The Fender CP-140SE Parlor Electro Acoustic Guitar With Case is fantastic for those who are seeking a guitar with a diminuitive body shape that isn’t lacking in tonal quality or versatility. As we all know, Fender know a thing or two about building exemplary instruments, and the CP-140SE is no exception to that tradition. Whether you’re just starting out, taking a step up from your previous guitar, adding to your collection, or are a seasoned pro looking for a sublime instrument to hit the studio or take on the road with, then the CP-140SE could be just what you’re looking for.
SWEET PARLOUR BODY
Designed with comfort at the fore, the parlour body shape is smaller than that of a concert, dreadnought or jumbo, making it perfect for younger players and those with a shorter playing reach. The lightweight feel is paired with accommodating proportions, so that whether played in the standing or seated position, it always feels just right.
The body is crafted using laminated rosewood for the back and sides, whilst the top is made using solid spruce. The rosewood is matched beautifully with the parlour shape, which creates a balanced midrange energy that is totally smooth. The top is reinforced by scalloped X bracing, which allows the spruce to resonate freely whilst providing maximum protection against warping during the instrument’s lifetime. Therefore, this little guitar is capable of a surprisingly vast dynamic range. Whether you’re performing fingerstyle or attacking the strings with a pick, you can rest assured that your technique will be represented faithfully.
SOLID MAHOGANY NECK
Fitted to the body is a solid mahogany neck, which is shaped to Fender’s ‘Easy-to-Play’ profile to establish a feeling of comfort along its entire length. Paired with the neck is a gorgeous rosewood fingerboard, which features rolled edges to reinforce playing comfort. At your disposal are 20 frets, which are decorated with 3mm pearloid acrylic dot inlays that act as a simple yet effective navigational aid.
FISHMAN PICKUP AND PREAMP
When taking to a larger stage, the CP-140SE is equipped with the Fishman Presys pickup system with onboard preamp and tuner. Control over your tone comes in the form of a master volume control, as well as a three-band treble/mid/bass EQ, and a phase switch. The simple to use setup is remarkably powerful, and allows you to tailor your sound to suit your musical style and performance environment with ease. The onboard tuner guarantees that you can keep on top of things between songs if you need to adjust or re-tune during a set.
The Fender CP-140SE Parlor Electro Acoustic Guitar is equipped with a gig-ready hardware setup, so that you can take to the stage without any worries. The headstock is home to steadfast open-back geared tuning machines, which uphold string integrity throughout each and every performance. Graph Tech’s NuBone nut upholds string tension, whilst its partnership with the rosewood bridge optimises intonation and sustain. Finishing touches include a slick tortoiseshell pickguard, a CD Series pearloid rosette encircling the soundhole, and chrome finished hardware throughout.
As if that wasn’t enough, Fender have sealed the deal by including a hardshell case with every model.
Top Material Solid Spruce
Back & Side Laminated Rosewood
Neck Material Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Body Shape Parlour
Guitar Size Full
Number of Strings 6
Tuners Open-Back Geared
Nut Graph Tech NuBone
Electronics Fishman Presys
Controls Volume, Bass, Middle, Treble, Phase
Included Accessories Hardshell Case