Why is fender building them?
We were lucky enough to have an opportunity to work with Buddy on an acoustic project, and we were on the same page right from the start. When we first talked to Buddy about this project, he had several requests: slope shoulder, easy playability, Fender neck and headstock, checkerboard binding, all solid, lacquer finish … in short, he really wanted this to be an unbelievable acoustic guitar, and wanted it to be immediately recognizable as a Fender. We’ve been almost two years developing the instrument; along the way it has just become better and better, and we believe that we’ve met our final goal—every instrument we deliver with Buddy’s signature on it should be an instrument that he can walk into a store anywhere in the country and pick up, and have it be every bit as good as the one we built just for him.
The Ellipse Aura™ system is designed to emulate the natural sound of the instrument, close-mic-ed with the artist’s favorite microphones. In combination with the under-the-saddle pickup, the Aura gives all the benefits of using a microphone, but without the feedback problems usually associated with mic-ing an instrument. Features 4 mic choices to blend in with the under-saddle PU.
Fender Designed Features:
The Original Fender acoustic instrument bridge design, updated for modern players. Symmetrical “Viking ship” rosewood bridge fits the player’s hand perfectly!
Authentic Fender electric guitar neck, modified to fit an acoustic guitar but retaining an electric guitar feel—comfortable for electric and acoustic players, with fast, even action.
Designed every step of the way with the artist, and “made in Ensenada” means the highest quality possible from our talented staff of luthiers.
All-solid construction of real hardwoods—spruce, mahogany and rosewood (fingerboard and bridge).
Fender® Buddy Miller Signature Acoustic Specifications:
|SERIES||Ensenada Series/Artist Design Series|
|BODY STYLE||Fender Slope-Shoulder Dreadnought|
|TOP||Solid Sitka Spruce|
|BACK AND SIDES||Solid Mahogany|
|NO. OF FRETS||20|
|ELECTRONICS||Fishman® Ellipse Aura™ System|
|CONTROLS||Volume, Phase, Blend, Anti-Feedback Control, Sound Image selector (4 images)|
|MACHINE HEADS||Vintage Fender style, six on a side|
|SCALE LENGTH||25 3/4”|
|BODY DEPTH||4 _” (lower bout)/3 _” (upper bout)|
|WIDTH AT NUT||1 11/16”|
|WIDTH AT HEEL||2 1/8”|
|UNIQUE FEATURES||Modified “60s Strat® neck profile, Fender-designed body shape, bridge; Fender Stratocaster headstock, checkerboard rosette|
|STRINGS||D’Addario® Bluegrass Set Coated|
|UPC CODE||Buddy Miller Natural 717669583446|
Miller with Grammy® Award-winning artist Solomon Burke during the recording of Burke’s new CD Nashville, produced by and featuring Miller.