Fender’s Classic Design series of Acoustic Guitars has gained a reputation for providing quality, affordable instruments suitable for a wide range of guitarists, with the “100” range representing a particularly pleasing blend of performance, price and playability.
The first of these is the CF-100 Folk. As its name implies, this model is ideal for the lighter finger-picking style favoured by folk players, although this doesn’t mean it shies away from flat-picking or strumming; there’s enough volume and response on tap to fill a room with richly resonant sound. The smaller, less intimidating body size also lends this model well to new guitarists and those of smaller stature.
It’s also extremely good to see Fender creating a new parlour sized model. Reminiscent of ‘30s front-room sing-alongs, the CP-100 Parlor is the ideal “companion” guitar. With a body size even smaller than the Folk model and a shorter scale length, it provides an eminently easy and comfortable playing experience. This is a guitar to keep handy by the sofa, with its compact body also lending it well to travel. And who could resist that period sunburst finish?
All-in-all, we’re very pleased to see a new level of diversity in Fender’s range of acoustic instruments, and can’t wait to get them online at Musicroom.com and instore!