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Fender CD-60 CE

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A budget electo-acoustic guitar, the Fender CD-60 has a warm yet defined and distinguishable sound, which is very enjoyable to play. It has a handy built in tuner and can be enjoyed both with and without an amp.

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      28.11.2013 23:05

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      A nice guitar for every beginner

      This was my first western guitar. I already owned a really cheap beginner's acoustic guitar. After having bought a Fender Standard Stratocaster I looked for a nice but not too expensive western guitar. I found the CD-60CE, as well crafted by Fender.

      While unboxing it, the guitar already seemed very well processed and constructed.
      Both color and the cut-away depend on whether you like such design.
      For beginners, the sound of the guitar is totally okay, but if you're an advanced player you may find the tone too muddy, not clear enough or something like that. But remember that we're dealing with a beginner's guitar here, for which the tone is not the most important thing.
      To the strings I can say that I'm using it with 11-gauge strings and they work just fine.

      A nice feature of the CD-series is the pick-up to deliver your sound directly to an amp, mixing desk or something like this. It may not be the best pickup, but it's a really good one for that price.

      Conclusion: I would recommend this guitar to every beginner who needs a western guitar that is not too expensive.

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      17.04.2013 00:51
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      Great guitar for beginners!

      I was most impressed with this stunning guitar, I fell in love with it's beautiful design. The cutaway makes it easy to get your fingers to the end of the fret.

      It has 5 knobs, 'volume' (this controls the volume when plugging it into an amp or your computer), 'tuner' (this switches the tuner on, the tuner does not always seem accurate and can sometimes give false readings but over all it's decent) 'bass' (this controls the bass when plugging into your amp, 'middle' and 'treble' (both of those affected when you plug the electro-acoustic into the amp).

      I would definitely recommend buying this guitar, it's fairly cheap and it's from a trust-worthy brand! It has steel strings which give a lovely ringing sound to it, good for Rock, Indie & Blues. In my opinion, these strings are possibly some of the best I've used in any of my guitars. The guitar is definitely a great value for money!

      The tuner requires a square batter (9v) but one is provided upon purchasing the guitar! If you are just starting to get into guitars and you're a beginner, this is a great starting point! Happy buying!

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        09.08.2010 00:28
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        Get one.

        A friend sold me this beautiful guitar a good while back, I thought nothing of it at first, It was my first acoustic guitar that was of a worthy brand, and still today I cherish it and play it as my guitar of choice.

        Fender have always created reliable guitars as most would agree, but none quite as sturdy and well crafted as this one, It's nice shape and size, dreadnought style with a cut-out for ease of access to the higher frets.
        The action is medium to low set hence putting on a new set of slinkys gets it a real tiny slap about sound to rock and roll to or get those chords sounding harmonically sound.
        The neck isn't too fat or thin, anyone can get their hand around it and it even has that little golden fender logo on the head all shiny and proud.

        I just think this guitar has a killer tone if anything, It's anything you want if want it to be, I've played rock, blues, jazz, flamenco, classic etc, all sorts on this wonderful thing, she works best with a 11 gauge set of strings and a medium thick plectrum for company.

        Basically she's a guitar, but not without a secret, She's electro acoustic, along the bottom is a subtle jack input and tone control box, taking a battery to power the pick-ups. I actually thought for a cheapish acoustic it's a good tone, The fisherman pick-ups create a clean tin and warm tone which along with an amp will take this guitar to a new world of musicality.

        And thus I say again, I love my guitar and always have. Buy one?

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        16.03.2010 01:03
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        One of the best acoustic guitars I've ever played, and for a price which won't leave you penniless.

        When my old £30 Westfield acoustic gave up the ghost a few months ago I knew it was time to invest in a guitar which was worthy of my 10 or 11 years of experience, and the Fender CD-60CE was within my price range and was obviously from a reputable manufacturer of high quality guitars. There aren't too many in-depth reviews of the instrument online that I could find, and the YouTube videos featuring the instrument don't really go into much detail about the product, but I decided to throw caution to the wind and just give it a shot. I ordered it online from Littlewoods, hence the risk factor involved in not knowing what it sounded like beforehand, and I was extremely pleased and in fact surprised by the quality of the product and the quality of the sound it produces.

