Price paid: $ 185
Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 9
The sound is excellent but I have to re-tune it every time I play it.
Overall Impression — 10
I play classic rock with it and play somewhere between beginner and intermediate. I tried Taylor and Martin acoustic models and this sounded every bit as good as they did. I chose the Fender DG8S because it was so well put together and came with the other gear in the package deal.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I don't play it live but play it daily and it looks as good today as when I bought it.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The finish is great and put together well.
Features — 10
I bought this package two months ago in 2011 and I love it. The fit and finish is excellent and the sound is great. I tried many different models in the acoustic room and thought it sounded as good as others costing hundreds more. I did end up putting a new set of strings on it as the ones that came on it were cheap and not flexible enough. I have not had the problem with the low E buzz others have reported so perhaps they have solved it or I got lucky to get one without it. I play it daily and expect it will last for years. I would definitely buy it again!