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NAMM 2013: Fender announces Acoustic Custom Shop

Jory Mackay
NAMM 2013: Fender announces Acoustic Custom Shop

Based in New Hartford, Conn. the Fender Acoustic Custom Shop is operated by some of the company's most experienced luthiers.

The Acoustic Custom Shop is now producing the Pro Custom Series and Master Designed models, which include the TPD-1 Dreadnought, TPDCE-1 Dreadnought, Traditional Triple-'O' Custom Shop Designed and the Newporter Custom Shop Designed.

The Pro Custom Series includes the TPD-1 Dreadnought and TPDCE-1 Dreadnought, which feature a solid Engelmann spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides with a cutaway (on the TPDCE-1), scalloped 'X' bracing shifted forward for more traditional tone, a mahogany neck with soft 'V'-shaped profile and dual-action truss rod, 20-fret ebony fingerboard with bone nut and mother-of-pearl inlays, bone bridge saddle and pins, a nitrocellulose lacquer finish, and Fishman electronics (on the TPDCE-1).

 

The Master Designed Series includes the Traditional Triple-'O' Custom Shop Designed and the Newporter Custom Shop Designed, which both feature a solid Carpathian spruce top, forward-shifted scalloped 'X' bracing and solid figured walnut matched back and sides. The models’ two-piece neck in figured curly maple has a soft 'V' profile with comfortably rolled edges, 10" radius ebony fretboard, bone nut and a traditional three-on-a-side headstock (with a Stratocaster headstock on the Newporter Custom Shop Designed).

 

 

For more information, visit the Fender website here.

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Tags: Fender , acoustic guitar , NAMM 2013 , US News , Fender Acoustic Custom Shop

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