Fender’s California Mini series are small-scale acoustics that pack a “big punch”

They're billed as ideal for both beginner and experienced players in search of a smaller guitar.

Fender has introduced the California Mini series, which features two small-scale acoustic guitar models: the Sonoran Mini and Redondo Mini.

The California Mini series guitars are said to pack “big punch” for small-scale acoustics and are suitable for both beginners and veteran players looking for instruments that are easy to travel with.

The guitars were announced among a plethora of Fender products for 2021, including new artist models, effects pedals and a new Tone Master Super Reverb amplifier.

Sonoran Mini

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The Sonoran Mini boasts a mahogany body paired with either a spruce or mahogany top. The guitar has a scale length of 23.3 inches and comes with a walnut fingerboard and bridge. Other hardware features include a NuBone nut and saddle, a six-in-line Strat headstock and a rather uniquely cut pickguard. Finish options include All Mahogany and Natural.

Fender Sonoran Mini
Images: Fender

Redondo Mini

Featuring a slightly shorter scale length of 22.75 inches, the Redondo Mini is built with a spruce top and mahogany back and sides, and comes in two finishes: Sunburst and Natural. It also sports a walnut fingerboard and bridge, along with a NuBone nut and saddle.

Fender Redondo Mini
Images: Fender

Pricing and availability

The California Mini series is expected to arrive this September. Both models will be priced at £180/$200/€200 and come with a matching gig bag.

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