#1
I'm looking for an acoustic with a cutaway for sure, and electronics would be a plus, but not absolutely necessary. This brought me to the Kingman.

So I was wondering, what is the general consensus here of the Kingman SCE? I know the overall opinion of Fender's acoustics is not great, but was just curious for this model.

It is absolutely stunning looking, in my opinion, because I love block inlays, and the idea of a thin neck of an electric on it is also appealing, though I do not have a problem with acoustic necks.

It does have a solid spruce top, which is really all I know to look for in an acoustic.

I am primarily a bassist, and I know I am under the delusion of the Fender electrics(being the owner of my fair share of Fender Basses), but would still love to hear praise on this beautiful acoustic.
#2
Well, considering that every Fender acoustic model I have played (sorry, haven't played this one) has been pretty sub par, I feel like I can pretty safely say that there are much better guitars out there. However, if you go find one of these and have a good play, and compare it to some other guitars and like it best, then I don't see any reason not to buy it. Your guitar, your money. You should be satisfied.
Personally, I don't like the block inlays or the headstock on an acoustic. I also don't like electric style necks on acoustics but thats a bit beside the point because it's not about what I like.

If your after and acoustic-electric then have a look at Alvarez and Takamine.
#3
Haven't played this model. However, with a solid spruce top, solid mahogany back, laminated mahogany sides; it sounds pretty good. The price is throwing me off a bit, but it seems worth it. Haven't played this one, obviously, so go out and play it, first.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#4
You had me thinking I hadnt read the specs right there Chad. I had originally just assumed back and sides were laminate. If it did have the solid back I would say it was starting to look pretty attractive.

But, I had a check on Musicians Friend and on the Fender website. Back and sides are laminate.
#5
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You had me thinking I hadnt read the specs right there Chad. I had originally just assumed back and sides were laminate. If it did have the solid back I would say it was starting to look pretty attractive.

But, I had a check on Musicians Friend and on the Fender website. Back and sides are laminate.

According to Elderly, the sides are laminate, but the back is solid. Fender's been known to make some wretched typos, same with MF. I dunno who to trust, but I'd like to think that the price equates at least that. Otherwise, I wouldn't say it's worth the cash.

Review: http://www.elderly.com/fmic/items/FKMSCE.htm
Sincerely, Chad.
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#6
Had more of a look around and a there are some sites that say its got a laminate back, some that say it's solid. The Fender Australia website says it's solid and I also found an old page on Musicians Friend with a discontinued version of the Kingman with a solid back. Based on that I'd say they have probably changed the specs and they havent filtered down to the Australian market and some of the online stores havent got new stock in or havent updated their pages yet.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Kingman-SCE-Dreadnought-AcousticElectric-Guitar?sku=512753
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Kingman-SCE-AcousticElectric-Guitar?sku=516798

The one with the solid back looks like a fantastic deal on paper at least. The one without, it could be good, but as said, Fender doesn't have a good track record. Definitely have a play of one though.