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Old 01-09-2013, 04:13 PM   #1
KidMusic95
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Fender CD-140SCE or Yamaha FG720S

Hi there! I'm new to the forum so I hope I haven't misplaced this.
Anyway, I'm a beginner to guitar and I'm looking to purchase one very soon. After looking online at various blogs, many guitars have stood out. At first, I was stuck between the Fender CD 60 and the Yamaha F370. I decided I was going to buy the F370 until I realised that it was not a solid top guitar. (All the blogs etc. highly recommended buying a solid top guitar due to vibrations and durability etc.). After realising this, I thought it would be more worthwhile investing in a solid top guitar in the long run.
SO, I have around 200 ($320) to spend, and these two guitars have really stood out for me. I'm open to suggestions of other guitars in this price range, but I would prefer advice based on the Fender CD-140SCE or Yamaha FG720S.
I noticed the Fender is an electric acoustic, which does tempt me. But which would be better for a beginner? I noticed that a lot of people do not like Fenders in general on the forum, but please try to not be biased haha! Also, I have small hands, so a slightly thinner neck would be appreciated.
Many thanks!

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Old 01-09-2013, 08:24 PM   #2
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i like yamahas over fenders. i've tried the 720s and like its sound. i do like onboard electronics on a guitar. you dont always need it but its ice when its there. plus the onboard tuner is handy as hell. i've only tried a few fenders and wasnt all that impressed about sound quality/value vs the yamaha's.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:39 AM   #3
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i'd get the yamaha, but the fender's not bad. if you can try 'em both, i'd suggest buying the one that sounds or feels better to you.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:23 AM   #4
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i'd get the yamaha, but the fender's not bad. if you can try 'em both, i'd suggest buying the one that sounds or feels better to you.



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Old 01-11-2013, 03:14 PM   #5
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Patticake, you make too much sense.
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