The Newporter Player Electro-Acoustic Guitar from Fender takes its name seriously in every way, and that includes the fun times any player will have, whether they’re strumming at home, outside at the beach or in the park. , or on stage at a concert. This affordable guitar combines the best of both worlds for casual players and those looking for an instrument to take anywhere at an affordable price.
The Newporter Player is electro-acoustic, which of course means it comes equipped with a stage-ready pickup system. In this case, Fender has included a Fishman preamp that performs admirably when plugged into an acoustic amp or PA system. The preamp includes volume, bass and treble controls, as well as a tuner, a nice touch for a guitar at this price.
The real treat is the easy-to-play neck, which is inspired by Fender’s Stratocaster electric guitar. This is a comfortable C style mahogany neck with a satin finish and 20 frets. The visual appeal here, compared to most acoustic guitars, is the 6 side tuning peg configuration, which mimics the Stratocaster design. The painted head also matches the body color and adds to its eye-catching appeal. We received the Ice Blue Satin for review, a surprisingly beautiful guitar that turned a few heads in the audience and prompted follow-up questions. Other colors include Candy Apple Red (another head turner), Champagne, Natural, Olive Satin, and Sunburst.
The body is a medium, rounded cutaway, which makes it easier to solo up to the highest fret. Other features include a painted solid spruce top, back and sides, Graph-Tech NuBone nut, 15.75-inch fingerboard, and dot fingerboard inlays.
The Newporter is part of the company’s California series, which pays homage to Fender’s roots in Southern California. The Player series is the entry point to the range and also includes the Redondo and Malibu body shapes. Prices range from $ 399 to $ 799 for different models in the full series.
Public price: $ 429.99
Fender website: https://shop.fender.com/en-US/acoustic-guitars/newporter/newporter-player/0970743062.html