DG-20S review by Fender

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 8
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 8.8 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.6 (9 votes)
Fender: DG-20S

Price paid: $ 350

Purchased from: Guitar Center

Sound — 8
The sound is very bright, very impressive for the price through my joke of an amp it doesn't sound as bright when turned up more than halfway, but still maintains a good sound below 5.

Overall Impression — 8
I play pretty much classic rock, modern rock, and some emo. This will cover every acoustic song in these categories, as it should. I've been playing for almost a year and this is my first acoustic. Before this guitar I had a Squier Strat. If it were stolen I would buy it again. I love everything about this guitar, there is nothing I would change. I compared it to an Ibanez in roughly the same price range and chose this one because of the looks and name. I knew the Ibanez was a good guitar, but something about a Fender made me go for this one. I would definately recommend this guitar as a great first acoustic or first guitar in general as well as to anyone just wanting to get a cheaper acoustic w/a great sound.

Reliability & Durability — 10
I've knocked this guitar into a few walls and chairs w/ no visible damage. The guitar is built solid.

Action, Fit & Finish — 8
The action is a little high, but still very playable everything came perfect, no flaws what so ever.

Features — 10
My Fender Acoustic is a 2004 made in Korea. It's the DG-20 CE Natural, w/ the cutaway. It has 20 frets, a laminated mahogany body, w/a rosewood neck. It's got you basic equalizers for an acoustic-electric. The tuners are very smooth and stay in tune.

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    I finally heard back from Fender yesterday and these were made from 1995 to 2005. The retail price for these was originally , $425.99 with a later drop to $400.00.
    I own this guitar myself, it's the first guitar I bought myself and I am immensly happy with my purchase- this guitar has some really awesome tone and if it was stolen and then broken- i'd buy a new one and smash it over the back of guy's head- just to show how durable it is.
    i believe this is the guitar i have it wasnt given by mi older brother like mi other 2 guitars this was the guitar i started learning on and love it the feel is great and ive grown to like it more wen i got an electric guitar