The Fender F-1020SCE is a solid top electro-acoustic guitar, probably one of the best affordable solid top electros on the market in fact!
So what is a solid top and why would you want one on your new acoustic? In order to make more affordable guitars all manufactures use 'laminated' wood which is normally a layer of more expensive (and prettier) wood over the top of cheaper wood (which is still good sounding just not as easy on the eyes). Laminate back and sides don't affect the tone too much but a solid top (one thick piece of Spruce in this case) is more important because it's where the strings met the wood (ie it's where the magic happens!). A solid top gives you a brighter, cleaner tone and will help the guitar to mellow with age giving you a great tone for years to come!
Being a Dreadnought shape gives the F-1020SCE a big bold tone that's got lots of volume and power, it also introduces a natural compression to the sound which helps to level out your playing, especially when you dig in and strum hard!
The built in electronics allow you to plug the F-1020SCE straight into an acoustic amp or PA and get the same great tone but louder!
Here's what Fender say about the F-1020SCE Electro Acoustic Guitar
Reminiscent of the Fender F-Series of the 1970s, new F-Series acoustics are a modern take with great value that evokes the essence of that era with features such as a large Fender '70s headstock and "Viking"-style rosewood bridge.
The F-1020CE Dreadnought Cutaway also features a beautiful gloss finish in Natural or Black, solid cedar top with quarter sawn scalloped "X" bracing and all-wood rosette, mahogany back and sides, convenient Venetian cutaway for easy access to the upper reaches of the 20-fret rosewood fingerboard, mahogany neck with comfortable "C"-shaped profile, black neck and body binding, aged bridge pins, aged black or chrome hardware, and Fishman Isys III pickup/preamp system with onboard active preamp, built-in chromatic tuner, volume control and three-band EQ for great amplified sound and performance.
|Back & Side Wood:||Composite|
|Number of Strings:||6 String Guitars|