Fishman certainly makes few of the best acoustic preamp and pickup systems, and the Isys III system is no exemption. It has a built in tuner, 3-band EQ, and volume control. The 9-volt battery door and output jack are positioned in the same place that the output jack on most electric Fender Guitar is. The tuner is precise and calm to read.
With the factory fitted strap buttons here is nothing to concern about if you are planning to play the 400CE on a strap. The pins are strengthened with internal blocks to make certain that everything stays where it is supposed to. The hardware is gold and suits very fine to the guitar’s aesthetics. You can’t find the pickguard to cover the attractive blaze maple top from view. If the absence of a pickguard is a problem you can add it with very little hassle. With the price tag of this guitar case is not the default item. So you need to purchase it separately.
Fender Guitar T-Bucket 400CE is an electric/acoustic guitar. It has a dreadnought body size with a nice cutaway. The laminated flame maple top has scalloped quartersawn X-bracing. With a gloss urethane finish, the laminated flame maple is also used for the back and sides. With a dual action truss rod, the mahogany neck is “C” shape and it is kept straight. Except at the 12th fret which has an “F” inlay with pinstriping, has a 20 fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays. Nut width of 1.625”, Fingerboard radius is 11.81” which is a make of Graphtech Nubone.
Flame maple overlay on the headstock suits the body. Vince Ray is inlaid pearloid is the usage for Headstock and 12th fret pinstriping motif. Further, The holographic rosette inlay endures the fine appearance of the guitar. The body as well as neck have identical binding. The bridge has rosewood material with a Graphtech Nubone compensated saddle. The scale length is 25.3”.
The T-Bucket 400CE has a smooth sound with a pleasant sparkle to it. The sense of balance is enjoyable between the treble and bass strings. The voice is flamboyant or whispery quiet however it depends on how you play with the strings. The Fishman electronics capture the quality of the guitar very fine, and it gives you the choice to tweak the sound to experience.
It is not so simple to speak about the 400CE without even stating its decent looks. The flame maple is prominent, and will certainly seize the attention of an audience member. The pinstriping on the headstock and 12th fret have very pleasant attractive touches. The rosette is predominantly pleasant offsetting the pearloid against the black of the background. The only grumble you can find is that it is a bit heavy, on a weight factor.