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Sam takes a peek at the most recent version of Fender’s best selling dreadnought acoustic, the CD60 V3

The Fender CD-60 has been one of our most popular acoustics for many years now, as it provides the kind of quality, sound and playability that you ‘d expect from among the worlds leading guitar producers, however at a very budget-friendly cost point, and this makes them an ideal option for novices, or for more knowledgeable players who might be on a little a budget.

For the MkIII variation Fender haven’t made any drastic changes to their very popular design, it’s still a complete size, classic dreadnought design acoustic that plays and sounds just as great as it always has done. The main modifications are to some of the woods used in it’s building and construction, due to some of the recent limitations on making use of Rosewood.


Fender CD-60 Dreadnaught
The Good
  • " Great Value, Perfect right out of the box."
  • "If your looking, buy this one, you won't be sorry."
  • "Very good guitar for the money"
  • "This Guitar is Heaven"
  • "Very good value and lovely tone."
The Bad
  • "... finish easily scratched"
  • "fret buzz around the 12th fret of the low E string"
  • "Fender didn’t taper the neck "
9.2/10
Great


As it constantly has actually done, the CD-60 functions a laminated Spruce leading supported by scalloped X-bracing, and the back and sides are made from laminate Mahogany, which when integrated with it’s dreadnought size uses a really vibrant, resonant tone, ideal for both strumming and fingerpicking designs.

The neck is likewise made from Mahogany, as opposed to Nato like on a few of the previous variations, and this includes Fender’s comfy C-shape profile, which together with the excellent quality, low string action setup, makes the guitar feel really easy to play, one of the factors the CD-60 is so popular with beginners.

The big modification that Fender have made for the variation 3 is to the fingerboard and bridge, which are now made from high quality walnut, a more than sufficient alternative for Rosewood. Other than that, it’s pretty a case of if it ain’t broke, don’t repair it. There’s set of quality die-cast maker heads, a graphtech Nubone nut and a compensated saddle, which all make sure that tuning is smooth and articulation stays precise, all the while maintaining optimum transfer of string vibrations.

The fingerboard includes 20 frets and little dot inlays, the guitar comes pre-fitted with strap buttons making it simple to connect a guitar strap, and similar to on previous models there’s some great cosmetic functions such as body binding and a black pick guard, there’s a new mom of pearl acrylic sound hole rosette, and the guitar’s ended up in a difficult using gloss polyurethane finish. We’re happy to state the CD60 is still among the best worth dreadnought acoustic guitars on the market.

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