Fender CN-240SCE Thinline

Nylon-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Solid Cedar Top, Mahogany Neck, and Rosewood Fingerboard
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Premium Features at an Entry Level Price

Fender's CN-240SCE Thinline's thinner body size is an excellent crossover instrument for electric and acoustic players alike. You don't have to be small to appreciate the CN-240SCE Thinline though. It's the perfect size for playing on the couch or on a crowded stage. You'll love the sound and the natural projection of its solid cedar top, a feature you typically find only on high end models. To help capture that sound live, Fishman Isys III electronics are built-in. And elegant pearloid appointments give the CN-240SCE Thinline looks to match its expressive sound.

Fender CN-240SCE Thinline Classical Nylon-string Guitar at a Glance:
  • Quality wood and construction
  • Thinline comfort
  • Fishman electronics
Quality Wood and Construction:

The Fender CN-240SCE Thinline features a solid cedar top for excellent projection and rich, complex harmonics and overtones. And to maximize the tone of this beautiful top, the CN-240SCE Thinline utilizes traditional fan bracing construction. You'll love how this guitar responds to dynamic playing.

Thinline Comfort:

The CN-240SCE Thinline's shallow body style doesn't just make it easier for electric players to adjust to, it's a big convenience onstage too. It is also less prone to the feedback that can be a problem with some oversized acoustic instruments. And for casual playing around the house, it's simply comfortable to play.

Fishman Electronics:

You'll find the Fishman Isys III system ready to go on the CN-240SCE Thinline. The Isys III system provide impeccable tone in addition to a 3-band EQ for final sound shaping. There's also a mid-sweep control, which allows you to scoop the midrange with a variable control. This can help the guitar fit into a busy mix better, and can also help reduce feedback onstage.

Fender CN-240SCE Thinline Classical Nylon-string Acoustic Guitar Features:
  • Thinline body style is ideal for migrating electric and acoustic players
  • Solid cedar top produces a warm and expressive tone
  • Traditional fan bracing provides excellent stability and projection
  • 25.5"-scale length neck and 1.69"-wide nut strike a balance between comfort and string spacing
  • Elegant pearloid inlays provide fine finishing touches

If you're looking for a exceptionally playable nylon-string guitar, then you need the Fender CN-240SCE Thinline!
NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.

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Tech Specs

String Type Nylon
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Thinline Cutaway
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Solid Cedar
Back & Sides Wood Rosewood Laminate
Body Bracing Traditional Fan Bracing
Binding Multi-ABS Body Binding, Brown Neck Binding
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Side Dot Inlays
Number of Frets 18
Scale Length 25.5"
Tuning Machines Gold Tuners with White Pearl Buttons
Bridge Material Rosewood, Compensated Saddles
Nut/Saddle Material Synthetic Bone
Nut Width 1.69"
Body Depth 2.5"-2.75"
Electronics Fishman Isys III System
Strings Fender Nylon Classical 100, (.028-.043)
Manufacturer Part Number 0960326021

Customer Reviews

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4.5/5

Excelent for the price

Just correct the strings high, and that's it. You are going to have fun with her.
Music background: 30 years
4.5/5

Shockingly good (?Great), economical nylon stringed guitar

I was looking for a guitar to bang around quietly during songwriting sessions, but one that would also serve as a decent "classical" guitar for the rare occasions where I needed one (and since I'm not really a "classical" guitarist, and only play fingerstyle and with plectrum) for recording and for occasional gigs requiring such. A friend of mine from the Peacemakers (AZ) turned me on to this wonderful little number. I was initially disappointed. It comes packed in a cheapo box and a cheapo foam wrap with a couple rubber bands. That's about it. So I unboxed it and played it after using the BUILT IN (!) tuner (which is pretty accurate, but a bit slow, but for the money, I ain't complaining!), and I could tell there was some potential there. I changed the strings to some Martins, stretched em, tuned em, and YES! The guitar came alive. More and more it is my "go to" guitar, especially for songwriting, but also for impromptu performances. Sure, it won't generate the volume of a steel string, but that's not what it's for. It has a wonderful sound that comes close to the Alvarez and Takamine classicals I've owned in the past, and sounds a LOT better than the Godin nylon (which is, to be fair, really meant to be plugged in) and is MUCH lighter than the latter as well. If you're looking for a no nonsense, good quality nylon stringed guitar, for whatever reason, look no further. For the money, there isn't a better nylon out there.
Music background: Guitarist, Recording Engineer, songwriter, Keyboardist, Brass and Bass, Pro
4.5/5

Very Nice Nylon String Guitar

This is a really nice "Thinline" Nylon string guitar. Fender calls it a classical guitar, but really I think of it as a "Pop Nylon" Acoustic/Electric. Since it's a "Thinline" guitar, it's not really loud enough to be used for an unplugged classical, but plugged in it sounds excellent. It has a very comfortable neck, which is easy to play, and I find myself often keeping it by the sofa, and playing it while watching TV too. I took off 1/2 star, because the onboard tuner - which is part of the Fishman preamp system - isn't nearly accurate enough for my ears, so I still use my Peterson StroboClip to tune it with. The included strings are pretty bad, so I replaced them with La Bella 413P Studio strings, which are "squeakless". The battery door didn't quite close right out of the box, but it only took a few minutes for my guitar guy to fix that. All in all, I am very happy to add this guitar to my arsenal.
Music background: Pro Producer/Composer/Arranger/Music Director
4.5/5

Fender Thinline

I had been seraching around for a while at my local guitar stores looking for a classical guitar with a thin neck without much luck. So i decided to take a shot in the dark and bought this one just by reading all the specs they provided online. Was I surprised when I opened the package and got to play with it? You bet! The feel and tone of this guitar suits all my neeeds and it sounds waaaaayyy better when plugged into the amp. One thing you should note is that this one is not too bassy (which is just perfect for me)So if youre looking for something like that keep searching or give this one a try Its still great regardless of the thin body it has.
Music background: Hobbyist
4.5/5

CN-240SCE thinline

The only reason for a-half-a point off, is that I knew what I wanted & it wasn't difficult to fill the order. Very knowledgeable staff & very helpful. They gave me the serial number of the guitar that I requested. This was my second purchase. I think Sweetwater has no equal!
Music background: student
See also: Acoustic-Electric Guitars, Fender, Fender Acoustic / Electric Guitars, Fender Classical/Nylon String Guitars