Fenech Traditional D78 'AAA Sitka Spruce / AAA Mahogany' Acoustic Electric Guitar

Available at Acoustic Centre Melbourne

The Fenech Traditional D78 'AAA Sitka Spruce / AAA Mahogany' Acoustic Electric Guitar harks back to tradition while offering timeless tone and understated aesthetics.

In crafting this series, Fenech sought to enhance tone, playability, and aesthetics by modernizing the D-78 dreadnought body shape, advancing soundboard bracing techniques, and carefully selecting materials. A milestone achievement was being among the first in Australia to responsibly source genuine Mahogany (Swietenia Macrophylla) from sustainable resources. When combined with high-quality Sitka Spruce for the soundboard, Mahogany is renowned for imparting a guitar with rich low-end power, a velvety midrange, and sparkling trebles. 

The D78 model, a member of the dreadnought family, is an excellent fit for musicians who prefer flat picking and strumming, making it suitable for both recording and live performances. Singer-songwriters seeking a fuller, more pronounced tone with enhanced note separation will find this guitar particularly appealing.

In terms of specifications, the D78 boasts an overall size of 397mm x 513mm, with dimensions including an upper bout of 293mm, a lower bout of 397mm, and a body depth of 100mm at the neck and 120mm elsewhere. The neck features a scale length of 25.34 inches, a fingerboard radius of 15 inches, 20 premium frets, and a nut width of 45mm. The nut and saddle are crafted from Tusq, and Gotoh tuners ensure precise tuning.

Included with this guitar is a Fenech A1G pickup, discreetly mounted in the soundhole, making it suitable for live performances. It also comes with a deluxe hard case to keep your instrument safe during transport and storage.

Acoustic Centre offers free shipping on all new items to most locations within Australia on all orders over $99, excluding Western Australia, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland. Used items have a flat rate shipping fee of $59 within our usual shipping locations. We also offer competitive Express shipping options at checkout.

Customers located in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland recieve free shipping on all accessory orders over $99, but will incur a flat rate instrument or large item shipping charge of $179 (or $299 for Express shipping).

Occasionally due to issues with delivering to remote or unusual destinations, we aren't able to offer free postage. We reserve the right to retract the offer if freight costs exceed 15% of your purchase. We will always notify you if there is an issue and offer a full refund or arrange alternative delivery options.

All strings and accessories will be shipped with tracking via courier or Australia Post. Other items including guitars and amplification equipment will be shipped using our courier service providers, with a tracking number and signature on delivery.

The Acoustic Centre ships goods Australia-wide, however at this time we are unable to accept international orders.

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We endeavour to show the actual instrument in stock whenever possible, but the guitar in stock may differ slightly from the one shown on our website. Materials used can look different from guitar to guitar, including timber grain and colour, parts colours and finishing. If an instrument is a one-of-a-kind or preowned guitar, the picture will always be of the actual guitar in stock, but production models may have slight variations to the picture shown.

If you're after a particular look, feel free to email us at or send us a message through our chat service to request photos of the actual guitar in stock. We are more than happy to send through pictures of all in-stock guitars, to make your choice easier.

Please note that returns will not be accepted for variations in timber grain /  colouring, finish variations and parts colouring, unless there is a fault with the instrument. If you have any questions at all regarding an instrument's appearance, just drop us a line - we're always happy to send photos, and if we have more than one instrument in stock you'll be able to choose the exact guitar that you receive!

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