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Thread: About the Fender Newporter...?

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    Forum Member OldStrummer's Avatar
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    About the Fender Newporter...?

    Sweetwater was following up with me on the gig bag I bought from them for my Jim Dandy, so I began to nose around, and was checking out their "Deals" section. Among the acoustic-electric guitars there, they were advertising the Fender California Series Newporter Special 2018 - 2019. They have four of them (one thing I like about Sweetwater is that you can view photos of the actual guitars!), and they are all pretty nice looking geets with some nice specs:

    • Solid mahogany top
    • Mahogany back and sides
    • Mahogany neck with pau ferro fingerboard
    • Fishman-designed pickup/preamp system
    • Slim-taper "C"-shaped neck profile with 15.75" radius
    • Bone nut and saddle
    • Aged white binding
    • Scalloped X-bracing
    • Pau ferro modern Viking bridge
    • Classic Fender 6-in-line headstock

    Sweetwater's "deal" pricing on one of these is $749.99US. So, it's not your basic beginner's guitar. Still, at that price (which is actually MSRP) it could vie for someone's wallet who's in the market for an all-hog acoustic-electric.

    But for some reason, Fender's acoustics never get high grades. Why is that?

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    Forum Member ch willie's Avatar
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    Re: About the Fender Newporter...?

    My cheap Fender 60sCD, $200. Great sounding. Great top end. Going to play it now in fact. Nice to leave the Martin at home and play the Fender with less worry about a catastrophe.
    If we'd known we were going to be the Beatles, we'd have tried harder.--George Harrison

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