#1
Hello, i want to buy an acoustic guitar but i don't really know what guitar should i buy. I've been seeing this two guitars by fender one is the:

Fender T-Bucket 300CE FMT 3TS 3 Tone Sunburst --------> http://www.musicstore.com/pt_PT/PTE/Guitars/Dreadnought/Fender-T-Bucket-300CE-FMT-3TS-3-Tone-Sunburst/art-GIT0013845-000

ande the other is:

Fender CD-140 SCE NAT Upgrade Natural ---------> http://www.musicstore.com/pt_PT/PTE/Guitars/Dreadnought/Fender-CD-140-SCE-NAT-Upgrade-Natural/art-GIT0021177-000

Right now i'm unable to see what are the differences between them. And for that i don't what guitar should i buy.

I'm counting with your help.

Thanks
#2
the difference is that the 140 has a solid top, always a plus, while the t bucket is all laminate. i prefer the 140 to the tbucket in person (have tried both).
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#3
Quote by patticake
the difference is that the 140 has a solid top, always a plus, while the t bucket is all laminate. i prefer the 140 to the tbucket in person (have tried both).


And what about the electronic ? Can you say something about it ?


Thanks
#4
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They both have Fishman electronics, the T-Bucket has the Fishman III and the CD-140 I believe has the IV. My guitar doesn't have a Fishman pickup, and somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but I dont' think there is a whole lot of difference between the two pickups. I've pretty much only read good things about Fishman electronics. Personally I'd go with the CD-140 as well like Patticake said.
#6
Have you had an opportunity to play either of them? nearly every music store I've been in has the T-bucket. If you have a store nearby (even though you're probably planning on buying online) I'd reccomend swinging by and testing them out. I've never played the cd140 myself, but I have played the T-bucket. I'm assuming the CD140 will sound better since it has better wood, and Patticake is the acoustic goddess so I'll take her word for it. however, you may want to branch out your selection from just fender guitars. There are other guitars in that range that I like better, and maybe you would too.
#7
Quote by BoyLilikoi
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They both have Fishman electronics, the T-Bucket has the Fishman III and the CD-140 I believe has the IV. My guitar doesn't have a Fishman pickup, and somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but I dont' think there is a whole lot of difference between the two pickups. I've pretty much only read good things about Fishman electronics. Personally I'd go with the CD-140 as well like Patticake said.
In any event, Fishman electronics would be hard to escape: http://www.fishman.com/manufacturers/all

As I recall, Ibanez uses the Fishman peizo, but with proprietary electronics.

In any event, this is the onboard preamp Fender is claiming for the CD-140: http://www.fishman.com/products/view/presys-2

(It says "2" so maybe they haven't updated the site, or Fender is using a custom variant).
#8
true - i'm not a huge fender fan. while the 140 sounds better to me than the tbucket, and it's not a bad guitar, there are other brands that turn out guitars that sound better to me.

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I'm assuming the CD140 will sound better since it has better wood, and Patticake is the acoustic goddess so I'll take her word for it. however, you may want to branch out your selection from just fender guitars. There are other guitars in that range that I like better, and maybe you would too.
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#9
Quote by patticake
true - i'm not a huge fender fan. while the 140 sounds better to me than the tbucket, and it's not a bad guitar, there are other brands that turn out guitars that sound better to me.
I don't know if you've ever seen this article: http://www.pantheonguitars.com/tonewoods.htm but it's a great read. It illustrates vividly why, "a solid top", is less than the tip of an iceberg in relation to the tonal possibilities it seems to imply.
Last edited by Captaincranky at Mar 30, 2012,
#10
I bought this exact guitar last week... I Love mine.. Electronics are crisp and quite functional.. Sustain and tone are great... for what it is...

It's not a Taylor.. not even close.. but for a good guitar for playing or learning on, I'd reccomend it... (keeping in mind that I haven't played the others reccomended)

Just my 2 cents worth..

Edit... I tried to link to a picture of the Fender T-bucket.. (link on OP) but the pic was huge..
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#11
i too have a t-bucket. its a good guitar for the price. a little thin unplugged but passable.
#12
Quote by patticake
true - i'm not a huge fender fan. while the 140 sounds better to me than the tbucket, and it's not a bad guitar, there are other brands that turn out guitars that sound better to me.


Can you post some links of guitars that you recommend instead of Fender's?
I've posted fender because is the brand that i like, but if i'm able to buy one bettes for the same price...

Thanks
#13
I personally have a thing for Takamines. If you can bump up your price range a bit you may want to take a look at Seagulls. I've also played a few yamaha's that I really liked that were fairly inexpensive. In any event, when guitar shopping, in addition to playing the instrument you want (even if you visit a store to play them and then go home and order online) a general rule of thumb is that in most cases (probably all) a "solid top" guitar is going to sound better than a laminate guitar. That being said, take your time and do some research. I spent about 3 months deciding what guitar I wanted to buy, and ended up with a takamine. They all have a different feel, slightly different shapes, and one may be more comfortable to you than another.
#14
So, i'm planning to go to the stores this weekend, but my price range are 290€ that are about 380 $. I have three guitars now that i like. So here we go :

YAMAHA APX500DRB

http://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical-instruments/guitars-basses/el-ac-guitars/apx/apx500/?mode=model#tab=product_lineup

Takamine G FXC EG260C

http://www.takamine.com/guitars/g_series_fxc/eg260c

Fender CD-280 SCE NAT Upgrade Natural

http://www.fender.com/en-PT/products/search.php?partno=0961510021

So i'm planning to test them all. But for you, of these three, what is the best?
Yes i know the body's are different... I've been palyng with a classic guitar not like thoes western type.
#15
i like yamahas, but not the apx series, which sound sort of muddy unplugged.

ive you've been playing a classical guitar, have you spent any time playing guitars with necks as thin as the ones you're looking at? i prefer a wider nut - although not as wide as a classical - and i find a 1 11/16" nut isn't good for me.
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#16
Quote by patticake
i like yamahas, but not the apx series, which sound sort of muddy unplugged.

ive you've been playing a classical guitar, have you spent any time playing guitars with necks as thin as the ones you're looking at? i prefer a wider nut - although not as wide as a classical - and i find a 1 11/16" nut isn't good for me.


What about the Yamaha fx series? like this one :

http://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical-instruments/guitars-basses/el-ac-guitars/fx/fx370c/?mode=model#tab=product_lineup

So do you think that the yamaha it's better than the fender? I will try both, if they feel the same to me i will buy the yamaha. I believe you Acoustic Goddess
#17
I everyone, what about TAKAMINE EG333C-LTD Amber Burst Gloss Limited - with this one i'm loosing my mind a spending more money than i want. The body woods are amazing. But if this one is not better than the yamaha FX370C NT, just tell me. I don't want to spent more 70 € one a thing just because it looks better.

One question, in takamine site it says figured ash... What does that means?

Thanks
Last edited by emanuel6 at Apr 3, 2012,
#18
Well i spent my morning trying some guitars... I loved the takamine sound of the eg440c i'm thinking on buying the eg440sc because of its solid spruce top. It feets just my hand the sound is great i think i going for it. I also tried the t-bucket and one yamaha but i don't know why but the sound on the yamaha, grrrrr, not so that good. The fender t bucket, sound good but not like the takamine. The takamine i tryed had a NEX tipe body, but the is good, mush better thna the folk, the other with small bodys, don't know if folk is the right term. So the fender does't feat my hand like the takamine, and that body and head on the takamine GOD she's pretty.

Thanks, maybe today i will buy that one...