        The guitar sports a spruce top and laminated mahogany back/sides and scalloped bracing, which means little to me given that my years of guitar playing have mainly involved two or three different guitars which were simply affordable at the time of purchase, but these woods are apparently what contribute to the warm yet defined sound offered by the guitar, as does the Indonesian sonokeling fretboard (with a nato neck) which I understand comes from the same tree as Indian rosewood but they have differences brought about by variations in climate and plantation origins, and these differences presumably carry over into the tone produced when they're used in guitar manufacturing. Also made from sonokeling is the bridge which has a compensated saddle. Additionally, the guitar has a black pickguard, dual action truss rod and dot inlays.

        There is one consideration I did want to be met before I decided to buy it, and that was the cutaway body shape. The cutaway design allows access to the higher frets, given that a chunk of the body has been removed. On non-cutaway dreadnought designs you'll be lucky if you can reach the 15th fret comfortably, which begs the question "why bother including these frets at all?". The CD-60CE has 20 frets which are all accessible and sound crisp and clean, which was a relief for me when I first tested her out. My guitar is the black one pictured, but it also comes in sunburst and "natural" colours. The "natural" variation has more of a cream coloured body, if that appeals to you.

        The guitar is electro-acoustic, meaning you can plug it directly into an amplifier using a normal guitar lead. The strap-button on the bottom of the body doubles up as a standard guitar jack. There's a built-in chromatic tuner and a button-activated Fender FTE3-TN Active On-Board pre-amp with volume, treble, middle and bass knobs to be twiddled at will. The whole installation requires an easily replaced run-of-the-mill square battery - one of which is helpfully included. The pre-amp doesn't need to be switched on in order for the guitar to be playable through an amplifier, however, but is required only if you want to make use of the tuner and the pre-amp.

        The guitar comes pre-strung with D'Addario EXP-26 Phosphor Bronze 11-52 strings, which sound nice and bright/tinny. I personally prefer much heavier strings but I thought it'd be a waste to change a perfectly good set for no reason! That, and the fact that I'm not made of money.

        The guitar is fairly solid, and has a nice overall weight. It plays smoothly and the action is nice and low with its fret wires being of a non-obtrusive thickness. The neck is a nice comfortable width allowing fluid movement and stability. I would consider this guitar to be the best acoustic I've played, which admittedly doesn't amount to much given that I'm not an aficionado of instruments despite my many years of playing, but I like the sound, the feel and the look of this guitar and I think it's very reasonably priced given its high quality.

        Unfortunately for us poor schmoes in the UK/Ireland we don't get a free hard guitar case with the guitar as is standard in the States and Canada, which is a little annoying because they generally cost upwards of £45. Even with that in mind the guitar is still a great all-around winner for a price most of us can afford. Score one for Fender.

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          23.05.2009 20:07
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          Really enjoyable

          I recently acquired a fender acoustic guitar. My Brother in law was kind enough to give me it and i was very grateful. I already have an acoustic guitar but it wasnt very expensive as i bought it when i first started to learn and have not got as far as buying another one yet. So the timing was perfect as i was ready to have a go at an upgrade.

          I took my new fender to my guitar lesson and my guitar teacher first wondered where i'd got it from (as i hadnt bought it from his shop) and then took it to tune it before my lesson started. My teacher said that for a fender acoustic it played really well. I guess that fender are usually better in the electric guitars.

          I really like this guitar, its a nice sleek black and it plays really well. It can also be plugged into an amp. I would recommend this guitar if you are a beginner and if you are progressing into playing full songs. I can definitely tell the difference between my first acoustic (Squier) and my shiny new fender. Its a much nicer sound and i cant help but pick it up and play as i'm walking past it. I'm pretty sure it makes me sound better than i actually am.

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