The Spruce top and Mahogany body of each of the Faith Naked instruments is 100% solid tonewood in keeping with all other Faith series. However, the cosmetics and non-essential dressing has been stripped away, leaving the guitars in their natural, Naked state. Satin finished all over, the tonewood is almost entirely unrestricted in its resonant movement, so the tone delivered is far beyond what is normally expected at this price level.
Professional guitarists in all musical genres have relied on the Fender® Telecaster® guitar since its early 1950s introduction for its powerful tone and smooth playability. The Standard Telecaster combines the best of old and new, with hotter single-coil pickups, shielded body cavities, medium jumbo frets, six-saddle strings-through-body bridge, cast/sealed tuners, tinted neck, parchment pickguard and control knobs, and ’70s-style headstock logo.
Fender’s new CF-140SCE has a smaller “folk” cutaway body shape and liberal string spacing perfect for beginners and flatpickers. Don’t let its size fool you though—it projects enough full, rich and resonant acoustic sound to fill a room thanks to its solid spruce top with scalloped quartersawn X bracing. A satin-finish mahogany neck with stabilizing dual-action truss rod makes playing the CF-140SCE smooth and easy.
Other upgraded features include mahogany back and sides, mother-of-pearl rosette and headstock logo inlay, rosewood bridge with compensated Graphtech® Nubone™ saddle and aged pins, smaller fretboard inlays (3mm), rosewood headstock veneer and Fishman® Presys™ pickup system with onboard active preamp and tuner.
Squier’s Vintage Modified ’72 Telecaster Thinline evokes the popular second incarnation of that era’s stylishly enlightened Tele model. The original late-’60s version, with its two single-coil pickups, was updated in 1972 with two great-big, great-sounding Wide Range humbucking pickups for an even more distinctive sound and personality, and that’s exactly what Squier gives you here, along with a gorgeous semi-hollow ash body and white pearloid pickguard, smooth-playing maple neck and fingerboard, six-saddle string-through-body bridge and much more.