CD-60CE review by Fender

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 7
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 9
  • Features: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8.4 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.2 (54 votes)
Fender: CD-60CE

Sound — 9
This guitar sounds like a good Acoustic guitar should sound. Although the strings don't really bend that well, overall it plays very smooth. I play a variety of music styles, ranging from Green Day to Mumford And Sons, and sometimes a bit of Tenacious D. This guitar can be even more versatile when plugged into an amplifier, I can add some subtile effects like reverb and chorus to my clean sound.

Overall Impression — 9
This guitar matches my playing skills very well, and produces the sound I like to hear. I learned playing the guitar on my first electric guitar (Cort G210), and play as much electric guitar as I play acoustic. If this guitar would be stolen, I'd buy a new one for sure. I will soon start recording guitar covers and upload them to youtube, so this new guitar with built-in preamp comes in handy. I strongly recommend this guitar to other players, who like playing modern, Acoustic songs. It's a very nice guitar for its price, and I hope it lasts a long time.

Reliability & Durability — 7
I have bought this guitar just recently, so I can't really judge about its durability. And I don't perform on real stages (yet) so I can't say much about this. Due to Mumford And Sons songs played in different tunings, I regularly retune my guitar. The first set of strings that were already on the guitar snapped (G-string) after a few retunings. So I already had to buy a new set. I already mentioned the pick guard coming loose a bit, and my tuners being a bit wobbly.

Action, Fit & Finish — 9
This guitar is really great for the price I have paid. There are just a little minor flaws. Some of the string tuners are a bit wobbly, and my pick guard is just glued on the body so it got a bit loose. The guitar came with a set of strap buttons, so I can play la Mumford And Sons with a Fender strap I bought along with the guitar.

Features — 8
Manufactured in China. Bought in Late 2010. Originated from the regular CD60 guitar, this one has a nice cutaway for reaching the high-pitched notes. With a great Sunburst top, this guitar looks fabulous. This Acoustic guitar comes with a built-in pre-amp and tuner. I also received a guitar cable with it, but I don't use it because it looks too cheap :)

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    I recently got a Fender CD60CE for Christmas, and I quite like the way it sounds, compared to my old one. My old one was a cheap Herald that I only bought so I could learn to play the guitar. Now I've got the hang of it, I find that my Fender is up for the job for the time being, until I feel a new guitar is needed. I also love how accurate the built-in tuner is. It makes tuning so much easier for me. All in all, I'm a satisfied customer!
    It is a good guitar if you have already spent a year or 2 playing chords and fingerpicking on your cheaper guitar which must have got a strained neck now ..It is a good guitar to upgrade. Features : Available in black and sunburst,has a good quality tuner which is pretty accurate and makes tuning easier, has that wholesome sound with nice bass out of it when play around the low E and gives a rich sound when played down-strings.All in all a good guitar for the price of it. Yeah...I agree, the string that come with the guitar may not last too long...I have also got an high E replaced But all said and done, not a bad guitar to upgrade to at a decent price.Go for it !
    it is an awsome guitar for its price it feels really smooth and sound just perfect mine came with the pickguard well pasted over the body and the tunning machines are ok , so i think it is just the guitar that you bought that had some problems
    great sounding guitar and, in black, an absolute stunner as well. makes a great second guitar particularly at such a low price. pre-amp and electric feature all work well. i can only fault the string quality, broken string after only 3 hours of playing