The newest member of the T-Bucket family, the Concert-style 450E, features the slick visual appeal, easy playability and authentic Fender acoustic sound that has defined our California series guitars. Sporting robust onboard active electronics and beautiful aesthetic appointments, this model is ready to hit the stage and make a bold sonic and visual statement. A striking flame maple top and distinctly chime-y tone make this the ideal guitar for those who need an instrument as unique as themselves.
The heart and soul of an acoustic guitar is the top, which must be able to resonate freely for natural-sounding, dynamic tone. This guitar incorporates quartersawn scalloped bracing, artfully arranged to reinforce the crisp-sounding laminated maple top while allowing it to vibrate freely for greater projection and responsiveness. The lacewood back balances the maple top’s sound with enhanced bass, creating a detailed voice that brings out the best of every note and chord. For those that want to hit the stage, the T-Bucket 450E features an onboard Fishman® Isys III pickup system with active preamp, tuner, volume and tone controls for shaping the amplified voice of the guitar to match any venue.
The bound maple neck sports a comfortable “C”-shaped profile that works well for any playing style, as well as a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with a GraphTech® NuBone nut, enhancing sustain while eliminating string binding that can cause tuning issues. The rosewood bridge incorporates NuBone saddles for clarity and tonal consistency.
The aesthetic appointments include a figured top, new fingerboard inlay, rosette and headstock graphics, all of which combine to really “pop” on stage and shine in the spotlight. An acoustic-electric guitar designed from the get-go to rock as hard as its electric cousins, the T-Bucket 450E is an exciting alternative to the everyday acoustic guitar.
Body Back: Laminate Lacewood
Body Sides: Laminate Lacewood
Body Top: Laminate Flame Maple
Body Finish: Gloss
Body Shape: Concert
Bracing: Quartersawn Scalloped "X"
Rosette: Rosewood with Aged White Outline
Neck Material: 3-Piece Laminated Mahogany
Neck Finish: Gloss
Neck Shape: "C" Shape
Scale Length: 25.3" (643 mm)
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 11.81" (300 mm)
Number of Frets: 20
Fret Size: Vintage
Nut Material: Graph Tech® NuBone
Nut Width: 1.69" (43 mm)
Position Inlays: Inlays at 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th frets. Special “F” inlay at 12th fret. White Side Dots
Truss Rod: Dual-Action
Special Electronics: Fishman® Isys III System with Active Onboard Preamp and Tuner
Bridge: Rosewood-Based Vintage-Style Fender® “Viking” Bridge with Compensated Graph Tech® Nubone Saddle
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Strings: Fender® Dura-Tone® 880L (.012-.052 Gauge)