especially Fenders :)

Comment by Rev. Matt Fontana on December 19, 2011 at 7:01pm

Hi everyone, I apologize that my profile pic shows a different brand name and body style, but I have a pre-owned (and my I say well maintained) CD-110 CE, one of two pre-owned dreadnoughts. I played this guitar along with other new Fenders in the local shop and was not disappointed with the sound of any of them. But when I found out this guitar was priced less than the new CD-110 CEs (and given that it's black), I seized the opportunity to buy this guitar. No regrets. Now that's three guitars I love to play!

Comment by Zach Stevenson on December 4, 2011 at 9:25am

Thought I'd share a couple of pics:

My CD-220 SCE in action at Dan McLean's Acoustic Open Stage at Sarah's Cafe & Bar, Toronto ON shortly after I bought it in May 2011:

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A truly excellent venue with a great vibe and a supportive audience.

And my ancient F-35 at a world record guitar ensemble attempt:
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You can't see any of them but there were over 1600 other guitars in Dundas Square, Toronto on that June day in 2009 all playing Neil Young's Helpless. Unfortunately we fell about 150 short of setting the record.

Comment by Zach Stevenson on November 28, 2011 at 5:23pm

Hey Gang, Just thought I'd take a moment to let you all know that I just performed a few tweaks to my new Fender to lower it's action. I bought it in May of this year and the action was high but I could live with it. I thought about having a set up done by the store but I wanted to do it in the winter when humidity was lowest, even with an in case humidifier. As I'm sure most of you know low humidity can lower the guitar's action; as the top dries out it shrinks and can go from slightly convex to flat and in extreme cases concave. I wanted to achieve a set up that would be playable in all humidity levels rather than get a great set up in the summer then run in to fret buzz in the winter. I was also thinking of doing the work myself.

First step was to tighten the truss rod to decrease the amount of relief. Second was to check the action at the and lower the saddles accordingly.

This was spurred on by the need to replace the stock bone saddle which had begun to flake away under the G string. I decided to try a Tusq saddle. For those that don't know Tusq is a man-made ivory substitute made by GraphTech that many makers are using as standard material for new instruments and many players consider a tonal upgrade over traditional materials like bone or ivory. Bone vs. Tusq is a whole other topic that I'm sure is raised elsewhere on the Forum. I will say that I replaced the saddle without changing my rather old and dead sounding strings and when I tuned them back up and played with the Tusq saddle they seemed brighter and newer.

One thing for certain: it really feels good to do this type of work yourself.

If anyone wants more detail on how I did this work I'd be happy to provide more detail.

Cheers,

Comment by Bobby Holland on October 18, 2011 at 4:28pm
Hello Zach. I thought it was a very lonely group. I'm actually a bass player. I have had guitars on & off for many years. Never had a solid wood guitar. Don't have the funds. My friend sells Fender electrics & a few acoustics. No better than I can play a laminate guitar is OK for me. I did have a Yamaha FG180 since 1970 that I bought used for $75.00. Got in a financial bind a couple of years ago & had to sell it & my Kay M1 upright bass. I doing OK now. Hope your Fender serves you well. I can truthfully say I am the worst guitar player I know. Oh, in my photo is my 1957 Harmony archtop, paid $50 for that last year.
Comment by Zach Stevenson on October 18, 2011 at 11:28am
Thanks for the comment Bobby, I have for years played an old all laminate Fender F-35 (1979 or '80 is best guess) that I love. When I was shopping for an acoustic electric a few months ago as luck would have it the only thing I couldn't put down was a Fender CD-220SCE. You can see it in my profile pic. Like you, I wasn't looking to spend a ton of money was just looking for a good playing, decent sounding instrument to use at open mics and for the price I think it's a great guitar.
Comment by Bobby Holland on October 7, 2011 at 2:34pm

Looking for a cheap, good looking acoustic guitar & bought a T-Bucket 300ce.

It's not solid wood but it looks OK & plays good. Sounds like a laminated guitar which is what it is. For the price I think I did OK.

 

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